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Tonight’s Starting Goalies - March 19 (early edition)

Rick DiPietro

Bridgeport Sound Tigers’ Rick DiPietro prepares to start in goal against the Springfield Falcons during an AHL hockey game Saturday Dec. 5, 2009 in Bridgeport, Conn. DiPietro is returning to playing in his first game after being injured while playing for the Long Island Islanders. (AP Photo/Douglas Healey).


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

Atlanta @ Buffalo

Likely Atlanta starter: Ondrej Pavelec - A reasonable guess. (Source.)

Likely Buffalo starter: Ryan Miller (Source.)

Boston @ Toronto

Likely Boston starter: Tim Thomas (Source.)

Likely Toronto starter: James Reimer (Source.)

NY Islanders @ Florida

Likely NY Islanders starter: Rick DiPietro (Source.)

Likely Florida starter: Scott Clemmensen (Source.)

Tampa Bay @ Ottawa

Likely Tampa Bay starter: Dwayne Roloson (Source.)

Likely Ottawa starter: Curtis McElhinney (Source.)

8:00 pm ET games

Detroit @ Nashville

Likely Detroit starter: Jimmy Howard (Source.)

Likely Nashville starter: Pekka Rinne (Source.)

Philadelphia @ Dallas

Likely Philadelphia starter: Sergei Bobrovsky (Source.)

Likely Dallas starter: Kari Lehtonen (Source.)