Ducks morning report: Andersen sits, Khudobin starts against Coyotes

It was Anton Khudobin’s turn Wednesday at the Honda Center. Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said he had a plan for his goaltenders for the first three games of the season, and he stuck with it. Frederik Andersen played the first two games and then it was Khubobin’s chance.

There was no controversy going into Wednesday’s game against the Arizona Coyotes.

There was no unexpected injury.

There was no reason to believe something was amiss.

Andersen had a puny 1.45 goals-against average and a .957 save percentage after the Ducks’ first two games of 2015-16. He was razor sharp in losses to the San Jose Sharks and Vancouver Canucks, showing precisely why he was the easy pick to be the Ducks’ No. 1 goaltender.

Boudreau had no complaints about Andersen’s play.

“It’s Anton’s turn,” Boudreau said. “He played great in the preseason. He was our best goalie in the preseason and now we’re giving him the opportunity early, because of how good he played in the preseason. If he hadn’t been playing well, we probably would be going with Freddie.”