ANAHEIM -- Anton Khudobin will start in goal for the Anaheim Ducks against the New York Islanders on Friday (10 p.m. ET; MSG+, PRIME, FS-SD).
Khudobin has had two solid games and two rough games in four starts for Anaheim. Coach Bruce Boudreau said he hopes to see a more consistent performance from him Friday.
"The one thing coaches really rely on is the steadiness of the goaltending and knowing what you're getting," Boudreau said.
Boudreau said he hopes to see more of the good from Khudobin. In his most recent game, Nov. 7 at the San Jose Sharks, he stopped all 31 shots he faced in a 1-0 victory. And two starts before that, Oct. 18 against the Minnesota Wild, he made 34 saves in a 4-1 Ducks win.
But in his two other starts he’s allowed eight goals on 37 shots, both Ducks losses.
"When he's on he's quick, he's tracking the puck everywhere, he's square to the puck, he plays bigger than he looks," Boudreau said. "And that's when he's good. When he's not it looks like there's holes all over the place."