Friday, December 01, 2017
Goalie Announcements (Dec 1)
With the Washington Capitals dropping a 5-2 decision to the Kings last night, we're still left with two teams looking for a win in the goalie survivor pool and now we're getting into the crunch of the weekend.
The Capitals have one more game this week and that will be what Grant needs to keep going, but we'll cross that bridge tomorrow.
Cam, on the other hand, might get some help this weekend, but it doesn't look good for tonight, it might just have to come down to Saturday for him as well.
John Gibson (Tony) versus Sergei Bobrovsky (Derek B.)
The Ducks will play the first of back-to-back nights tonight in Columbus and they are going to go with their number one against the daunted Blue Jackets. Actually, it will be a battle of number ones, as it will be John Gibson versus Sergei Bobrovsky, which works out to be a goalie battle between two teams in the hockey pool, Tony's 13th place team, only 5 points behind Derek's 10th place team. Sadly, not a survival game for Cam.
Darcy Kuemper (N/A) versus Carter Hutton (Benson)
The Blues also open up a back-to-back set of games on Friday night, hosting the Los Angeles Kings, who are on the second half of their current back-to-back situation. This game will be a battle of backups, which also doesn't bode well for Cam, since Benson is getting the only pool start in this game, taking Cam's start away. Neil has picked up Kuemper in the Waiver Draft, but unfortunately, he won't get this start, as he won't be active until Monday.