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:
- Call me paranoid, but this is why I refresh my sources all day. Scott Clemmensen, NOT Tomas Vokoun starts according to George Richards of The Miami Herald.
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:
- Andrew Gross announces, via Twitter, Henrik Lundqvist the starter tonight.
- Alex Auld in net, tweets Mike Heika. Heika also mentions here Marty Turco starts tomorrow in Nashville.
- The Washington Post’s Tarik El-Bashir reports Jose Theodore as likely to make the start against the Islanders.
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:
- Carey Price back in net according to Dave Stubbs at Habs Inside/Out.
- Ducks Blog reports in two separate entries, Jonas Hiller and Andrew Raycroft will face-off.
- Craig Anderson goes again, Adrian Dater of All Things Avs discusses this at-length.
UPDATED 10/30/2009 @ 12:30 PM:
- Steve Mason starts for the Blue Jackets per Tom Reed of Columbus Dispatch.
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That’s all I have for now. More updates to come. If you have any tips, email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yesterday’s Count: 14/14 = 100%
Year-to-date Predictions: 277/280= 98.9%