Goalie Starters 10/31/2009

10/30/2009

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 10/31/2009 @ 5:15 PM:

UPDATED 10/31/2009 @ 4:45 PM:

  • Vesa Toskala in net, confirmed here.  Still awaiting word from Montreal, but I would guess Jaroslav Halak.
  • Tomas Vokoun listed as likely here.

UPDATED 10/31/2009 @ 3:00 PM:

  • All signs point to Chris Mason, Tomas Vokoun and Ryan Miller as the remaining starters.
  • Montreal’s starter is a “toss-up” as is Toronto’s.

UPDATED 10/31/2009 @ 1:55 PM:

  • The Phoenix Coyotes Official Site lists Ilya Bryzgalov as expected against his former team the Ducks.  Likewise, expect Jonas Hiller to suit up against the Yotes.  Jean-Sebastien Giguere is still nursing a sore groin, as reported in the LATimes.  In the meantime, Justin Pogge will remain Hiller‘s backup.

UPDATED 10/31/2009 @ 1:15 PM:

  • TSN’s Ice Chips has Miikka Kiprusoff in for Calgary.
  • Still awaiting word on the starters for both Montreal and Toronto.
  • Pekka Rinne confirmed here.

UPDATED 10/31/2009 @ 1:15 PM:

UPDATED 10/31/2009 @ 12:45 PM:

  • Radio voice of the Thrashers, Dan Kamal, confirms via Twitter Ondrej Pavelec starts today.

UPDATED 10/31/2009 @ 12:34 PM:

  • Chip Alexander tweets Michael Leighton to start for the Hurricanes.

UPDATED 10/31/2009 @ 12:31 PM:

  • Tuuka Rask and Nikolai Khabibulin confirmed here.

UPDATED 10/31/2009 @ 12:20 PM:

UPDATED 10/31/2009 @ 12:00 PM:

UPDATED 10/31/2009 @ 11:45 AM:

  • Pascal Leclaire says he feels better, here.  Expect him to make the start.
  • Mike Heika has Pekka Rinne in his gametime predictions.  Heika is usually right about these (although wrong yesterday) regardless I will continue to monitor my Pred’s sources.

UPDATED 10/31/2009 @ 11:35 AM:

  • Getting conflicting tales on Tuuka Rask and Tim Thomas, the official site is leaning towards Thomas here.  Will keep you posted.  Oiler’s starter Nikolai Khabibulin is expected to face Boston.
  • As previously mentioned, don’t expect Brian Boucher in for a little while.  Ray Emery starts against Carolina.

UPDATED 10/31/2009 @ 11:05 AM:

UPDATED 10/30/2009 @ 11:45 PM:

UPDATED 10/30/2009 @ 11:35 PM:

  • Martin Biron starts for the Islanders against his former team, the Sabres.  Kate Strang of Newsday writes about it in her morning skate post earlier today.
  • Damian Cristodera reports here lightning goaltender Antero Niittymaki starts against the Devils.
  • Chip Alexander’s most recent post implies Cam Ward in net tonight and Michael Leighton in tomorrow in San Jose.
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Goalie Starters 10/30/2009

10/30/2009

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 10/30/2009 @ 7:35 PM:

  • In my haste today, I forgot to mention Niklas Backstrom is the starter for Minnesota tonight. Somehow my excerpt was deleted or not posted, thanks Steve (Rangersfan527@yahoo.com) for the tip.  Josh Harding is listed day-to-day here, leaving the only option rookie Anton Khudobin who Michael Russo mentions in the post will probably backup Backstrom his entire stay.

UPDATED 10/30/2009 @ 4:45 PM:

UPDATED 10/30/2009 @ 3:15 PM:

  • Heika has Tomas Vokoun starting for Florida.  Full predictions for tonight here.

UPDATED 10/30/2009 @ 2:45 PM:

  • Christobal Huet listed as probable here.  Will re-confirm if necessary.

UPDATED 10/30/2009 @ 1:30 PM:

  • Sabres.com writes on Ryan Miller‘s hot streak both this year and against the Leafs here.  He is a safe bet for tonight.
  • Despite the lack of confirmation, Evgeni Nabokov is also a safe bet tonight.
  • Still awaiting confirmation on both the Chicago and Florida starters.

UPDATED 10/30/2009 @ 1:15 PM:

UPDATED 10/30/2009 @ 10:45 PM:

  • Dwayne Roloson starts for the second straight night, Newsday’s Kate Strang reports.  You can kind of see it behind the annoying ad asking you to pay $5 a month to read Newsday…
  • Brent Johnson to face Blue Jackets tonight.  Full preview from Seth Rorabaugh of Empty Netters.
  • Jonas Gustavsson starts with Vesa Toskala backing up, the Toronto Star reports.

