Thursday, January 05, 2017

Goalie Announcements (Jan 5)

Well, last night's projected survival game didn't turn out to be the case, as Stacey M. didn't even get a start from Antti Raanta, so we're still watching all three teams that are not Mike's team in the mini-game. Troy, John S. and Stacey are all looking for a win and they are all getting some work tonight.

Cam Talbot vs. Tuukka Rask
The first of the survival games on the schedule goes in Boston, where Troy's only hope for staying in this mini-game, Rask, gets the start against the Oilers.  Marcie's number one goalie will get the opportunity to play spoiler tonight, with only a few nights left in the week after this one.

Pekka Rinne (unc) vs. Andrei Vasilevskiy
Although it is still unconfirmed, at the time of writing the post, it is fair to say that Stacey's goalie, Rinne, will get the start for Nashville and we know for sure that Ryan's goalie will be the one playing spoiler in this game tonight.  Ryan's team does have the better standing, but that won't come into play tonight, as this will be a pretty good game both ways.

Devan Dubnyk vs. Martin Jones
The last of the survival games will be one of the late games tonight, with the Minnesota Wild cruising through California and stopping San Jose for the night.  John S. gets a Dubnyk start, while Wes gets a start out of Jones again tonight.  The Wild have been hot with their goalie of late, but the Sharks aren't resting on any laurels right now.

Sergei Bobrovsky (unc) vs. Braden Holtby
It's the goalie that should have been taken 1st overall against the goalie that was taken 1st overall in this year's draft in Washington, as Mike and Jeremy's goalies go head-to-head.  The Jackets are still on their streak, can Holtby and the Caps knock them off their high horse?

Cam Ward vs. Jake Allen
Mike gets both of his goalies going again tonight, as if he needed the wins or something.  Allen will play host to one of the goalies of the pool leader, Brian, which makes for an interesting match-up.

Anders Nilsson vs. Corey Crawford
All of a sudden, there is a windfall of goalie minutes for Ryan's team and his goalies are taking advantage of it.  Nilsson gets another start for the Sabres, coming off of a win, taking on Marcin's rebounding team and his goalie Crawford, in Chicago.

Jared Coreau vs. Jeff Zatkoff
And we'll finish the night with a non-pool match-up, between the Red Wings and the Kings... who cares?  Not us... that's who!

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