Today’s Starting Goalies – December 16th

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 @ NY Rangers

Likely Phoenix starter: Jason LaBarbera (Source.)

Likely NY Rangers starter: Martin Biron (Source.)

Anaheim @ NY Islanders

Likely Anaheim starter: Jonas Hiller – As usual, this is just my best guess. (Update: Curtis McElhinney gets the start.)

Likely NY Islanders starter: Rick DiPietro (Source.)

Boston @ Montreal

Likely Boston starter: Tim Thomas (Source.)

Likely Montreal starter: Carey Price (Source.)

Carolina @ Atlanta

Likely Carolina starter: Cam Ward (Source.)

Likely Atlanta starter: Ondrej Pavelec – Another educated guess.

8:00 pm ET games

Los Angeles @ St. Louis

Likely Los Angeles starter: Jonathan Quick (Source.)

Likely St. Louis starter: Ty Conklin (Source.)

Ottawa @ Minnesota

Likely Ottawa starter: Pascal Leclaire (Source.)

Likely Minnesota starter: Jose Theodore (Source.)

8:30 pm ET game

San Jose @ Dallas

Likely San Jose starter: Antero Niittymaki – No sure thing there, but Antti Niemi played last night (and lost) so Niitty’s chances are pretty good.

Likely Dallas starter: Kari Lehtonen (Source.)

9:30 pm ET games

Columbus @ Edmonton

Likely Columbus starter: Steve Mason (Source.)

Likely Edmonton starter: Nikolai Khabibulin (Source.)

Toronto @ Calgary

Likely Toronto starter: Jean-Sebastien Giguere (Source.)

Likely Calgary starter: Miikka Kiprusoff (Source.)

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