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THE GOALIE EDGE: 11/17/2013

Posted by ray on Sun, 2013-11-17 11:50


In the lone Sunday Matinee game, Columbus visits the Ottawa Senators.  Craig Anderson gets the start for the Sens while Sergei Bobrovsky gets the nod for the Blue Jackets.  Anderson is coming off an impressive 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins and seems to be shaking off the rust of his injury.  Not good news for the Blue Jackets who have lost 3 in a row.  Bobrovsky has won only 1 of his last 6 starts.  Remove your Jackets….Jaroslav Halak will back in net for the St. Louis Blues as they head to the Capitol to take on the Washington Caps.  Braden Holtby (LIKELY) will get the start as they had the night off yesterday whereas the Blues are coming off a very pedestrian 4-2 win over the Canes.  The Caps have won 6 of 8 and 9 out of their last 13.  The Blues meanwhile have won 8 of 10 and 9 of their last 13 as well.  Capitals with a capital C on home-ice….Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers look to make it a 2-game season sweep of the Los Angeles Kings tonight at MSG.  Ben Scrivens gets the call as Jonathan Quick is out for a few weeks.  The Rangers are coming off a very hard-fought 1-0 victory against the Habs last night and may be off to a slow start against the Kings.  Scrivens has been perfect since taking over 2 games ago and had a 2-0 shutout of New Jersey in his last start.  My nod goes to the King and not the Kings in this one, but it won’t be easy….Perhaps Corey Crawford (LIKELY) was saving it for tonight’s tilt against the San Jose Sharks because he didn’t fair to well in last night’s game after he had to come in for the injured Khabibulin.  The Sharks and Antti Niemi (LIKELY) are well-rested and should have the upper hand in this road game against a beaten up Blackhawks team…..Ondrej Pavelec (LIKELY) against Josh Harding (LIKELY).  Winnipeg at Minnesota.  Sunday night.  Give me Harding…Red-hot Kari Lehtonen (LIKELY) and the Dallas Stars head north to Vancouver to take on Roberto Luongo and the Canucks.  Luongo was a tough-luck loser in his last outing against the Sharks, not only losing the shutout with just over a minute to go, but then losing in OT. Lehtonen starts his 12th in a row but they will find it tough sledding in Vancouver.  Luongo in this one.



Craig Anderson, Ottawa vs. Columbus

Josh Harding, Minnesota vs. Winnipeg



Braden Holtby, Washington vs. St. Louis



Steve: (26-18) Josh Harding 

Ray: (21-21) Henrik Lundqvist

Mike: (22-20) Jaroslav Halak