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Raja
02-13-2011, 09:51 AM
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/)

Early Games! (All EST)
Boston @ Detroit 12:30
All other games are before 7pm except for Anaheim @Edmonton, so check your lineups!

Must Start
Thomas @DET: Thomas only got to take 40 minutes off after the crazy Montreal game, as Rask was pulled after 2 periods against Detroit. Thomas stopped 14 of 15 in his limited time, so hopefully he'll keep that up in a full game.
Niemi @FLA: Niemi continues his strong play, taking a loss but maintaining his excellent 1.83gaa and .943sv% in 5 games this month. Early east coast games are hard for the western teams though, as their routine gets all messed up and they miss afternoon naps, meals, etc, so if they lose badly don't look too far into it.

Good Start
Fleury @NYR: Things seemed to fall apart for the Pens last game, but it wasn't Fleury's fault. He's lost 2 of his last 4, which is something I could say in January once, and then not before that since October.
Miller vs NYI: Folks, it looks like it's Miller Lite time. 11-4-1 in his last 16, Miller is posting a modest 2.75~gaa and .915~sv%. I had no idea they were just 3 points out of a playoff spot with 3 games in hand.
C Quick @PHI: Quick seems to have found his mojo again, as he's won 5 of his last 6 and good stats in most.
*Boucher vs LAK: Boucher has been awesome, allowing just 6 goals in his last 4 starts, and stopping 15 of 16 in 40 minutes of relief for Bobrovsky. If the tandem continues to impress it'll be interesting to see who they go with come playoff time.
Hiller @EDM: Hiller is expected to make his comeback tonight, and hopefully he picks up where he left off as he was on fire for December/January (15-7-1, 2.18gaa, .936sv%, 3SO). Edmonton is a good place to start, as he has excellent stats vs.

Toss Up
Lundqvist vs PIT: Lundy is working his way down the chart, so Biron could be seeing a lot more starts. 2-5-1 in his last 8, he's allowed 3 or more in all 6 losses.
Lehtonen vs CLB: Lehtonen's play seems to have disappeared, as he's let in 3 or more in 5 straight and only won his most recent start. He got my #2 save of the year on Seabrook though, so that counts for something. He's got incredible stats in 3 starts against Columbus, despite being 1-1-1.
Howard vs BOS: Howard continues to impress when he wins, but still sucks when he loses. In his last 7, he's allowed 9 goals in 4 wins, and 10 goals in 3 losses.
Ward @ATL: It seems as Ward has become Vokoun lite this season, as he's not winning much and allowing 3+ goals, but still putting up good sv%. Starting him last night might have been a mistake, as Atlanta is a far more important game than Tampa at this point in the season.
Vokoun vs SJS: Trading Salak while Markstrom is injured is really unfortunate, as now the chances of Vokoun getting traded seem incredibly slim. Vokoun has only won 3 of his last 9, but posted a .914sv% or better in 6 (.909, .903, .889 other 3)

Weak Start
Mason @DAL: Would you believe Mason is 9-5-1 on the road? It's true, and he's 9-9-1 at home, but the numbers aren't any worse really.
Koskinen @BUF: Another game that could be fight filled for the Isles, Koskinen looks to extend his winnings to 3. The stats against Toronto were very poor, but he's had rather solid ones against Pittsburgh and Montreal.
Pavelec vs CAR: 5 games after his shutout, and Pavelec finally gets a win and posts good numbers. As stated with Ward, this game is huge.
Dubnyk vs ANA: Of course Khabibulin lost last night, but maybe Dubnyk would have too. When was the last time a goalie's record was 6-6-6? Outside of his shutout 3 of his last 4 games have been weak.

bearcats
02-13-2011, 10:32 AM
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/sports/hockey/edmonton-oilers/Sens+topple+Oilers+battle+basement/4272637/story.html

dubnyk expected

http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/dallas-stars/headlines/20110212-columbus-blue-jackets-at-stars-preview.ece

lehtonen expected

Cornholio
02-13-2011, 11:48 AM
Thomas confirmed
http://twitter.com/NHLBruins/status/36825750149533696

Quick confirmed
http://lakingsinsider.com/2011/02/12/quick-to-start-sunday/

Zamboners
02-13-2011, 11:54 AM
Thomas or Ward? My stats this week are out of reach but can get extra point with a win. I think Wings at home is tough match-up but Canes played last night so???

Cornholio
02-13-2011, 11:57 AM
Timmay!