Niemi will start for the Sharks.
Niemi allowed two goals on 37 shots in a win over the Devils on Saturday. The Sharks continue to rotate starting goalies, which limits Niemi's value, but he has had a good start to the year, going 3-0-0 with a 2.27 GAA and .933 SV%. If he keeps this up he might be able to wrestle some extra starts away from Alex Stalock
Rask leads the Bruins onto the ice for warmups; he starts.
Tonight will mark Rask's first start since last Thursday when he was yanked in the third vs. Montreal after allowed five goals on 23 shots. It has not been an ideal start to the season for Rask or the Bruins and things will not be easy on them tonight with the San Jose Sharks in town. That said, Rask is elite and does not belong on your bench.
Lundqvist will be in goal for the Rangers
Lundqvist stopped all 33 shots he faced in a 4-0 win over the Sharks on Sunday. After a dreadful start to the season, Lundqvist has settled in in his last two starts, stopping 62 of 63 shots (.984 SV%) to earn back-to-back victories. He was 2-2-1 with a 2.81 GAA and .877 SV% against New Jersey last season.
Schneider will start for the Devils on Tuesday.
Schneider allowed three goals on 31 shots in a loss to the Sharks on Saturday. After winning the first three starts of the season and allowing just six goals, Schneider has now lost back-to-back games while allowing eight goals on 57 shots (.860 SV%). He will face the Rangers, who he was 1-0-0 against last year.
Bernier starts in goal vs. the Islanders.
Bernier kept the Leafs in Satruday's contest in Detroit, stopping 31 straight shots, before Henrik Zetterbeg blasted one by him with nine seconds left in Overtime. It was by far his best game of the season and he will look to carry it into tonight's meeting with the up-start Islanders.
Halak will be in goal for the Islanders on Tuesday.
Halak allowed two goals on 37 shots in the Isles 3-1 loss to the Penguins on Saturday. It was Halak's first loss of the season, but was still a great outing against a dangerous Pens offence. Tonight, he will face the Maple Leafs having gone 3-1-0 with a 2.71 GAA and .913 SV% though four starts.
Howard will start for the Red Wings on Tuesday.
After missing Saturday's game, Howard will return to the Wings' cage on Tuesday vs. Montreal. He allowed a single goal on 24 shots in a 4-1 win over the Maple Leafs in his last start. Howie has started the season 2-1-1 with a 1.72 GAA and .934 SV%---he was 1-1-0 against the Canadiens last year.
Price will start on Tuesday vs. the Red Wings.
Price allowed two goals on 34 shots in a 3-2 win over the Avalanche on Saturday night. It was Price's second straight win and fourth of the season as he moved to 4-1-0 with a 3.38 GAA and .890 SV%. Tonight, he faces a Detroit team who are 25th in scoring with just 2.20 G/PG, but who are holding opponents to just 1.40 G/PG (2nd in NHL).
Khudobin gets the nod in goal for the Hurricanes.
Khudobin stopped 33 of 34 shots in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Rangers last Thursday. He has allowed a total of five goals on 65 shots (.923 SV%) in his first two starts. He draws a great matchup tonight vs. the Jets and the Hurricanes should get a boost with Jeff Skinner returning to the lineup.
Pavelec will be in goal for the Jets on Tuesday.
Pavelec gave up four goals on 29 shots in a 4-1 loss to the Flames on Sunday. He has now lost four straight starts since winning the season opener. The Jets are not playing well right now, but Pavelec's numbers are decent. He carries a 2.61 GAA and .906 SV% into tonight's meeting with the winless Hurricanes.
Dubnyk will start in goal for the Coyotes.
Dubnyk stopped 24 of 26 shots in a win over the L.A Kings in his only start of the season. Despite beating the Cup Champs, Dubnyk has sat for three of four games, while Mike Smith struggles. Tonight he will face his former team in Nashville. The Predators currently rank 21st in the NHL in scoring (2.40 G/PG).
Rinne leads the Predators onto the ice for warmups.
Rinne was given Saturday night off after stopping all 31 shots that he faced in a 2-0 win over the Jets on Friday. Rinne is back in elite form to start 2014-15. After a rough 2013-14 due to injuries, he is 3-0-1 with a 1.23 GAA and .948 SV%. He is a must-start tonight with the Arizona Coyotes in town.
Mason will be in goal for the Flyers Tuesday.
Mason was pulled after allowed four goals on 18 shots in the Flyers comeback win over the Stars on Saturday. Despite Ray Emery leading them to the W, the Flyers will go back to Mason tonight in Chicago. He is still searching for his first win of the season, but it won't come easy tonight on the road vs. the Hawks.
Raanta will make his season debut on Tuesday; Corey Crawford has an upper-body injury.
Crawford was the Blackhawks confirmed starter on Monday, but got sick overnight and will not play tonight. So, Raanta gets the call against the Flyers. He was 13-5-4 with a 2.71 GAA and .897 SV% in his first NHL season. He makes for a solid spot-start option tonight.
Miller starts for the Canucks.
Miller stopped all 28 shots that he faced in a 2-0 win over the Oilers on Friday. Miller improved to 3-0-0 with a 1.95 GAA and .927 SV% on the season, but he has only faced the Oilers (x2) and the Flames so far. He will get a much stiffer test tonight in Dallas.
Lehtonen leads the Stars onto the ice for warmups.
Lehtonen allowed six goals on 37 shots in a OT loss to the Flyers on Saturday. It snapped his modest two-game winning streak and was the first time he allowed more than two goals in a game this season. Tonight, he will face a Canucks team he was 3-0-0 with a 1.00 GAA and .971 SV% against last year.
Luongo will face the Avalanche on Tuesday.
Luongo stopped all 26 shots he faced in a 1-0 shutout win over the Sabres on Friday. He was given Saturday night off so there is little surprise that he will start tonight. He has allowed just one goal in his last two games after giving up eight in his first two starts.
Berra (neck) will return to the Avalanche crease on Tuesday.
Berra stopped 27 of 28 shots in a 2-1 win over the Bruins in his first start of the season. Berra has stopped 37 of 38 shots on the season (.974 SV%) and gets a beauty of a matchup tonight vs. the NHL's lowest scoring team. The Panthers have just five goals in five games.
Nabokov will start for the Lightning on Tuesday.
Nabokov allowed two goals on 25 shots in a loss to the Devils in his Lightning debut last Tuesday. With Tampa Bay playing in the second game of a back-to-back tonight, they will give Nabokov the nod vs. the Flames. Calgary is 4-3-0 while scoring 2.57 G/PG.
Ramo will start vs. the Lightning on Tuesday.
Ramo allowed three goals on 26 shots in a loss to the Blue Jackets on Friday. It was Ramo's first loss of the season, but after sitting on Saturday vs. the Jets, the Flames will continue their goalie rotation by giving Ramo the start on Tuesday. The Lightning have one of the best offences in the league, so Ramo makes for a risky start.
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