Khudobin allowed four goals on 25 shots in a 4-2 loss to Chicago on Sunday.
Khudobin trailed 3-1 through 20 minutes after giving up goals to Mackenzie Entwistle, Brandon Hagel and Alex DeBrincat. DeBrincat added his second of the night late in the third period to put the game away. Khudobin has just one win in his last five starts (1-2-2) and will almost certainly give way to rookie Jake Oettinger in Monday's season finale against Chicago. If Khudobin has indeed played his final game of the 2020-21 campaign, the 34-year-old will have gone 12-10-7 with a 2.49 GAA and .907 save percentage along with three shutouts.
Khudobin will start Sunday's game in Chicago, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.
Dallas' penultimate game of the season will have much less significance than it would have if Nashville had failed to win Friday, as the Predators' triumph over Carolina secured a playoff berth and knocked Dallas out of contention. Given that context, this will almost certainly be Khudobin's last action of the season, as the Stars won't have much reason to look his way for the second time in as many nights for Monday's rematch. The Russian netminder will look to finish what has been a solid season minus the team results (12-10-7 with a 2.49 GAA and .907 save percentage) on a high note here.
Khudobin stopped 25 shots in Friday's 5-2 win over the Lightning.
The veteran netminder continues to shine. Khudobin has taken only one regulation loss in his last 12 starts, going 6-1-5 since late March, and on the season he sports a 2.49 GAA and a .907 save percentage.
Khudobin will patrol the crease during Friday's road game versus the Lightning, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Khudobin struggled in his last start Monday against the Panthers, surrendering four goals on just 15 shots before being replaced by Jake Oettinger in the second period of the eventual 5-4 overtime loss. He'll try to shake off that poor performance and snap his personal two-game losing streak in a tough road matchup with a Tampa Bay team that's 21-6-0 at home this season.
Khudobin surrendered four goals on 15 shots to the Panthers before being replaced by Jake Oettinger in Monday's 5-4 overtime loss.
Khudobin, who didn't factor into the decision, endured a rough first period consisting of three goals allowed and Stars coach Rick Bowness had enough when Gustav Forsling beat Dobby 45 seconds into the second frame. All of the damage against Khudobin transpired at even strength in what was ostensibly his worst performance of the season.
Khudobin will defend the cage versus Florida on the road Monday, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.
Khudobin has been subpar of late, as he is sporting a 2-1-3 record and 2.57 GAA in his last seven appearances. With five games remaining on the schedule, the 24-year-old goalie would need to win out, and play in all five contests, in order to match his 16-game win total set in each of his previous three campaigns. A run of form like that could help the Stars force their way into the playoff picture, though the return of Tyler Seguin (hip) will no doubt improve Khudobin's chances of racking up some wins to end the year.
Khudobin stopped 33 of 34 shots Saturday in a 1-0 overtime loss to Nashville.
Khudobin and Nashville counterpart Juuse Saros went mano-a-mano for 60-plus minutes before the Predators' Erik Haula knocked home a rebound with 1:28 left in extra time. Khudobin has been pretty solid since the start of March minus a couple of blips late in the month, and he'll take an overall 2.39 GAA and .910 save percentage into his next start.
Khudobin will be between the pipes Saturday against Nashville, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Khudobin's last start didn't go so well, as he was torched for five goals on 30 shots in a 5-1 loss to Carolina on Tuesday. The Russian netminder will look to right the ship on the road against a Predators squad that's just two points ahead of Dallas and currently holding the final playoff spot in the Central Division, so it should be a tightly contested affair.
Khudobin allowed five goals on 30 shots in Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Hurricanes.
The Hurricanes' power play cashed in two of three chances, and Khudobin wasn't all that much better at even strength. The 34-year-old goalie slipped to 11-10-6 with a 2.45 GAA and a .907 save percentage through 28 appearances this season. The Stars face a tough test versus the Lightning on Thursday, but it's unknown which of Khudobin or Jake Oettinger will start that contest.
Khudobin will guard the home goal during Tuesday's matchup with Carolina, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Khudobin didn't have to do much in his last start Saturday versus Detroit, but he was still sharp when he needed to be, stopping 16 of 17 shots en route to a 2-1 overtime victory. The 34-year-old netminder will try to pick up his 12th win of the year in a home matchup with a Hurricanes squad that's 15-7-3 on the road this season.
Khudobin stopped 16 of 17 shots in a 2-1 overtime victory over Detroit on Saturday.
