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 game
Montreal @ Detroit
Likely Montreal goalie: Carey Price (Source.)
Likely Detroit goalie: Jimmy Howard (Source.)
7:30 PM ET games
New Jersey @ Ottawa
Likely New Jersey starter: Martin Brodeur – Sounds like Marty is finally back for the Devils. (Source.)
Likely Ottawa starter: Pascal Leclaire – This is a great chance for Leclaire to regain 1a status after a few stumbles from Brian Elliott. (Source.)
Colorado @ Atlanta
Likely Colorado starter: Craig Anderson – Let’s see if Andy can get things together as it’s been an unlucky 2010-11 for him so far. (Source.)
Likely Atlanta starter: Ondrej Pavelec (Source.)
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Carolina @ Dallas
Likely Carolina starter: Cam Ward (Source.)
Likely Dallas starter: Andrew Raycroft – Joe passes along word that Kari Lehtonen will be out for this weekend, so expect Raycroft to play in his absence.
9:30 pm ET game
Tampa Bay @ Edmonton
Likely Tampa Bay starter: Dan Ellis – (Source.)
Likely Edmonton starter: Nikolai Khabibulin – My best guess on who will get the start in this one.
10:00 pm ET game
Calgary @ Anaheim
Likely Calgary starter: Henrik Karlsson – This constitutes a rare break for Miikka Kiprusoff, who’s been inconsistent enough that he probably needs it. (Source.)
Likely Anaheim starter: Jonas Hiller – Speaking of workhorse goalies, looks like yet another start for Hiller in Anaheim. (Source.)