Friday, February 23, 2007

NHL Starting Goaltenders Saturday Night

Below is the reported starters for Saturday night:
(Bold is my predicted winner, Italic is an uncertain starter)

Capitals - Brent Johnson vs Devils - Martin Brodeur
Canadiens - Jaroslav Halak - vs Islanders - Rick DiPietro
Hurricanes - Cam Ward vs Thrashers - Kari Lehtonen
Maple Leafs - Andrew Raycroft vs Flyers - Antero Niittymaki
Blue Jackets - Frederik Norenna vs Rangers - Henrik Lundqvist
Sabres - Ryan Miller vs Senators - Ray Emery
Bruins - Hannu Toivonen vs Panthers - Ed Belfour
Red Wings - Chris Osgood vs Predators - Thomas Vokoun
Sharks - Evgeni Nabokov vs Flames - Mikka Kirprusoff
Avalanche - Peter Budaj vs Kings - Sean Burke

If you are hoping for some fireworks in the Ottawa vs Buffalo game don't expect them from the goalies. The Sens gave Emery a little talking to and told him in no uncertain terms to knock it off. On the other hand, Murray did confirm that McGratton will be in the lineup tomorrow night.

Almost lost in the shuffle Chris Drury is out indefinitely with concussion like symptoms. Strangely enough it was Ottawa who knocked Tim Connolly out last year in a similar manner. Connolly has yet to return this season, let's hope Drury is not as badly hurt.

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