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.
Columbus @ Minnesota – 2 p.m. ET
Columbus’ starter: As the Jackets look to play spoilers this year, Mathieu Garon likely gets the call today to try and put perhaps the final dagger in the Wild’s hopes for the postseason. (Source)
Minnesota’s starter: It’s a desperation game for the Wild and Niklas Backstrom gets the call in goal. A loss today for Minnesota is a crucial blow to their fading chances of the playoffs. Backstrom’s their best and if he can’t get it done, then hope is lost. (Source)
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It’s going to be interesting to see if Hammond can replicate the success he had last season, when he came out of nowhere to go 20-1-2 with a 1.79 GAA and .941 save percentage, and finish seventh in Vezina voting.