Sunday, February 25, 2018
Goalie Announcements (Feb 25)
Okay, so Braden Holtby didn't go for Grant on Saturday night... go figure! It didn't seem to matter, as Philipp Grubauer got the win for him against the Sabres, regardless.
Grant continues to lead the Mover & Shaker race, now with 36 points, but the Capitals don't play today/tonight, so he will be hoping that his one projected game today in Minnesota keeps his total above everyone else.
Mike's team is waiting to pounce, 2 points back of Grant's team with 34 points, while Dale B. is at 33 points and Stuart's team is at 30 points for the week. We'll focus on these three teams, as some early action is right around the corner and I am hurrying through this post.
Mike's team doesn't have a goalie slated to go today, so he is putting all his eggs in the skater basket today.
Jake Allen (Cam) versus Pekka Rinne (Dale B.)
Dale B., however, does have a chance at a start today, as the Predators are playing the early game this afternoon against the St. Louis Blues and as I am writing this post, only Jake Allen has been confirmed. It is an early afternoon game and those can be absolute wild cards, but for Dale's sake, he's hoping for a start and a big 2 points, since his team is also still trying to chase down 2nd place again.
Stuart, the only other team really in the mix for the Mover & Shaker, also doesn't have a start today, so it looks like a bit of a wash.