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Today’s Starting Goalies - November 24 (late edition)

Antti Niemi

Chicago Blackhawks goalie Antti Niemi, of Finland, pulls on his mask after a stop in play against the Nashville Predators in a first-round NHL Western Conference hockey playoff game on Thursday, April 22, 2010, in Nashville, Tenn. Niemi blocked all 33 Nashville shots in a 3-0 shutout to even the series at 2-2. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)


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.

For probable starters from the first nine games, click here.

8:00 PM ET games

St. Louis @ Nashville

Likely St. Louis starter: Jaroslav Halak - The two Central Division scrappers are putting their best goalies out there, to little surprise. (Source for both: On the Forecheck.)

Likely Nashville starter: Pekka Rinne (Source for both: On the Forecheck.)

Philadelphia @ Minnesota

Likely Philadelphia starter: Sergei Bobrovsky - Bob Redux. (Source: Tim Panaccio.)

Likely Minnesota starter: Niklas Backstrom (Source: Minnesota Wild Twitter.)

10:00 PM ET game

Colorado @ Vancouver

Likely Colorado starter: Craig Anderson - The Avs could earn a nice lead in the Northwest Division tonight, so they plan on starting their top goalie. (Source: Denver Post.)

Likely Vancouver starter: Roberto Luongo (Source: Nucks Misconduct.)

10:30 PM ET game

Chicago @ San Jose

Likely Chicago starter: Marty Turco (Source: Chris Kuc.)

Likely San Jose starter: Antti Niemi - It’s sort of like running into an ex-girlfriend whom you broke up with not because of her attitude or looks, but merely because it cost too much money for each date. (Source: David Pollak.)