Here are the expected starters for tonight:
UPDATED 10/31/2009 @ 5:15 PM:
- Patrick Lalime in for the Sabres, according to Chris Botta of Islanders Point Blank.
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:
- Chris Osgood starts against Calgary, says Ansar Khan of Mlive.com.
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:
- Marc Andre Fleury and Niklas Backstrom are the expected starters according to Seth Rorabaugh of Empty-Netters
- Ray Emery confirmed via live chat with Kevin Kurz.
UPDATED 10/31/2009 @ 12:00 PM:
- Leclaire confirmed via Twitter.
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:
- Marty Turco is out with the flu, so Alex Auld will make his second consecutive start. Mike Heika of Dallas News covers extent of his illness.
- Tuukka Rask starts over Tim Thomas according to Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal.
UPDATED 10/30/2009 @ 11:45 PM:
- Martin Brodeur starts against the lightning, according to Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice.
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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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: 16/16 = 100%
Year-to-date Predictions: 293/296= 98.9%