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Today’s Starting Goalies – January 4th

Jan 4, 2011, 5:45 PM EDT

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Whether you’re interested for fantasy hockey reasons or just want to know which goalie your team is playing in a given day, we thought it might be helpful to share our best guesses (based on various previews from newspapers and Web sites plus our own instincts) on who might start each day.

7:00 pm ET games

Tampa Bay @ Washington

Likely Tampa Bay starter: Dwayne Roloson – It looks like it won’t take long for the Lightning to give their new goalie a test drive. (Source.)

Likely Washington starter: Semyon Varlamov (Source.)

Minnesota @ New Jersey

Likely Minnesota starter: Jose Theodore (Source.)

Likely New Jersey starter: Johan Hedberg (Source.)

9:00 pm ET games

Detroit @ Edmonton

Likely Detroit starter: Jimmy Howard (Source.)

Likely Edmonton starter: Nikolai Khabibulin (Source.)

Buffalo @ Colorado

Likely Buffalo starter: Ryan Miller – No guarantees, but it’s a pretty safe bet.

Likely Colorado starter: Peter Budaj (Source.)

Columbus @ Phoenix

Likely Columbus starter: Mathieu Garon (Source.)

Likely Phoenix starter: Ilya Bryzgalov (Source.)

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