Goalie Starters 11/18/2009

Detroit Red Wings v Colorado Avalanche

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 11/17/2009 @ 9:30 PM

  • Jimmy Howard expected to start for the Red Wings.  Howard is 4-2-1 on the season with a 2.85 GAA and .898 SV%, however the 25 year old has won his last three appearances, allowing only six goals in the process.  Bruce MacLeod of The Macomb Daily announces the goalie rotation through Saturday.
  • Mike Heika’s Five for Fighting announces Marty Turco should probably play tonight for the Stars.  Turco is 6-3-4 in 13 starts with a 2.25 GAA and .920 SV%. SEE 2:24 UPDATE BELOW

UPDATED 11/18/2009 @ 12:26 PM

  • Ryan Miller confirmed by Mike Harrington’s Sabres EdgeMiller is 12-2-1 in 15 games with 2 shutouts a 1.77 GAA and .939 SV%, putting him among the league leaders in all categories.

UPDATED 11/18/2009 @ 12:26 PM

UPDATED 11/18/2009 @ 1:18 PM

  • Nicklas Backstrom makes another start for the Wild, according to Michael Russo’s Russo’s RantsBackstrom‘s line is 7-8-2 with a 2.64 GAA and .908 SV% in 17 games.

UPDATED 11/18/2009 @ 1:33 PM

  • Russo also confirms Ilya Bryzgalov via TwitterBryzgalov break out season has vaulted him to the top in almost every category.  Through 16 games he is 10-6-0 with a 2.04 GAA and .921SV%.

UPDATED 11/18/2009 @ 2:10 PM

UPDATED 11/18/2009 @ 2:10 PM

  • Alex Auld NOT Marty Turco starting tonight for the Stars per Mike Heika’s Five for Fighting.  Auld boasts a 2-2-2 line with a 3.62 GAA and .881 SV% in games.  Turco starts tomorrow in Columbus.

UPDATED 11/18/2009 @ 2:58 PM

  • Adrian Dater’s All Things Avs confirms backup Peter Budaj starts for the Avs.  Budaj won one game in his only start this year, but has a 3.75 GAA and .865 SV%.

UPDATED 11/18/2009 @ 3:36 PM

  • Tomas Vokoun confirmed by Sabres Edge reporter John Vogl.  Combine this report with one from Sun Sentinel’s Steve Gorten, who wrote yesterday on Scott ClemmensenVokoun has five wins this season, three of which came by shutout.
  • I am going to list Jon Quick as probable.  No official confirmation yet, I will post a link if anything changes on that front.

Yesterday’s Count: 10/10
Year-to-date Predictions: 517/524= 98.7%

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