Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Goalie Announcements (Jan 31)

So, the goalie survivor pool will continue with our two teams remaining and we'll highlight the starts where either John S. or Stacey M. has a start.  With the week starting a day later than normal, the 46-game schedule is slightly compressed, so it will be a busy one and that could mean back-ups could start a lot on back-to-back nights.

Stacey does have Antti Raanta back in the active lineup for the Rangers, but he won't be getting the start tonight, unfortunately for Stacey.  Instead, it will be Henrik Lundqvist playing host to Joonas Korpisalo, which is good news for Grant and a good scouting game for anyone who is looking for a goalie in this Waiver Draft.

Stacey does get a start in Pittsburgh, however, as it is expected that Pekka Rinne will be back in the Predators net, when they visit Matt Murray and the Penguins at the Igloo.  Scott's goalie will get the chance to play spoiler tonight, making the competition a little more interesting, as the anxiety would build with a Penguins win.

Finally, in Edmonton, the Minnesota Wild are opting to go with Darcy Kuemper tonight against Cam Talbot and the Oilers, since the Wild are playing the first of back-to-back nights and Devan Dubnyk is coming back from playing for the Central Division at the All-Star festivities.  John S. doesn't get a start tonight, but there is a chance that both of his goalies face each other in Calgary tomorrow night.  Marcie has the only pool goalie starting in this one in Talbot, the highest ranked player not to go to the All-Star Game.
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