Forty-year-old Nikolai Khabibulin shining in Edmonton Oilers goal

Nikolai Khabibulin had a stellar outing Tuesday in St. Louis, blanking the Blues 3-0, following a...

Nikolai Khabibulin had a stellar outing Tuesday in St. Louis, blanking the Blues 3-0, following a injury-plagued start to the shortened season. Reuters

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:42 PM ET

It doesn't matter much that you can't teach an old dog new tricks — the ones he already knows are serving Nikolai Khabibulin just fine.

Work harder than everyone else, fight till your last breath of energy on every opposition scoring chance and be a leader in the dressing room.

Tricks like that.

The same things he did as a 31-year-old Stanley Cup winner in Tampa Bay are at the heart of his revival in Edmonton.


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