Shots on Goal: Bruins Khudobin bests Neuvirth
Anton Khudobin got the nod for the Bruins netminding duties for Saturday afternoon’s matinee against a Washington team that has been having trouble putting the puck in the net lately. The Caps have lost four of their last five games and have scored only six goals in their last four contests.
Khudobin(5-2-0) would have had a perfect game had it not been for an early second period miscue when Bruins center David Krejci intercepted a Marcus Johansson pass and tried to push it over to Johnny Boychuck who accidentally deflected the puck off his skate and into the net for Washington’s only tally of the day. Doby was voted second star of the game for stopping 33 of 34 shots.
Boston’s first line of Nathan Horton, Milan Lucic and David Krejci have had their own scoring troubles lately but broke out of their slump with both Horton and Krejci lighting the lamp respectively in the first frame. Lucic had an assist on both goals.
Michal Neuvirth(2-5-1), making his second straight start, was unable to contain the three linemates who were back at it again in the third period as they were all credited with assists on the final two goals by Andrew Ference and Rich Peverley.
Nuevirth stopped 34 of 38 shots in the loss