Anton Khudobin plays his first NHL game (Photo © Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Russian goalie Anton Khudobin played his first NHL game tuesday night, when his Minnesota Wild skated past the Edmonton Oilers 4-2.
Khudobin, 23, has been iced in the game’s third period after an injury occoured to Josh Harding. He reflected all the nine shot thrown towards his crease. “Yes, it was hard, but there’s nothing you can do about it” – he told nhl.com after the game. “It’s my job. My team mates said me to relax, and I thought that I only had to stop the first shot, then everything would be good.”
Most likely Khudobin will be the starting goalie in today’s match against the Philadelphia Flyers.