Fantasy Hockey 2011: Saturday Starting Backup Goalies (Updated)

Most of the week, it's not hard to play your goalies to better your stats whether you're in a rotisserie, head to head or points league. However, Saturday is possibly the hardest day to determine who to start for your team since most teams play on that day. So, this is just a quick little note area to let you know who's verified to start and not the #1 goalie on the team so you don't get any goose eggs in your stats assuming the #1 will start and maybe provide an opportunity for those who are in leagues with same day transactions to make a nice little push in your stats. Without further ado:

Evgeni Nabokov, Islanders vs. Rangers - Should be interesting to say the least especially since it's state rivals but he's now the defacto backup or 1B since Rick DiPietro now is dealing with a concussion.

Jhonas Enroth, Sabres vs. Penguins - Likely giving Ryan Miller a breather since his 4 goals allowed performance last night.

Johan Hedberg, Devils vs. Predators - Will likely be filling in for the injured Martin Brodeur until he heals.

Mathieu Garon, Lightning vs. Panthers - Another cross-state rivalry but I actually like this matchup against the hapless Cats. Just giving the struggling Dwayne Roloson a breather after struggling.

Josh Harding, Wild vs. Red Wings - Hasn't played since last year so it should be interesting just like Nabokov but the Wings are a strong team so tread carefully.

Alex Auld, Senators vs. Capitals - Craig Anderson isn't doing so hot so far this season but I wouldn't recommend Auld anyway since the Caps will assault him at every turn. Use only in the deepest of leagues...or if you get positive points for goals allowed for goalies.


Brian Elliott, Blues vs. Thomas Greiss, Sharks - Sounds like Greiss will continue to start while Antti Niemi is recovering from surgery. Elliott is giving a struggling Jaroslav Halak a break.

This will likely get updated as news develops so check back later on. Also, don't forget to to follow @FakeTeams and @MattPTurner on Twitter if you have any fantasy hockey questions!

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