Here are your expected starting goalies for tonight, January 8, 2010:
- Tom Gulitti of The Record thinks Martin Brodeur gets the nod tonight. Pretty safe bet if you ask me.
- Mike Smith gets the nod according to Erik Erlendsson of The Tampa Tribune
- Mike Harrington of The Sabres Edge puts Ryan Miller in nets.
- Rick DiPietro starts today according to Katie Strang of Newsday.
UPDATED @ 1:43 PM
- Curtis McElhinney starts in net, reported by Alex Ruiz of Flames.com.
- Mike Harrington of Sabres Edge expects Jonas Gustavsson to start in nets. Still waiting on a confirmation on the Leafs end, but it makes sense.
UPDATED @ 1:49 PM
- Bob Harwood Waeghe of Canes Country puts Cam Ward in nets for the second consecutive night.
- Keep in mind the Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes and Calgary Flames play the second of back-to-back games while the Lightning, Maple Leafs, Sabres, Devils and Islanders play the first of back-to-back games. In other words, backups should play this weekend.
UPDATED @ 3:03 PM
- Peter Budaj starts according to Adrian Dater of All Things Avs.
- Tom Reed of The Columbus Dispatch puts Mathieu Garon in nets for the second straight night.
- Marty Turco looks to be the starter according to Mike Heika of The Dallas Morning News.
UPDATED @ 6:26 PM
- Vesa Toskala could be in nets, still awaiting confirmation. Thanks Matt, link here.