Goalie Starters 12/12/2009

New York Rangers v Ottawa Senators

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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.

Yesterday’s Count: 16/16
Year-to-date Predictions: 543/550= 98.7%

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Goalie Starters 10/30/2009


Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 10/30/2009 @ 7:35 PM:

  • In my haste today, I forgot to mention Niklas Backstrom is the starter for Minnesota tonight. Somehow my excerpt was deleted or not posted, thanks Steve (Rangersfan527@yahoo.com) for the tip.  Josh Harding is listed day-to-day here, leaving the only option rookie Anton Khudobin who Michael Russo mentions in the post will probably backup Backstrom his entire stay.

UPDATED 10/30/2009 @ 4:45 PM:

UPDATED 10/30/2009 @ 3:15 PM:

  • Heika has Tomas Vokoun starting for Florida.  Full predictions for tonight here.

UPDATED 10/30/2009 @ 2:45 PM:

  • Christobal Huet listed as probable here.  Will re-confirm if necessary.

UPDATED 10/30/2009 @ 1:30 PM:

  • Sabres.com writes on Ryan Miller‘s hot streak both this year and against the Leafs here.  He is a safe bet for tonight.
  • Despite the lack of confirmation, Evgeni Nabokov is also a safe bet tonight.
  • Still awaiting confirmation on both the Chicago and Florida starters.

UPDATED 10/30/2009 @ 1:15 PM:

UPDATED 10/30/2009 @ 10:45 PM:

  • Dwayne Roloson starts for the second straight night, Newsday’s Kate Strang reports.  You can kind of see it behind the annoying ad asking you to pay $5 a month to read Newsday…
  • Brent Johnson to face Blue Jackets tonight.  Full preview from Seth Rorabaugh of Empty Netters.
  • Jonas Gustavsson starts with Vesa Toskala backing up, the Toronto Star reports.

UPDATED 10/30/2009 @ 12:40 PM:

UPDATED 10/30/2009 @ 12:30 PM:

  • Steve Mason starts for the Blue Jackets per Tom Reed of Columbus Dispatch.
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That’s all I have for now.  More updates to come.  If you have any tips, email them to me at thehotstove@gmail.com.

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Goalie Starters 10/24/2009


Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 10/24/2009 @ 7:06 PM:

UPDATED 10/24/2009 @ 6:32 PM:

UPDATED 10/24/2009 @ 5:39 PM:

  • TSN Ice Chips report here that Joey MacDonald will start tonight.  Expect him to face-off against Roberto Luongo for Vancouver.
  • Starters Miikka Kiprusoff and Nikolai Khabibulin are expected in the infamous Battle of Alberta.

UPDATED 10/24/2009 @ 5:32 PM:

  • This preview here states Niklas Backstrom will start tonight.
  • Jon Quick confirmed here.
  • Jimmy Howard confirmed here.

UPDATED 10/24/2009 @ 5:12 PM:

  • Jeff Rimer, the Blue Jackets play-by-play announcer, writes here that Steve Mason will start.

UPDATED 10/24/2009 @ 4:58 PM:

  • Ilya Bryzgalov is expected in net, according to this preview here.  The preview also projects Jon Quick in net.  No surprise for Quick being in, we linked you to this article a few days back.

UPDATED 10/24/2009 @ 4:43 PM:

  • Mike Heika reports here that it will be Marty Turco and Ty Conklin.

UPDATED 10/24/2009 @ 4:22 PM:

  • Cam Ward will make the start tonight.  Confirmed here.

UPDATED 10/24/2009 @ 2:17 PM:

  • Henrik Lundqvist will start according to Andrew Gross of Rangers Rants.  Click here for confirmation.

UPDATED 10/24/2009 @ 2:10 PM:

  • We could see Jonas “The Monster” Gustavsson in net tonight, according to this preview here.  If not, expect Joey MacDonald to get the start in Vancouver.  More updates on this front coming later..
  • This preview here mentions Ty Conklin getting the nod over Chris Mason as previously expected.
  • Kevin Kurz of On The Fly writes here it will be Ray Emery tonight, and Brian Boucher tomorrow night against San Jose.

UPDATED 10/24/2009 @ 1:51 PM:

  • This preview here lists Brian Elliot as the expected starter for Ottawa.
  • In a recent interview,  Red Wings VP Jimmy Devellano mentions here that Jimmy Howard should start against Colorado.

UPDATED 10/24/2009 @ 1:32 PM:

  • Johan Hedberg will start according to this Blueland Blog entry.

UPDATED 10/24/2009 @ 1:22 PM:

  • Damian Cristodero has Mike Smith in net for Tampa.  Click here for his full game preview. 
  • Ryan Miller is expected to start tonight against Tampa Bay.  Confirmation as well as a good feature article on him, here.

UPDATED 10/24/2009 @ 1:05 PM:

  • Christobal Huet starts for the Hawks per Chris Kuc of Tribune Icing, link here.    Likewise, John Glennon of Predators Insider guesses here that Dan Ellis will be in net.
  • Craig Anderson will start his eleventh straight tonight.  Link here.

UPDATED 10/24/2009 @ 12:15 PM:

  • Chris Botta of Islanders Point Blank writes here that it will be Dwayne Roloson for the Isles and Jose Theodore for the Capitals.
  • Habs Inside/Out writer Pat Hickey reports here that Jaroslav Halak will get another turn tonight.  H/T to Sebastien Sauve.

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.

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-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