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Fantasy Watch: Goaltender Starts

November 5th – 11th

Anaheim Ducks (3) – Giguere and Bryzgalov are continuing to split time.

Atlanta Thrashers (3) – With Lehtonen still sidelined with a groin injury, and Hedberg struggling, expect to see more of rookie Ondrej Pavelec

Boston Bruins (3) – Fernandez is day-to-day with a knee sprain, so Thomas will be getting most of the starts this week.

Buffalo Sabres (4) – With a busy schedule, Thibault should see playing time in at least one game.

Carolina Hurricanes (3) – Ward has been playing phenomenal and will most likely receive all three starts this week.

Calgary Flames (3) – Recently resigned to a long term deal, Kiprusoff will look to continue his string of consecutive starts.

Chicago Blackhawks (3) – Khabibulin has struggled to begin the season, but is still Chicago’s #1 goaltender.

Columbus Blue Jackets (3) – Leclaire has been fantastic so far but Columbus may elect to rest him due to two games back-to-back

Colorado Avalanche (3) – Theodore has been getting some starts, but Budaj is still #1

Dallas Stars (4) – Expect Dallas to give Turco a rest with back-to-back games this week.

Detroit Red Wings (3) – Backup goaltender Chris Osgood is currently 6-0-0.

Edmonton Oilers (3) – Roloson has not played well this year, but backup Garon isn’t much of an upgrade.

Florida Panthers (3) – Vokoun has been up and down this season but should appear in all three games this week.

Los Angeles Kings (1) – LaBarbera has been getting the nod as of late, but things can change with an extended layoff.

Minnesota Wild (2) – Backstrom is currently day-to-day with a groin injury but may be able to make one start as Minnesota has five days off in between games.

Montreal Canadiens (3) – Huet is currently riding a four game win streak.

Nashville Predators (2) – Mason has struggled but the Preds are still sticking by him.

New Jersey Devils (3) – Brodeur had his best game of the year this past week, surrendering only one goal on 22 shots.

New York Islanders (2) – Expect to see DiPeitro in both games this week.

New York Rangers (4) – Lundqvist’s goals against average and save percentage are up there with the best, but unfortunately the wins aren’t coming.

Ottawa Senators (3) – Both Emery and Gerber have only yielded one loss combined on the year.

Philadelphia Flyers (4) – With four games on the schedule, Nittymaki should appear in one game.

Phoenix Coyotes (3) – With Aebischer gone, Tellqvist and Auld will be splitting the starts.

Pittsburgh Penguins (4) – Expect Sabourin to get a start as Pittsburgh plays back-to-back games this week.

San Jose Sharks (3) – The Sharks may give backup Dimitri Patzold his first start as the team will not want to use Nabokov on back-to-back games.

St. Louis Blues (1) – Legace is the #1 goaltender in St. Louis and should receive the lone start.

Tampa Bay Lightining (4) – Holmqvist is the #1 in Tampa but expect Denis to start once this week with back-to-back games.

Toronto Maple Leafs (3) – Toskala is gaining #1 status but Raycroft should make an appearance in one game as Toronto plays on Friday and Saturday.

Vancouver Canucks (2) – Due to back-to-back games, Sanford may make his second start.

Washington Capitals (4) – Washington may give Kolzig a break this week with a rather busy schedule.

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