Fantasy Hockey 2012: Saturday Starting Backup Goalies

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 27: Chris Mason #50 of the Winnipeg Jets enters the net in relief of Ondrej Pavelec in the game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on October 27, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Jets defeated the Flyers 9-8. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Dwayne Roloson, Lightning vs. Penguins - Roloson hasn't performed great against the Penguins and has only won 5 games in 14 career starts. Considering how strong the Pens are, Rolo isn't a great play today. UPDATE Boy, I hope you listened to me all you Roloson owners. Yeesh.

Chris Mason, Jets vs. Jaroslav Halak, Blues - Mason has had an impressive track record against the Blues in 20 career starts but the current Blues are playing well lately. Halak has had a sub-par record against the Jets/Thrashers in only 5 career starts but Halak has been playing very well lately since splitting time with Brian Elliott. Should be a good matchup.

Alex Auld, Senators vs. Bruins - Just a gentle reminder that Craig Anderson is out due to a lacerated hand and he'll be out for a while. He's performed well against the Bruins in 7 career starts but I still would be a bit leery of starting him unless you're desperate for goalie stats.

Justin Peters, Hurricanes vs. Panthers - Cam Ward has been practicing but I guess they determined that Peters should start again today. Peters had done a good job against the Cats in 3 career starts and might be a decent play with some upside here.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere, Avalanche vs. Red Wings - He's performed pretty good against the Wings in 23 career starts but has managed only 5 wins. He's a decent play against the Wings if you have him but be careful.


Michal Neuvirth, Capitals vs. Maple Leafs - Sounds like the Caps are riding the hot hand. It still isn't a pretty match-up thanks to both teams struggling hard lately. Neuvirth has not performed well in 6 career starts against the Leafs. Be careful here.

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