Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Goalie Announcements (Dec 12)

Finally found some time to sit down and get some of these blog posts done!

Four games on the schedule for this Wednesday night and all of the goalies are in and accounted for, so let's hop right to it then.

Marc-Andre Fleury (Troy) versus Robin Lehner (Chelsea)
The Golden Knights don't get the chance to play at the renovated Nassau Coliseum tonight, they are headed to Brooklyn to take on the Islanders tonight.  Troy is still in need of his survival win this week and he gets another start from Marc-Andre Fleury tonight, as he'll face Robin Lehner on the other side.  Chelsea's team finds itself 2 points clear of the basement at the start of play tonight and could really use this win to help keep her team clear.

Casey DeSmith (Benson) versus Corey Crawford (Benson)
Tonight in Chicago, Benson has a monopoly on the goaltending between the Penguins and Blackhawks and in this situation, he would be hoping for a 1-0 shootout win for one of these teams, which can lead to a 6-point game from these keepers.  The winner picks up 4 points for the win and if they can make it to the shootout in a scoreless game, even the losing goalie gets a shutout added to his total.

Anthony Stolarz (N/A) versus Mike Smith (Brian)
The Flyers and Flames have an odd start time in Calgary tonight, 6:30pm MT is about a half hour earlier than the norm, so it makes you wonder if US television has their grubby mitts on this one.  Nevertheless, Brian is the only pool team with a starting goalie in this game, as Mike Smith has been tapped to go once again for the Flames, riding a fairly hot streak of late.  Brian's team has been decent to start this week, posting 8 points, but it's also 8 points back of the weekly leaders.

Ben Bishop (Clayton) versus John Gibson (Kristy & Don)
In the late game tonight, the Stars and the Ducks go head-to-head on the pond and it's a top 10 team goalie battle in this one. Clayton's 8th place team will have Ben Bishop going for the Stars, while Kristy & Don's 5th place team will have John Gibson going for the Ducks and these two goalies have been good so far this season, both ranked in the top 100 overall in pool scoring, so you should think this will be a very good goalie duel.

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