Goalie Starters 12/05/2009

Colorado Avalanche V Toronto Maple Leafs

Please remember to keep refreshing this page or follow me on Twitter for the fastest updates. Here are your expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED @ 10:38 AM

  • Marty Turco confirmed here, Jeff Deslauriers confirmed here.

UPDATED @ 10:58 AM

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Daily Fantasy 3 Stars 11/22/2009

Montreal Canadiens v Chicago Blackhawks

In this section, I break down the top three fantasy hockey performers every night and cite why I chose them in particular. In addition, I will track the amount of times the players have received this honor and tally them at the end of the season. For the sake of clarity, I will be using Yahoo! standard categories (Forwards – G,A,+/-, PP, PIM, SOG; Goalies – W, GAA, SV%, SHO)

THIRD STAR: Slava Kozlov (0-0-1), Atlanta Thrashers -The veteran winger contributed in a big way for his team Sunday afternoon.  Scoring a goal and an assist his breakout kept the Thrashers in the game.  He added 3 shots and finished the evening a plus two.  Tough call between Kozlov and teammate Tobias Enstrom, but the Russian edged him out by one shot and an extra plus.  Coming off a 76-point season he only has 10 points in his first 20 games, making him an ideal buy-low candidate.

SECOND STAR: Kurtis Foster, Tampa Bay Lightning (0-1-0) -Who would have thought I would mention Foster twice in one week!  Playing primarily with Vincent Lecavalier, the journeyman defenseman made the brief switch to forward and it paid dividends.  He finished the game with a goal and an assist, contributing a powerplay point, four shots on goal and a plus one.  Congratulations Kurtis, you’re a NHLHS celebrity.

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Goalie Starters 11/06/2009


Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 11/06/2009 @ 7:27 PM:

  • Disregard last post, Niemi in net.  Confirmed here.

UPDATED 11/06/2009 @ 6:46 PM:

  • Still no announcement over the Chicago starter, I will go with Huet since Niemi starting would actually be news.

UPDATED 11/06/2009 @ 4:20 PM:

  • Not too much from my sources today but Cam Ward and Craig Anderson are expected for their teams respectively.
  • Still awaiting word over the Chicago starter, it will definitely be either Antii Niemi or Christobal Huet 😛

UPDATED 11/06/2009 @ 3:11 PM:

  • Corey Schneider, NOT Andrew Raycroft as originally reported, starts for the Canucks.  Confirmed here.

UPDATED 11/06/2009 @ 2:10 PM:

UPDATED 11/06/2009 @ 1:18 PM:

  • Jonas Gustavsson confirmed here and here.

UPDATED 11/06/2009 @ 12:37 PM:

UPDATED 11/06/2009 @ 11:59 AM:

UPDATED 11/06/2009 @ 11:41 AM:

UPDATED 11/06/2009 @ 11:25 AM:

  • As we read yesterday, Andrew Raycroft starts until probably next Thursday in Detroit.  Of course, if Roberto Luongo is healthy this will change.

UPDATED 11/06/2009 @ 10:59 AM:

UPDATED 11/06/2009 @ 10:41 AM:

  • Yann Danis starts for the Devils.  Confirmed here, here and here.
  • 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 thehotstove@gmail.com.

Yesterday’s Count: 20/20
Year-to-date Predictions: 369/374= 98.6%

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-Alexander Monaghan

Goalie Starters 10/21/2009


Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 10/21/2009 @ 2:19PM:

  • Ellis confirmed here.
  • Expect Niklas Backstrom to wear the Wild’s third jersey as he is the likely starter tonight. 

UPDATED 10/21/2009 @ 1:51PM:

  • Cam Ward will make his eighth straight appearance according to Chip Alexander of Canes Now.  Click here to read the full entry.
  • The Peter Budaj watch continues.  The Denver Post reports here Craig Anderson will make his ninth straight start against Minnesota tonight. 

UPDATED 10/21/2009 @ 12:09 PM:

  • The official Bruins twitter mentions that Tim Thomas was the first goalie off the ice, indicating he will make the start tonight.   Click here to follow.   

