Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Goalie Announcements (Feb 3)
Only three games on the docket tonight, so we'll go over all three, right here... right now!
He won't count tonight, but Robin Lehner is warming up for his return to the hockey pool next week, getting the call for the Sabres against the Canadiens tonight. At the other end of the ice, Mike Condon (John R.) is expected in net for the Habs, he was picked up in Week Nine and has been carrying the load in Montreal.
In Tampa Bay tonight, the Red Wings and Lightning will go head-to-head and this has the makings of a good goalie match-up. At the visitors end, we'll have Petr Mrazek (Tony) and at the home end, it will be Ben Bishop (Allan). Tony is 27 points behind Allan in this pool match-up; it might be quite the gap, but it all starts with a big game from your keepers.
Finally, Carolina and Calgary open up their schedule after the break with a game at the Saddledome and we should have Eddie Lack (Wes) against Karri Ramo (Brenda & Seward) tonight. I don't think Wes cares if Lack wins tonight, just as long he handles the puck outside of the trapezoid or goes all Hextall on someone in front of his net.