Rinne leads the Predators onto the ice for warmups.
Rinne allowed four goals on 32 shots in the Predators’ loss in Minnesota on Saturday. Juuse Saros started on Sunday, but it looks like Rinne will go tonight versus the Flames. He has gone 3-2-0 with a 2.59 GAA and .908 SV% in his first six starts of February and tonight he’ll make his 44th start of the season—24 of them have come on home-ice, where he is 14-5-4 with a 2.19 GAA and .921 SV% this season.
Ward leads the Hurricanes onto the ice for warmups.
Ward was pulled after he allowed four goals on 24 shots in the Hurricanes’ loss to the Maple Leafs on Sunday. Ward has lost three consecutive games while posting a 3.81 GAA and .875 SV%. Ward has struggled recently, but he’ll remain in goal tonight vs. the Penguins. He has gone 0-2-0 with a 5.10 GAA and .851 SV% in his first two starts against the Penguins.
Pickard will make his fourth straight start on Tuesday.
Pickard allowed three goals on 40 shots in Colorado’s loss to the Lightning on Sunday. Pickard has gone 3-4-1 with a 2.37 GAA and .922 SV% in eight February starts. Tonight he faces the Kings on home ice, where he has gone 4-8-2 with a 2.96 GAA and .904 SV% this season.
Price allowed two goals on 32 shots in the Canadiens’ loss to the Jets on Saturday. Price has lost five of his last six starts while posting an ugly 3.18 GAA and .890 SV%. February hasn’t been kind to Price, who will be facing the Rangers for the second time this season. In the first meeting, Price allowed four goals on 33 shots in a 5-4 loss.
Hellebuyck allowed two goals on 34 shots in the Jets’ win in Ottawa on Sunday. He started both games of the Jets’ back-to-back and he won both while turning aside 51 of 54 shots (.944 SV%). He draws a tough matchup against a high-scoring Maple Leafs team, who have actually lost four of their last six.
Crawford allowed two goals on 21 shots in the Blackhawks’ loss to the Oilers on Saturday. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for Crawford, who has a 2.60 GAA and .913 SV% in his five February starts. The 32-year-old has gone 1-1-0 with a 2.96 GAA and .914 SV% in two starts against the Wild this season.
Elliott allowed two goals on 19 shots in the Flames’ loss in Vancouver on Saturday. Elliott has gone 4-1-1 with a 2.41 GAA and .913 SV% in his last seven appearances. Tonight he will face a Predators team that has lost three of their last five—Elliott is 6-7-3 with a 3.03 GAA and .887 SV% on the road this season.
Anderson allowed three goals on 37 shots in the Senators’ win in Toronto on Saturday. Mike Condon started two of the last three games, so look for Anderson to get back between the pipes tonight in New Jersey. Anderson has won two of his three starts while posting a 2.01 GAA, .937 SV% and one shutout since returning to the Senators’ crease.