It’s Bolts-Leafs at the ACC tonight, but in goal it’ll be Crunch-Marlies.
See, Tampa Bay is going to start Andrei Vasilevskiy, just two days after he was recalled from a conditioning stint with AHL Syracuse. And Toronto, as you might’ve heard, is going with Jonathan Bernier, just three days after he was recalled from a conditioning stint with the Marlies.
Interesting times in the crease, to say the least.
Of the two netminders, Bernier had the more successful American League stint, going 3-0-1 with a .948 save percentage and 1.25 GAA. All three of his wins were shutouts.
Vasilevskiy, meanwhile, made two starts after being reassigned to Syracuse on December 10, posting a 0-1-1 record with a .892 save percentage and a 3.47 GAA.
— After getting yanked against the Isles in his last outing, Cory Schneider goes for the Devils in Buffalo. The Sabres will counter with Linus Ullmark, who hasn’t played since beating the Kings on Saturday.
— Michal Neuvirth makes his third straight start when the Flyers host the ‘Canes. No word yet on a Carolina starter.
— Uncertainty out of Dallas: Kari Lehtonen looks likely for the Stars, and the Jackets said they won’t announce their starter until later this afternoon.