Crawford allowed three goals on 32 shots in the Blackhawks’ loss to the Wild on Saturday. He has now lost two in a row and sits at 3-3-0 with a 3.29 GAA and .894 SV% in January. Tonight will be his third start against the Avalanche—he has gone 1-0-1 with a 1.00 GAA, .972 SV% and one shutout in the first two.
Andersen allowed two goals on 36 shots in the Maple Leafs win in New York last Friday. Andersen got Saturday night off, so he should get back in goal tonight vs. the Sabres. The 27-year-old has gone 3-1-1 with a 3.80 GAA and .885 SV% in five games this January and tonight he faces the Sabres for the second time. He stopped 42 of 43 shots in a 2-1 win in the first meeting.
The Ducks have recalled Shea Theodore from San Diego (AHL).
Theodore was a healthy scratch on Sunday and was sent to San Diego for a day for salary cap savings. Theodore could draw back into the lineup on Tuesday—he comes in with seven points (1G / 6A) in 23 games this season.
Luongo allowed four goals on 41 shots in the Panthers’ loss to the Islanders last Friday. Luongo is 2-2-0 with a 2.26 GAA and .935 SV% in four January starts. Tonight he will face a Flames team that has lost four of their last six games. The 37-year-old is 5-5-3 with a 2.39 GAA and .919 SV% in 13 starts outside of Sunrise, Florida.
Gibson allowed two goals on 25 shots in the Ducks’ loss to the Blues on Sunday. It looks like Gibson will go again tonight, despite Jonathan Bernier posting a shutout on Saturday. Gibson has been great in January, going 5-1-1 with a 1.42 GAA and .956 SV% in seven starts this month. He’ll face a Lightning team without Stamkos, Hedman, Callahan and more.
Cullen took a shot off the foot during the Penguins’ 8-7 overtime win over the Capitals last night and will miss at least three weeks. With Cullen out, look for Eric Fehr to be back in the Penguins’ lineup on Wednesday.
Ward allowed four goals on 32 shots in the Hurricanes’ win over the Islanders on Saturday. ward has won four in a row despite posting a 2.98 GAA and .909 SV%. The Hurricanes continue to lean heavily on Ward with Eddie Lack out and tonight marks his 20th consecutive start. He is 5-9-5 with a 2.51 GAA and .906 SV% on the road this season.
Miller will be between the pipes Tuesday vs. Nashville.
Miller allowed four goals on 35 shots in the Canucks’ loss in Philadelphia on Thursday. Jacob Markstorm got the nod in a loss on Sunday, so Miller will get back in the crease tonight. He has yet to lose in regulation in January (3-0-2) while posting a 1.95 GAA and .935 SV%. He allowed two goals on 26 shots in a 2-1 OT loss in Nashville last Tuesday.
The Canucks released the following statement on Rodin this afternoon: “On January 6th vs. Calgary, [Rodin] fell on and re-aggravated the same knee he rehabilitated from surgery (skate cut) in January 2016. After a period of observation, his knee hasn’t returned to the same level of fitness as before the fall. Our [medical team] and [Rodin] have determined it is in his best interest to undergo a period of rest, followed by rehab, until his knee strength and function return. [Rodin] will undergo an MRI and orthopaedic consult this week.”
The Lightning have recalled Jake Dotchin from Syracuse (AHL).
Dotchin, 22, was a sixth round pick of the Lightning in 2012 and he could be making his NHL debut on Tuesday. With Victor Hedman sick, Dotchin has joined the Lightning in Anaheim after scoring three goals with nine assists and 77 PIMS in 33 games with Syracuse.
Helm (shoulder) is expected to return to the Red Wings’ lineup this weekend.
Helm has missed the last 27 games with a dislocated shoulder, but it looks like he’ll only miss one or two more games before returning to the lineup either Friday or Sunday. The Red Wings are playing their best hockey of the season right now, so Helm’s return will be a huge boost to their lineup. He has seven points (4G / 3A) in 17 games this season.
Ferland (lower-body) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.
Ferland has missed the last two games with a lower-body injury, but skated on the fourth line in the morning skate and called himself a game-time decision for tonight’s game. All signs are pointing towards him returning, so expect the rugged winger to play. He has 11 points (5G / 6A) in 44 games this season.