Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Goalie Announcements (Jan 3)

Both Wilton and Grant, both having starts last night, got their necessary wins to make it through to Week Fifteen, while Jeremy, shut out of a start last night, is still reeling from injuries and will be shut out of a start again tonight.  Jeremy watch will continue on to Thursday night, when he should be able to finally get a start this week.

Only two games on the docket for Wednesday night, which means that the weekend will be packed full of action, especially given that there were 51 games on this week, one game on Monday and two tonight.  So, with that being said, we'll have a quick peek at both games set to go tonight, just for the sake of doing this post.

Craig Anderson (Tony) versus Jimmy Howard (Dale C.)
It's a battle of the middle of the standings, as Tony's team opens up Wednesday night in 14th place, only 2 points behind Dale C.'s 12th place team, with Derek B. smack dab in the middle.  The struggling Senators will head to Detroit to try and start the New Year off right, while the Red Wings try and build on back-to-back wins at the end of the 2017 calendar year.  It's number one goalies for each team tonight, Craig Anderson versus Jimmy Howard, which should make for an interesting game.

Jeff Glass (N/A) versus Henrik Lundqvist (Brian)
Fresh off an outdoor win at Citi Field, Henrik Lundqvist returns to the crease, when the Rangers host the Blackhawks tonight at MSG.  Brian gets another start from the veteran keeper, as his team tries to keep pace with the top seven, where he's already fallen behind 7th place by 8 points.  On the other side, Jeff Glass gets his third straight start for the Blackhawks, thanks to the injury to Corey Crawford earlier this season.
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