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Today’s Starting Goalies - December 12th

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The Edmonton Oilers’ Devan Dubnyk celebrates his shoot out win over the Detroit Red Wings after an NHL hockey game in Edmonton on Friday, March 19, 2010. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Ulan)


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 game

Washington @ NY Rangers

Likely Washington starter: Semyon Varlamov - I wasn’t aware that his nickname is “SV1.” There must be a better nickname out there than “SV1.” (Source.)

Likely NY Rangers starter: Henrik Lundqvist - This will be his fifth consecutive start. (Source.)

8:00 pm ET games

Vancouver @ Edmonton

Likely Vancouver starter: Roberto Luongo - A quick return after Cory Schneider received a start. (Source.)

Likely Edmonton starter: Devan Dubynk (Source.)

Minnesota @ Anaheim

Likely Minnesota starter: Niklas Backstrom (Source.)

Likely Anaheim starter: Jonas Hiller - The Ducks rarely disclose who their starters are for sure, but Hiller gets the nod the vast majority of times.