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Today’s Starting Goalies - January 1st

Tuukka Rask, Chris Drury

New York Rangers’ Chris Drury (23) takes a shot on Boston Bruins’ Tuukka Rask (40), of Finland, in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 21, 2010, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)


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

Boston @ Buffalo

Likely Boston starter: Tuukka Rask (Source.)

Likely Buffalo starter: Ryan Miller (Source.)

New Jersey @ Carolina

Likely New Jersey starter: Martin Brodeur (Source.)

Likely Carolina starter: Cam Ward (Source.)

Toronto @ Ottawa

Likely Toronto starter: Jonas Gustavsson (Source.)

Likely Ottawa starter: Brian Elliott (Source.)

7:30 pm ET game

NY Rangers @ Tampa Bay

Likely NY Rangers: Henrik Lundqvist (Source.)

Likely Tampa Bay starter: Cedrick “The Entertainer” Desjardins (Source.)

8:00 pm ET game

Washington @ Pittsburgh

Likely Washington starter: Semyon Varlamov - Discussed in detail here.

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

9:00 pm ET game

San Jose @ Los Angeles

Likely San Jose starter: Antti Niemi (Source.)

Likely Los Angeles starter: Jonathan Quick (Source.)

10:00 pm ET game

Calgary @ Edmonton

Likely Calgary starter: Miikka Kiprusoff (Source.)

Likely Edmonton starter: Nikolai Khabibulin - My best guess.