UPDATED 10/21/2009 @ 11:59 AM:

  • A feature article in the Vancouve Sun implies that Roberto Luongo will get the start against Chicago.  Click here for the full story, very interesting read.
  • Chip Alexander tweets here that Dwayne Roloson will start for the Islanders tonight. 
  • Ryan Miller is expected back in net after getting last game off.  The Sports Network confirms this here.

UPDATED 10/21/2009 @ 10:59 AM:

  • No word as of yet who will start in Nashville, per John Glennon’s entry here.  He does mention Dan Ellis as the first goalie off the ice, indicating he will get the start. 
  • Fluto Shinzawa projects Tim Thomas here

UPDATED 10/20/2009 @ 10:59 PM:

  • Mike Heika reports here that Marty Turco will start against Anaheim tonight.   Alex Auld will start either Thursday or Saturday.
  • As expected Antti Niemi will start tonight, per Chris Kuc of Tribune Icing.  Click here to read the full entry.
  • Eric Stephens of Ducks blog writes here that Jean-Sebastien Giguere was injured during practice, making Jonas Hiller the de-facto starter.
  • On Frozen Pond reports here that Scott Clemmensen will make his second straight appearance for Florida.

That’s all I have for now.  More updates to come.  If you have any tips, email them to me at alexander.monaghan@gmail.com.

Year-to-date Predictions: 158/160= 98.7%

-Alexander Monaghan

Goalie Starters 10/15/2009


Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED: 10/14/2009 @ 10:15 PM

  • According to this Damien Cristodero post, Mike Smith will be back in net when the Lightning take on the Senators tonight.  Head coach Rick Tocchet emphasizes in this article that Smith is the Lightning’s number one goalie despite Antero Niittymaki making two straight appearances.
  • A recent entry in Tribune Icing claims Christobal Huet will play against the Predators tonight.  When interviewed, Joel Quenneville continues to emphasize that Huet is the starter in Chicago despite Antti Niemi making a recent home start.  Click here for the full story.
  • Nashville Predators should send out Pekka Rinne to face Chicago.  Read the entire article here.  John Glennon did write this post a few days ago, before both Rinne and  Dan Ellis were chased so more confirmation when I receive it.  Click here to view the entry.
  • Tarik El-Bashir believes that Jose Theodore will be in net tonight against the Sharks.  Although Bruce Boudreau refused to answer the question directly, El-Bashir seems pretty convinced.  Click here to read more.
  • Habs Inside/Out has a feature on Carey Price‘s new mask.  He is expected to debut it tonight at home against Colorado.  Click here to check it out.
  • Helene St.James of the Detroit Free Press writes here that Chris Osgood will be in net against the Kings tonight.  The entry also has updates on numerous injured Wings for those personally invested.
  • Jeff Mezydlo mentions in his preview here that Craig Anderson could make his seventh straight appearance.

UPDATED: 10/14/2009 @ 11:49 PM

  • Ilya Bryzgalov should be in net tonight against St. Louis.  Click here to see the full preview.  The same article writes Chris Mason should also be in net.

UPDATED: 10/15/2009 @ 01:02 AM

  • According to the recap of yesterday’s game Jonathan Quick will be back in net tonight against Detroit.  Rich Hammond has the full story here.

UPDATED: 10/15/2009 @ 11:54AM

  • Evgeni Nabokov is your projected starter for tonight.
  • Same goes for Pascal Leclaire for Ottawa.  More to come!

UPDATED: 10/15/2009 @ 12:46PM

  • Leclaire confirmed here.

That’s all I have for now.  More updates to come.  If you have any tips, email them to me at alexander.monaghan@gmail.com.

Year-to-date Predictions: 96/98= 97.96%

-Alexander Monaghan

Goalie Starters 10/14/2009


Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED: 10/14/2009 @ 08:15 AM

  • According to this Rich Hammond notebook entry, Erik Ersberg will make his 2009 debut tonight.
  • Rob Rossi’s feature article in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review discusses the success of both Marc Andre Fleury and Cam Ward. If you scroll to the bottom he mentions the two in net tonight.  Read the whole story here.  Penguins.nhl.com also projects Fleury here.
  • John Glennon wrote three days ago here that Dan Ellis would start against Dallas.  I would say that is still a safe bet considering Pikka Rinne‘s performance.

