News and notes from around the crease…
Marty goes again for Devils
Martin Brodeur will make consecutive starts for the first time since early January, as he’ll be in goal tonight to face the Flyers. The veteran netminder was in goal for Saturday’s win over the Hurricanes — stopping 33 shots in the process — and will get a chance to carry that momentum tonight, looking for his fourth straight win.
For the Flyers, Steve Mason gets the nod in goal. Mason is coming off a 36-save OT loss to the Leafs on Saturday, which snapped his three-game winning streak.
Halak back in, too
The Washington Capitals are giving Jaroslav Halak a serious audition for their No. 1 gig.
Halak will start his third straight game for the Caps on Tuesday against Pittsburgh — the second time he’ll face the Pens in as many nights. Halak gave up three goals on 20 shots in Monday’s 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh, this after stopping 31 of 33 shots in a 3-2 win over Phoenix in his Caps debut on Saturday.
No word yet on who the Penguins will start in goal.
Predators at Sabres: Carter Hutton vs. Jhonas Enroth
Rangers at Hurricanes: Henrik Lundqvist for New York, Cam Ward probable for Carolina.
Red Wings at Blue Jackets: Jimmy Howard vs. Sergei Bobrovsky
Coyotes at Panthers: Mike Smith vs. Roberto Luongo
Stars at Blues: Ryan Miller for St. Louis, Tim Thomas likely for Dallas.
Oilers at Wild: Viktor Fasth vs. Darcy Kuemper
Leafs at Sharks: James Reimer vs. Antti Niemi