Khudobin stopped 26 of 32 shots in Friday's 6-1 loss to the Blackhawks. The 32-year-old hadn't given up more than three goals in a game since Feb. 19, but with a playoff spot already locked up, the whole Stars roster -- or at least the ones who made the trip to Chicago -- seemed to phone this one in. Khudobin will likely head to the bench Saturday in favor of Ben Bishop (lower body), leaving Khudobin with a 2.57 GAA and .923 save percentage on the season -- the latter being his best mark since 2013-14.
Khudobin will patrol the blue paint for Friday's road showdown with Chicago, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports. With Ben Bishop (lower body/rest) not expected to travel with the team Friday, Khudobin will draw his fifth straight start. In his past five, the Russian is 3-1-1 to go along with a 2.18 GAA and .935 save percentage. He will have to be on his toes when he faces the ninth-best offense in the league (3.24 goals per game).
Khudobin allowed two goals on 34 shots in a 6-2 victory against the Flyers on Tuesday. With the victory, the Stars clinched a playoff spot. Khudobin has only won half of his starts, but he's had a great season and has been terrific for the Stars down the stretch. He's post a .936 save percentage since Feb. 21, including a .943 save percentage in the last four games. Overall, Khudobin is 16-16-5 with a 2.47 GAA and .926 save percentage in 40 games.
Khudobin will start Tuesday's home tilt against the Flyers, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports. Khudobin will draw his fourth-straight start with starter Ben Bishop still dealing with a lower-body injury. Khudobin is 2-1-2 in his last five starts to go along with a 2.14 GAA and .932 save percentage in that span. The Russian draws an average matchup against an offense that ranks 16th in goals per game this season (2.95).
Khudobin let in two goals on 31 shots in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Canucks. Khudobin was bailed out by a two-goal third period from his offense, saving him from taking a loss in regulation. His record moved to 15-16-5 with a 2.49 GAA and a .925 save percentage. As long as Ben Bishop (lower body) remains out, Khudobin will draw the majority of the starts in the Stars' crease.
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