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THE GOALIE EDGE 3/9/2014:

Posted by michael on Sun, 2014-03-09 11:31


The NHL has a limited schedule today with just 5 games on tap.  Detroit and the Rangers will start things off with a 12:30 game in New York.  Jimmy Howard has been (CONFIRMED) in goal for the Red Wings.  Howard has had a difficult season to say the least with a losing record on a pretty good team.  He has been a little better lately, although he has lost his last 2 games allowing 7 goals.  Henrik Lundqvist has been (CONFIRMED) to start in goal for the Rangers.  Lundqvist has been struggling lately losing 3 of his last 4 games, and his SP during those 4 games is a little scary; .871, .818, .897 and .917.  But I like the Rangers at home.  Tuukka Rask is (LIKELY ) for Boston at Florida, while Robert Luongo is (LIKELY) for the Panthers.  After his recent trade, Luongo is back to where he started his career many years ago.  While he did shutout Buffalo in his Florida debut, Boston is a different animal.  Go with Rask.  Corey Crawford is (CONFIRMED) for Chicago as they travel to Buffalo.  Michal Neuvirth is (LIKELY) in goal for the Sabres.  Let's hope he doen't wear his Capitals equipment like he did on Friday.  I guess the trade from Washington did not allow him enough time to get a new mask and pads.  Big advantage to Chicago in this game.  Los Angeles will play at Edmonton tonight and no goalie is hotter than Jonathan Quick (LIKELY), who has won 5 straight games, allowing only 4 goals in the process.  Ben Scrivens (CONFIRMED)  will be in goal for the Oilers.  Scrivens has played well this year, and he has won his last 2 games, but you have to go with Quick.  With Ryan Miller  having played last night, it looks like Brian Elliott (LIKELY) will be in goal  for the Blues against Minnesota.  Elliott has played well this year with a 2.08 GAA, but he has been a little bit cold lately going 2-4 in his last 6 games.  Ilya Bryzgalov is (LIKELY) in goal for Minnesota, and his 3.01 GAA speaks for itself.  Advantage St. Louis.

 

FANTASY MUST STARTS:

Tuukka Rask, Boston @ Florida

Corey Crawford,  Chicago @ Buffalo

 

SLEEPER:

Ben Scrivens, Los Angeles @ Edmonton

 

DAILY GOALIE PICKS:

Steve: (81-49)  Henrik Lundqvist

Ray: (74-56) Corey Crawford

Mike:  (60-46) Tuukka Rask