UPDATED: 10/14/2009 @ 09:00 AM

  • According to this preview here, Nikolai Khabibulin and Christobal Huet are expected to face each other tonight.
  • Henrik Lundqvist and Marty Turco are more than likely.  Will confirm later.

UPDATED: 10/14/2009 @ 01:46 PM

  • Jonas Hiller and Niklas Backstrom are mentioned in this preview here.  They likely will be the starters tonight.  More when I get it.
  • Henrik Lundqvist confirmed per Steve Zipay here.
  • Chris Kuc of Tribune Icing reports that Antti Niemi will be in net tonight.  Click here for the full story.
  • Marty Turco projected in two of Dallas Stars blog’s recent posts.  Click here for the link.

UPDATED: 10/14/2009 @ 03:28 PM

  • Niklas Backstrom confirmed for the Wild here.

UPDATED: 10/14/2009 @ 06:03 PM

  • Jonas Hiller is confirmed for tonight.  Click here for full details.

That’s all I have for now.  More updates to come.  If you have any tips, email them to me at alexander.monaghan@gmail.com.

Year-to-date Predictions: 96/98= 97.96%

-Alexander Monaghan

Goalie Starters 10/12/2009


Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED: 10/12/2009 @ 12:45 AM

  • Tim Thomas is expected back in net when the Bruins take on the Colorado Avalanche.  Fluto Shinzawa has the projected lineup here.
  • Henrik Lundqvist will give superstar Steve Valiquette the night off after his 3 – 0 shutout against the Ducks.  In all seriousness, Lundqvist will start the next two games according to Rick Carpiniello of Rangers Report.  Click here for the full article.
  • Miikka Kiprusoff prepares for a playoff rematch against the Chicago Blackhawks.  Read the entire article here.
  • Tomas Vokoun to start tonight against the Lightning even with Scott Clemmensen back with the team according to this George Richards entry.  As a result, Alexander Salak was sent down to Rochester.
  • Evgeni Nabokov will get the nod against Phoenix.  Read a feature here on his last game.
  • John Glennon the Nashville beat writer states Pekka Rinne will face the Edmonton Oilers.  He goes into detail regarding the goalie shift, posting their schedule here.
  • Antero Niittymaki will make his second straight start for the Lightning according to Damien Cristodero.  Full post here.
  • Martin Brodeur will start for the Devils.  Click here if you really need confirmation.
  • This preview here states that Craig Anderson will make his fifth straight appearance for the Avalanche.
  • Jon Quick are Martin Biron are listed as the starters here.

UPDATED: 10/12/2009 @ 10:23 AM

  • This AP article lists Christobal Huet as the starter.
  • Nikolai Khabibulin looks to build on his latest win against the Predators.  Read the full article here.
  • Ilya Bryzgalov faces San Jose tonight at 10.  He has been playing great and also looks to build momentum against a tough team in the Sharks.  Read all about it here.
  • Jason Seidling’s in-depth preview of the Pittsburgh/Ottawa game lists both Pascal Leclaire and Marc Andre Fleury.  Should be a great battle of two athletic French Canadian players.  Click here for the full article.
  • According to this preview here, Vesa Toskala is expected to be in net tonight.
  • Jose Theodore will start tonight according to this AP preview.

UPDATED: 10/12/2009 @ 03:23 PM

  • Here is quote from a few days back addressing the starter controversy or lack there of in Chicago:
“Now, before Hawks fans start calling for Niemi to be the starter over Cristobal Huet, know that is not going to happen unless the veteran just doesn’t find his game at any point this season.”
It clearly looks like Huet is the starter and it will be specified with Niemi will get a look.  Click here for the full post.
  • Tarik El-Bashir confirms that Jose Theodore will make his third straight appearance here.
  • According to this preview here, Jeff Deslaurier will make his first start of the year for Nikolai Khabibulin.
  • This preview here also confirms Pascal Leclaire starting for Ottawa.

That’s all I have for now.  More updates to come.  If you have any tips, email them to me at alexander.monaghan@gmail.com.

Year-to-date Predictions: 63/64 = 98.4%

-Alexander Monaghan