March 17th - 23rd
Anaheim Ducks (2) – Expect Giguere to start both games and then enjoy time off until the 26th.
Atlanta Thrashers (3) – Lehtonen is still struggling so expect to see Hedberg appear in one game.
Boston Bruins (2) – Look for Thomas to start both games for the Bruins this week.
Buffalo Sabres (2) – Miller has a relatively easy week with only two games on the schedule.
Carolina Hurricanes (2) – Ward should be in net for both games this week.
Calgary Flames (3) – Kirpusoff has struggled lately but should receive all three starts this week.
Chicago Blackhawks (3) – With Khabibulin still hurting, the starting job goes to both Crawford and Lalime.
Columbus Blue Jackets (3) – Look for Leclaire to be in net for all three games.
Colorado Avalanche (3) – Winning five of his last six starts, Theodore should get the nod for all three games this week.
Dallas Stars (2) – Expect Turco to be in net for both games this week.
Detroit Red Wings (3) – Hasek is currently day-to-day with a sore back, so Osgood will be the #1 guy until Hasek returns
Edmonton Oilers (3) – Garon has gotten hot winning three of his last four starts.
Florida Panthers (2) – Vokoun has won his last two starts and should be in goal for both games this week.
Los Angeles Kings (3) – Ersberg has been inconsistent in his rookie season but expect him to be in net for all three games this week.
Minnesota Wild (4) – Backstrom has piled on the minutes over the past few games, so expect Harding to start once during this busy week.
Montreal Canadiens (3) – Look for Price to appear in all three games this week.
Nashville Predators (3) – Ellis has clearly outplayed Mason this season and should get at least two starts this week.
New Jersey Devils (3) – Expect Brodeur to start all three games.
New York Islanders (3) – DiPietro should get the nod for all three games this week.
New York Rangers (3) – Look for Lundqvist to receive all three starts.
Ottawa Senators (2) – Gerber has won his last three starts and should be in net for both games this week.
Philadelphia Flyers (3) – Expect Biron to start all three games this week.
Phoenix Coyotes (4) – With no reliable backup, expect Bryzgalov to receive all four starts.
Pittsburgh Penguins (3) – Look for Conklin and Fleury to continue to split starts.
San Jose Sharks (3) – Expect Nabokov in net for all three games.
St. Louis Blues (3) – Legace hasn't won since March 4th, but should get a chance to turn things around with three games on the schedule
Tampa Bay Lightining (3) – With Smith struggling expect Ramo to steal one start.
Toronto Maple Leafs (3) – Toskala should receive all three starts this week.
Vancouver Canucks (3) – Look for Luongo to start all three games.
Washington Capitals (3) – Expect to continue to see a split between Huet and Kolzig.
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Friday, March 14, 2008
March 17th - 23rd