Swanny Watch: Week Twenty-Three, Friday. No, John S.'s sure thing, Devan Dubnyk, fell short in Carolina on Thursday night, leaving much to be desired this week and now with only three nights to go. On the plus side, Minnesota has two more starts this week and Calgary has two starts left, so he's not completely in trouble... yet.
James Reimer (Eric) versus Antti Raanta (Stacey M.)
Stacey already has two wins this week, while John has none and she gets another shot at a W tonight with her goalie going for the Rangers tonight. There's no guarantee that Reimer will go tonight for the Panthers, since he lost last night in Columbus, but the Panthers are struggling to make the playoffs and there might not be enough faith in Reto Berra.
Cory Schneider (Stuart) versus Matt Murray (Scott)
The Devils were at home against the Flyers last night, while Murray was the first off the ice in the morning at the skate for the Penguins, so the match-up looks to be about right. No real big pool implications in this one though.
Antti Niemi (Derek W.) versus Brian Elliott (Derek B.)
The Flames will not be providing a start for John tonight, as they will go back to Elliott, who is coming off a night with the flu bug and he'll get the Stars, who played last night in Vancouver. The Flames play again on Sunday and one would have to think that Elliott will get that start too, leaving the Minnesota games for John to get his win.
Anders Nilsson (Ryan) versus Jonathan Bernier (Eric)
In the late game tonight, it could be the game of the night for the hockey pool, as Ryan's 6th place team has a goalie going against Eric's 3rd place team in Anaheim. The two teams are separated by 4 points and Ryan's proxy team is running hot again, currently leading the Mover & Shaker race as well this week. Hang on tight, this one will get interesting!