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Goalie nods: Lack starts 11th straight, Miller goes again for Blues

Mar 17, 2014, 2:39 PM EDT

Eddie Lack AP

News and notes from around the crease…

All Lack, all the time

Vancouver will give rookie netminder Eddie Lack his 11th straight start on Monday night when it takes on the Lightning in Tampa Bay.

Lack, who stopped 26 of 29 shots in a 4-3 shootout win over Florida (and former teammate Roberto Luongo) on Sunday, has done as well as could be expected since inheriting the No. 1 gig in late February. He’s 12-13-4 on the year with a 2.36 GAA and .914 save percentage — considering he’s never played more than 53 games in a professional season (with AHL Manitoba three years ago), he’s shouldered his first full NHL load pretty efficiently thus far.

No confirmation on who’ll start for Tampa Bay tonight, but Ben Bishop appears likely.

Miller looks to stay undefeated in regulation

St. Louis will go with Ryan Miller tonight against the Jets, and Miller will look to remain undefeated in regulation after going 6-0-1 in his first seven appearances for the Blues.

As it stands today, the Miller trade appears to be a huge win for the Blues. The team has captured 15 of a possible 16 points since Miller made his debut in early March and, overall, the former Sabres netminder has posted a .932 save percentage and 1.70 GAA since coming to St. Louis.

No word on who the Jets will start tonight, though Al Montoya is likely.

Elsewhere…

Wild at Bruins: Darcy Kuemper for Minnesota; Tuukka Rask likely for Boston.

Coyotes at Kings: Jonathan Quick for Los Angeles; no word yet on a Phoenix starter, but Mike Smith is likely.

  1. hockeyornothing - Mar 17, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Time for a fact check. Pavelec is hurt. Montoya played. Pavelec didn’t even back up.

    • Mike Halford - Mar 17, 2014 at 6:23 PM

      Meant to say Montoya not Pavelec — has been adjusted.

  2. bruinsfan55 - Mar 17, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    It’s Tuukka Time! Let’s go Bruins

  3. blomfeld - Mar 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Comrades, ‘all-star’ Jonathan Quick ‘almost’ single handedly won the gold for ‘team’ USA. He will have no problem against the ‘terrible’ Yotes and Mike “Swiss cheese” Smith. Not to mention, USA ‘captain’ Brown will be back to his scoring ways tonight.

    Prediction: Stanley Cup Champ Kings chase Smith in period 1 and ‘secure’ a 6-0 victory!

    GO KINGS GOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • machosasquatcho - Mar 17, 2014 at 6:35 PM

      Shut up blomfeld, you disease.

    • paperlions - Mar 17, 2014 at 7:42 PM

      Yeah, he came so close that they didn’t even medal.

  4. hockeyornothing - Mar 18, 2014 at 1:23 AM

    What happened to the Kings?

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