UPDATED 10/30/2009 @ 12:40 PM:

UPDATED 10/30/2009 @ 12:30 PM:

  • Steve Mason starts for the Blue Jackets per Tom Reed of Columbus Dispatch.
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Goalie Starters 10/29/2009

10/28/2009

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 10/29/2009 @ 4:00 PM:

  • Nothing official yet, but Pekka Rinne and Nikolai Khabibulin look like your two remaining starters.  Links to confirm when I get them.

UPDATED 10/29/2009 @ 3:40 PM:

UPDATED 10/29/2009 @ 2:15 PM:

  • Andy Strickland has Ty Conklin in net tonight.  Full story here.

UPDATED 10/29/2009 @ 1:05 PM:

UPDATED 10/29/2009 @ 12:45 PM:

  • Dave Vest lists Ilya Bryzgalov likely to start here.

UPDATED 10/29/2009 @ 12:35 PM:

UPDATED 10/29/2009 @ 12:30 PM:

UPDATED 10/28/2009 @ 10:45 PM:

UPDATED 10/28/2009 @ 10:30 PM:

  • Jon Quick will start against Vancouver.  Rich Hammond of LAKings Insider has the whole story.
  • Ansar Khan of Mlive.com reports Jimmy Howard will start against Edmonton.
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Goalie Starters 10/28/2009

10/27/2009

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 10/28/2009 @ 3:45 PM:

  • Adrian Dater reports, via Twitter, Craig Anderson will start again.  Per TSN Ice Chips, Miikka Kiprusoff will get the nod.
  • Expect Evgeni Nabokov to start, I wouldn’t imagine Thomas Greiss making two straight starts.

UPDATED 10/28/2009 @ 3:30 PM:

UPDATED 10/28/2009 @ 3:20 PM:

  • John Glennon of Predators Insider announces Dan Ellis will make his second straight start.  Likewise, due to Josh Harding‘s injury Niklas Backstrom will start for Minnesota.  More about Harding’s injury status here.

UPDATED 10/28/2009 @ 3:15 PM:

UPDATED 10/28/2009 @ 3:05 PM:

UPDATED 10/28/2009 @ 3:00 PM:

UPDATED 10/28/2009 @ 2:50 PM:

  • Dave Vest writes that it is highly likely Jason LaBarbera will start tonight.  Full preview here.  Don Maloney also made a similar comment to Vest here.
  • Henrik Lundqvist starts per Newsday’s Steve Zipay’s.

UPDATED 10/28/2009 @ 1:05 PM:

UPDATED 10/28/2009 @ 12:10 PM:

UPDATED 10/28/2009 @ 11:55 AM:

  • Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice confirms Martin Brodeur in net, with a possibility of Yann Danis starting tomorrow against Boston.

UPDATED 10/28/2009 @ 11:30 AM:

  • Chip Alexander reports, via Twitter, that Cam Ward will start against the Flyers tonight with Michael Leighton probably  starting against San Jose.
  • Chris Botta of Islanders Point Blank projects Dwayne Roloson as the Isle’s starter.

UPDATED 10/27/2009 @ 10:45 PM:

UPDATED 10/27/2009 @ 10:00 PM:

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Goalie Starters 10/27/2009

10/26/2009

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 10/27/2009 @ 1:50 PM:

  • Lowetide lists Nikolai Khabibulin as the starter tonight.  Despite the solid effort by Jeff Deslauriers against Vancouver Sunday, Nik is still the # 1 guy in Edmonton.

UPDATED 10/27/2009 @ 1:15 PM:

UPDATED 10/27/2009 @ 12:50 PM:

  • Prior to Sunday night’s game, Brian Boucher did not start a NHL game in 5 months.  After his performance Sunday don’t expect him be stealing any games from Ray Emery.  This quote by John Stevens accurately summarizes his thoughts on Boucher’s effort.  “It just wasn’t very good. I think everybody who was at the game would agree.” Full story here, expect Ray Emery to start against Washington.

UPDATED 10/27/2009 @ 11:30 AM:

  • Roberto Luongo is expected to start tonight.  This feature article by Derek Jory states Andrew Raycroft should start one of the Canucks back-to-back games, Friday or Thursday.  Will post another confirmation link when I get one, as this is essentially speculation.

UPDATED 10/26/2009 @ 10:00 PM:

  • Chris Osgood starts against Vancouver according to Helene St. James of The Detroit Free Press.  St. James also mentions Jimmy Howard starting on Thursday.
  • Craig Anderson will make his twelfth straight start when the Avalanche face the Oilers, the Avalanche’s official site reports.  Peter Budaj continues to have “flu-like symptoms.”  Click here for the full story.
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Goalie Starters 10/26/2009

10/26/2009

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 10/26/2009 @ 12:30 PM:

  • Stan Fischler mentions Ilya Bryzgalov in his preview for tonight.  Bryz is a  safe bet for the Yotes as the expected starter.  Click here for more of Fischler’s rant.

