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 games
Phoenix @ Columbus
Likely Phoenix starter: Ilya Bryzgalov (Source.)
Likely Columbus starter: Steve Mason (Source.)
NY Rangers @ Washington
Likely NY Rangers starter: Henrik Lundqvist (Source.)
Likely Washington starter: Michal Neuvirth (Source.)
Pittsburgh @ Carolina
Likely Pittsburgh starter: Marc-Andre Fleury (Source.)
Likely Carolina starter: Cam Ward (Source.)
7:30 pm ET games
New Jersey @ Tampa Bay
Likely New Jersey starter: Johan Hedberg (Source.)
Likely Tampa Bay starter: Dwayne Roloson (Source.)
Florida @ Atlanta
Likely Florida starter: Tomas Vokoun (Source.)
Likely Atlanta starter: Ondrej Pavelec – Not totally certain about this one, so start a different goalie if it’s a coin toss.
Ottawa @ Buffalo
Likely Ottawa starter: Craig Anderson – If he’s available in your fantasy league, snatch him up. He’s a good goalie and he’s playing for his future right now. (Source.)
Likely Buffalo starter: Ryan Miller – A fairly safe bet, considering he almost always starts.
Montreal Canadiens winger Zack Kassian was involved in a car accident early Sunday morning.
According to the Montreal Gazette, Kassian was a passenger in a vehicle that ran into a tree.
The Canadiens have since confirmed the incident took place and have also mentioned that Kassian was taken to hospital.
A club official described his injuries as being “minor”.
“(Kassian) was all bloodied up and stuff. He was in a daze,” said Steve Petrenko, a resident of the street on which the accident took place. “He had a hard time walking, and he almost took a fall.”
This story will be updated when more information is made available.
The Montreal Canadiens announced that they have signed Tomas Fleischmann to a one-year contract.
According to TVA Sports, the deal is worth $750,000.
The 31-year-old was invited to camp on a professional tryout, but his preseason performance showed that he could still contribute at the NHL level.
Fleischmann found instant chemistry with new linemates David Desharnais and Dale Weise, and it looks like the trio will open the regular season as Montreal’s third line.
The veteran winger started last season with Florida, but was traded to Anaheim on Feb. 28. He had a hard time cracking the Duck’s lineup and was a healthy scratch in most of their playoff games last spring.
Fleischmann scored eight goals and 27 points in 66 games last season.