Thursday, March 24, 2016
Goalie Announcements (Mar 24)
Big night in the NHL tonight, as there is 11 games on the schedule and it's the brink of a long weekend, so get your fill before Good Friday.
Let's start with the money teams, see how the races for the moolah are shaping up tonight.
Jeremy won't have a starter tonight, as one isn't playing and one is designated to back-up. Brenda & Seward are expected to have Jonathan Quick in the Kings' net tonight, as they visit Ondrej Pavelec (Stuart) and the Jets. That quickly sorts out the top two, where the duo needs a big night from their number one, as they head into the evening 9 points back.
Brian continues to hold down the 3rd place spot in the standings, now 10 points up on John P. and 15 points up on Neil. It is expected that Brian will have one keeper going tonight, with Cam Talbot getting the call for the Oilers, while they visit Martin Jones (Scott) and the Sharks. John P.'s goalies both have the night off tonight, while Neil will have a back-up tonight, but no starters.
I don't think we can necessarily count Kristy & Don completely out of the 3rd place race, as they start the night 18 points back and they have Roberto Luongo going for the Panthers tonight, while they visit Tuukka Rask (Dale C.) and the Bruins.
Derek & Dan own the Mover & Shaker lead after three nights, but they are without a goalie tonight. Kristy & Don are one of two teams following up with 10 points and they've already had a mention. Then there is Grant, also at 10 points, and his goalie will either be backing up or in the press box tonight. Ryan, one of four teams with 9 points, will have the rookie Garret Sparks going for the Maple Leafs tonight, with the Anaheim Ducks and Frederik Andersen (Benson) at the other end. Derek W., another one of those teams with 9 points, Brian and Stuart are the others (already mentioned above), has Devan Dubnyk going for the Wild tonight, facing former teammate Niklas Backstrom (non-pool) and the Flames.