Thursday, March 8, 2007

Starting Goalies in the NHL tonight Thursday, March 8

Below are the reported starters for Thursday night:

(Bold is my predicted winner, Italic is an uncertain starter)
Wild - Niklas Backstrom vs Bruins Tim Thomas
Canadiens - Jaroslav Halak vs Thrashers - Kari Lehtonen
Panthers - Ed Belfour vs Flyers - Martin Biron
Rangers - Henrik Lundqvist vs Islanders - Rick DiPietro
Maple Leafs - Andrew Raycroft vs Senators - Ray Emery
Devils - Martin Brodeur vs Penguins - Marc-Andre Fleury
Stars - Marty Turco vs Blues - Curtis Sanford
Flames - Miikka Kiprusoff vs Predators - Tomas Vokoun
Canucks - Danny Sabourin vs Coyotes - Curtis Joseph

A few maybe's up there.
The Stars have not yet divulged their starter tonight and have made conflicting statements about whether one goalie will play back to back games or whether they will split them. I'll keep my eye on this.
The Canucks have stated that Sabourin will start once this week, it is a guess that he will be starting tonights game against the Yotes.
Holding to the 1 game on 1 game off rotation in Phoenix seems like a good bet but Curtis Joseph reportedly had the Flu on Monday, I'll keep an eye on this one as well.

How did I do last night?
4 for 4 on starters, 2 for 4 on winners
(Bold is the actual winner, Italic is my predicted winner)
Kings - Mathieu Garon vs Blue Jackets - Frederik Norrena
Avalanche - Peter Budaj vs Sabres - Ryan Miller
Lightning - Marc Denis vs Oilers - Dwayne Roloson
Coyotes - Mikael Tellqvist vs Ducks - J.S. Giguere

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