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Tonight’s Starting Goalies - December 4th (semi-early edition)

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.

It’s a race against the clock to get these up before you need to pick your starters for the first set of games, so they’re going to be quip-free today.

7:00 pm ET games

Boston @ Toronto

Likely Boston starter: Tim Thomas (Source.)

Likely Toronto starter: J.S. Giguere (Source.)

Buffalo @ Ottawa

Likely Buffalo starter: Ryan Miller

Likely Ottawa starter: Brian Elliott (Source.)

Atlanta @ Washington

Likely Atlanta starter: Ondrej Pavelec

Likely Washington starter: Semyon Varlamov (Source.)

Pittsburgh @ Columbus

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

Likely Columbus starter: Steve Mason (Source.)

7:30 pm ET game

Colorado @ Tampa Bay

Likely Colorado starter: Peter Budaj (Source.)

Likely Tampa Bay starter: Dan Ellis (Source.)

8:00 pm ET games

Carolina @ Nashville

Likely Carolina starter: Cam Ward (Source.)

Likely Nashville starter: Anders Lindback (Source.)

Minnesota @ Dallas

Likely Minnesota starter: Jose Theodore (Source.)

Likely Dallas starter: Kari Lehtonen (Source.)

Florida @ Phoenix

Likely Florida starter: Scott Clemmensen (Source.)

Likely Phoenix starter: Ilya Bryzgalov (Source.)