It's been a little while since I've sat down and did up a goalie post, so since I have a few moments this afternoon, I'll churn one out.
As of Thursday night, neither of our goalie survivor teams remaining have their wins to move on to the next week or win the title, if the other should falter. Tonight, Kristy & Don have the only shot at staying alive tonight, with few nights of action left. Pekka Rinne and the Predators will play host to the Islanders, taking on Jaroslav Halak, who will give another start to Tony's free-falling team.
Karri Ramo will go for the Flames tonight, expected to take on Tuukka Rask and the Bruins, which pits Leo's goalie against Dale B.'s.
In Philadelphia, the Flyers will go with Steve Mason against the visiting Blues and Brian Elliott. Allan's number one keeper will take on Clayton's number two guy tonight.
A good one will go at the Verizon Center in Washington, as Braden Holtby and the Capitals will play host to Devan Dubnyk and the Minnesota Wild. A couple of hot goalies from Stacey C. and Brian's teams, could be a good game to watch.
The slumping Maple Leafs will go to Tampa Bay to take on the Lightning and the expected goalie battle tonight should see Jonathan Bernier take on Ben Bishop, a goalie match-up between Troy and Scott.
It's a non-pool game in the Florida crease, as Dan Ellis subs for a couple of injured Panthers goalies tonight, while Kari Lehtonen will dress for the Dallas Stars, who are coming in for a visit. Benson is the only pool team in this one tonight.
In the desert, the Coyotes will push towards the bottom of the standings with another start from Mike Smith, as they face the Canucks, who are running with another non-pool goalie in Eddie Lack. Wes gets an uncontested start, but the Coyotes haven't exactly been poised to do much damage.
Finally, on the second half of back-to-back nights, the Canadiens will go with Dustin Tokarski tonight against the Kings, who will go with their number one guy, Jonathan Quick tonight. It's Dale C.'s second against Grant S.'s first choice in this one.
At this point, all the match-ups are pretty well solidified, so I would think that these games are pretty well set. Looks like a decent night in the NHL, enjoy a game or two, eh!