Bobrovsky allowed five goals on 36 shots in the Blue Jackets OT loss to the Capitals on Thursday. The loss snapped his seven game winning streak. He will look to get back in the win column tonight, but it won’t be easy with the Blackhawks in town. Chicago comes into town having won 10 of their last 11 contests.
Fleury leads the Penguins onto the ice for warmups.
Fleury stopped all 29 shots that he faced in the Penguins 1-0 OT win over the Avalanche on Thursday. Fleury has won three straight and four of his last five with a 1.77 GAA and .938 SV%. Tonight he will go up against the 14-8-8 Panthers at home, where he is 12-3-1 on the year.
Luongo allowed one goal on 26 shots in the Panthers win over the Flyers on Thursday. He has won three in a row while allowing just four goals on 81 shots (.951 SV%). He has been red-hot in December (5-1-1) and catches a break when he faces the Penguins tonight. The Pens have three regular defenseman missing as well as a couple forwards.
Quick allowed four goals on 28 shots in the Kings 6-4 win over the Blues on Thursday. Quick has been victorious in just two of his last six starts with a 2.82 GAA and .885 SV%. It has been a very non-Quick-like stretch of games, but he draws a great matchup today vs. Arizona—Quick enters play at 11-3-1 with a 1.69 GAA and .942 SV% at home.
Niemi surrendered three goals on 28 shots in a the Sharks 4-3 win over the Oilers on Thursday. It was not Niemi’s best outing, but it was enough to earn his sixth straight victory. Over the span of his six-game streak he has a 2.33 GAA and .922 SV%. He draws a tough matchup against a Blues team who has averaged 4.00 goals per game in eight games in December.
Miller allowed five goals on 23 shots in a loss to the Rangers last Saturday. He was given Wednesday night off, but will be back in goal tonight vs. the Flames. He has lost each of his last three starts with a 4.56 GAA and .820 SV%. He stopped 23 shots in a 4-2 win over the Flames in his Canucks debut on October 8th.
Hiller allowed two goals on 21 shots in the Flames loss to the Stars last night. Despite the loss, he was not very busy so he will get back-to-back starts for the first time this season. Hiller has lost his last six straight starts with a 2.75 GAA and .893 SV%.