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THE GOALIE EDGE: 10/19/13

Posted by steve on Sat, 2013-10-19 07:09


Several early games on this busy Saturday slate, so we are up and early! Edmonton is looking to avoid a sixth straight defeat at the hands of the Senators in Ottawa. It won't be easy as the upstart Senators are hot, while the struggling Oilers are not. Craig Anderson will have the night off, as Robin Lehner is confirmed to start for Ottawa. Take Lehner easy as the streak reaches seven... While Colorado is no longer undefeated after their home loss to Detroit, they have been dynamic on both ends of the ice and should be buzzing to get back in the win column. It should be easy against a reeling Buffalo squad, who were booed off home ice in their last defeat to Vancouver. Backup goalie J.S. Giguere will be handling the starting duties for the Avalanche. In his one start this season, he blanked the Bruins to the tune of 39 saves. Huge edge to Giguere.. It could be a tough night for Calgary goalie Karri Ramo, who is getting his first start since the season opener. He faces the hot San Jose Sharks, who are coming off a tight shoot-out loss to Dallas. Niemi not confirmed yet for San Jose, but the Sharks should prevail regardless of who is in net. Take San Jose.. Ben Bishop and the Lightning have been on fire, but the Boston Bruins have had their number in recent games. This should be a "doozy", but the Bruins should end on top... Montreal is looking for it's fifth straight win tonight against Nashville. Carey Price is off to a hot start and should be able to dispose of the offensively-starved Predators... I like Tim Thomas to lead a Florida upset of the Minny Wild. There should be a confidence build-up for the Panthers after the "near-miss" against Boston.. Hey, New Jersey is due for a win, so who better to end their losing streak than their arch-rival, the New York Rangers who are entering the game without their two best forwards in Rick Nash and Ryan Callahan? It could be a goaltending duel, but go with Schneider.

FANTASY MUST-STARTS

Robin Lehner, Ottawa vs. Edmonton

Antti Niemi, San Jose vs. Calgary

J.S. Giguere, Colorado @ Buffalo

 

SLEEPER ALERT

Cory Schneider, New Jersey vs. NYR

Tim Thomas, Florida vs. Minnesota

 

DAILY GOALIE PICKS

Steve (9-8)Antti Niemi *

Ray (7-10): Robin Lehner

Mike (9-7): Jonathan Quick *

*unconfirmed