Goalie Starters 10/21/2009

10/20/2009

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

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

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

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.

Sincerely,

Alexander Monaghan


Goalie Starters 10/17/2009

10/16/2009

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED: 10/17/2009 @ 06:21PM: 

  • Osgood confirmed here

UPDATED: 10/17/2009 @ 06:09PM: 

  • Nabokov confirmed here.  Scroll through the comments.

UPDATED: 10/17/2009 @ 05:49PM: 

  • Luongo confirmed here

UPDATED: 10/17/2009 @ 05:12PM: 

  • Andy Strickland’s twitter states Ty Conklin will be in net.  Click here and see for yourself. 
  • No updates for a while, probables for tonight:  Jon Quick, Evgeni Nabokov, Cam Ward, Chris Osgood, Niklas Backstrom and Roberto Luongo.  More updates when I get them. 

UPDATED: 10/17/2009 @ 03:48PM:

  • This Fluto Shinzawa’s projection has Tim Thomas and Ilya Bryzgalov facing each other tonight. 

UPDATED: 10/17/2009 @ 02:58PM:

  • Patrick Lalime will make his first start of the night according to this Sabres Edge entry.  A) This makes sense as Ryan Miller has started every game so far.  B) Typing Lalime’s name is simply painful, just thinking about him gives me Cloutier type nightmares.

UPDATED: 10/17/2009 @ 12:48PM:

  • Craig Anderson is in net for the eighth straight game.  Confirmed here
  • Marc Andre Fleury is expected in net, per the Post-Gazette.
  • Mike Heika projects Alex Auld against Christobal Huet here.  More updates to come if anything changes.

UPDATED: 10/17/2009 @ 11:20AM:

  • Damien Cristodero writes here that Antero Niittymaki will start against Pittsburgh tonight. 
  • Martin Biron is probable tonight against San Jose, per Chris Botta here.  Very likely scenario considering the rotation and Dwayne Roloson’s poor performance last night. 
  • According to this John Glennon post here, Dan Ellis will be in net tonight against Washington.  I’ll keep you updated if there are any changes. 
  • David Pollack comments here that he still does not know who will be in net for the Sharks tonight. 
  • Martin Brodeur confirmed here.  
  • Steve Mason is projected here by Tom Reed.  Mathieu Garon will get a start within the next four games. 
  • Jonas Hiller is mentioned here, he is probable for tonight. 
  • This feature article here has Pascal Leclaire facing the Canadiens.  Carey Price is in net per Habs Inside/Out

UPDATED: 10/16/2009 @ 11:42PM:

  • According to Chris Vivlamore of the AJC, Johan Hedberg will be in net tonight.  He states this in a comment in this post here.
  • Semyon Varlamov will make the start in net tonight with Braden Holtby his backup.  Jose Theodore was held out of practice today due to a “sharp pain.”  Click here to read more on the subject.
  • Steve Zipay reports here that Henrik Lundqvist will start tonight here.  Although he claims nothing is official yet, I would call it a safe bet.
  • Through the process of elimination Joey MacDonald will start against the Rangers.  Read all about it here.  The Leafs’ official website also projects him here with James Reimer backing him up.

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: 120/122= 98.4%

-Alexander Monaghan


Goalie Starters 10/16/2009

10/15/2009

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED: 10/16/2009 @ 04:42PM:

  • According to this preview here, Josh Harding will start tonight for Minnesota. 

UPDATED: 10/16/2009 @ 04:12PM:

  • Ray Emery confirmed here

UPDATED: 10/16/2009 @ 03:32PM:

  • Ryan Miller confirmed here.  Interesting to not see Martin Biron vs. Ryan Miller, always loved that rivalry.

UPDATED: 10/16/2009 @ 02:34PM:

  • This preview here mentions the goalie duel between Roberto Luongo and Miikka Kiprusoff.
  • Roloson confirmed here
  • Chris Vivlamore confirms Pavelec for tonight and Hedberg tomorrow night here
  • Tim Thomas confirmed here.  Fluto Shinzawa burned me on Rask starting Monday, but I’ve made my peace 🙂

UPDATED: 10/16/2009 @ 12:46PM:

  • Hey there guys, I’m still weeding through the sources for expected starters.  Your likely starters for tonight are: Tim Thomas, Ryan Miller, Nikolai Khabibulin, Ray Emery, Niklas Backstrom, Roberto Luongo and Miikka Kiprusoff.  No sources have confirmed them yet, but that usually means that the starter will be in net.  More to come later!
  • Marty Turco again confirmed here

