Monday, November 12, 2018

Goalie Announcements (Nov 12)

It's a brand new week!  For some, Week Six was something that needs to be forgotten and for others, they hope to keep the momentum going.

Four games on the schedule on this Monday and the goalie survivor pool only starts with eight teams still in it, two of which have the possibility of a start.

Jacob Markstrom (Chelsea) versus Henrik Lundqvist (Scott)
Chelsea still has one of those teams in the goalie survivor race and her only possible starts comes at the Garden, where Markstrom has been tabbed for the Canucks, making his 7th straight start for the club.  On the other side, Scott will get the first of two goalie starts with Lundqvist and the Rangers, as his team tries to forget about a Basement Dweller week last week.

Cam Ward (Scott) versus Scott Darling (Ryan)
Scott's second start comes from the visiting Blackhawks in Carolina, as they are giving Corey Crawford the night off and Cam Ward the nod.  Scott's goalies have been giving him minutes this season, ranking 5th in the pool there, but points are a different story, tied for 16th with 16 points from the crease.  Ryan's goaltending, on the other hand, not much better, tied for 21st with 14 points, but gets a start from Darling and the Hurricanes, trying to find more regular playing time down there.

Sergei Bobrovsky (Kristy & Don) versus Anton Khudobin (N/A)
The Blue Jackets and Stars are finishing off their season series on Monday night with the second game in Dallas.  Kristy & Don look to get back into the money with a win tonight, it could lift them into 3rd, if nothing else were to happen.  Bobrovsky gets the nod against Khudobin in a one hockey pool goalie kind of game.

Pekka Rinne (John P.) versus John Gibson (Kristy & Don)
In the late game, it's two teams that are tied at 22 points from their goaltenders, John getting a start from Rinne and the Predators, while the duo getting their second start of the night from Gibson and the Ducks.  The duo hold a 10-point lead over John in the standings today, but they are both top 10 teams, just waiting for that one big push that launches them into the money and keeps them there.  Could this be the start of that push?

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