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Raja
02-11-2011, 11:40 PM
Disclaimer: All of the following are based on my (hopefully) unbiased opinion and are in no way statistical fact. Factors going into my decisions include goalie skill, match up, career stats vs, and recent trends. How many goalies start reflects how much I write about them, usually. If you disagree about anything feel free to voice your opinion!

C = CONFIRMATION: All confirmations are listed below or click here (http://goaliestatus.com/)

Must Start
Rinne @COL: Rinne bounced back very nicely against Detroit after a crappy game vs Edmonton. In 12 games (and pulled twice) in November he allowed 26 goals and put up respectable numbers. Through January and February he's allowed the same amount in 15 games, with a sv% .30 higher and gaa .5 lower.
Luongo vs CGY: 5 wins in a row, 7 goals allowed, lowest sv% has been .933. Etc, etc.

Good Start
CBernier @WSH: Bernier got a shutout last game even though he lost in a shootout. His last 3 games have been solid.
C Varlamov vs LAK: Varlamov starts, so this rotation is bullshit. Neuvirth played great in his loss against the Sharks. He's 4-1-3 over his last 8, so he's definitely keeping the team in the game. Varly has lost 6 of his last 8, but put up good numbers.
Crawford @PHX: After going up 3-0 last night Chicago lost in a shootout. They need as many points as they can get, and with Turco giving up leads like that Crawford's job is secure.
Bryzgalov vs CHI: Bryzgalov is on a 3 game win streak, with the first 2 being shutouts. He put up a poor sv% by allowing just 2 goals on 18 shots, but the 1.97gaa and W make up for it.
C Backstrom vs STL: Whatever injury was hurting Backstrom's play is obviously gone, as he's gone back to stud status since returning. In his last 6 he's 4-2 with about a 1.00gaa, .955sv%, and 2 shutouts. Another couple games and he'll be moving up.
Kiprusoff @VAN: Kipper has started 7 in a row and finally slipped up, is it time we see Karlsson? Probably not since it's a division game, but Kipper has poor stats against the Nucks.

Toss Up
C Price vs TOR: 8 goals in his last game, but if it wasn't a rivalry game/b2b he never would have stayed in that long. Still though, what a shitty game for goalies. 4 of his last 6 have been below .897sv%.
C Ward @TBL: Ward finally broke his streak of allowing 3 goals, but didn't get the win. He's only won 1 of his last 5, but he's had 6 games in a row of .909sv% or better.
C Roloson vs CAR: Roloson has been so inconsistent since becoming a Bolt, but when he wins his stats are so great he still looks good. He's allowed 11 goals in his last 4 games, but all of them came in the last 2.


Weak Start
C Giguere @MTL: Giguere has let in 15 goals in his last 4 starts, but won his most recent two.
C Budaj @NSH: I guess Anderson is injured, so Budaj will get the bulk of the starts again. His last 2 have been solid, but it seems whenever he's good the rest of the team isn't. He's got great numbers against Nashville, surprisingly.
Conklin @MIN: Of course Halak lets in 4 goals, what a surprise. Conklin hasn't been better, allowing 17 in his last 4.

Don't Start
C OTT goalie @EDM: Lehner needs more time in the AHL. Elliott sucks too. They desperately need goaltending help in the off-season.
C Khabibulin vs OTT: This game is going to suck all over the place. As rambled from Dobber: Elliott and Khabi combine for an 0-22-4 record in their last 26. My guess, one gets pulled, the back up gets the win.

jeffoule
02-12-2011, 09:38 AM
you forgot montreal vs Toronto game, didnt you? They says it's Price on local newspaper

jeffoule
02-12-2011, 09:39 AM
Oh sorry, I didnt read your note properly first

bearcats
02-12-2011, 11:17 AM
http://twitter.com/mnwild/status/35767571231805442#

backstrom

http://www.montrealgazette.com/sports/hockey/montreal-canadiens/Habs+Leafs+hobbled+injuries/4269413/story.html

price

http://twitter.com/HennyTweets/status/35729473252888577#

giggy

http://twitter.com/TEAM1200Ottawa/status/36448770740715520#

elliott

rhynoc
02-12-2011, 11:32 AM
Any confirmations for tomorrow would be great. Trying to help my buddy get into the top 6. He isn't going to make his min starts.
Khabbi/Dub, Biron, Clemm, C.Mason, Montoya should all have a chance for tomorrow.

Thanks.

vinzanity
02-12-2011, 11:51 AM
Any confirmation with who WSH's starting goalie vs. LA is?

Gern Blansten
02-12-2011, 12:02 PM
Any confirmation with who WSH's starting goalie vs. LA is?

Varlamov is getting the nod: http://twitter.com/kcarrera/status/36469403868463104

Gern Blansten
02-12-2011, 12:03 PM
Roloson: http://twitter.com/erlendssontrib/status/36468724840005632



Who do you like better:

Roloson vs. Carolina (Home)

Bryzgalov vs. Chicago (Home)

Shtand
02-12-2011, 12:36 PM
Roloson: http://twitter.com/erlendssontrib/status/36468724840005632



Who do you like better:

Roloson vs. Carolina (Home)

Bryzgalov vs. Chicago (Home)

I have the exact same choice today. Pretty sure I'm going to ride Bryzy, he has been on a pretty awesome 3-game streak. Although with Rolly's see-saw play, this would be the game to start him. Still, Bryzgalov for me.

Gern Blansten
02-12-2011, 12:42 PM
I have the exact same choice today. Pretty sure I'm going to ride Bryzy, he has been on a pretty awesome 3-game streak. Although with Rolly's see-saw play, this would be the game to start him. Still, Bryzgalov for me.

Right now my thoughts too, but TB got embarrassed in their last outing and should come out with something to prove. Carolina has sucks balls in their last few games too.

Tough choice.

Raja
02-12-2011, 01:01 PM
I'd start Bryzgalov without a doubt, Chicago played last night too.

Updated with all games.

Gern Blansten
02-12-2011, 04:34 PM
...Chicago played last night too.

Thanks for that reminder. I have not paid attention to that in the past and been BURNED!

Kipper goes tonight: http://blog.rogersbroadcasting.com/mikerogers/2011/02/12/kipper-goes-again/

bearcats
02-12-2011, 06:59 PM
rinne vs col
or
backstrom vs blues

thanks

mike550
02-12-2011, 07:11 PM
OH how sweet it is to see both my goalies in the must start category :)