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Preview/Lines #12: Quinn Still Waiting for No. 1 Goalie to Emerge

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David Quinn seems to have a good problem right now in net.

Between James Reimer and Kaapo Kahkonen, neither has emerged as a clear-cut starter in the head coach’s mind. But that’s a good thing.

“I think they’re both playing well,” Quinn said yesterday. “We’re gonna keep rolling it until somebody really separates himself from the other guy.”

Reimer has seven starts to Kahkonen’s four, and per Evolving Hockey, the veteran netminder has made the most of it, registering the 12th-best Goals Saved Above Expected in the NHL (of 66 goalies). Per this metric, which judges, basically, the quality of saves, Reimer has been a top-10 netminder.

However, Kahkonen gets the start tonight, and while he struggled out of the gate, he was the San Jose Sharks’ best player in his second-to-last appearance against the New Jersey Devils and won his last start against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Let’s see if Kaapo can keep answering.

San Jose Sharks (3-8-0)

Kahkonen will start, but otherwise, the lines appear to be the same as the last game. Ferraro is on track to play too.

Anaheim Ducks (2-6-1)

Where to Watch

The San Jose Sharks will take on the Anaheim Ducks at 7:30 PM PST at SAP Center. Watch it live on ESPN. Listen to it on the Sharks Audio Network.

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