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Today’s Starting Goalies - December 15th

Anders Lindback

Nashville Predators goalie Anders Lindback (39) makes a glove-save in the third period of a preseason hockey game against the Atlanta Thrashers, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, in Atlanta. Nashville won 4-3. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)


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.

(There are a lot of games tonight, so there won’t be many quips.)

7:00 pm ET games

Phoenix @ New Jersey

Likely Phoenix starter: Ilya Bryzgalov (Source.)

Likely New Jersey starter: Martin Brodeur (Source.)

Anaheim @ Washington

Likely Anaheim starter: Jonas Hiller - As usual, this is an educated guess.

Likely Washington starter: Semyon Varlamov (Source.)

Boston @ Buffalo

Likely Boston starter: Tuukka Rask (Source.)

Likely Buffalo starter: Ryan Miller (Source.)

NY Rangers @ Pittsburgh

Likely NY Rangers starter: Henrik Lundqvist (Source.)

Likely Pittsburgh starter: Brent Johnson (Source.)

7:30 pm ET games

Atlanta @ Tampa Bay

Likely Atlanta starter: Ondrej Pavelec (Source.)

Likely Tampa Bay starter: Mike Smith (Source.)

Carolina @ Florida

Likely Carolina starter: Cam Ward (Source.)

Likely Florida starter: Tomas Vokoun (Source.)

Philadelphia @ Montreal

Likely Philadelphia starter: Sergei Bobrovsky (Source.)

Likely Montreal starter: Carey Price (Source.)

St. Louis @ Detroit

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

Likely Detroit starter: Jimmy Howard (Source.)

8:00 pm ET game

San Jose @ Nashville

Likely San Jose starter: Antti Niemi (Source.)

Likely Nashville starter: Anders Lindback (Source.)

8:30 pm ET game

Colorado @ Chicago

Likely Colorado starter: Craig Anderson (Source.)

Likely Chicago starter: Corey Crawford (Source.)

10:00 pm ET game

Columbus @ Vancouver

Likely Columbus starter: Mathieu Garon (Source.)

Likely Vancouver starter: Roberto Luongo (Source.)