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Today’s Starting Goalies - December 11th (early edition)


James O’Brien

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.

7:00 pm ET games

NY Rangers @ Columbus

Likely NY Rangers starter: Henrik Lundqvist (Source.)

Likely Columbus starter: Steve Mason - He’s lost four in a row. (Source.)

Colorado @ Washington

Likely Colorado starter: Craig Anderson (Source.)

Likely Washington starter: Michael Neuvirth (Source.)

Atlanta @ NY Islanders

Likely Atlanta starter: Chris Mason - Ondrej Pavelec finally gets a breather after an amazing (but probably exhausting) run. (Source.)

Likely NY Islanders starter: Rick DiPietro (Source.)

Pittsburgh @ Buffalo

Likely Pittsburgh starter: Marc-Andre Fleury (Source.)

Likely Buffalo starter: Ryan Miller - My best guess on who’s going to start.

Detroit @ New Jersey

Likely Detroit starter: Chris Osgood (Source.)

Likely New Jersey starter: Martin Brodeur - Three problems: 1) Brodeur starting is not a sure thing; 2) this would be a back-to-back; 3) it’s against the Red Wings, so it’s a risky start anyway.

Philadelphia @ Boston

Likely Philadelphia starter: Brian Boucher (Source.)

Likely Boston starter: Tim Thomas (Source.)

Montreal @ Toronto

Likely Montreal starter: Carey Price - An educated guess, but I’m pretty comfortable saying this one will happen. (Update: Sometimes the gut is a liar. Alex Auld gets a rare start tonight.)

Likely Toronto starter: Jean-Sebastien Giguere (Source.)

8:00 pm

Florida @ Nashville

Likely Florida starter: Tomas Vokoun - Vokoun plays against his old team tonight. (Source.)

Likely Nashville starter: Anders Lindback (Source.)

Dallas @ Phoenix

Likely Dallas starter: Andrew Raycroft - Kari Lehtonen is injured, but Raycroft is playing great hockey. (Source.)

Likely Phoenix starter: Ilya Bryzgalov - (Source.)

Carolina @ St. Louis

Likely Carolina starter: Cam Ward - Not 100 percent sure about this one, but the Hurricanes didn’t play for quite some time before last night’s game, so it’s not crazy to think that he’ll start.

Likely St. Louis starter: Jaroslav Halak (Source.)