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.
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Colorado @ Edmonton
Colorado’s starting goalie: Peter Budaj will start tonight. With Craig Anderson leaving last night’s game with a groin injury, it’ll be up to Budaj to hold off the young Oilers attack. (Source)
Edmonton’s starting goalie: Martin Gerber will make his first NHL start since April 11, 2009. Gerber was recalled to Edmonton when Nikolai Khabibulin went down with an injury and since then he’s been backing up Devan Dubnyk. Dubnyk gets a needed night off and now it’s up to the veteran Gerber to get it done tonight.
Despite tough fight, Stars hand Wild their sixth straight loss
This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).
Some hockey players resist the urge to wear a visor, at least if they’re given that choice.
Perhaps a few will say “Hey, Nathan Beaulieu will just punch it off anyway.”
Maybe not, but Beaulieu provided a rather unique moment in his fight with Cedric Paquette during the Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning game. You can watch that bout in the video above, and see a cut on the Lightning pest’s face from that blow.