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THE GOALIE EDGE: 1/14/2014

Posted by steve on Tue, 2014-01-14 13:40


ALL GOALIES CONFIRMED UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED AT TIME OF PRINT

Toronto ended their 4-game losing streak in less than convincing fashion by sneaking by the Devils in the 3- 2 SO win. Now they face a Boston team who has defeated them 11 times in the last 12 meetings. In particular, Tuukka Rask(LIKELY) has ruled the Leafs with a 9-1 record in the last 10 games, including a 1.31 GAA. I am not sold on Leafs turning it around just yet. Love the "B's" in this spot.. The red-hot New York Rangers are streaking, going 8-2-1 in their last 11 games. Henrik Lundqvist has found his stride over his last 4 starts, winning 3 and posting a 1.97 GAA and a .943 SP during that span. The Lightning will get Ben Bishop back tonight, which would be good news for Tampa fans. They have struggled during his absence, while Bishop has never lost to the “Blueshirts” in 4 career meetings. This matchup should be close, but expect the “King” to continue rolling ... The Islanders go for their 8th straight overall road win tonight in Florida. Even with a re-focused Tim Thomas playing very well for the Panthers, it's hard to bet against the NHL' s most prolific scoring line of late in John Tavares, Tomas Vanek, and Kyle Okposo. In relief of an injured Evgeni Nabokov, Kevin Poulin’s fantasy value is on the rise. There could be a mild letdown, as the Isles have been beating some tough teams away from home, but Poulin should prevail.. We like the Philadelphia Flyers to end their two-game slide against any Buffalo goaltender not named Ryan Miller. Jhonas Enroth, who has compiled a 1-8-4 record with a respectable 2.46 GAA, will be in net tonight against a “hungry” Flyers squad. After allowing 4 goals for the first time this season in the 6-4 loss to Tampa Bay, Steve Mason will be making huge amends and bounce back with a strong win… Easy win for Jaroslav Halak and the Blues, as they should have an easy time fending off the struggling Phoenix Coyotes in the second half of a back-to-back set.

 

FANTASY MUST-STARTS

Jaroslav Halak, St. Louis vs. Phoenix

Henrik Lundqvist, NYR vs. Tampa Bay

Kevin Poulin , NYI @ Florida

Steve Mason, Philadelphia @ Buffalo

Tuukka Rask, Boston vs. Toronto

 

SLEEPER ALERT

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DAILY GOALIE PICKS

Steve: (58-36) Steve Mason

Ray: (52-40) Jaroslav Halak

Mike: (44-33) TBA