Here are the expected starters for tonight:
UPDATED 11/05/2009 @5:20 PM:
UPDATED 11/05/2009 @3:51 PM:
- Bob Staufer of Oilers Lunch reports Nikolai Khabibulin starts for the Oilers.
UPDATED 11/05/2009 @3:18 PM:
- Jeremy Rutherford of Morning Skate confirms Chris Mason for the Blues.
UPDATED 11/05/2009 @3:05 PM:
- Andrew Raycroft confirmed here.
UPDATED 11/05/2009 @2:51 PM:
- “Blake is out, Joslins back from Worcester and Nabby starts in goal tonight against the Wing Dings. Gametime 4:30pm (In HD) on Comcast Sportsnet California.” Quote coming from Randy Hahn’s facebook page, count on Evgeni Nabokov starting for the Sharks.
UPDATED 11/05/2009 @2:45 PM:
- Zipay confirms Valiquette via Twitter.
UPDATED 11/05/2009 @2:30 PM:
- Christobal Huet starts tonight for the BlackHawks, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.
UPDATED 11/05/2009 @1:45 PM:
- Sandra Prusina of 660 News claims Miikka Kiprusoff will start for the Flames tonight, via Twitter.
UPDATED 11/05/2009 @1:24 PM:
UPDATED 11/05/2009 @12:56 PM:
- James Gordon of Hockey Capital reports Antero Niittymaki to start against Sens.
UPDATED 11/05/2009 @12:44 PM:
- TSN Ice Chips projects Pascal Leclaire starting for the Sens.
- Josh Harding practices but is not ready to play, meaning Niklas Backstrom will start by default.
UPDATED 11/05/2009 @12:36 PM:
- Ansar Khan of Mlive.com posts Chris Osgood in net for the Wings.
UPDATED 11/05/2009 @12:25 PM:
- Seth Rorabaugh of Empty Netters lists Marc Andre Fleury and Jon Quick as expected.
UPDATED 11/05/2009 @12:21 PM:
- Fluto Shinzawa of The Boston Globe reports Carey Price for the Canadiens.
UPDATED 11/05/2009 @12:17 PM:
- Eric Stephens of Ducks Blog writes Jonas Hiller “figures to be in the net for some time.” This quote makes perfect sense despite Hiller playing 7 out of the last 8.
UPDATED 11/05/2009 @12:03 PM:
- The Official Twitter Page of the Columbus Blue Jackets reports Mathieu Garon was the first goalie off the ice.
UPDATED 11/05/2009 @11:46 AM:
- Ben Wright of Blueland Blog confirms Ondrej Pavelec for the Thrashers via Twitter.
UPDATED 11/05/2009 @11:28 AM:
- Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas was first off the ice (indicating he will make the start), according to John Bishop and the Official Twitter Page of the Boston Bruins.
UPDATED 11/05/2009 @ 2:01 AM:
- Newsday’s Steve Zipay speculates Steve Valiquette could make the start against Edmonton. John Tortorella refused to confirm this but Zipay makes a strong case. I will continue to monitor the situation as we get closer to game time.
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That’s all I have for now. More updates to come. If you have a reliable source with the starter listed and I have yet to post it, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yesterday’s Count: 12/12
Year-to-date Predictions: 349/354= 98.6%