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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Washington @ NY Rangers
Likely Washington starter: Semyon Varlamov – I wasn’t aware that his nickname is “SV1.” There must be a better nickname out there than “SV1.” (Source.)
Likely NY Rangers starter: Henrik Lundqvist – This will be his fifth consecutive start. (Source.)
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Vancouver @ Edmonton
Likely Vancouver starter: Roberto Luongo – A quick return after Cory Schneider received a start. (Source.)
Likely Edmonton starter: Devan Dubynk (Source.)
Minnesota @ Anaheim
Likely Minnesota starter: Niklas Backstrom (Source.)
Likely Anaheim starter: Jonas Hiller – The Ducks rarely disclose who their starters are for sure, but Hiller gets the nod the vast majority of times.