NHL STARTING GOALIES

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This page tracks today's confirmed starting goalies, as they are announced in real-time.
DRAFTKINGS
FANDUEL
YESTERDAY WED, APR 17 TOMORROW
6 of 6 goalies have been confirmed as starters
Wed 04/17 7:00PM ET
Toronto
52% WIN ODDS
38-25
W/L
2.75
GAA
.918
SV%
Andersen
CONFIRMED
$
Boston
48% WIN ODDS
28-21
W/L
2.47
GAA
.914
SV%
$
Rask
CONFIRMED
Wed 04/17 8:00PM ET
Dallas
53% WIN ODDS
28-21
W/L
2.00
GAA
.934
SV%
Bishop
CONFIRMED
$
Nashville
47% WIN ODDS
32-27
W/L
2.40
GAA
.919
SV%
$
Rinne
CONFIRMED
Wed 04/17 10:00PM ET
Colorado
50% WIN ODDS
20-20
W/L
2.61
GAA
.918
SV%
Grubauer
CONFIRMED
$
Calgary
50% WIN ODDS
24-21
W/L
2.73
GAA
.901
SV%
$
Smith
CONFIRMED
LEGEND
WIN ODDS
The team's implied odds of winning their current matchup, derived from the latest Moneyline, Puck Line and Over/Under betting odds. You will typically have to spend more of your salary cap to pick up a starting goalie that has high odds of winning on a given night.
GAA
The Goals Against Average statistic represents the average goals allowed per 60 minutes of play in the current season. A lower number for this statistic is better, as each goal your starting goalie allows will decrement from the fantasy points you earn.
SV PCT
The Save Percentage statistic represents the ratio of saves to shots faced the goalie has made in the current season. If a goalie has received 1000 shot attempts and saved 935 of those attempts, their save percentage would be .935. A higher number for this statistic is better, as more blocked shots translate to more fantasy points.
W/L
The Win / Loss statistic represents the number of games won and lost by this goalie in the current season. The first number represents games won, with the second number listing their games lost.
SALARY
The Salary listed is the cost of including this player in your roster for the selected fantasy site. Use the filter to toggle pricing between DraftKings and Fanduel.
B2B
The Back to Back badge in orange indicates if the goalie registered play the previous day, and is now confirmed to be starting today with no days off in between. This typically happens when the team is light on healthy backups, and historically translates to poorer chances of winning.

Ultimate guide to starting goalies

The goalie is the most important position in Daily Fantasy Hockey. Goalies are usually going to be the most expensive AND highest scoring position that you will roster. A goalie who manages to land a shutout is going to massively juice your chances of cashing, while a bad night can translate to negative fantasy points and game over for your lineup.

When are starting goalies announced?

Occasionally teams will confirm their goalies the night before, but most of the time the announcements will trickle in throughout the day. Check back often to see the latest on who's starting tonight and tomorrow.

How do teams decide on their starting goalie?

Most nights it will often be the usual starter that is playing, but there will be times that a back up plays due to injury, to shake up losing streaks, or to rest the primary goalie so they avoid playing back-to-back nights. Most teams will play their starter 50-55 games per season, with backups starting in net 20 - 25 times on average.

Strategy for picking a starting DFS Goalie

There are 3 key things to consider when deciding on a starting goalie:

  • Make sure you pick a goalie that is starting: Use our tool to find goalies that are confirmed as starting. We're constantly updating our list of starting goalies throughout the day, so check back often. Picking a goalie that isn't starting in net is a painful mistake to make, and will almost always result in you losing your contest.
  • Find goalies likely to win: Both Draftkings and Fanduel heavily weight Fantasy Points for winning. In fact if your goalie doesn't win, it will be very hard to make up those missing points with your skaters. Our starting goalie tool makes it easy by listing the "WIN ODDS" for each goalie and matchup. These odds are calculated based on the Moneyline, Puck Line, and Over / Under, to give you an accurate sense of how likely that goalie is to win.
  • Look for value: Now that you've found Goalies with a high % of winning, look closely at their salaries. You are usually going to have to pay up for a top tier goalie that is facing off against a team that is bottom of their division and playing the last leg of a road trip. You might want to lock in that expensive goalie when playing cash games on a night with only 3 or 4 matchups, but in a large field tournament with 10+ matchups, having that extra bit of room left in your budget lets you pick up another premium skater.

    When trying to find value, look for goalies priced $1000 or $2000 below the top goalie of the night, that are listed with a solid 60%+ chance of winning. Extra factors that add to your decision are if the other team's goalie is playing back to back, or if there is a key player injured on the other team. Both will work in your favor.