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Fantasy Hockey 2012: Saturday Starting Backup Goalies

TAMPA, FL - MARCH 06: Ben Bishop #30 of the Ottawa Senators makes a first period save against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on March 6, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - MARCH 06: Ben Bishop #30 of the Ottawa Senators makes a first period save against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on March 6, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Apologies for the late edition. A few unknowns are surprisingly starting today:

Anders Nilsson, Islanders vs. Devils - He played and won his first professional start against the Devils this past Sunday and shut them out so he gets to have another stab at them. Being he's new, he may shut them out again or not but he's a risky play even in deeper formats.

Ben Bishop, Senators vs. Sabres - Unlike Nielsson, he's never played against the Sabres in his career but both teams are playing well so it should be a good test to see what Bishop can do. As far as starting him, I wouldn't do it unless you're in a deeper league.

Dustin Tokarski, Lightning vs. Hurricanes - He was called up thanks to an injury to Mathieu Garon so it's a good opportunity to see what he's got. Still, I wouldn't play him despite the Lightning playing better lately than the Canes unless you're in a deeper league desperate for goalie starts.

Jonas Gustavsson, Leafs vs. Flyers - He's only started twice against the Flyers but he's been bad both times and not to mention the rest of the team is struggling mightily. Don't even think about it. Blech.

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