Sunday, October 07, 2018
Goalie Announcements (Oct 7)
It's been a pretty solid week for goaltending in the hockey pool to start the regular season, the pool is averaging 117 minutes of play from goalies in each of the first 28 games on the schedule, so our keepers are getting the bulk of the work.
Only three teams have not seen a goalie make it to the ice yet, Benson, Grant and Ryan, and looking at the list of goalies down below, it looks like we'll be able to scratch one of those names off the list today.
Alexandar Georgiev (N/A) versus Petr Mrazek (Stacey C.)
The Carolina Hurricanes are going to debut their alternate jerseys tonight, when the New York Rangers come to town. The only goaltender of note will be from the home side, where Stacey C. gets a start from Petr Mrazek, getting a rookie keeper on the other side in Alexandar Georgiev. A big win for Carolina could vault Stacey's team into the top half of the standings, where you would want to be after the opening week.
Garret Sparks (Grant) versus Anton Forsberg (N/A)
Grant gets his start tonight, as the Maple Leafs are on back-to-back nights this weekend and Garret Sparks will get the nod for the club, as they head into Chicago for an early evening game there. The Blackhawks are also on back-to-back nights, so it is assumed, that Anton Forsberg will get his first start, but that's not a pool start, taking some minutes away.
Grant could really use this win tonight, opening the last day of the week in last place and 2 points could at least move his side to 24th.
Jimmy Howard (Tony) versus Jack Campbell (N/A)
Well, how about some injury news with this today. It was expected that Jonathan Quick was going to get the start for the Kings against the Red Wings tonight, but a lower-body injury, suffered in practice, nixed that idea and now Jack Campbell will be getting the start instead. Quick is considered to be day-to-day, so it's possibly not a major injury.
There is a hockey pool goalie going in this late game, thankfully, as Jimmy Howard should be getting the nod for the Red Wings, giving Tony a key start. If the goalie survivor pool was a paying mini-game this year, Tony would need this win to stay in, as his team has yet to pick up a win in the opening week.