Tag: Ray Emery


Flyers’ goalie carousel continues as Emery suffers lower-body injury


On Monday, Philly announced that Ray Emery’s dealing with a lower-body injury, one that prevented him from traveling with the club to Carolina for Tuesday’s game against the ‘Canes.

Emery, who’d been the goalie of record for six straight games from Feb. 8-19, had recently ceded the No. 1 gig to Rob Zepp, who backstopped Philly to a pair of key wins over the weekend — a 3-2 shootout victory over the Preds on Saturday and a 3-2 regulation win over the Caps on Sunday. That sweep of the back-to-back moved the Flyers to within two points of Boston for the final wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.

And now the Flyers might have their No. 1 ‘tender back.

Steve Mason, who has yet to be medically cleared, will make his return in a reserve role and back up Zepp for tomorrow’s tilt. It’s assumed Mason’s clearance will come tomorrow, and which time both he and the organization will take a wait-and-see approach for a potential return to game action.

Mason, who hasn’t played in nearly three weeks while recovering from knee surgery, had been very good prior to getting hurt. Mason is 11-12-7 on the year with a 2.27 GAA and . 925 save percentage.

Goalie nods: Canadian Olympians square off as Price faces Luongo in Montreal

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A couple of Olympic gold-medal winners will be between the pipes tonight in Montreal, where the Canadiens’ Carey Price will be staring down the Bell Centre ice at the Panthers’ Roberto Luongo.

Both Canadian netminders are enjoying excellent seasons. Price is a serious Hart Trophy candidate, while Luongo has helped keep Florida in the playoff race with a .920 save percentage in 46 appearances.

With a win, the Panthers would move to within one point of the Bruins for the final wild-card spot in the East.

So let’s hear those “Go Habs Go” chants, Boston sports fans!


Jaroslav Halak will look to rebound from a shaky performance versus the Rangers when the Islanders host the Predators, who are likely to go with Pekka Rinne.

Cam Talbot for the Rangers versus Ryan Miller for the Canucks.

Curtis McElhinney for the Blue Jackets versus Marc-Andre Fleury for the Penguins.

Ondrej Pavelec will see his first action in a week when the Jets visit Washington to take on Braden Holtby and the Capitals.

Michal Neuvirth for the Sabres versus Ray Emery for the Flyers.

Antti Niemi for the Sharks versus Kari Lehtonen (likely) for the Stars.

Goalie nods: It has to be Johnson for the Isles… right? (Update: Yep)

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Who goes for New York?

The Islanders won’t announce their starting goalie until 5 p.m. ET today, so we don’t know if it’s Chad Johnson or Jaroslav Halak in net for tonight’s affair against Carolina.

Update: It’s Johnson.

One would suspect Johnson gets the nod, given tonight is the second of a back-to-back; Halak played last night, and allowed six goals on 42 shots in an emotional loss to the Rangers.

That said, head coach Jack Capuano could possibly be persuaded to let Halak try and bounce back; the 29-year-old Slovak looked rattled and a bit shaky as the Blueshirts made a concerted effort to get into his kitchen.

Related: The Isles are surrendering too many goals

“I want to get shots,” captain Ryan McDonagh said, per Newsday. “We wanted to make it more difficult on Halak tonight than in other past games. He’s been a big difference in why we haven’t been able to beat them in the past.

“We talked about getting in front of the net and making it tough on him, make him fight through screens. We were a lot hungrier in front of him for sure.”

No word yet on who’ll start in goal for the ‘Canes.


Blue Jackets at Flyers: Curtis McElhinney vs. Ray Emery

Caps at Pens: Braden Holtby vs. Marc-Andre Fleury

Sabres at Devils: Cory Schneider for New Jersey, Michal Neuvirth likely for Buffalo.

Panthers at Leafs: Roberto Luongo vs. Jonathan Bernier

Stars at Blues: Brian Elliott for St. Louis, Kari Lehtonen likely for Dallas.

Sharks at Preds: Alex Stalock for San Jose, Pekka Rinne likely for Nashville.