Monday, October 17, 2016

Goalie Announcements (Oct 17)

It's a brand new week, everyone starts off with zero wins in the survivor pool... the 19 team that are still in it, I mean.  There isn't a great deal of stress at the beginning of the week, especially now that we have a full week's worth of action ahead, 48 games on the schedule.  There are no guarantees though, given injuries and all that other good stuff, but we all just gotta hope for the best.

Cam will have one of the first cracks to stay alive in the survivor pool, as Marc-Andre Fleury has been penned in for Monday night's game, with the Penguins hosting the Avalanche.  He will get Derek B.'s Calvin Pickard at the other end, as the Avs start a back-to-back night set between Pittsburgh and Washington.  This will be Pickard's first start and he could play spoiler with a win on the road tonight.  Yes, Derek's team is one of the teams already eliminated.

Stacey M. gets a start out of Antti Raanta, offering up an early shot at qualification for next week through her second goalie tonight.  Raanta is in tough though, as he'll face Martin Jones in the visitor's net, with the Sharks in town to face the Rangers.  Jones already has a pair of wins for Wes and would likely be the favourite to win this one tonight, helping Wes to move on to next week.

Clayton snuck into Week Two in the last game of the week last night and will get an early opportunity to make it through to Week Three with his first start from Ottawa's Andrew Hammond tonight, as the Senators go to Detroit to take on Petr Mrazek and the Red Wings.  Mrazek wasn't able to register a win in Week One, much to the disappointment of Stacey C., who is already out of the survivor pool, but his two goalies can certainly play spoiler this week.

Both Troy and Tony finished Week One with a couple of wins from their goalies and they get a start each tonight in Winnipeg, with the Bruins visiting the Jets.  Troy will have Tuukka Rask in net for the visitors, while it appears to be Connor Hellebuyck in net for the home side tonight.  Each goalie won their first start of the season and both will be looking for their second win and entry into the third week of the year.
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