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Tonight’s starting goalies – February 23rd

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.

Atlanta @ Buffalo – 7:00 pm

Atlanta’s starter: Ondrej Pavelec will get the call for Atlanta tonight. (Source)

Buffalo’s starter: If anyone other than Ryan Miller got the start on Pegula night in Buffalo we’d be stunned. (Source)

Florida @ Ottawa – 7:00 pm

Florida’s starter: Scott Clemmensen gets the start for Florida as they try to stay in the hunt for the playoffs. (Source)

Ottawa’s starter: Craig Anderson gets the call in goal for Ottawa. He’s pretty much the de facto starter from here on out. (Source)

Phoenix @ Tampa Bay – 7:30 pm

Phoenix’s starter: Normally we’d think it’d be time for Jason LaBarbera to get the start since Phoenix played last night in Philly. Sneaky suspicion we’ll see Ilya Bryzgalov get  the call again for Phoenix against the East’s #2 team.

Tampa Bay’s starter: Dwayne Roloson gets the start for Tampa Bay as they look to stop the Coyotes eight game win streak. (Source)

San Jose @ Pittsburgh – 7:30 pm

San Jose’s starter: Antti Niemi will start once again for San Jose. Hey, why not? He’s on fire. (Source)

Pittsburgh’s starter: Marc-Andre Fleury will start for Pittsburgh. (Source)

Edmonton @ Colorado – 9:30 pm

Edmonton’s starter: Is it time to give Devan Dubnyk another shot after Nikolai Khabibulin had a hard time handling the Wild last night? Could be.

Colorado’s starter: Brian Elliott makes his first start with the Avalanche after getting over his work visa issues. (Source)

Los Angeles @ Anaheim – 10:00 pm

Los Angeles’ starter: Jon Quick gets the nod against the crosstown rivals. (Source)

Anaheim’s starter: Curtis McElhinney gets one last crack at showing he can shoulder the load now that Ray Emery is on his way up to Anaheim. (Source)

Video: Flyers’ Konecny scores first NHL goal

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Through six games of the NHL season, Travis Konecny enjoyed a nice start to his rookie campaign with five assists. Just one thing was missing, though.

On Tuesday, he took care of that against the Buffalo Sabres.

Konecny, taken 24th overall in the 2015 NHL Draft, deflected an Ivan Provorov point shot early in the third period, beating goalie Anders Nilsson on the glove side for his first NHL goal.  That goal also got the Flyers on the board.


Konecny and Provorov make Flyers, expected ‘to be here all year’

WATCH LIVE: Ducks at Sharks

ANAHEIM, CA - DECEMBER 04:  Martin Jones #31 of the San Jose Sharks and Paul Martin #7 of the San Jose Sharks defend against the shot of Corey Perry #10 of the Anaheim Ducks during a game at Honda Center on December 4, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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California rivals clash tonight, as the Anaheim Ducks visit the San Jose Sharks. This marks the first meeting of the season between the two Pacific Division teams.

The Sharks have lost two games in a row, while the Ducks have won two straight.

You can catch tonight’s game on NBCSN or with the NBC Sports’ Live Extra (10 p.m. ET).


Here are some links to check out for tonight’s game:

Brent Burns is on a beastly pace

Report: Ducks put Despres on long-term injured reserve

NHL on NBCSN doubleheader: Sabres vs. Flyers; Ducks vs. Sharks

Video: Looks like Bishop lost some teeth after taking a shot to the mask

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Difficult night for some goalies across the NHL.

Frederik Andersen has had his struggles against Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning, although the players in front of him haven’t given their puck stopper much help, either.

And then there is Bolts goalie Ben Bishop, who took a Peter Holland wrist shot off the mask and appeared to lose some teeth as a result.

But this is hockey. Bishop, who even appeared to crack a smile while being examined on the ice, remained in the game.

Video: Sabres make Flyers pay after Giroux slams Girgensons from behind into the boards

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Claude Giroux was called for boarding after plastering Zemgus Girgensons from behind into the boards in the second period. But the Buffalo Sabres made the Philadelphia Flyers and their captain pay.

Giroux was assessed only a minor penalty on the play. He promptly exited the penalty box, though, after Matt Moulson scored six seconds into the Sabres power play, giving Buffalo a two-goal lead.

Girgensons and Moulson scored less than two minutes apart to give Buffalo the lead.