Goalie Starters 10/27/2009

10/26/2009

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 10/27/2009 @ 1:50 PM:

  • Lowetide lists Nikolai Khabibulin as the starter tonight.  Despite the solid effort by Jeff Deslauriers against Vancouver Sunday, Nik is still the # 1 guy in Edmonton.

UPDATED 10/27/2009 @ 1:15 PM:

UPDATED 10/27/2009 @ 12:50 PM:

  • Prior to Sunday night’s game, Brian Boucher did not start a NHL game in 5 months.  After his performance Sunday don’t expect him be stealing any games from Ray Emery.  This quote by John Stevens accurately summarizes his thoughts on Boucher’s effort.  “It just wasn’t very good. I think everybody who was at the game would agree.” Full story here, expect Ray Emery to start against Washington.

UPDATED 10/27/2009 @ 11:30 AM:

  • Roberto Luongo is expected to start tonight.  This feature article by Derek Jory states Andrew Raycroft should start one of the Canucks back-to-back games, Friday or Thursday.  Will post another confirmation link when I get one, as this is essentially speculation.

UPDATED 10/26/2009 @ 10:00 PM:

  • Chris Osgood starts against Vancouver according to Helene St. James of The Detroit Free Press.  St. James also mentions Jimmy Howard starting on Thursday.
  • Craig Anderson will make his twelfth straight start when the Avalanche face the Oilers, the Avalanche’s official site reports.  Peter Budaj continues to have “flu-like symptoms.”  Click here for the full story.
  • 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 any tips, email them to me at thehotstove@gmail.com.

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Goalie Starters 10/15/2009

10/14/2009

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.

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-Alexander Monaghan


Goalie Starters 10/13/2009

10/13/2009

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED: 10/13/2009 @ 10:13 AM

  • Helene St. James writes here that Chris Osgood will be in net tonight against Buffalo.
  • Steve Mason is projected to start according to this post here from the Columbus Dispatch.

UPDATED: 10/13/2009 @ 10:44 AM

  • Jeff Mezydlo writes in this article here that both Peter Budaj and Joey MacDonald could make their season debut tonight.

UPDATED: 10/13/2009 @ 11:19 AM

  • No confirmation as of yet, but it appears Miikka Kiprusoff and Ryan Miller are likely the starters for tonight.

UPDATED: 10/13/2009 @ 11:44AM

  • Die by the blade discusses Miller in net tonight here.  I view this as a confirmation but will add another when an article says so point-blank.

UPDATED: 10/13/2009 @ 02:06PM

  • Vicky Hall of Flames Insider claims that tonight will have no personnel changes from last night, implying Miikka Kiprusoff will start.  Click here for the full details.

UPDATED: 10/13/2009 @ 05:49PM

  • Peter Budaj will not start tonight according to a post on All Things Avs.  Expect Craig Anderson in net.  Click here for more info.
  • Joey MacDonald 100% 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: 80/82= 97.6%

-Alexander Monaghan