Goalie Starters 11/17/2009

Minnesota Wild v Washington Capitals

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 11/17/2009 @ 11:20 AM

  • Jose Theodore returned to Washington for personal matter, meaning Semyon Varlamov will start tonight for the Rangers.  Theodore expected only to miss one game, however Michael Neuvirth has been recalled from Hershey to backup VarlamovVarlamov is 7 – 1 with a 2.67 GAA and .912 SV% on the year.  Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post covers the full story.
  • Michael Leighton confirmed by coach Paul Maurice, Chip Alexander’s Canes Now writes.  With Sunday’s win over the Wild, Leighton is now 1-2 with a 4.67 GAA and .833 SV%.

UPDATED 11/17/2009 @ 11:29 AM

  • Carey Price makes another start for the Canadiens.  Coming off a 53-save effort Saturday, Price is now 4-8 with a .904 SV% and 3.08 GAA.  Pat Hickey of Habs Inside/Out confirms.

UPDATED 11/17/2009 @ 11:31 AM

UPDATED 11/17/2009 @ 11:44 AM

  • Vesa Toskala expected to start for Toronto. Going into the Battle of Ontario, Toskala is 0-3-2 with a 4.55 GAA and .853 SV% in 7 games.  Toskala expected in this game preview.

UPDATED 11/17/2009 @ 12:00 PM

  • Pekka Rinne confirmed for the Predators by NHL Predators InsiderRinne is 6-4 in 11 games with a 2.34 GAA and .915 SV%.

UPDATED 11/17/2009 @ 12:08 PM

UPDATED 11/17/2009 @ 2:28 PM

UPDATED 11/17/2009 @ 3:33 PM

  • Craig Anderson makes his 20th start of the season, confirmed by this game previewAnderson is 11-5-3 in 19 starts, boasting a 2.42 GAA and .926 SV% 

UPDATED 11/17/2009 @ 6:19 PM

  • Miikka Kiprusoff probable for the Flames.  No official word on the starter, however the winner claims first place in the Northwest Division so I assumed he is a safe bet.  Kiprusoff is 11-3-0 in 16 games with a 2.35 GAA and .923 SV%.

UPDATED 11/17/2009 @ 6:19 PM

  • Kiprusoff confirmed by Rob Kerr of FAN 960.

Yesterday’s Count: 11/12
Year-to-date Predictions: 507/514= 98.7%

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-Alexander Monaghan


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