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
- The Washington Post’s Tarik El-Bashir believes Semyon Varlamov will start in net tonight. The young Russian netminder is 8-1 in 10 games with a 2.59 GAA and .911 SV%.
UPDATED 11/20/2009 @ 1:20 PM
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 preview. Thomas 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
- Michael Neuvirth NOT Semyon Varlamov starting, confirmed by Corey Masisak of The Washington Times.
- Still awaiting word on the starter for Boston, will keep you guys updated!
UPDATED 11/20/2009 @ 6:27 PM
- Kevin Kurz’s On The Fly changes their goalie to Ray Emery. Makes sense.
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%