Thursday, October 08, 2015
Goalie Announcements (Oct 8)
One of the bigger goalie storylines of the Summer was emanating from the Dallas Stars' crease, as they had two number one goalies in tow after the acquisition of Antti Niemi. Well, as it turns out, Niemi will get the nod for the Stars against the Pittsburgh Penguins, ahead of Kari Lehtonen. This means that Stacey M. will get a start ahead of Dale C. in Dallas. The presumption on the other side of the ice is that Marc-Andre Fleury will get the start, giving John R. his first start of the year.
Derek W. has a couple of chances to get on the board in the goalie survivor pool tonight, as both Steve Mason of the Flyers and Devan Dubnyk of the Wild are going in their games, taking on Ben Bishop (Allan) of the Bolts and Semyon Varlamov (Kristy & Don) of the Avalanche, respectively.
Ondrej Pavelec (Stuart) and Tuukka Rask (Dale C.) match up in the Jets and Bruins game tonight, while Robin Lehner (Stacey C.) of the Sabres faces his old team at home, as Craig Anderson (John P.) and the Senators comes calling. In St. Louis, Cam Talbot (Brian) makes his first start for his new team, the Oilers, as they take on Brian Elliott (Grant) and the Blues. Finally, Carolina goes into Nashville for a match-up between Cam Ward (Neil) and Pekka Rinne (Ryan).
On opening night, Clayton, Derek B., John S. and Scott all got on the board in the survivor pool, so we'll look to add a few more names tonight.