Today’s Starting Goalies – October 29

Whether you’re interested for fantasy hockey reasons or just want to know which goalie your team is playing in a given day, we thought it might be helpful to share our best guesses (based on various previews from newspapers and Web sites plus our own instincts) on who might start each day.

7:00 PM ET games

Montreal @ NY Islanders

Likely Montreal starter: Alex Auld – It sounds like Carey Price will finally get a breather as solid backup Auld will get a start. (Source: Habs Inside Out.)

Likely NY Islanders starter: Dwayne Roloson – Roloson has played superior hockey so far, so it’s not surprising he’s getting another start. (Source: Lighthouse Hockey.)

Carolina @ NY Rangers

Likely Carolina starter: Cam Ward (Source: Canes Country.)

Likely NY Rangers starter: Henrik Lundqvist – He’s been playing pretty well lately after a slightly sluggish start. (Source: Rangers Rants.)

Philadelphia @ Pittsburgh

Likely Philadelphia starter: Sergei Bobrovsky – It sounds like Bobrovsky will play his third game against the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight. (Source: Broad Street Hockey.)

Likely Pittsburgh starter: Marc-Andre Fleury – Fleury is 1-4 this season and hasn’t played particularly well in any of them while Brent Johnson has been amazingly efficient … so naturally, the Pens will start Fleury. OK. (Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.)

7:30 pm ET game

Buffalo @ Atlanta

Likely Buffalo starter: Ryan Miller – My best guess is Miller starts tonight.

Likely Atlanta starter: Chris Mason – Again, if Ondrej Pavelec plays this week, it’s most likely Saturday. In the mean time, Mason will start in Atlanta. (Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution.)

8:30 pm ET game

Edmonton @ Chicago

Likely Edmonton starter: Nikolai Khabibulin – The Oilers will start Khabibulin as usual after giving him a brief break. (Source: Dan Tencer.)

Likely Chicago starter: Marty Turco (Source: Tracey Myers.)

10:00 pm ET game

New Jersey @ Anaheim

Likely New Jersey starter: Martin Brodeur – The Devils aren’t playing very well right now, but Brodeur is still going to get the vast majority of playing time in New Jersey. (Source: In Lou We Trust.)

Likely Anaheim starter: Jonas Hiller – No surprise here, either. (Source: OC Register.)

Kings’ AHL affiliate gives Emery PTO

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Ray Emery has agreed to join the Ontario Reign on a professional tryout, according to a team release.

The Reign are the minor league affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings.

Emery attended Tampa Bay’s training camp on a PTO, but he was released after the team claimed Kevin Poulin on waivers from the Islanders.

The 33-year-old had a 10-11-7 record with a 3.06 goals-against-average and a .894 save percentage in 31 games with the Flyers last season.

Even with starter Jonathan Quick struggling, it’s hard to envision this move leading to a return to the NHL for Emery.

The Kings have Quick and Jhonas Enroth with the big club, while veteran Peter Budaj was signed to a two-way contract on Friday.

Goalie nods: Reimer makes first start of the season

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James Reimer will get his first start of the 2015-16 season on Saturday night against Ottawa.

Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock made it clear from the beginning that Jonathan Bernier was going to start on Wednesday against Montreal and Friday in Detroit, while Reimer would get in against the Sens.

“I’ve known this for a long time that (Bernier is) starting and he’s starting on Wednesday and he’s starting on Friday. Reims is starting on Saturday,” Babcock said before the season began.

Things haven’t gone according to plan for Toronto through two games.

Not only have they lost both contests, but Bernier was pulled in yesterday’s 4-0 loss to the Red Wings, and the team has scored only one goal this season.

Reimer, who stopped 12 of 13 shots in just under 40 minutes of action against Detroit, will go up against Craig Anderson.


Cam Talbot will try to get his first win as an Oiler as they travel to Nashville to take on the Predators. Pekka Rinne will start for the Predators.

Carey Price and Tuukka Rask will face-off when the Canadiens and Bruins renew hostilities at the TD Garden in Boston.

Petr Mrazek will be between the pipes when the Red Wings take on the ‘Canes in Carolina. Cam Ward gets the nod for the Hurricanes.

Keith Kinkaid for the Devils. Braden Holtby makes his first start of the year in the Capitals’ season opener.

Steve Mason for the Flyers. Roberto Luongo for the Panthers in their opener.

-Columbus hasn’t confirmed who their starter will be in the back half of their home-and-home with the Rangers. Henrik Lundqvist will start for New York.

Jake Allen makes his first start of the regular season for St. Louis. Devan Dubnyk for the Wild.

-The Islanders have yet to confirm their starter for tonight’s game in Chicago. Scott Darling for the ‘Hawks after Corey Crawford helped spoil the party in Brooklyn yesterday.

Antti Niemi gets the call for Dallas after he blanked the Penguins in his first start. Semyon Varlamov for Colorado.

Jonas Hiller for Calgary. Ryan Miller for the Canucks.

-The Penguins haven’t confirmed who their starter will be in Arizona tonight. Mike Smith will likely play in back-to-back games after beating the Kings on Friday.

-The Ducks have yet to confirm their starter. Martin Jones will start for San Jose.