Every Monday during the season, goalie specialist and founder of The Goalie Guild Justin Goldman will provide you with an in-depth analysis of fantasy goaltenders in NHL.com's weekly segment: "In the Cage." From updated goalie rankings to guys you should keep a close eye on and much more, Goldman will be your fantasy goalie expert all season long.
During the 2009-10 campaign, a total of 82 goaltenders appeared in an NHL regular-season game. For the 2010-11 campaign, a total of 86 goalies appeared in a regular-season game. As of today, we've already seen 87 goalies appear in a game this season, and there's still one more week to go.
In fact, only 10 teams have made it to this point with their two original goaltenders penciled into every game's roster sheet. The other 20 have tossed at least three goalies in the crease, while some have even used four or five, and that's not including goalies that have dressed as backups, either.