starting goalies

Vernon Fiddler, Michal Neuvirth

Tonight’s Starting Goalies – Friday, March 18

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

NY Islanders @ Carolina

Likely Islanders starter: Al Montoya (Source.)

Likely Carolina starter: Cam Ward (Source.)

Montreal @ NY Rangers

Likely Montreal starter: Carey Price (Source.)

Likely NY Rangers starter: Henrik Lundqvist (Source.)

Washington @ New Jersey

Likely Washington starter: Michal Neuvirth (Source.)

Likely New Jersey starter: Martin Brodeur (Source.)

10:00 pm ET game

Phoenix @ Vancouver

Likely Phoenix starter: Jason LaBarbera – It’s a toss-up, but various sources are leaning toward The Barber. If you only have two goalies available tonight and Ilya Bryzgalov is one of them, you might as well start him anyway. (Source.)

Likely Vancouver starter: Roberto Luongo (Source.)

Tonight’s Starting Goalies – Thursday, March 17 (late edition)

Jonathan Quick

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.

9:00 pm ET games

Phoenix @ Edmonton

Likely Phoenix starter: Ilya Bryzgalov (Source.)

Likely Edmonton starter: Nikolai Khabibulin (Source.)

Colorado @ Calgary

Likely Colorado starter: Peter Budaj – Not totally sure about this one, but does it even really matter with the Avs being toast?

Likely Calgary starter: Miikka Kiprusoff (Source.)

10:30 pm ET games

Minnesota @ San Jose

Likely Minnesota starter: Niklas Backstrom (Source.)

Likely San Jose starter: Antti Niemi (Source.)

St. Louis @ Los Angeles

Likely St. Louis starter: Jaroslav Halak (Source.)

Likely Los Angeles starter: Jonathan Quick (Source.)

Tonight’s Starting Goalies – Thursday, March 17 (early edition)

Jean-Sebastien Giguere

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

Philadelphia @ Atlanta

Likely Philadelphia starter: Brian Boucher (Source.)

Likely Atlanta starter: Ondrej Pavelec (Source.)

Detroit @ Columbus

Likely Detroit starter: Joey MacDonald (Source.)

Likely Columbus starter: Steve Mason (Source.)

7:30 pm ET games

Toronto @ Florida

Likely Toronto starter: J.S. Giguere (Source.)

Likely Florida starter: Scott Clemmensen (Source.)

New Jersey @ Ottawa

Likely New Jersey starter: Martin Brodeur (Source.)

Likely Ottawa starter: Curtis McElhinney (Source.)

Tampa Bay @ Montreal

Likely Tampa Bay starter: Dwayne Roloson (Source.)

Likely Montreal starter: Carey Price (Source.)

8:00 pm ET game

Boston @ Nashville

Likely Boston starter: Tim Thomas – No guarantees on this one, especially. (Source.)

Likely Nashville starter: Pekka Rinne (Source.)

8:30 pm ET game

Chicago @ Dallas

Likely Chicago starter: Corey Crawford (Source.)

Likely Dallas starter: Kari Lehtonen (Source.)

Tonight’s starting goalies – March 16

Detroit Red Wings v St. Louis Blues

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.

Toronto @ Carolina – 7 p.m. ET

Toronto’s starter: James Reimer will get the start tonight. It was thought that Jean-Sebastien Giguere might go, but he will not. Reimer or bust for the playoff hopeful Leafs. (Source)

Carolina’s starter: Cam Ward gets the start again for Carolina coming off a stellar 40-save shutout of Buffalo last night. (Source)

Washington @ Detroit – 7:30 p.m. ET

Washington’s starter: Michal Neuvirth gets the start tonight giving Braden Holtby a break after last night’s victory. (Source)

Detroit’s starter: Who else but Jimmy Howard in goal for Detroit against the red hot Caps. (Source)

Colorado @ Vancouver – 10 p.m. ET

Colorado’s starter: Brian Elliott gets the start for the Avs as they try to win a game. Period. (Source)

Vancouver’s starter: Cory Schneider gets the start and hopes to lock up the first playoff berth of the season and the division title as well. (Source)

St. Louis @ Anaheim – 10 p.m. ET

St. Louis’ starter: Jaroslav Halak is back and healthy and that means he should get the start.

Anaheim’s starter: We’re figuring on Dan Ellis once again getting the call in goal.

Tonight’s starting goalies – March 15 (late edition)

Los Angeles Kings v Dallas Stars
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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. Here’s the starters for tonight’s later starts.

Los Angeles @ Nashville – 8 p.m. ET

Los Angeles’ starter: Jonathan Bernier will get the start tonight. With Bernier and Quick both playing well, these two should rotate the rest of the year. Quick is the top guy no matter what. (Source)

 

Nashville’s starter: Pekka Rinne will once again start for the Preds. They need to get back into the top eight so he’ll carry the load the rest of the way. (Source)

San Jose @ Dallas – 8:30 p.m. ET

San Jose’s starter: Antti Niemi will try to redeem himself after getting spanked by Chicago last night. It’ll be his 26th straight start of the season. (Source)

Dallas’ starter: Kari Lehtonen will go for Dallas as they look to keep up with the playoff race in the West. (Source)

Phoenix @ Calgary – 9:30 p.m. ET

Phoenix’s starter: Our best educated guess here is that Ilya Bryzgalov will start. It’s a key battle with a team they’re in the hunt for the playoffs with. It only makes sense.

Calgary’s starter: Miikka Kiprusoff will get the start once again for Calgary. (Source)