UPDATED: 10/15/2009 @ 08:46PM:

  • Jacques Martin confirmed that Martin Brodeur will be in net tonight.  Yann Danis should make his Devils debut on Saturday against Carolina.  Meanwhile, Johan Hedberg will make his debut either tonight or at some other point this weekend.  Coach John Anderson was non-commital whether it would be Ondrej Pavelec or Hedberg.  Read the rest of the story here, including info on Kari Lehtonen‘s injury.
  • Chris Botta has Dwayne Roloson in his projected lineup here.
  • Mike Heika reports here that Marc Crawford intends to play Marty Turco tonight, with Alex Auld starting Saturday
  • Scott Clemmensen makes the start tonight according to the Miami Herald.

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: 108/110= 98.2%

-Alexander Monaghan


Goalie Starters 10/15/2009

10/14/2009

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED: 10/14/2009 @ 10:15 PM

  • According to this Damien Cristodero post, Mike Smith will be back in net when the Lightning take on the Senators tonight.  Head coach Rick Tocchet emphasizes in this article that Smith is the Lightning’s number one goalie despite Antero Niittymaki making two straight appearances.
  • A recent entry in Tribune Icing claims Christobal Huet will play against the Predators tonight.  When interviewed, Joel Quenneville continues to emphasize that Huet is the starter in Chicago despite Antti Niemi making a recent home start.  Click here for the full story.
  • Nashville Predators should send out Pekka Rinne to face Chicago.  Read the entire article here.  John Glennon did write this post a few days ago, before both Rinne and  Dan Ellis were chased so more confirmation when I receive it.  Click here to view the entry.
  • Tarik El-Bashir believes that Jose Theodore will be in net tonight against the Sharks.  Although Bruce Boudreau refused to answer the question directly, El-Bashir seems pretty convinced.  Click here to read more.
  • Habs Inside/Out has a feature on Carey Price‘s new mask.  He is expected to debut it tonight at home against Colorado.  Click here to check it out.
  • Helene St.James of the Detroit Free Press writes here that Chris Osgood will be in net against the Kings tonight.  The entry also has updates on numerous injured Wings for those personally invested.
  • Jeff Mezydlo mentions in his preview here that Craig Anderson could make his seventh straight appearance.

UPDATED: 10/14/2009 @ 11:49 PM

  • Ilya Bryzgalov should be in net tonight against St. Louis.  Click here to see the full preview.  The same article writes Chris Mason should also be in net.

UPDATED: 10/15/2009 @ 01:02 AM

  • According to the recap of yesterday’s game Jonathan Quick will be back in net tonight against Detroit.  Rich Hammond has the full story here.

UPDATED: 10/15/2009 @ 11:54AM

  • Evgeni Nabokov is your projected starter for tonight.
  • Same goes for Pascal Leclaire for Ottawa.  More to come!

UPDATED: 10/15/2009 @ 12:46PM

  • Leclaire confirmed 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: 96/98= 97.96%

-Alexander Monaghan


Goalie Starters 10/14/2009

10/14/2009

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED: 10/14/2009 @ 08:15 AM

  • According to this Rich Hammond notebook entry, Erik Ersberg will make his 2009 debut tonight.
  • Rob Rossi’s feature article in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review discusses the success of both Marc Andre Fleury and Cam Ward. If you scroll to the bottom he mentions the two in net tonight.  Read the whole story here.  Penguins.nhl.com also projects Fleury here.
  • John Glennon wrote three days ago here that Dan Ellis would start against Dallas.  I would say that is still a safe bet considering Pikka Rinne‘s performance.

UPDATED: 10/14/2009 @ 09:00 AM

  • According to this preview here, Nikolai Khabibulin and Christobal Huet are expected to face each other tonight.
  • Henrik Lundqvist and Marty Turco are more than likely.  Will confirm later.

UPDATED: 10/14/2009 @ 01:46 PM

  • Jonas Hiller and Niklas Backstrom are mentioned in this preview here.  They likely will be the starters tonight.  More when I get it.
  • Henrik Lundqvist confirmed per Steve Zipay here.
  • Chris Kuc of Tribune Icing reports that Antti Niemi will be in net tonight.  Click here for the full story.
  • Marty Turco projected in two of Dallas Stars blog’s recent posts.  Click here for the link.

