News and notes from around the crease…
Philly goes back to Sugar Ray
Ray Emery will make his third straight start tonight when the Flyers host the Kings at Wells Fargo. Emery’s streak of consecutive nods began last Wednesday in Pittsburgh, when he backstopped the Flyers to a 5-3 win, then continued on Saturday when he made 35 saves in a win over Detroit (in which Philly was badly out-shot, 37-17.)
On the year, Emery has a 2.60 GAA and .914 save percentage, superior numbers to those of the struggling Steve Mason (0-3-1, 3.83 GAA, .878 save percentage).
As for the Kings, they’ve yet to announce a starter but it sounds as though Jonathan Quick is likely.
Wild at Bruins: Niklas Backstrom for Minnesota, Tuukka Rask likely for Boston.
Jets at Isles: Ondrej Pavelec vs. Jaroslav Halak
Devils at Pens: Cory Schneider vs. Marc-Andre Fleury
Sens at Jackets: Robin Lehner vs. Curtis McElhinney
Coyotes at Lightning: Ben Bishop for Tampa Bay, Mike Smith likely for Arizona
Sabres at Leafs: Michal Neuvirth vs. Jonathan Bernier
Ducks at ‘Hawks: John Gibson vs. Scott Darling (read more here)
Blues at Stars: Brian Elliott vs. Kari Lehtonen
Sharks at Avs: Antti Niemi vs. Semyon Varlamov
Habs at Flames: Carey Price vs. Jonas Hiller
‘Canes at Canucks: Cam Ward vs. Ryan Miller