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Goalie nods: Brodeur, Halak go back-to-back

Mar 11, 2014, 4:26 PM EDT

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News and notes from around the crease…

Marty goes again for Devils

Martin Brodeur will make consecutive starts for the first time since early January, as he’ll be in goal tonight to face the Flyers. The veteran netminder was in goal for Saturday’s win over the Hurricanes — stopping 33 shots in the process — and will get a chance to carry that momentum tonight, looking for his fourth straight win.

For the Flyers, Steve Mason gets the nod in goal. Mason is coming off a 36-save OT loss to the Leafs on Saturday, which snapped his three-game winning streak.

Halak back in, too

The Washington Capitals are giving Jaroslav Halak a serious audition for their No. 1 gig.

Halak will start his third straight game for the Caps on Tuesday against Pittsburgh — the second time he’ll face the Pens in as many nights. Halak gave up three goals on 20 shots in Monday’s 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh, this after stopping 31 of 33 shots in a 3-2 win over Phoenix in his Caps debut on Saturday.

No word yet on who the Penguins will start in goal.


Predators at Sabres: Carter Hutton vs. Jhonas Enroth

Rangers at Hurricanes: Henrik Lundqvist for New York, Cam Ward probable for Carolina.

Red Wings at Blue Jackets: Jimmy Howard vs. Sergei Bobrovsky

Coyotes at Panthers: Mike Smith vs. Roberto Luongo

Stars at Blues: Ryan Miller for St. Louis, Tim Thomas likely for Dallas.

Oilers at Wild: Viktor Fasth vs. Darcy Kuemper

Leafs at Sharks: James Reimer vs. Antti Niemi

  1. jpelle82 - Mar 11, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    halak’s gotta clean up his play with the puck, he almost got burned twice last night trying to handle it behind the net.

    • penguins87and71 - Mar 11, 2014 at 4:50 PM

      I’m a little shocked the Capitals gave Halak the start tonight, he didn’t look sharp at all last night. I’m going to take a wild guess and say Fleury gets the start tonight.

  2. thailer35 - Mar 11, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    Smith is also going back to back, but he plays for the Coyotes, so there’ll be no discussion of that here. This is twice in less than a week I’ve had to use this video…

    • thailer35 - Mar 11, 2014 at 4:47 PM

      Misunderstood the title. Thought they were playing back-to-back as in they started yesterday and will start again today.

  3. 950003cups - Mar 11, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    How on earth is Cory Schneider having trouble unseating a 42 year old goalie? This guy just cant catch a break!

  4. djshnooks - Mar 11, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    Capitals should have to give the Sabres a draft pick or something since Klesla retired.

    Or quit, whatever.

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