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Ben Scrivens

Goalie nods: Oilers hope Scrivens can maintain post-break high

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Oilers stick with streaking Scrivens

Almost nothing has gone right for the Edmonton Oilers this season and that includes their goaltending. Lost amid the Oilers’ seemingly never-ending struggles though is the fact that lately, Ben Scrivens has been doing a great job between the pipes. He’ll enter tonight’s game against the New York Islanders with a 1.99 GAA and .931 save percentage in four games since the holiday break.

His efforts played a key role in the Oilers earning a rare win against the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday and he’s also helped Edmonton secure at least a point in three straight contests.

It’s not known who the Islanders will counter with, although Jaroslav Halak is a good bet.


Panthers at Capitals: Roberto Luongo will start for Florida, but Washington didn’t tip its hand ahead of the 3:00 p.m. ET start.

Lightning at Senators: Ben Bishop vs. Robin Lehner

Stars at Hawks: No word on who Dallas will start, but Corey Crawford will be in net for Chicago.

Blue Jackets at Avalanche: Sergei Bobrovsky and Semyon Varlamov are the probable goaltenders, but neither has been confirmed.

Predators at Ducks: Similarly, we’ll likely see Pekka Rinne and Frederik Andersen play tonight, but that’s based on speculation rather than any indication from Nashville or Anaheim.

Goalie nods: Brodeur starts for Blues, Price goes for 200th win in 400th game

Martin Brodeur

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Brodeur looks to build off of Monday’s shutout

There was talk before St. Louis’ game on Monday that it might be Martin Brodeur’s final start as Brian Elliott was on the verge of returning from a knee injury. However, after Brodeur posted a 16-save shutout against Patrick Roy’s Colorado Avalanche, it was quickly determined that he would stay on the roster and play again.

Brodeur will get his next opportunity tonight against Anaheim, but his situation remains fragile given that the Blues have three healthy goaltenders on their roster, including Jake Allen.

The 42-year-old netminder will play against 25-year-old Frederik Andersen.

Price goes for win 200 in game 400

If Brodeur wins tonight it will be victory 692. He’s been so successful that it’s almost hard to wrap your head around just how incredible his win total is, but one way of doing so is by looking at his peers.

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price turned 27 in August and has been one of the league’s top goaltenders for a little while now. He’s been dominate again this season with a 20-9-1 record, 2.19 GAA, and .928 save percentage in 30 games. If he reaches the 200-win mark tonight, it will be something worth celebrating and he’ll become one of just 10 active goaltenders to reach that milestones. And as far Brodeur, everyone is in his shadow, not just Price. He has nearly double the amount of career wins as the next highest active goalie (Roberto Luongo, 387).

Brodeur’s former squad, the New Jersey Devils, will be Montreal’s opponents tonight and will counter with Keith Kinkaid.


Panthers at Sabres: Roberto Luongo vs. Michal Neuvirth

Lightning at Penguins: Ben Bishop vs. Thomas Greiss

Flyers at Hurricanes: Steve Mason vs. Cam Ward

Leafs at Wild: Jonathan Bernier will start with Toronto; Darcy Kuemper is probable for Minnesota.

Oilers at Avs: There’s no word on who will start with Colorado, but Ben Scrivens will start for Edmonton.

Isles at Flames: Jaroslav Halak vs. Jonas Hiller

Goalie nods: Elliott returns, Brodeur isn’t done

Brian Elliott

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Elliott returns for the Blues

Brian Elliott will get his first start since Nov. 25 when the St. Louis Blues take on the Nashville Predators tonight.

The Blues signed Martin Brodeur to help fill the void while Elliott was sidelined with a knee injury. Brodeur was less than ideal in his efforts to fill the void, but the future Hall of Fame goaltender did post a 16-save shutout on Monday. That won’t be his last start either as the Blues have already penciled Brodeur in for either Friday or Saturday’s game, per their Twitter feed.

Meanwhile Jake Allen will serve as Elliott’s backup tonight as St. Louis tries to balance its three goaltenders.

Nashville will counter with Pekka Rinne.


Habs at Panthers: Carey Price will likely start against Roberto Luongo.

Kings at Oilers: Los Angeles hasn’t revealed its starter, but Edmonton will send out Ben Scrivens.

Canucks at Sharks: It’s not yet known who Vancouver will start; San Jose is expected to go with Alex Stalock.