Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Goalie Announcements (Jan 26)
Night two of three this week and we have some action in the survivor pool tonight, as Allan is sure to get a start tonight from his number two guy, Connor Hellebuyck of the Jets, as they will have the Arizona Coyotes in town in a classic Jets/Thrashers match-up. On the other side, it's the possible 1st overall pick in the next Waiver Draft, Louis Domingue, who has been putting up some serious numbers since his recall.
And all of a sudden, this Hellebuyck start becomes all the more important, as the Tampa Bay Lightning announced that Andrei Vasilevskiy (Mike) will get the call tomorrow night, relieving Ben Bishop of the duty and taking the other start away from Allan. Oh my!
The Florida Panthers are playing their last game before the break tonight, but instead of Jeremy's goalie, Al Montoya, they will go with their number one goalie, Roberto Luongo (Kristy & Don) instead. This was an expected move, given the schedule and all, but it's worth highlighting the importance of tomorrow for Jeremy here. Luongo will face James Reimer (John S.) on the other side, as the Maple Leafs won't have far to go for their vacation stops after this game.
Other match-ups tonight include: Frederik Andersen (Benson) against Tuukka Rask (Dale C.) in Boston, Cory Schneider (Troy) versus Marc-Andre Fleury (John R.) in Pittsburgh, Corey Crawford (Stuart) up against Eddie Lack (Wes) in Carolina, a non-pool game in Montreal between Joonas Korpisalo and Ben Scrivens, Robin Lehner (Dropped) against Craig Anderson (John P.)