Ondrej Pavelec
Jets' Pavelec In Net Sunday
Ondrej Pavelec, G, WPG
News: Ondrej Pavelec will start between the pipes against the Blues on Sunday, Brian Munz of TSN reports.
Analysis: Ondrej Pavelec continues to see nearly all of the starts in net for the Jets despite allowing four goals on 27 shots Thursday against the Red Wings. He enters Sunday's matchup with a 7-7-2 record with a .919 save percentage and 2.25 GAA over 18 games.

Jake Allen
Blues' Allen Starting Sunday
Jake Allen, G, STL
News: Jake Allen will start in net against the Jets on Sunday, Brian Munz of TSN reports.
Analysis: Jake Allen allowed four goals on 30 shots Thursday against Montreal, ending his four-game winning streak. He will get a chance to start a new streak Sunday, facing the Jets in Winnipeg.

Calvin Pickard
Avs' Pickard Makes 17 Saves For First NHL Win
Calvin Pickard, G, COL
12:54 PM
News: Calvin Pickard stopped all 17 of the shots he faced for his first NHL win Saturday against Carolina.
Analysis: Pikcard didn't start Saturday's game, but was called upon in the first period after starter Reto Berra was pulled. Berra gave up three goals on 10 shots, but Calvin Pickard was able to step in and help the team comeback to defeat the Canes. With the way Berra has struggled this season, there is a chance Pickard could stick with the Avalanche once starter Semyon Varlamov (groin) returns from injury. The 22-year-old youngster is 1-2-0 this season with a respectable .913 save percentage and 2.66 GAA.

Kari Lehtonen
Stars' Lehtonen Holds Off Kings For Win
Kari Lehtonen, G, DAL
11:44 AM
News: Kari Lehtonen was bombarded for 41 shots on goal Saturday against the Kings, but stopped 37 of them to escape with the victory.
Analysis: Staked to a 4-0 lead early in the second period, Kari Lehtonen nearly gave it all away before shutting out the Kings over final 9:16. Though Lehtonen was able to bring his record to three games over .500 with the victory, the Stars seem to be winning in spite of him than because of him. The netminder ranks 33rd among qualifying goalies in GAA (2.98) and 31st in save percentage (.906).

Steve Mason
Flyers' Mason Holds Jackets To Two Goals In Win
Steve Mason, G, PHI
11:18 AM
News: Steve Mason claimed his fourth win of the season Saturday, holding the Blue Jackets to two goals on 22 shot attempts.
Analysis: Steve Mason referred to the outing as the Flyers' best all-around effort of the season, as the team never trailed at any point and delivered sound play at both ends of the ice. The 22 shots represented the fewest amount that Mason had faced in his 11 full games this season.

Jaroslav Halak
Isles' Halak Solid Again In Victory
Jaroslav Halak, G, NYI
10:52 AM
News: Jaroslav Halak notched his sixth victory in a row and ninth overall on the season Saturday against the Penguins, stopping 27 of 28 shots in the 4-1 win.
Analysis: Jaroslav Halak's winning streak looked to be in jeopardy heading into the final period with the two teams deadlocked at 1-1, but the Isles' attack heated up thereafter, scoring three unanswered goals to pull away. The netminder's season numbers aren't quite elite, but he's starting to look like a highly dependable fantasy option behind an improved Islanders squad.

Thomas Greiss
Pens' Greiss Drops Spot Start
Thomas Greiss, G, PIT
10:40 AM
News: Thomas Greiss took the loss Saturday against the Islanders, yielding four goals on 35 shots.
Analysis: Called upon to relieve Marc-Andre Fleury for the back end of a home-and-home set with the Islanders, Thomas Greiss was able to keep his team in the game for the first 40 minutes, but came unhinged in the third period. He allowed the Islanders to pot three unanswered goals, effectively turning a close game into a blowout. Saturday's outing was only the fourth of the season for Greiss, who doesn't figure to see much consistent action behind Fleury.

Nathan Lieuwen
Sabres Send Lieuwen Back To AHL
Nathan Lieuwen, G, BUF
10:38 AM
News: Nathan Lieuwen was sent back to AHL Rochester on Sunday, Bill Hoppe of the Times Herald reports.
Analysis: Nathan Lieuwen was called up after Michael Neuvirth went on the disabled list so since Lieuwen is being sent back to Rochester it likely means Neuvirth is healthy again. In the AHL this season, the 23-year-old goalie has compiled a 3-4 record in 10 appearances.

Jimmy Howard
Wings' Howard Folds On Saturday
Jimmy Howard, G, DET
10:36 AM
News: Jimmy Howard surrendered three goals on 27 shot attempts in Saturday's loss to the Maple Leafs.
Analysis: A couple of egregious turnovers by his defense proved costly to Jimmy Howard, who saw his record dip to 8-4-4 with the defeat. The netminder probably deserves some leeway for the poor outing, as he's otherwise been dazzling with a 2.03 GAA and .922 save percentage over 16 outings.

Mike Smith
Coyotes' Smith To Start Sunday
Mike Smith, G, ARI
8:38 AM
News: Mike Smith will the starting goalie Sunday against the Ducks, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: Mike Smith has been outplayed by backup Devan Dubnyk this season, and although there is no sign of an imminent goalie controversy it is not sustainable for Smith to perform this poorly without losing playing time. He already seems to be losing the trust of coach Dave Tippett, who turned to Dubnyk for the start in three of the Coyotes' previous five games.

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