NHL Start of the Season Notes

By Jake Schenkman

Just a few thoughts of mine on some goalies this season:

I like what Carolina has done as a team the past year but I don't understand the logic in going back to the combo of Ward/Lack this year after what they saw last year. I get bringing Lack back for th...    read more

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Montreal Boston 7:00 PM ET
Carolina Philadelphia 7:00 PM ET
Toronto Chicago 7:00 PM ET
Colorado Florida 7:00 PM ET
San Jose Detroit 7:00 PM ET
Minnesota New Jersey 7:00 PM ET
NY Rangers Washington 7:00 PM ET
Tampa Bay Ottawa 7:00 PM ET
Columbus Dallas 8:00 PM ET
Pittsburgh Nashville 8:00 PM ET
St. Louis Calgary 10:00 PM ET
Vancouver Los Angeles 10:00 PM ET

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Edmonton Winnipeg 3:00 PM ET
Minnesota NY Islanders 6:00 PM ET
Arizona NY Rangers 7:00 PM ET
Vancouver Anaheim 8:00 PM ET

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Probable Goalies

Tomorrow's Goalies

Last update: October 22nd @ 7:30pm EDT Order by: Game TimesLast UpdatedProbability
Carey Price (1-0-0)
SV%: 0.931 GAA: 2.03
Confirmed @ 1:15pm EDT
Schedule date: 2016-10-22
1:15pmPrice starting. (Louis Jean)

Anton Khudobin (0-1-0)
SV%: 0.833 GAA: 4.02
Confirmed @ 12:46pm EDT
Schedule date: 2016-10-22
12:46pm47 on Dobby: 'Left him out to dry in Toronto. I know he wants to respond w/ a good start tonight & the D corps wants to help him out w/that' (@NHLBruins)
11:11amJulien said Rask is doing better but he'll have tonight off. Will continue to go day by day. (@NHLBruins)
10:38amZane McIntyre called up to Bruins from Providence on an emergency basis. Guess the 'general soreness' is a bit more than that for Tuukka (Joe Haggerty)
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Eddie Lack (1-0-1)
SV%: 0.895 GAA: 2.99
Confirmed @ 11:57am EDT
Schedule date: 2016-10-22
11:57amEddie Lack gets the start in net for the #Canes tonight, Peters said. (Michael Smith)

Steve Mason (0-2-1)
SV%: 0.875 GAA: 3.47
Confirmed @ 11:32am EDT
Schedule date: 2016-10-22
11:32amSteve Mason to start tonight for the #Flyers (Marc Narducci)
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Frederik Andersen (1-0-2)
SV%: 0.876 GAA: 3.60
Likely @ 10:39am EDT
Schedule date: 2016-10-22
10:39amFrederik Andersen occupying road net for skate. Likely starter tonight in Chicago. (David Alter)

Scott Darling (1-0-0)
SV%: 0.917 GAA: 3.00
Confirmed @ 6:39pm EDT
Schedule date: 2016-10-22
6:40pmWarmups beginning. Darling leads the Blackhawks onto the ice while Andersen does the same for the Maple Leafs. (Tracey Myers)
5:23pmMarian Hossa is now 'likely' to play tonight, per Q. 'Encouraging,' he said. And Darling will start. #Blackhawks (Tracey Myers)
Compare Andersen vs. Darling using the Goalie Comparison Tool

Semyon Varlamov (2-1-0)
SV%: 0.916 GAA: 2.67
Confirmed @ 4:31pm EDT - Oct 21st
Schedule date: 2016-10-22
Oct 21st
Semyon Varlamov will start Saturday at FLA. Rest of lineup uncertain at this point. (Mike Chambers)

Roberto Luongo (2-1-0)
SV%: 0.920 GAA: 1.98
Confirmed @ 11:13am EDT
Schedule date: 2016-10-22
11:13amKyle Rau in for Jussi Jokinen tonight, lower body injury. Luongo is net. (Steve Goldstein)
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Martin Jones (2-2-0)
SV%: 0.887 GAA: 2.79
Confirmed @ 12:09pm EDT
Schedule date: 2016-10-22
12:08pmNo changes to Sharks lineup, Jones in goal tonight (Kevin Kurz)

Jimmy Howard (1-0-0)
SV%: 0.970 GAA: 1.00
Confirmed @ 10:57am EDT
Schedule date: 2016-10-22
10:57amHoward confirms he's starting. (Dana Wakiji)
10:40amHoward in starter's net for optional skate. (Dana Wakiji)
Compare Jones vs. Howard using the Goalie Comparison Tool

Devan Dubnyk (2-1-0)
SV%: 0.901 GAA: 2.70
Confirmed @ 5:59pm EDT
Schedule date: 2016-10-22
5:25pmDubnyk in net, meaning Kuemper likely tomorrow (Michael Russo)

