Khudobin looks to get second start vs. Sabres

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Khudobin looks to get second start vs. Sabres

BUFFALO It looks like it will be Bruins backup goaltender Anton Khudobin for a second straight time at the First Niagara Center against the Buffalo Sabres after he was the winning goaltender here last weekend.

The 26-year-old Khudobin made 25 saves in a 3-1 win over the Sabres last Sunday night, and is 2-0-0 with a 2.00 goals against average and a .931 save percentage for the Bruins this season. Tuukka Rask is coming off arguably his worst performance of the season as he allowed a pair of weak goals in a midweek shootout loss to the Rangers, but its more likely that Khudobins strong game against the Sabres factored into the decision. Khudobin was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate, which usually denotes the goaltender getting that nights call from coach Claude Julien.

My goaltender tonight will be European, said a smirking Julien, in a hint that was really no help at all to the media following morning skate. Thats something, right?

The rest of the forward lines and defensemen pairings looked to be the same as they were against New York with Jay Pandolfo and Aaron Johnson as the extra skaters:

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Marchand-Bergeron-Seguin

Bourque-Kelly-Peverley

Paille-Campbell-Thornton

Chara-Boychuk

Seidenberg-Hamilton

Ference-McQuaid

Khudobin

Sheary, Crosby lead Penguins past Bruins, 5-1

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Sheary, Crosby lead Penguins past Bruins, 5-1

PITTSBURGH - Conor Sheary scored two goals, Sidney Crosby added his league-leading 28th and the Pittsburgh Penguins won their fourth straight game, 5-1 over the Boston Bruins.

Pittsburgh led 2-1 through two periods before breaking out in the third with three goals in a span of 2 minutes, 57 seconds.

Sheary scored his 17th and has nine goals in nine games. Bryan Rust added his 12th and Patric Hornqvist his 11th for the Penguins, who won a season-high seventh straight at home. Pittsburgh the NHL's best home team, is 13-0-1 in its last 14 home games.

Evgeni Malkin had two assists for a season-best seven-game point streak. Crosby added two assists for a three-point game. Matt Murray made 44 saves to win his fourth straight game.

David Krejci scored his 11th for the Bruins, who have lost four straight and five of their last six.