Friday, November 17, 2017
Goalie Announcements (Nov 17)
Thursday night saw some pretty good returns in the goalie survival pool, as four more teams qualified for Week Eight in the busy schedule, which now only leaves three teams left to try and earn a win.
Grant, Chris and Benson are still in need of wins, but with only two games on the schedule tonight, none of these three teams will see any action. So this afternoon, the preview will be all about the points.
Interesting to note, all four goalies that are expected to start all belong to already eliminated teams.
Henrik Lundqvist (Brian) versus Sergei Bobrovsky (Derek B.)
It's a Metropolitan Division match-up in Columbus tonight, with the Rangers in to visit the Blue Jackets and not only is it a good divisional game, it is between two pool teams that are in the money conversation. Brian currently holds on to 2nd place, heading into tonight's action, while Derek is 6th, 7 points back of his match-up rival and only 5 points back of 3rd place.
Robin Lehner (Kristy & Don) versus Jimmy Howard (Dale C.)
Finally, in the later game (but still kind of early), 3rd place Kristy & Don see their goalie match up against the goalie that belongs to the 4th place Dale C., teams only 1 point apart in the standings to start the night. The duo are hunting for a Mover & Shaker this week, while Dale tries to come back from a slow start this week, making this into quite a good swing game match-up.