Cory Schneider (1-2-1)
SV%: 0.938 GAA: 2.00
Confirmed @ 11:25am EDT
Schedule date: 2016-10-22
11:25amAnd Cory Schneider in net tonight. Fifth straight start to begin season. (Andrew Gross)
Oct 21st
All Devils are on the ice today save for Cory Schneider, who is being given a day's rest in anticiipation of his start on Saturday night against the Wild. (Fire & Ice)
Compare Dubnyk vs. Schneider using the Goalie Comparison Tool

Henrik Lundqvist (1-2-0)
SV%: 0.875 GAA: 2.71
Confirmed @ 4:03pm EDT - Oct 21st
Schedule date: 2016-10-22
Oct 21st
Lundqvist will play Saturday. Vigneault said no decision yet on Sunday's goaltender. (Justin Tasch)

Braden Holtby (2-0-1)
SV%: 0.938 GAA: 1.63
Confirmed @ 11:04am EDT
Schedule date: 2016-10-22
11:04amHoltby first off the ice. He will start. (JJ Regan)
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Andrei Vasilevskiy (1-0-0)
SV%: 0.941 GAA: 2.02
Confirmed @ 12:01pm EDT
Schedule date: 2016-10-22
12:01pmVasilevskiy first off ice. Starting for #TBLightning (Joe Smith)
11:40amLooks like Andrei Vasilevskiy is indeed starting for #TBLightning tonight. (Joe Smith)
11:08amWouldn't be surprised if Vasilevskiy starting tonight for #TBLightning (Joe Smith)

Craig Anderson (3-0-0)
SV%: 0.887 GAA: 3.56
Confirmed @ 12:30pm EDT - Oct 21st
Schedule date: 2016-10-22
Oct 21st
Coach confirms that Anderson gets the start tomorrow, Varone will check back in to centre the 4th line and Chabot and Pumepel the extras. (Ottawa Senators)
Compare Vasilevskiy vs. Anderson using the Goalie Comparison Tool

Sergei Bobrovsky (1-2-0)
SV%: 0.916 GAA: 3.05
Confirmed @ 7:25pm EDT
Schedule date: 2016-10-22
7:25pm#CBJ G Sergei Bobrovsky will start tonight vs. #Stars. (Aaron Portzline)

Kari Lehtonen (1-1-1)
SV%: 0.925 GAA: 2.36
Confirmed @ 11:36am EDT
Schedule date: 2016-10-22
11:35amKari Lehtonen first goaltender off the ice for the Stars, looks like he is in goal tonight. (Mark Stepneski)
Compare Bobrovsky vs. Lehtonen using the Goalie Comparison Tool

Marc-Andre Fleury (3-1-1)
SV%: 0.919 GAA: 2.76
Confirmed @ 1:25pm EDT
Schedule date: 2016-10-22
1:25pmFleury 1st goalie off morning skate (@PensInsideScoop)

Juuse Saros (--)
@ 7:30pm EDT
Schedule date: 2016-10-22
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Jake Allen (2-1-1)
SV%: 0.909 GAA: 1.99
Confirmed @ 4:55pm EDT - Oct 21st
Schedule date: 2016-10-22
Oct 21st
Allen will start vs. CGY. The fact he's the No. 1 this season is going to make it fairly obvious in most cases, but I will report anyway. (Jeremy Rutherford)

Chad Johnson (1-0-1)
SV%: 0.923 GAA: 1.88
Confirmed @ 1:03pm EDT
Schedule date: 2016-10-22
1:03pmJohnson the first goalie off the ice. (Aaron Vickers)
12:31pmJohnson sets up shop in the starter's net. (Aaron Vickers)
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Jacob Markstrom (3-0-0)
SV%: 0.931 GAA: 1.65
Confirmed @ 2:26pm EDT
Schedule date: 2016-10-22
2:26pmMarkstrom starts tonight in LA, Miller is in Sunday vs. Anaheim. (@Canucks)
2:21pmLooks like Jacob Markstrom will get the start tonight in L.A. when the #Canucks face the Kings (Dave Tomlinson)

Peter Budaj (1-0-0)
SV%: 0.897 GAA: 2.22
Confirmed @ 2:18pm EDT
Schedule date: 2016-10-22
2:18pmA Kings public relations representative said that the goaltender is “questionable” for tonight’s game against Vancouver, but because the goalie needed assistance off the ice and towards the dressing room, it should be expected that Jack Campbell, who backstopped Ontario to a 6-5 overtime win last night at Citizens Business Bank Arena, would be brought in to back up Peter Budaj at Staples Center tonight. (Jon Rosen)
1:16pmJeff Zatkoff hurt at Kings skate. Needs help of the ice and to locker room. (Elliott Teaford)
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Projected Starting Goalies on this site are, reported facts, best predictions, and/or guesstimates. There is NO insider information posted or any guarantee or warranty to the validity of any Starters or information posted. Changes are beyond our control. Internet Sources are noted when available. Nothing is ever 100%.
90-99% - Firm or a strong prediction from reliable source(s) 75-89% - Likely, based on source(s) 51-74% - Probable, odds are better than the other goalie