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Tonight’s starting goalies – February 18

Feb 18, 2011, 6:32 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 game

NY Rangers @ New Jersey

Likely NY Rangers starter: Henrik Lundqvist (Source.)

Likely New Jersey starter: Johan Hedberg (Source.)

7:30 pm ET games

St. Louis @ Buffalo

Likely St. Louis starter: Ty Conklin (Source.)

Likely Buffalo starter: Ryan Miller (Source.)

Boston @ Ottawa

Likely Boston starter: Tim Thomas – My best guess.

Likely Ottawa starter: Robin Lehner - By process of trade-based elimination.

Detroit @ Florida

Likely Detroit starter: Joey MacDonald (Source.)

Likely Florida starter: Tomas Vokoun - Could he be the next goalie to join the earlier-than-expected trade sweepstakes? (Source.)

8:00 pm ET games

Philadelphia @ Carolina

Likely Philadelphia starter: Sergei Bobrovsky (Source.)

Likely Carolina starter: Cam Ward (Source.)

Anaheim @ Minnesota

Likely Anaheim starter: Curtis McElhinney - With Jonas Hiller injured, it’s likely that McElhinney will have a Hiller-like stranglehold on the Ducks goalie job in the interim.

Likely Minnesota starter: Niklas Backstrom (Source.)

8:30 pm ET game

Columbus @ Chicago

Likely Columbus starter: Steve Mason (Source.)

Likely Chicago starter: Corey Crawford (Source.)

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