Saturday, November 28, 2015
Goalie Announcements (Nov 28)
Well, it's crunch time for both Ryan and Derek W., who each didn't find a win in yesterday's games, although it looked certain that one would walk away with one. Michal Neuvirth (Neil) ended up getting the start for the Flyers on Friday night and beating Pekka Rinne, which was a big kick to the groin for the survivor pool.
So, what does that mean in the 12 games that we'll see tonight in the league?
Well, since Neuvirth got the start yesterday, that means that Steve Mason (confirmed!) will get the start today for the Flyers, giving Derek W. that key start today. It has been confirmed that he will be taking on Antti Raanta (Benson) of the Rangers and that will be the early start of the day, an 11:30am start.
Derek's other goalie, Devan Dubnyk, will not be going again today for the Wild, as it was decided on Friday that Darcy Kuemper (Tony) would be getting the start against the Dallas Stars.
For Ryan, there is a chance that Pekka Rinne will get back-to-back starts, but that has yet to be confirmed. The Predators are at home to the Buffalo Sabres, which could be a great time to give Carter Hutton another start, which would eliminate Ryan from this contest. Ryan has a lock on the rookie pool, so he shouldn't be too sad about this, if it happens.
Since we have an early game today, a lot of the games have yet to see confirmed starters, so I won't go into too much detail about the games that don't have them, but we'll look at some interesting confirmed starters.
Jonathan Bernier (Cindy) will try for his first win of the season, as he will take on Braden Holtby (Jeremy) and the Capitals. Cindy's team is the only one without a goalie win this year and opportunities have been few and far between this season. Can the Leafs pull this one out?
Scott Darling (Eric) is the confirmed starter for the Blackhawks tonight, when they take on the Los Angeles Kings, who should be starting Jonathan Quick (Brenda & Seward), but that was unconfirmed at the time of the post.