Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Goalie Announcements (Jan 29)

The bye week-related lack of games for the NHL has put a damper on the early part of Week Eighteen, but what can you do, right?  Only hope your team doesn't get shutout or too far behind before the schedule really picks up again on the weekend.

Stacey M.'s team did really well on Monday night and didn't have a goalie start... until tonight.  Her team has already racked up 5 points and moved up to 2nd place, so the break has been an early blessing for her.

Eight teams didn't have a skater game last night and only one pool team had a goalie going, so it was pretty limited, to say the least.  17 of the 25 teams didn't pick up a point on Monday night, so the race for the Basement Dweller is wide open.

Connor Hellebuyck (Jeremy) versus Jaroslav Halak (Stacey M.)
Stacey's start comes from the Boston Bruins tonight, who open up the post All-Star break with only one of their platooned keepers healthy, Jaroslav Halak.  They open up their schedule against one of the top teams in the west, the Winnipeg Jets, who are on back-to-back nights and they saved their number one guy, Connor Hellebuyck, for this game.  Jeremy's team is one of those that is without points going into tonight.

Carter Hutton (Wes) versus Sergei Bobrovsky (Kristy & Don)
Big hockey pool goalie match-up in Columbus tonight, as Wes' 5th place team get a start from the visiting Sabres and Kristy & Don's 4th place team get a start from the hosting Blue Jackets.  These two teams are only separated by 3 points and the duo are only 5 points out of the money, so it does add up to be a big game. 

Anthony Stolarz (N/A) versus Alexandar Georgiev (N/A)
A pair of goalies, ripe for the picking in this week's Waiver Draft, will go head-to-head, trying to earn your approval in New York.  The injury-plagued Flyers will send Anthony Stolarz to the crease, while the Rangers have Alexandar Georgiev going for them.  Stolarz would probably now be considered the number four guy in Philly, while Georgiev has been a solid number two, so if you're looking for one, maybe the blue one is best.

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