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Today’s Starting Goalies - December 31st (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.

In order for you to get your fantasy hockey goalies updated in time, we’ll split the earlier games and the late ones today.

5:00 pm ET games

Atlanta @ New Jersey

Likely Atlanta starter: Chris Mason (Source.)

Likely New Jersey starter: Johan Hedberg (Source.)

Montreal @ Florida

Likely Montreal starter: Alex Auld (Source.)

Likely Florida starter: Tomas Vokoun (Source.)

6:00 pm ET game

Nashville @ Minnesota

Likely Nashville starter: Pekka Rinne (Source.)

Likely Minnesota starter: Niklas Backstrom (Source.)

7:00 pm ET games

NY Islanders @ Detroit

Likely NY Islanders starter: Dwayne Roloson (Source.)

Likely Detroit starter: Jimmy Howard (Source.)

Ottawa at Columbus

Likely Ottawa starter: Brian Elliott (Source.)

Likely Columbus starter: Steve Mason (Source.)