Despite the one-goal differential, this one was all Dallas aside from Dennis Cholowski's snipe on Khudobin late in the first period. The Stars outshot the Red Wings 52-17, making for a relatively easy victory for Khudobin, who improved to 11-9-6 with a 2.35 GAA and .910 save percentage. The 34-year-old has had four of his last five decisions settled in overtime or a shootout (2-1-2).
Khudobin will defend the blue paint during Saturday's road game versus the Red Wings, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Khudobin struggled in his last appearance, surrendering three goals on just nine shots before being replaced by Jake Oettinger in Thursday's 7-3 loss to Detroit. He'll attempt to shake off that poor performance and get back in the win column in a rematch with the same Red Wings squad Saturday.
Khudobin yielded three goals on nine shots in the first period of Thursday's 7-3 loss to the Red Wings.
Khudobin was replaced by Jake Oettinger in goal at the start of the second period. The Stars scored enough to get Khudobin off the hook for the loss, but his GAA rose to 2.40 while his save percentage slipped to .909 after the poor outing. The 34-year-old netminder has put together a solid campaign, but he'll likely continue to share the goaltending duties with Oettinger as the Stars push for a playoff spot.
Khudobin will tend the twine for Thursday's road clash with Detroit, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.
With just 11 games remaining, including two back-to-backs, Khudobin could be in danger of reaching the 16-win mark he has set in each of the previous three seasons. If Dallas is going to get back to the Stanley Cup Finals, it is going to need Khudobin to improve upon his .913 save percentage, his lowest since 2017-18 when he was with the Bruins.
Khudobin made 20 saves in regulation and overtime and turned aside four of five shootout attempts in Monday's 3-2 win over the Red Wings.
The 34-year-old continues to roll, going 4-0-3 over his last seven starts and not giving up more than three goals in any of those appearances. On the season, Khudobin sports a 2.31 GAA and .913 save percentage.
Khudobin was the first goalie off the ice for Dallas in Monday's morning skate, suggesting he'll get the start for Monday's tilt against the Red Wings, Bruce LeVine of Stars Radio reports.
Khudobin has suffered only one regulation defeat in his last 10 starts, but he's also won only four times in that stretch, as Dallas has found itself on the losing end of quite a few games that stretched past regulation time this season. The aforementioned 10-game stretch started with a March 20 shutout victory over Detroit, and Khudobin will have his sights set on another such outing against a low-octane offense that's tied with Anaheim for worst in the league at 2.22 goals per game.
Khudobin gave up three goals on 31 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Panthers.
Khudobin never had a lead to protect in this contest. A Jamie Benn tripping penalty in overtime led to Frank Vatrano's game-winning goal. The 34-year-old Khudobin slipped to 9-9-6 with a 2.34 GAA and a .913 save percentage through 24 appearances. He's taken losses after regulation in his last two games, so Jake Oettinger may get a turn in goal in the near future. The Stars' next game is Thursday versus the Blue Jackets.
Per Bruce LeVine of Dallas Stars Radio, Khudobin was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate, indicating he'll get the start in goal in Tuesday's home game versus Florida.
Khudobin has been sharp recently, going 2-0-1 while maintaining an impressive 1.30 GAA and .950 save percentage through his last three starts. The veteran netminder will try to secure his 10th win of the season in a home matchup with a slumping Panthers squad that's lost three straight games.
Khudobin gave up two goals on 20 shots in Sunday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Predators.
Khudobin gave up goals to Ryan Ellis and Yakov Trenin in regulation. In the shootout, Ryan Johansen had the lone tally to send Khudobin to defeat. The 34-year-old netminder slipped to 9-9-5 with a 2.33 GAA and a .913 save percentage through 23 appearances this season. He's started three straight games after Jake Oettinger did the same, so it's unclear which goalie head coach Rick Bowness will turn to for Tuesday's game versus the Panthers.
Khudobin will defend the road net in Sunday's game versus the Predators, Bruce LeVine of Dallas Stars Radio reports.
Khudobin started in Saturday's win over the Panthers, and head coach Rick Bowness will stick with the hot hand. After all, the 34-year-old has allowed just one goal in each of his last three starts -- all wins -- while posting a .963 save percentage. The Predators have won nine of their last 11 contests, averaging 3.3 goals in the process.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/09||@ CHI||L 2-4||1||4||21||25|
|05/07||@ TB||W 5-2||1||2||25||27|
|05/03||@ FLA||L 4-5 (OT)||4||11||15|
|05/01||@ NSH||L 0-1 (OT)||1||1||33||34|
|04/27||vs CAR||L 1-5||1||5||25||30|
|04/24||@ DET||W 2-1 (OT)||1||1||16||17|
|04/22||@ DET||L 3-7||3||6||9|
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