Goalie Starters 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.

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.

Year-to-date Predictions: 223/226= 98.7%

-Alexander Monaghan

Goalie Starters 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

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.

Year-to-date Predictions: 187/190= 98.4%

-Alexander Monaghan

Goalie Starters 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.

Year-to-date Predictions: 170/172= 98.8%

-Alexander Monaghan

Goalie Starters 10/21/2009


Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 10/21/2009 @ 2:19PM:

  • Ellis confirmed here.
  • Expect Niklas Backstrom to wear the Wild’s third jersey as he is the likely starter tonight. 

UPDATED 10/21/2009 @ 1:51PM:

  • Cam Ward will make his eighth straight appearance according to Chip Alexander of Canes Now.  Click here to read the full entry.
  • The Peter Budaj watch continues.  The Denver Post reports here Craig Anderson will make his ninth straight start against Minnesota tonight. 

UPDATED 10/21/2009 @ 12:09 PM:

  • The official Bruins twitter mentions that Tim Thomas was the first goalie off the ice, indicating he will make the start tonight.   Click here to follow.   

UPDATED 10/21/2009 @ 11:59 AM:

  • A feature article in the Vancouve Sun implies that Roberto Luongo will get the start against Chicago.  Click here for the full story, very interesting read.
  • Chip Alexander tweets here that Dwayne Roloson will start for the Islanders tonight. 
  • Ryan Miller is expected back in net after getting last game off.  The Sports Network confirms this here.

UPDATED 10/21/2009 @ 10:59 AM:

  • No word as of yet who will start in Nashville, per John Glennon’s entry here.  He does mention Dan Ellis as the first goalie off the ice, indicating he will get the start. 
  • Fluto Shinzawa projects Tim Thomas here

UPDATED 10/20/2009 @ 10:59 PM:

  • Mike Heika reports here that Marty Turco will start against Anaheim tonight.   Alex Auld will start either Thursday or Saturday.
  • As expected Antti Niemi will start tonight, per Chris Kuc of Tribune Icing.  Click here to read the full entry.
  • Eric Stephens of Ducks blog writes here that Jean-Sebastien Giguere was injured during practice, making Jonas Hiller the de-facto starter.
  • On Frozen Pond reports here that Scott Clemmensen will make his second straight appearance for Florida.

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.

Year-to-date Predictions: 158/160= 98.7%

-Alexander Monaghan

Goalie Starters 10/20/2009


Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 10/20/2009 @ 03:34 AM

  • Rob Kerr of FAN960 writes here that Miikka Kiprusoff is projected.  
  • Chris Mason confirmed here.
  • Ondrej Pavelec confirmed here.

UPDATED 10/20/2009 @ 11:44 AM

  • Habs Inside/Out reports here that Jaroslav Halak will be in net tonight against the Thrashers.  Thanks to Sean B for the tip, I am a little off right now as I battle the flu.  More to come I promise, just bear with me.
  • This preview here lists Chris Mason as likely to start tonight.
  • This entry here lists Marc Andre Fleury as the expected starter.  It also says the Blues have not decided between Conklin and Mason as of yet.  Seeing as this is a Pittsburgh publication and source, I will work on further confirming Mason on the St. Louis side.
  • Aaron Portzline writes here that Mathieu Garon should start Thursday, implying Steve Mason is starting tonight against Calgary.

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.

Year-to-date Predictions: 152/154= 98.7%

-Alexander Monaghan

Goalie Starters 10/19/2009


Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 10/19/2009 @ 4:28 PM

  • Not much word with regards to starters, as of right now the remaining projected are Nikolai Khabibulin, Evgeni Nabokov, Jon Quick and Roberto Luongo.
  • There were some rumblings earlier as to a Andrew Raycroft start, I still have not confirmed that.
  • Nabokov has started every game this year for the Sharks, interesting to see if that trend will continue.
  • I’m working very hard to get these confirmed, beleive me.  Bear with me for the next two days as I am battling the flu with help from my trusty friend the Z-pack.  Ales Hemsky I feel your pain brother…

UPDATED 10/19/2009 @ 12:01 PM

  • I stand corrected,  according to this Steve Zipay post Steve Valiquette makes his second start of the year.

UPDATED 10/19/2009 @ 11:01 PM

  • Marty Turco will likely be back in goal according to this preview here. Mike Heika confirms this here as well.
  • Per Andrew Gross’s entry here, Henrik Lundqvist will be in net tonight.

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.

Year-to-date Predictions: 146/148= 98.6%

-Alexander Monaghan

No Goalie Starters 10/18/2009


Hey guys,

So there are no games tonight but I thought I would take this time to address my loyal following.  It has always been my dream to both help people and write about sports, with nhlhotstove I am able to do both and I cannot tell you how enjoyable it is. 

I am committed to checking every possible source from every team in order to get it right and so far I think that this has been acheived, at least with 98% accuracy.  I want to thank everybody who has visited for their support and would like to encourage anyone and everyone to spread the word.

In the upcoming couple of weeks there will be some changes.  I plan on moving the site over to nhlhotstove.com, which is reserved and currently under construction.  The new site will not only be goalie starters but trade rumors, in-depth analysis, weekly and monthly articles  as well as fantasy advice. 

Check out the new layout here, and check back bright and early tonight/tomorrow for your starters tomorrow!

Thank you all for your support and feel free to leave some feedback.


Alexander Monaghan