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This afternoon’s starting goalies - March 19

Minnesota Wild v Vancouver Canucks

VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 14: of the Vancouver Canucks of the Minnesota Wild during the second period in NHL action on March 14, 2011 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

Rich Lam

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.

Columbus @ Minnesota - 2 p.m. ET

Columbus’ starter: As the Jackets look to play spoilers this year, Mathieu Garon likely gets the call today to try and put perhaps the final dagger in the Wild’s hopes for the postseason. (Source)

Minnesota’s starter: It’s a desperation game for the Wild and Niklas Backstrom gets the call in goal. A loss today for Minnesota is a crucial blow to their fading chances of the playoffs. Backstrom’s their best and if he can’t get it done, then hope is lost. (Source)