News: Sergei Bobrovsky
will be in the net Tuesday against the Jets.
Since holding the Sharks to one goal on 37 shots in his return from injured reserve Nov. 15, Sergei Bobrovsky
has dropped his last three turns, yielding at least three goals in all of them. Fortunately, he'll have a good chance to turn the tide versus a struggling Jets attack that rank 29th in the NHL in scoring with 1.95 goals per game.
Stars' Lehtonen Confirmed For Tuesday
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News: Kari Lehtonen
led the Stars on to the ice and will be between the pipes Tuesday against the Oilers, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.
Confirming what was already widely assumed, Kari Lehtonen
will make his eighth straight start in goal. Viktor Fasth will man the net for the opposition.
News: Martin Jones
led the Kings on to the ice for pregame warmups and will make Tuesday's start against the Predators, Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Analysis: Martin Jones
draws into the crease for Game 1 of a back-to-back set for the Kings, who are expected to roll with regular netminder Jonathan Quick on Wednesday in Minnesota. The backup goalie is 1-2 with a 1.83 GAA over four appearances this season.
Preds' Rinne To Man Net Tuesday
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News: Pekka Rinne
was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate and is in line to start Tuesday against the Kings, Eric Stromgren of The Tennessean reports.
Analysis: Pekka Rinne
is expected to square off against Kings backup Martin Jones in the first matchup between the two teams this season. The netminder has historically struggled against Los Angeles (7-6-1, 2.72 GAA, .897 save percentage), but his outstanding production this season should allow Rinne's fantasy owners to overlook that.
News: Corey Crawford
will be in the crease Wednesday versus the Avalanche, Tracey Myers of CSNChicago.com reports.
Analysis: Corey Crawford
saw his three-game win streak come to an end Sunday after he was beaten for three goals by the Canucks, but he's otherwise been a rock in goal for the Blackhawks this season. He's one of only three qualifying goalies in the league with a GAA under 2.00 and a save percentage over .925.
News: Antti Raanta
(illness) returned to practice Tuesday, Tracey Myers of CSNChicago.com reports.
Analysis: Antti Raanta
was a surprise scratch from Saturday night's start against the Oilers after coming down ill, but he seemed to be feeling better Monday after taking the last couple days off. He'll serve as the backup to Corey Crawford for Wednesday's game against the Avalanche, but it's uncertain when his next spot start might come around.
News: Semyon Varlamov
(groin) didn't travel with the Avalanche to Arizona for Tuesday's game against the Coyotes, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
As a result, Semyon Varlamov
will be a scratch for the third straight game, with Reto Berra filling in as the team's No. 1 goalie for the time being. It's not known how far along Varlamov is in his recovery just yet, but the Avalanche suggested last week that the injury isn't particularly serious.
Canucks Going With Miller On Tuesday
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News: Ryan Miller
will be between the pipes Tuesday against the Devils, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
Analysis: Ryan Miller
remains tied for the league lead with 13 wins, but he's paled in comparison to the top netminders in nearly every other statistical category. Nonetheless, he'll continue to ride the coattails of the Canucks' impressive attack and should be viewed as the favorite to come away with the victory Tuesday in Vancouver. Former Canuck goalie Cory Schneider gets the starting nod for the Devils.
Red Wings' Howard To Start Wednesday
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News: Jimmy Howard
will start Wednesday's game against the Flyers, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Analysis: Jimmy Howard
and the Red Wings will square off against a Flyers team that went 1-4-1 and averaged just two goals per contest over its last six games.
News: Frederik Andersen
will be between the pipes for Tuesday's game against the Flames, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis: Frederik Andersen
has won two straight starts after losing five of six to start the month. He will face off against a hot Calgary team that has scored at least four goals in seven of its last 11 games.