Here are the expected starters for tonight:
UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 5:25 PM:
- Steve Goldstein, Panthers play-by-play announcer, confirms Scott Clemmensen in net. Again via Twitter
UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 5:19 PM:
- The Capitals chose Jose Theodore for the second straight night. Thanks to Tarik El-Bashir for reporting this over his Twitter.
UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 4:55 PM:
- Ray Emery starts for the Flyers again, confirmed via Twitter.
UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 3:47 PM:
- Chris Mason starts tonight for the Blues, according to Jeremy Rutherford’s Morning Skate. No confirmation yet if Ty Conklin faces the Thrashers tomorrow.
- Antero Niittymaki confirmed here.
UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 3:02 PM:
- Miikka Kiprusoff expected to start against the Rangers. The match-up discussed at length at the Calgary Herald.
UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 2:56 PM:
- Alex Auld faces Niklas Backstrom tonight, Mike Heika’s Five for Fighting reports. Backstrom makes sense as I don’t believe Josh Harding is ready to go just yet.
UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 2:37 PM:
- Steve Valiquette starts surprisingly for the Rangers, per Steve Zipay.
UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 2:27 PM:
- Jonas Hiller starts again for Anaheim, as noted by Eric Stephens of Ducks Blog. Jean-Sebastien Giguere is almost at 100 percent, with the coaching staff targeting the Ducks upcoming road-trip for his return.
- Likewise, Ilya Bryzgalov starts against his former team.
UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 2:22 PM:
- Henrik Lundqvist should be back in net according to Andrew Gross’s Rangers Rants.
UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 2:02 PM:
- As previously mentioned, Jon Quick starts for the Kings. Will update later if necessary.
UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 1:40 PM:
- Cam Ward starts for the Canes, Chip Alexander of Canes Now mentions again via Twitter..
- Dan Kamal, radio voice of the Thrashers, confirms Ondrej Pavelec via Twitter.
UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 1:31 PM:
- Jonas Gustavsson confirmed by The Official Twitter of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 1:18 PM:
- Aaron Portzline of Puck-rakers lists Steve Mason in his lines.
UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 1:15 PM:
- Marc Andre Fleury and Evgeni Nabokov expected according to Seth Rorabaugh of Empty Netters.
UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 1:11 PM:
- Chris Botta of Islanders Point Blank expects Dwayne Roloson to start against the Thrashers. Botta also expects Ondrej Pavelec as Atlanta’s starter.
UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 1:08 PM:
- Dave Stubbs of Habs Inside/Out has Antero Niittymaki facing Carey Price.
UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 1:02 PM:
- Chris Osgood starts for the Red Wings, per Ansar Khan of Mlive.com.
- Bucky Gleason of Sabres Insider thinks Enroth will start as well.
UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 12:44 PM:
- Jonas Enroth debuts for the Sabres, Fluto Shinzawa again has the scoop.
UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 11:52 AM:
- Tuukka Rask left the ice first, indicating he will start tonight. Fluto Shinzawa of Bruins Blog with the tip.
UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 11:48 AM:
- It should be Pascal Leclaire against Martin Brodeur when the Devils face the Senators later. Leclaire confirmed here.
UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 11:27 AM:
- Dan Ellis starts for Nashville tonight, according to John Glennon of Nashville Insider.
- As you may or may not have read here, NHLHotStove.com is coming soon. Right now I have added an About page and solved numerous formatting problems as well as sources for all 30 teams. Check out our ever-changing beta here!
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: 381/386= 98.6%