Starting Goalies: Saturday, October 3, 2009

Updated: October 13, 2009 at 1:31 am by Kevin Dupuis

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Today’s Starting Goalies: will continue to update throughout the day.

hawks

Chicago Blackhawks
Antti Niemi
Niemi confirmed Hawks.com update 11:45 Looks like Niemi. Hawks twitter The Hawks were debating starting Niemi. Personally talked to Panthers writer George Richards, it was still unknown at 11:05. The hawks did not skate this morning. likely wont know til warm-ups
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panthers

Florida Panthers
Tomas Vokoun
Vokoun will go back-to-back after the Panthers shootout win yesterday. DeBoer confirms at the 3:30ish mark of this video: On Frozen Pond

blues St. Louis Blues
Ty Conklin
update 11:30 Conklin starts Morning Skate
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wings

Detroit Red Wings
Jimmy Howard
Babcock confirmed Howard at today’s morning skate. Wings Blog

canucks Vancouver Canucks
Roberto Luongo
CBC Luongo was 2-1-1 with a 1.71 GAA against Colorado last season.  He looks to rebound after a rough start to the season on Thursday.
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avs

Colorado Avalance
Craig Anderson
Anderson will receive his 2nd consecutive start. Sacco said he thought his goaltender “looked real strong” against SJ. Anderson is 0-4-1 with a 3.54 GAA against the Canucks in his career, and allowed five goals in his only meeting against them last year. avs.com

canes Carolina Hurricanes
Cam Ward
Ward goes back-to-back. Bruins notebook. Bruins Blog
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bruins

Boston Bruins
Tim Thomas
Thomas was first of the ice this morning. Bish’s Blog

canadiens

Montreal Canadiens
Carey Price
Update: Price back in net Habs Inside/Out Price is likely. sabres.com RDS is saying Price is going against Miller.
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sabres

Buffalo Sabres
Ryan Miller
Miller to start in the home opener. No surprise here. sabres.com

flyers Philadelphia Flyers
Ray Emery
Confirmed. Philly.com Emery had a shutout last night against the Canes in his return to the NHL.
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devils

New Jersey Devils
Martin Brodeur
Brodeur will start the opener.  Fire and Ice

pens Pittsburgh Penguins
Marc-Andre Fleury
Fleury goes back-to-back. pens.com Islanders.com
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islanders

New York Islanders
Dwayne Roloson
Roloson first off at morning skate. point blank Roloson likely. pens.com

sens Ottawa Senators
Pascal Leclaire
Leclaire makes his Senators debut. sens.com Ottawa Sun
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rangers

New York Rangers
Henrik Lundqvist
Lundqvist expected. Ottawa Sun Lundqvist probable by Joe Micheletti on NHL Live on XM Radio.

leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs
Vesa Toskala
Toskala gets the start. TO SUN Speaking with the media after practice Friday, Wilson said he hopes Vesa is ready to face Ovechkins 7 or 8 shots a night. Here’s the video: Leafs TV
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caps

Washington Capitals
Semyon Varlamov
Boudreau announced this before the Caps game on Thusday, which Theodore started Caps Insider

lightning Tampa Bay Lightning
Mike Smith
Mike Smith to start TB Twitter PageRaw Charge projecting Smith
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thrashers

Atlanta Thrashers
Ondrej Pavelec
Kari Lehtonen will start the season on IR. Pavelec to start. Twitter

wild Minnesota Wild
Niklas Backstrom
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jacketts

Columbus Blue Jackets
Steve Mason

preds Nashville Predators
Dan Ellis
Stars Blog Ellis had a 1.61 GAA and a .944 save percentage in the preseason. Pekka Rinne posted a 3.97 GAA and .800 save percentage in preseason.
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stars

Dallas Stars
Marty Turco
Turco to start the home opener, no surprise. Stars Blog

flames

Calgary Flames
Miikka Kiprusoff
Flames Scoop TSN
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oilers

Edmonton Oilers
Nikolai Khabibulin
TSN projecting Khabi. Flames Scoop

sharks San Jose Sharks
Evgeni Nabokov
Nabokov will start. Working the Corners
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ducks

Anaheim Ducks
Jonas Hiller
Looks like Hiller as Giguere stayed on the Ice and took shots after the morning skate. Ducks Blog Working the Corners confirms Hiller. Carlyle’s answer: “Come to warm-ups.”

coyotes Phoenix Coyotes
Ilya Bryzgalov
Bryzgalov expected to start. coyotes.com The Bryz made 27 saves for a shutout in his last preseason outing.
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kings

Los Angeles Kings
Jonathan Quick
Terry Murray wants at least 60 games from Quick. kings.com Quick confirmed for tonight: Bob Miller on NHL Live on XM Satellite Radio

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