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Today’s Starting Goalies – December 10th (Updated)

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.)

8:30 pm ET game

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.)

Blues’ Shattenkirk suffers lower-body injury

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This hasn’t been the best night for St. Louis sports fans.

Obviously, the MLB’s Cardinals getting bounced from the playoffs is a bigger deal, but the Blues face bad news, too.

While they’re currently leading the Calgary Flames by a score of 4-3, they’ll need to hang on without Kevin Shattenkirk, whose night is over thanks to a lower-body injury.

There’s no word yet on how severe the issue might be.

Naturally, the Blues must hope that it’s minor, as Shattenkirk is one of the NHL’s truly underrated assets on the blueline.

Stephanie (@MyRegularFace) tracked down a moment when the injury may have happened:

It’s not all rosy for the Flames, either, as Lance Bouma suffered an injury as well.

Measure of revenge? Red Wings bottle Lightning


In some ways, it really felt like their first-round series.

For all the talent on both ends of the rink with the Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning, each squad can really smother opponents defensively when things go that way.

Through two periods, the two teams were very quiet. Things really picked up when Justin Abdelkader unleashed a big hit, a moment that injected enough life into the proceedings for the Red Wings to eventually build a 3-1 win.

Maybe they’re slipping under the radar a bit compared to previous iterations of the team, but it’s interesting that the Red Wings are now undefeated in three games.

They’ve been impressive at times, too, outscoring opponents by a combined score of 11-4.

Call it a refreshing time after Mike Babcock or merely carryover from a subtly solid run last season, but either way, the Red Wings may just be able to keep up their end of a brewing rivalry.