Luongo will start Wednesday in Brooklyn.
Luongo stopped all 28 shots that he faced in the Panthers’ shutout in New Jersey on Monday. It was a great return to the crease for Luongo, who will make his 28th start of the season tonight in Brooklyn. In his first start against the Islanders, Luongo stopped 19 of 21 shots in a 3-2 overtime win.
Greiss will start Wednesday vs. the Panthers.
Greiss allowed one goal on 27 shots in the Islanders’ shootout loss in Arizona last Saturday. Greiss will start his fourth straight game and comes in at 1-0-2 with a 1.58 GAA and .958 SV% since Jaroslav Halak was sent to Bridgeport (AHL). Tonight he faces the 18-16-8 Panthers and has gone 6-3-0 with a 2.68 GAA and .912 SV%.
Montoya will start Wednesday in Winnipeg.
Montoya allowed three goals on 42 shots in the Canadiens’ win in Dallas last Wednesday. Montoya has won his last two starts while turning aside 70 of 75 shots (.933 SV%). Tonight he will face his former team in Winnipeg for the first time this season. The Jets come into play having won three of their last four while averaging 3.75 goals for per game.
Hellebuyck will start Wednesday vs. the Canadiens.
Hellebuyck stopped all 28 shots in the Jets’ shutout win over the Flames on Monday. Hellebuyck has won four of his six starts while posting a 2.52 GAA, .923 SV% and one shutout. Tonight he will make his sixth straight start and comes in with a 10-5-1 with a 2.32 GAA and .924 SV% on home-ice this season.
Fleury will start Wednesday in Washington.
Fleury allowed two goals on 30 shots in the Penguins’ win over the Lightning on Sunday. He has won five consecutive games while turning aside 128 of the last 136 shots that he has faced (.941 SV%). Tonight he starts vs. the Capitals for the second time this season—in the season opener he allowed two goals on 41 shots in a 3-2 shootout win.
Holtby starts Wednesday vs. the Penguins.
Holtby allowed one goal on 23 shots in the Capitals’ win in Montreal on Monday. Holtby has now won three straight games while stopping 81 of 82 shots (.988 SV%). Holtby has been rolling, so tonight he will make his sixth straight start and his third start vs. the Penguins. Holtby is 1-0-1 with a 1.44 GAA and .946 SV% in his first two starts vs. Pittsburgh.
Johnson will start Wednesday vs. the Sharks.
Johnson allowed two goals on 27 shots in the Flames’ loss in Winnipeg on Monday. Despite the loss, Johnson played very well for the second straight game and has now stopped 53 of the last 56 shots (.946 SV%) that he has faced. Tonight he makes his third start vs. San Jose—he has gone 1-1-0 with a 3.00 GAA and .903 SV% in the first two.
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