Sunday, February 03, 2019

Goalie Announcements (Feb 3)

Are you ready for some football?  If the answer is yes, then sit down and wait.  We have three hockey games to be played to cap off the week, so sit tight and catch some games before we get all championship crazy.

We're coming down to the wire in the weekly scoring races and it's Jeremy's team up at the top of the standings, sitting pretty with 26 points, while Neil's team had a rough return to action with only 5 points, to date.  It doesn't look like either of them will get a start today, but there are some teams chasing or avoiding these guys who will.

Tuukka Rask (Jesse) versus Braden Holtby (Stacey C.)
In the early, early game this morning, it will be the Bruins and Capitals going head-to-head and it will be a top end goaltending match-up here today.  Tuukka Rask goes out for Jesse's team, which opens play at 12 points this week, well clear of the basement and way back of the lead.  Braden Holtby will go for the Capitals and for Stacey C.'s team today, providing a good counter for the Bruins.  Stacey's team is in dire need of some points, down at 7 points, where avoiding the basement will be important.

Mikko Koskinen (Tony) versus Carey Price (Stacey M.)
Confirmed starters for both the Oilers and the Canadiens for their Noon MT start today and both Tony and Stacey M. each get a start with Mikko Koskinen and Carey Price in the net today.  Tony's team starts the day with 14 points this week, right in the middle of the pack, while Stacey's team is actually in the mix for the Mover & Shaker, only 5 points back and getting a big start from her number one guy.

David Rittich (Ryan) versus Petr Mrazek (Stacey C.)
Only one of two goalies confirmed here for the afternoon tilt in Carolina, as the Flames did say that David Rittich will get the net for the visitors, as they continue their road trip after the break against the Hurricanes.  Ryan's team is another one at 7 points, looking to stay clear of the basement and could use a win here to do that.  The Hurricanes haven't confirmed yet, but since they didn't play yesterday, riding the hot hand seems like a good guess, which might give Stacey another start today.

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