UPDATED 10/26/2009 @ 12:08 PM:

  • STATS lists Niklas Backstrom as expected, here.

UPDATED 10/26/2009 @ 11:44 AM:

UPDATED 10/26/2009 @ 11:34 AM:

  • Jean Sebastien Giguere is all but ruled out due to injury.  Expect Jonas Hiller to start against Toronto and likely “The Monster.”  Curtis Zupke of Duck’s Blog has the full story here.

UPDATED 10/26/2009 @ 11:21 AM:

  • Andrew Gross announces, via Twitter, that Henrik Lundqvist will make the start tonight.

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Goalie Starters 10/25/2009

10/24/2009

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 10/25/2009 @ 6:51 PM:

  • Greiss officially starting, this is why you guys should listen to me 🙂

UPDATED 10/25/2009 @ 5:21 PM:

  • No official word from the Sharks, but Randy Hahn wrote on his facebook that it could be Greiss.  Nothing confirmed and it doesn’t quite look like we are going to get one today.  I would put it at 50/50 still, but bet on Greiss as he has been the only goalie discussed.

UPDATED 10/25/2009 @ 3:56 PM:

  • CBC expects Roberto Luongo in net tonight.  Link here.

UPDATED 10/25/2009 @ 3:30 PM:

UPDATED 10/25/2009 @ 3:10 PM:

  • Some rumblings on a Thomas Greiss and/or Andrew Raycroft start.  Again, nothing confirmed as of yet.

UPDATED 10/25/2009 @ 2:18 PM:

UPDATED 10/25/2009 @ 2:03 PM:

  • Some mention here that Jeff Deslauriers will be in net for Edmonton.  No confirmation yet.

UPDATED 10/24/2009 @ 10:17 PM:

  • Rich Hammond of LAKings Insider expects Jon Quick in net here.
  • Kevin Kurz of On The Fly writes here that Brian Boucher will start tonight against San Jose.

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Goalie Starters 10/24/2009

10/24/2009

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 10/24/2009 @ 7:06 PM:

UPDATED 10/24/2009 @ 6:32 PM:

UPDATED 10/24/2009 @ 5:39 PM:

  • TSN Ice Chips report here that Joey MacDonald will start tonight.  Expect him to face-off against Roberto Luongo for Vancouver.
  • Starters Miikka Kiprusoff and Nikolai Khabibulin are expected in the infamous Battle of Alberta.

UPDATED 10/24/2009 @ 5:32 PM:

  • This preview here states Niklas Backstrom will start tonight.
  • Jon Quick confirmed here.
  • Jimmy Howard confirmed here.

UPDATED 10/24/2009 @ 5:12 PM:

  • Jeff Rimer, the Blue Jackets play-by-play announcer, writes here that Steve Mason will start.

UPDATED 10/24/2009 @ 4:58 PM:

  • Ilya Bryzgalov is expected in net, according to this preview here.  The preview also projects Jon Quick in net.  No surprise for Quick being in, we linked you to this article a few days back.

UPDATED 10/24/2009 @ 4:43 PM:

  • Mike Heika reports here that it will be Marty Turco and Ty Conklin.

UPDATED 10/24/2009 @ 4:22 PM:

  • Cam Ward will make the start tonight.  Confirmed here.

UPDATED 10/24/2009 @ 2:17 PM:

  • Henrik Lundqvist will start according to Andrew Gross of Rangers Rants.  Click here for confirmation.

UPDATED 10/24/2009 @ 2:10 PM:

  • We could see Jonas “The Monster” Gustavsson in net tonight, according to this preview here.  If not, expect Joey MacDonald to get the start in Vancouver.  More updates on this front coming later..
  • This preview here mentions Ty Conklin getting the nod over Chris Mason as previously expected.
  • Kevin Kurz of On The Fly writes here it will be Ray Emery tonight, and Brian Boucher tomorrow night against San Jose.

UPDATED 10/24/2009 @ 1:51 PM:

  • This preview here lists Brian Elliot as the expected starter for Ottawa.
  • In a recent interview,  Red Wings VP Jimmy Devellano mentions here that Jimmy Howard should start against Colorado.

UPDATED 10/24/2009 @ 1:32 PM:

  • Johan Hedberg will start according to this Blueland Blog entry.

UPDATED 10/24/2009 @ 1:22 PM:

  • Damian Cristodero has Mike Smith in net for Tampa.  Click here for his full game preview. 
  • Ryan Miller is expected to start tonight against Tampa Bay.  Confirmation as well as a good feature article on him, here.

