Of the seven games tonight in the NHL, only one will feature two number-one goalies in starting roles.
Craig Anderson and Ben Bishop will face each other when the Senators and Lightning meet in Tampa Bay.
That’s the one game.
— Dustin Tokarski (in his first start of the season) for the Canadiens in Detroit, versus Petr Mrazek for the Red Wings.
— Philipp Grubauer for the Capitals in Florida, versus Al Montoya for the Panthers.
— Michal Neuvirth for the Flyers in St. Louis, versus Brian Elliott for the Blues.
— Scott Darling for the Blackhawks in Nashville, with Pekka Rinne likely for the Preds.
— Curtis McElhinney for the Blue Jackets in Winnipeg, versus Connor Hellebuyck for the Jets.
— Chad Johnson for the Sabres in Calgary, versus Karri Ramo for the Flames.
I guess, technically, Johnson and Ramo could be classified as number ones, in that they lead their respective teams in starts this season. But you know what I mean. (No offense, Chad and Karri.)