This is from the Wild's website:
With Niklas Backstrom still nursing a lower-body injury, the Minnesota Wild recalled Anton Khudobin from Houston of the American Hockey League. In his NHL career, Khudobin is 2-0-0 with a 0.86 goals-against average. But for now, Khudobin’s place is on the Wild bench with a baseball cap on, because the net belongs to red-hot Jose Theodore, who has won his last three starts and will be looking to give the Wild its first four-game winning streak by beating the Pittsburgh Penguins minus Sidney Crosby.
Theodore stopped 35-of-36 shots on Thursday night as the Wild defeated the Boston Bruins, 3-1.
That's Khudobin in the photo below:
Theodore has allowed one goal in each of his past two starts, including a stellar, 35-save performance in Boston Thursday night. He's now 7-5-2 with a 2.63 GAA and a .916 SV% in 15 games this season. Look for Jose to continue his hot play tonight in Pittsburgh, after having success against the Penguins throughout his career.
Last season, Theodore was 3-0-0 with a 3.20 GAA and a .913 SV% in three starts against the Penguins with Washington. Overall, he is 18-4-3 (16-1-3 in his last 20 starts) against the Pens, with a 2.41 GAA, a .914 SV% and three shutouts. His numbers are even more impressive in Pittsburgh, where he has a 7-1-1 record with a 1.99 GAA, a .931 SV% and two shutouts.
The rest of his Wild teammates should be a help to Jose tonight, since the team has allowed two goals or less in all six of its games in Pittsburgh and nine of its 11 games all-time against the Penguins.