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.

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Goalie Starters 11/20/2009

San Jose Sharks v St. Louis Blues

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 11/19/2009 @ 10:00 PM

  • Evgeni Nabokov confirmed to start for the Sharks, according to David Pollack’s Working the Corners.  Nabokov is 12-3-4 (2 shutouts) with a 2.16 GAA and .927 SV% in 20 games
  • Carey Price makes another start per Pat Hickey of Habs Inside/Out.  Price is 5-8-0 on the season with a 2.98 GAA and .906 SV%.
  • Scott Clemmensen starts against the Red Wings.  George Richard’s On Frozen Pond has the scoop.  The Florida backup is 2-1-0 with a 5.14 GAA and .838 SV% in 4 games.
  • Chris Osgood expected to start for the Wings writes Mlive.com’s Ansar Khan.  Ozzy is 6-3-2 with a 2.77 GAA and .902 SV% in 12 games.
  • The Scott Gordon rotation dictates Dwayne Roloson starting tonight.  Chris Botta’s Islanders Point Blank lists the expected lines for the Isles.
  • Flyers coach John Stevens announced Brian Boucher will make his second straight start, says Kevin Kurz’s On the Fly.  The backup is 1-1-0 with a 3.00 GAA and .910 SV% in two starts.

UPDATED 11/20/2009 @ 11:20 AM

UPDATED 11/20/2009 @ 1:20 PM

  • Martin Biron NOT Dwayne Roloson starts tonight, confirmed here and here.

UPDATED 11/20/2009 @ 1:53 PM

  • The Province’s Ben Kuzma implies tonight will be Roberto Luongo vs. Craig Anderson.  Makes sense as not only is it a divisional game but a rivalry so both teams will need their number one.  Anderson is 12-5-3 with a 2.40 GAA, .927 SV% and 2 shutouts in 20 games.  By contrast, Luongo is 7-7-0 with a 2.69 GAA and .906 SV% with 1 shutout in 15 games.

UPDATED 11/20/2009 @ 2:22 PM

  • Ryan Miller should face Tim Thomas according to this game previewThomas is still questionable for tonight, it should be a gametime decision.

UPDATED 11/20/2009 @ 2:54 PM

  • The Star Tribune Michael Russo confirmed Niklas Backstrom as the Wild starter, via Direct Message.

UPDATED 11/20/2009 @ 6:02 PM

UPDATED 11/20/2009 @ 6:27 PM

UPDATED 11/20/2009 @ 6:42 PM

  • Tuuka Rask starts, confirmed here.

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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.
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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.

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