It appears that Curtis McElhinney will made his second consecutive start in goal as a reward for his 40-save performance that was the major factor in Thursday night’s win over Philadelphia.
In 12 regular-season appearances with the Ducks, MiracElhinney is 6-1-2 with a 2.68 GAA and a .923 sv% -- impressive numbers for a guy I feel constantly nervous for. Does it seem to anybody else that Curtis fails to be square to shots quite a bit? But positivity! Things can't go worse than the season opener, right?
Prediction: See below -- webbed foot by Lilja.
I should be around for most of the game today, though I may have to disappear for like a period (just like the Ducks!). Feel free to stop on by.