Goalie Starters 11/21/2009

Columbus Blue Jackets v Washington Capitals

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 11/21/2009 @ 1:21 AM

  • Steve Mason announced the starter for the Blue Jackets.  The 21 year old Rookie of the Year comes into tonights matchup 8-5-2 with a 3.48 GAA and .884 SV% in 15 games.  The Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline has the full report.

UPDATED 11/21/2009 @ 12:17 PM

  • Semyon Varlamov confirmed here and here. The young Russian netminder is 8-1 in 10 games with a 2.59 GAA and .911 SV%.  Last night’s starter Michael Neuvirth returned to Hershey this morning.
  • His counterpart will be Vesa Toskala, writes Jonas Siegel.  Toskala boasts a 0-4-2 line with a 4.26 GAA an .854 SV% in eight games.
  • Radio announcer Dan Kamal confirms Marc Andre Fleury facing Johan Hedberg.  The Atlanta backups is 4-1-0 with a 2.63 GAA an .923 SV% in seven games while Fleury is 11-7-0 with a 2.67 GAA and .899 SV% in 18 games.
  • Tom Gulitti’s Fire & Ice reports backup Yann Danis will make his third star of the year.  In his two previous starts, Danis has a 1.00 GAA and .964 SV%.

UPDATED 11/21/2009 @ 12:52 PM

  • John Vogl’s Sabres Edge lists Patrick Lalime as likely for the Sabres.  The backup is winless in two games with a 4.14 GAA an .854 SV% in two games.

UPDATED 11/21/2009 @ 1:07 PM

UPDATED 11/21/2009 @ 1:27 PM

  • Jimmy Howard faces Carey Price, confirmed by Dave Stubbs of Habs Inside/Out.  Howard is 4-3-1 with a 2.87 GAA and .899 SV% in 9 games while Price is 6-8-0 with 2.92 GAA and SV% in 15 games.

UPDATED 11/21/2009 @ 1:41 PM

UPDATED 11/21/2009 @ 1:49 PM

UPDATED 11/21/2009 @ 2:09 PM

  • Dwayne Roloson will be in goal tonight for the Islanders, confirmed by Chris Botta’s Islanders Point Blank.  Roloson is 6-5-1 with a 2.76 GAA and .915 SV% in 12 games.
  • No direct confirmation, but 660 News’s Sandra Prussina lists Miikka Kiprusoff as probable.  The veteran boasts a 11-5-2 record with one shutout a 2.64 GAA and .913 SV in 18 games

UPDATED 11/21/2009 @ 2:29 PM

UPDATED 11/21/2009 @ 2:54 PM

  • Pekka Rinne makes his fifth straight according to John Glennon’s Predators Insider.  Rinne is 8-4-0 in 13 games with two shutouts, a 2.35 GAA and .916 SV%.
  • Canes Country’s Bob Harwood lists Manny Legace as the Hurricanes starter.  In his limited role, the 36 year old backstop is 1-2-3 with a 3.76 GAA an .867 SV%.

UPDATED 11/21/2009 @ 3:15 PM

  • This feature on The Chicago Sun Times implies Christobal Huet will face former teammate Nikolai Khabibulin.  Khabibulin is 7-9-2 with a 3.03 GAA and .909 SV% in 18 games while Huet is 10-4-1 in 16 games with a 2.17 GAA and .907 SV%.
  • Coyotes.com writer Dave Vest notes Ilya Bryzgalov will start tonight.  Bryz is 11-6-1 with a 2.09 GAA and .920 SV% in 18 games.

UPDATED 11/21/2009 @ 3:40 PM

UPDATED 11/21/2009 @ 4:40 PM

  • Tomas Vokoun scheduled to start for the Panthers according to play-by-play guy Steve Goldstein.  The veteran starter is 6-8-2 with a 2.76 GAA and .922 SV% in 16 games.
  • CSN Philly’s Tim Panaccio reports Ray Emery starts over Brian Boucher tonight.  Emery is 11-5-1 in 17 games with a 2.44 GAA and .915 SV%.

UPDATED 11/21/2009 @ 5:55 PM

  • Vokoun confirmed here.

UPDATED 11/21/2009 @ 6:20 PM

  • Confirmation of Anaheim starter coming soon
  • Emery confirmed here.

UPDATED 11/21/2009 @ 6:40 PM

  • Jonas Hiller confirmed here.

UPDATED 11/21/2009 @ 6:55 PM

  • Jeff Deslauriers NOT Nikolai Khabibulin starts tonight.  Link here.

Yesterday’s Count: 12/12
Year-to-date Predictions: 555/562= 98.7%

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