Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma was 10 seconds into his comments to the media today at the RBC Center when he said Brent Johnson would be the starting goaltender tonight.
He said it quickly, matter of factly, without any other comment on it.
An hour or so before, new Canes coach Kirk Muller was asked about his thoughts on handling the starter in goal and how many games he might like to use his backup goalie, in the Canes' case Brian Boucher.
"It really depends on the schedule," Muller said. "It's a tough question right now until I get into the schedule, the routine. Typically you've got to have your No. 1 guy rolling and we're lucky we have a great second goalie in (Boucher) who in his last game here, I was told, played really well."
Finally asked if Cam Ward would be in goal tonight against the Pens, Muller smiled and said everyone would find out tonight, as if a bit unsure if he should let out that information. Or maybe he was being coy. He...