Greiss will start Thursday in Montreal.
Greiss allowed one goal on 27 shots in the Islanders’ win in Detroit on Tuesday. The win moved Greiss to 4-4-0 with a 3.31 GAA and .884 SV% in February. Tonight he will take on the Canadiens for the third time this season. He has played well in the first two meetings, going 1-1-0 with a 2.03 GAA and .922 SV%.
Price will start Thursday vs. the Islanders.
Price allowed two goals on 30 shots in the Canadiens’ shootout win in New York on Tuesday. February hasn’t been the greatest month for Price, but he has played well in his last two games, stopping 58 of 62 shots (.936 SV%). In his first start against the Islanders, Price stopped 39 of 42 shots in a 3-1 loss back in late-January.
Lundqvist will start Thursday in Toronto.
Lundqvist allowed two goals on 28 shots in the Rangers’ shootout loss to Montreal on Tuesday. Lundqvist is now 6-1-1 with a 1.97 GAA and .940 SV% in his last eight starts. Tonight he’ll face the Maple Leafs for the third time this season—he is 1-1-0 with a 3.01 GAA and .885 SV% in the first two meetings of the season.
Andersen will start Thursday vs. the Rangers.
Andersen gave up four goals on 20 shots in the Maple Leafs’ 5-4 OT win over the Jets on Tuesday. It was an ugly performance for Andersen, but was enough to walk away with his 24th win of the season. He is 1-1-0 with a 3.02 GAA and .921 SV% vs. the Rangers and comes into play having allowed three-plus goals in seven of his last nine starts.
Elliott starts Thursday in Tampa Bay.
Elliott allowed five goals on 28 shots in the Flames’ win in Nashville on Tuesday. It wasn’t a great outing for Elliott, but it was enough to earn the win and another start tonight in Tampa Bay. Elliott has gone 5-2-1 while posting a 2.57 GAA and .08 SV% in his last eight games. He has gone 7-7-3 with a 3.14 GAA and .883 SV% on the road this season.
Bishop will likely start Thursday vs. the Flames.
Bishop allowed one goal on 21 shots in the Lightning’s win over the Oilers on Tuesday. Bishop has been excellent as of late—he comes into Thursday on a five-game winning streak having allowed just six goals on 127 shots (.953 SV%) with one shutout. He allowed three goals on 22 shots in a 6-3 win in his first start vs. Calgary.
Rinne is in the starter's crease this morning.
Rinne was pulled after allowing four goals on 13 shots in the Predators’ loss to the Flames on Tuesday. Despite the rough outing, it looks like Rinne will be back between the pipes tonight vs. the Avalanche. Rinne has had a tough February, but has gone 4-0-0 with a 2.26 GAA and .929 SV% in four starts against Colorado this season.
Smith will start Thursday in Chicago.
Smith turned aside 27 of 28 shots in the Coyotes’ win over the Ducks on Monday. Smith has won four of his last five starts while stopping 161 of 172 shots (.936 SV%) and one shutout. He’s played well, but he has gone 0-2-0 with an ugly 4.04 GAA and .849 SV% in his first two starts against the Blackhawks this season.
Crawford will start Thursday vs. the Coyotes.
Crawford allowed three goals on 32 shots in the Blackhawks’ win in Minnesota on Tuesday. Crawford has won five of his last six starts while posting a 2.67 GAA and .912 SV%. He is an impressive 11-5-3 with a 2.26 GAA and .926 SV% on home ice and won his only start against the Coyotes this season.
Khudobin will likely start Thursday in Los Angeles.
Khudobin allowed three goals on 32 shots in the Bruins’ win over the Canucks on February 11th. Khudobin has had a tough season at the NHL level, but tonight he takes on a Kings team that has lost five of their last seven games. Khudobin is 2-5-1 with a 3.05 GAA and .888 SV% in nine appearances and is a risky option regardless of his matchup.
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