Goalie nods: Jared Coreau to start Centennial Classic for Red Wings

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With three career NHL games under his belt, Jared Coreau will start in goal for the Detroit Red Wings in the Centennial Classic on Sunday, per Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press.

After a tough outing in his debut against the Pittsburgh Penguins in early December, Coreau settled in for wins against Florida before the holiday break and Ottawa after the time off.

“It’s a big opportunity, not just to earn more playing time, but not many players get to experience games like this in their career. Steve Ott was saying this morning at breakfast, being in Dallas, he never got an opportunity to do one and now he does and he’s really excited. It’s pretty special,” said Coreau of playing an outdoor game.

Meanwhile, it looks like Frederik Andersen gets the start in net for Toronto.

Elsewhere…

John Gibson is expected to start against the Philadelphia Flyers tonight, per Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register. He’s been working overtime lately, with three of his last four starts going beyond regulation time. He allowed three goals on 26 shots in his last start against the Canucks on Friday.

Braden Holtby is having another strong season for the Washington Capitals, and he’ll start Sunday against the Ottawa Senators, per the Washington Post. The Capitals have six wins in their past 10 games. Holtby has two shut outs in his last seven starts, and has allowed two or fewer goals in six of those games.

Mike Condon is projected to start for the Senators, as they look to get within four points of Montreal for first in the Atlantic Division.

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