It looks like not one but two teams will be changing things up in between the pipes tonight in the hopes of getting some more solid goaltending in their playoff match ups.
First it appears the Dallas Star will not be going with goaltender Kari Lehtonen who will be replaced in nets this evening by back up goaltender Antti Niemi this evening. While Dallas has not made any official statement in this regard, Niemi was the first man off the ice during today's practice indicating he will be the starter. Stars insider Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning news also revealed his belief that Niemi will be the starter.
Secondly comes the change from the Philadelphia Flyers, one many fans expected to come one game ago, with starting goaltender Steve Mason being benched in the place of Michal Neuvirth, who arguably was the better goaltender for the Flyer's this season albeit on a smaller sample size of games than Mason played.
Head coach Dave Hakstol confirmed to reporters on Wednesday that Neuvirth would in fact be getting the start, and with the Flyers already down three games to none in the series it will be a huge test for Neuvirth.