Thursday, December 28, 2017
Goalie Announcements (Dec 28)
It's very important to note, that a team needs a win to stay in the goalie survivor pool, not just any old points. Cory Schneider got a win, so Jeremy stays in. Malcolm Subban got a win last night, so Wilton stays in. Philipp Grubauer... well, he got credited with a shutout, as he took the Capitals to the shootout in a 0-0 game against the Rangers, but it was Ondrej Pavelec who earned the win, thanks to the Mats Zuccarello shootout winner. This means that Grant didn't get his win, but his team did get 2 points towards the overall standings, which is still good.
Anton Khudobin (Eric) versus Braden Holtby (Grant)
Fortunately for Grant, he doesn't have to wait for very long to get his second shot at a win this week, as the Capitals return home on back-to-back nights, hosting the Boston Bruins and giving the reins to their number one goalie, Braden Holtby. Hope has to be high for Grant's team now, right? The Bruins are also on back-to-back nights, winning last night against the Senators and they'll throw their backup at this one, Eric's Waiver Draft pickup, Anton Khudobin. Eric's team has yet to see many gains since the player swap, still mired in 23rd, 9 points behind Wes' team, a team that his should catch, due to all the injuries in recent days.
This should be a pretty good game tonight and it will feature on Sportsnet 360, for those who are interested.