UPDATED: 10/14/2009 @ 03:28 PM

  • Niklas Backstrom confirmed for the Wild here.

UPDATED: 10/14/2009 @ 06:03 PM

  • Jonas Hiller is confirmed for tonight.  Click here for full details.

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: 96/98= 97.96%

-Alexander Monaghan


Goalie Starters 10/13/2009

10/13/2009

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED: 10/13/2009 @ 10:13 AM

  • Helene St. James writes here that Chris Osgood will be in net tonight against Buffalo.
  • Steve Mason is projected to start according to this post here from the Columbus Dispatch.

UPDATED: 10/13/2009 @ 10:44 AM

  • Jeff Mezydlo writes in this article here that both Peter Budaj and Joey MacDonald could make their season debut tonight.

UPDATED: 10/13/2009 @ 11:19 AM

  • No confirmation as of yet, but it appears Miikka Kiprusoff and Ryan Miller are likely the starters for tonight.

UPDATED: 10/13/2009 @ 11:44AM

  • Die by the blade discusses Miller in net tonight here.  I view this as a confirmation but will add another when an article says so point-blank.

UPDATED: 10/13/2009 @ 02:06PM

  • Vicky Hall of Flames Insider claims that tonight will have no personnel changes from last night, implying Miikka Kiprusoff will start.  Click here for the full details.

UPDATED: 10/13/2009 @ 05:49PM

  • Peter Budaj will not start tonight according to a post on All Things Avs.  Expect Craig Anderson in net.  Click here for more info.
  • Joey MacDonald 100% confirmed 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: 80/82= 97.6%

-Alexander Monaghan


Goalie Starters 10/12/2009

10/12/2009

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED: 10/12/2009 @ 12:45 AM

  • Tim Thomas is expected back in net when the Bruins take on the Colorado Avalanche.  Fluto Shinzawa has the projected lineup here.
  • Henrik Lundqvist will give superstar Steve Valiquette the night off after his 3 – 0 shutout against the Ducks.  In all seriousness, Lundqvist will start the next two games according to Rick Carpiniello of Rangers Report.  Click here for the full article.
  • Miikka Kiprusoff prepares for a playoff rematch against the Chicago Blackhawks.  Read the entire article here.
  • Tomas Vokoun to start tonight against the Lightning even with Scott Clemmensen back with the team according to this George Richards entry.  As a result, Alexander Salak was sent down to Rochester.
  • Evgeni Nabokov will get the nod against Phoenix.  Read a feature here on his last game.
  • John Glennon the Nashville beat writer states Pekka Rinne will face the Edmonton Oilers.  He goes into detail regarding the goalie shift, posting their schedule here.
  • Antero Niittymaki will make his second straight start for the Lightning according to Damien Cristodero.  Full post here.
  • Martin Brodeur will start for the Devils.  Click here if you really need confirmation.
  • This preview here states that Craig Anderson will make his fifth straight appearance for the Avalanche.
  • Jon Quick are Martin Biron are listed as the starters here.

UPDATED: 10/12/2009 @ 10:23 AM

  • This AP article lists Christobal Huet as the starter.
  • Nikolai Khabibulin looks to build on his latest win against the Predators.  Read the full article here.
  • Ilya Bryzgalov faces San Jose tonight at 10.  He has been playing great and also looks to build momentum against a tough team in the Sharks.  Read all about it here.
  • Jason Seidling’s in-depth preview of the Pittsburgh/Ottawa game lists both Pascal Leclaire and Marc Andre Fleury.  Should be a great battle of two athletic French Canadian players.  Click here for the full article.
  • According to this preview here, Vesa Toskala is expected to be in net tonight.
  • Jose Theodore will start tonight according to this AP preview.

UPDATED: 10/12/2009 @ 03:23 PM

  • Here is quote from a few days back addressing the starter controversy or lack there of in Chicago:
“Now, before Hawks fans start calling for Niemi to be the starter over Cristobal Huet, know that is not going to happen unless the veteran just doesn’t find his game at any point this season.”
It clearly looks like Huet is the starter and it will be specified with Niemi will get a look.  Click here for the full post.
  • Tarik El-Bashir confirms that Jose Theodore will make his third straight appearance here.
  • According to this preview here, Jeff Deslaurier will make his first start of the year for Nikolai Khabibulin.
  • This preview here also confirms Pascal Leclaire starting for Ottawa.

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: 63/64 = 98.4%

-Alexander Monaghan