UPDATED 10/24/2009 @ 1:05 PM:

  • Christobal Huet starts for the Hawks per Chris Kuc of Tribune Icing, link here.    Likewise, John Glennon of Predators Insider guesses here that Dan Ellis will be in net.
  • Craig Anderson will start his eleventh straight tonight.  Link here.

UPDATED 10/24/2009 @ 12:15 PM:

  • Chris Botta of Islanders Point Blank writes here that it will be Dwayne Roloson for the Isles and Jose Theodore for the Capitals.
  • Habs Inside/Out writer Pat Hickey reports here that Jaroslav Halak will get another turn tonight.  H/T to Sebastien Sauve.

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Goalie Starters 10/23/2009

10/23/2009

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 10/23/2009 @ 4:54 PM:

  • As previously speculated, Tomas Vokoun will get the nod.  Confirmed by Empty-Netter’s writer Seth Rorabaugh here.
  • Chris Mason starting tonight with Ty Conklin in tomorrow.  Rutherford confirms it all here.

UPDATED 10/23/2009 @ 1:31 PM:

  • Chip Alexander tweets here it will be Craig Anderson afterall. 

UPDATED 10/23/2009 @ 12:44 PM:

  • Tomas Vokoun is likely for tonight.  This entry here was posted two days ago, noting that Vokoun will play either tonight or tomorrow depending on Scott Clemmensen‘s performance against Buffalo.  Clemmensen was pulled less than two minutes into the game if you were not aware.
  • Same story for Chris Mason in St. Louis, but no official word yet.  Jeremy Rutherford held a live chat yesterday in which he lists Mason as probable tonight and tomorrow Ty Conklin.  Rutherford makes this assumption based on Mason’s success over Minnesota.  More updates to come on that front, click here to read the entire transcript.   

UPDATED 10/23/2009 @ 12:01 PM:

  • Peter Budaj in net per Adrian Dater of All Things Avs.  See for yourself here.  Likewise, Chip Alexander writes  here that Cam Ward will start against the Avs.
  • Michael Russo states here that Niklas  Backstrom will get the nod against the Blues. 
  • Brent Johnson is expected to start, link here.  Still no decision between Clemmensen and Vokoun

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Goalie Starters 10/22/2009

10/22/2009

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 10/22/2009 @ 03:47PM:

  • No word yet, but Chris Osgood and Nikolai Khabibulin are likely for tonight.  More updates to come/links to confirm.

UPDATED 10/22/2009 @ 02:47PM:

  • Jon Quick is starting in net tonight and will continue there for the foreseeable future according to Rich Hammond.  Hammond recently sat down with coach Terry Murray about the team’s goalie  situation.  Click here for the full Q & A.
  • Henrik Lundqvist is a guarantee to be in net tonight seeing as it is a division rival.  Steve Valiquette‘s effort against San Jose certainly did not help his cause…

UPDATED 10/22/2009 @ 02:25PM:

  • John Glennon reports here that Pekka Rinne will start tonight.  Seems like Trotz is using a 1, 1A approach with his two promising netminders.

UPDATED 10/22/2009 @ 02:00PM:

  • Jaroslav Halak will be in again, per Habs Inside/Out.  Click here for the full entry.

UPDATED 10/22/2009 @ 01:32PM:

  • Martin Biron in for the Islanders tonight.  Chris Botta has the full story here.

UPDATED 10/22/2009 @ 01:19PM:

  • Ray Emery will start against Boston.  Tim Thomas also re-confirmed.  Read the entire entry from Kevin Kurz at On The Fly here.
  • Lightning Insider writes here that Mike Smith will start tonight against San Jose. 
  • This preview here mentions Ilya Bryzgalov as expected to start in goal. 

UPDATED 10/22/2009 @ 12:19PM:

  • Steve Harris of the Boston Herald expects Tim Thomas to be in goal here
  • Chris Vivlamore reports here that Ondrej Pavelec will be in net tonight.
  • Per James Gordon of Hockey Capital, Pascal Leclaire will start tonight against Nashville.  Click here to read the whole preview.

UPDATED 10/22/2009 @ 10:19AM:

  • Tarik El-Bashir believes Semyon Varlamov will play again tonight against the Thrashers.  He mentions the injury to Jose Theodore here, noting that he will backup despite being ready to return.
  • This feature entry here by Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice implies Martin Brodeur starting tonight.
  • Aaron Portzline of Puck-rakers reports here that Mathieu Garon will start tonight against his former team.
  • As previously mentioned, Alex Auld will start in goal tonight against the Kings.  Mike Heika mentions this at the end of his entry here.

That’s all I have for now.  More updates to come.  If you have any tips, email them to me at alexander.monaghan@gmail.com.

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