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.

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

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