Khabibulin makes 38 saves, makes the highlight reel in a 2-1 shootout loss to Boston last night

November 13, 2008, 1:46 pm

The Morning Skate: Oooooh Khabibulin!

By Stu Hackel

There was another great goalie duel in Chicago, where Nikolai Khabibulin continues to rehabilitate his game and make life difficult for the Blackhawk capologists. Khabi and the Bruins’ Tim Thomas battled it out to a 1-1 tie as well, with the B’s snagging the bonus point in the post-game skills competition. Khabi was great in OT, as Boston outshot Chicago, 8-1, and it seemed every Boston shot was a great scoring chance, including these two…

…and it’s too bad we can’t give you the Blackhawks’ TV call on this one, not that Jack Edwards on Boston TV isn’t appreciative of Khabi’s stop, but Pat Foley, marveling at that second glove save on Marc Savard, could only manage to utter at the straining top of his vocal register, “Oooooohhh Khabibulin!” and say no more.

Savard even came over and gave the goalie a tap on the pads.

See video here:,2,226&event=CHI689