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THE GOALIE EDGE: 1/6/2014

Posted by ray on Mon, 2014-01-06 13:12


ALL GOALIES CONFIRMED UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED AT TIME OF PRINT

Kari Lehtonen and the Dallas Stars start their 3-game tour of the New York Metropolitan area against the Islanders.   Evgeni Nabokov will be starting in his 4th straight for an Islander team that has shown signs of life lately.  The Isles just may be looking ahead to the Toronto Maple Leafs tomorrow night, whereas the Stars are looking to rebound from the drubbing they took in Detroit on Saturday night.  Star light, star bright….Henrik Lundqvist is back in net tonight against the Rangers-West version, the Columbus Blue Jackets.  A bit surprising that Cam Talbot is not getting another start after the team responded with 7 goals against Toronto on Saturday night with Talbot in net. Sergei Bobrovsky returns from injury tonight and the jury is still out on this fine young goaltender who won the Vezina Trophy last season.  Considering Lundqvist’s struggles this season and the Chicago Blackhawks looming for the next game on Wednesday, Bobber for the big Apple victory….Carey Price and the Habs will be hosting the Florida Panthers with Tim Thomas in net.  The cats are looking to start a winning streak after having beaten the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.  Thomas has been a bit erratic in net but considering his age and the several bouts with minor injuries, he hasn’t done so badly when able to string along a couple of starts in a row.  The Canadiens have a little thing called ‘revenge’ on their minds for tonight’s tilt after losing 4-1 last Sunday….The Calgary Flames head into Colorado to take on an Avalanche team that seems to be hitting on all cylinders again like they did early in the season.  They are looking to extend their winning streak to 4 while the Flames have lost 4 in a row and 8 of their past 9.  Jean-Sebastien Giguere gets a start while Karri Ramo takes the reins for Calgary.  The Avalanche should smother the Flames in this one.

FANTASY MUST-START

Jean-Sebastien Giguere, Colorado vs. Calgary

Carey Price, Montreal vs. Florida

 

SLEEPER ALERT

Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus @ NY Rangers

 

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