Ilya Kovalchuk, Jhonas Enroth

Tonight’s starting goalies – February 15

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

Toronto @ Boston

Likely Toronto starter: James Reimer (Source.)

Likely Boston starter: Tim Thomas (Source.)

7:30 pm ET games

NY Islanders @ Ottawa

Likely NY Islanders starter: Nathan Lawson (Source.)

Likely Ottawa starter: Brian Elliott (Source.)

Philadelphia @ Tampa Bay

Likely Philadelphia starter: Brian Boucher (Source.)

Likely Tampa Bay starter: Dwayne Roloson (Source.)

Buffalo @ Montreal

Likely Buffalo starter: Jonas Enroth Read all about it in this post.

Likely Montreal starter: Carey Price (Source.)

8:00 pm ET games

Vancouver @ Minnesota

Likely Vancouver starter: Cory Schneider (Source.)

Likely Minnesota starter: Niklas Backstrom (Source.)

San Jose @ Nashville

Likely San Jose starter: Antti Niemi – Not a sure-thing. (Source.)

Likely Nashville starter: Pekka Rinne (Source.)

9:00 pm ET game

Dallas @ Edmonton

Likely Dallas starter: Kari Lehtonen (Source.)

Likely Edmonton starter: Nikolai Khabibulin (Source.)

WATCH LIVE: Lightning at Red Wings

Henrik Zetterberg, Steven Stamkos
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Mike Babcock’s reign with the Detroit Red Wings ended in another first-round defeat, yet it may be lost in time just how close that series was.

Yes, the Tampa Bay Lightning shut down the Red Wings to win Game 7 at home, but Ben Bishop deserves a ton of the credit. The Red Wings snagged the puck for much of the contest, just not enough to beat the big goalie.

While change is in the air in Detroit, the Bolts are largely the same squad that generated a nice showing in the 2015 Stanley Cup Final. We’ll get to see if the Red Wings gain a measure of revenge on NBCSN tonight, with home-ice advantage this time around.


After healthy scratch, Severson vows to play ‘next 80 games’

Jimmy Hayes, Damon Severson
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Damon Severson was a healthy scratch on Saturday.

It’s the last game he wants to miss this season.

“I had a good chat with a few people and just pretty much said, ‘I want to be in the next 80 games,’” Severson said, per The Record. “I sat out my game and that’s all I want to be out for for the year.”

Severson is one of the Devils’ most important young players. But this is also the 21-year-old defenseman’s sophomore season, and that’s when slumps can occur.

Hence, the early message he was sent by the coaching staff.

Severson is expected to be back in the lineup tonight when New Jersey hosts Nashville.

“He doesn’t have to be perfect,” coach John Hynes told reporters. “We’d just like to see him have a high compete level. We know he’s ready to go. We had a couple of good meetings with him. He’s in a good spot mentally. I know he’s ready to roll.”