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This afternoon’s starting goalies - February 27

Dwayne Roloson

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Dwayne Roloson makes a save in the third period of his team’s 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils in an NHL hockey game Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)


Whether you’re interested for fantasy hockey reasons or just want to know which goalie your team is playing in a given day, we thought it might be helpful to share our best guesses (based on various previews from newspapers and Web sites plus our own instincts) on who might start each day.

Tampa Bay @ NY Rangers - 1 p.m. ET

Tampa Bay’s starter: Dwayne Roloson will get the start for the Lightning. (Source)

New York’s starter: As always, Henrik Lundqvist gets the call in net for New York. (Source)

Columbus @ Nashville - 3 p.m. ET

Columbus’ starter: Steve Mason is shaping up to be the starter in the one. They’ll be riding him to stay in playoff contention.

Nashville’s starter: Pekka Rinne should be getting the start today for the Predators.

Toronto @ Atlanta - 5 p.m. ET

Toronto’s starter: James Reimer is the Leafs horse in goal for now and they’ll keep riding him until he bucks. Or just drops from exhaustion. (Source)

Atlanta’s starter: Ondrej Pavelec is still not feeling all that hot, so expect Chris Mason to get the call in goal

New Jersey @ Florida - 5 p.m. ET

New Jersey’s starter: Martin Brodeur will make his first start since February 6 as Johan Hedberg has been lights out of late. (Source)

Florida’s starter: Could it turn out to be Tomas Vokoun’s last game as a Florida Panther? It could be if he gets the call to start.