Goalie Starters 12/16/2009

12/16/2009
Detroit Red Wings v New York Rangers

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Goalie Starters 12/14/2009

12/14/2009
Tampa Bay Lightning v Boston Bruins

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Goalie Starters 12/12/2009

12/12/2009
New York Rangers v Ottawa Senators

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Goalie Starters 12/09/2009

12/09/2009
Washington Capitals v New Jersey Devils

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What’s Eating Steve Mason?

12/08/2009
Jackets vs. Flames

Has the ghost of Jim Carey come to haunt last year’s Calder Trophy winner?

Say it isn’t so!

For those unfamiliar, Carey was a star NHL netminder in Washington for two brilliant seasons in the mid-90s, before being traded and subsequently fading into hockey obscurity faster than you can say….uh…er…Jim Carey.

Speaking for Canadian hockey fans everywhere, there were visions of greatness for the lad from Oakville, Ontario as he ascended the stage last June at the NHL awards ceremony to accept his trophy. With a humbling level of modesty and graciousness, he bowed to Tim Thomas in the Vezina race but we all believed that one day his day would come.

Could the script have been written more perfectly?

As a Canadian kid with a stellar hockey pedigree he dominated and won gold at the 2008 WJC. He started last season in Syracuse recovering from off-season knee surgery, logically it would take a year in the minors for development and tuning. However, a month into the season and after only a few minor league starts, he got the call to Columbus due to Pascal Leclaire injuring his ankle.

After winning his first NHL game, he went on to get his first NHL shutout several games later. Through November and December Mason played brilliantly, winning Rookie-of-the Month honour for both months. The wins and shutouts began piling up and Leclaire, having returned from injury, had a front row seat from the bench. Coach Ken Hitchcock rode the hot hand through the season and Mason’s hand never cooled down. In March ’09 GM Scott Howson traded the injury prone Leclaire to Ottawa, confident that their goalie of the future was in fact their goalie of the present.

How could this fine specimen of a goaltender NOT be the real deal?

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Goalie Starters & Injury Updates 12/06/2009

12/06/2009
New Jersey Devils v New York Rangers

This thread will be updated all day, so keep refreshing it as the day goes along. Here are your wounded bodies and expected starters for tonight:

New York Rangers

  • Henrik Lundqvist expected to start.
  • Same rangers team as last night. Meaning no Brandon Dubinsky, Donald Brashear or Wade Redden and Lundqvist confirmed. [Blue Notes]

Detroit Red Wings

Ottawa Senators

Anaheim Ducks

  • Going by the “you win, you’re in” tactics of coach Randy Carlyle I would expect Jean-Sebastien Giguere to start tonight.

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Goalie Starters 12/05/2009

12/05/2009
Colorado Avalanche V Toronto Maple Leafs

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UPDATED @ 10:38 AM

  • Marty Turco confirmed here, Jeff Deslauriers confirmed here.

UPDATED @ 10:58 AM

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Goalie Starters 11/30/2009

11/30/2009
Carolina Hurricanes v Atlanta Thrashers

Here are your starters for tonight:

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Goalie Starters 11/23/2009

11/22/2009
Toronto Maple Leafs v Carolina Hurricanes

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 11/22/2009 @ 10:23 PM

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UPDATED 11/23/2009 @ 12:30 PM

  • Chris Mason confirmed as the first goalie off the ice here and here. The 33-year-old backstop is 6-6-3 with a 2.17 GAA and .926 SV% in 15 games.

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Goalie Starters 11/21/2009

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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