Emery stopped 31 of 34 shots in a loss to the Lightning on Wednesday. He is firmly behind Steve Mason for the Flyers starting job, but Emery in 3-2-0 with a 1.42 GAA and .947 SV% in his last five starts - making him a good spot-start option whenever he gets the call. Tonight he faces a Wild team who have lost four straight while only scoring a combined four goals in those games.
Emery gave up one goal on 30 shots in a win over the Sabres last Thursday. He played very well in his last two starts, going 2-0-0 with a 1.00 GAA and .967 SV%. He has a decent spot-start matchup tonight against a Lightning team without Steven Stamkos and Ben Bishop.
Emery stopped 30 of 31 shots in a win over the Penguins on November 13. He was sharp all night en route to his second win of the season. Steve Mason has been great as of late, but an easy matchup with the Sabres gives Philadelphia a chance to get Emery into a game. With the soft matchup Emery has some spot-start value tonight.
Emery allowed two goals on 24 shots in a loss to New Jersey last Thursday. After being expected to battle for the starting job at the start of the season, Emery is the clear number-2 in Philadelphia. He has a tough matchup tonight vs. Pittsburgh, making it hard to warrant him as a spot start option.
Flyers said earlier after media left that Emery will start tonight
Emery gets the nod against the same Devils team that he shutout on Saturday. After going 17-1-0 with a 1.94 GAA and .922 SV% with the Blackhawks last season, Emery really hasn't been given a chance this season. So far he is 1-2-0 with a 3.59 GAA and .870 SV%, but he has a great matchup tonight.
There are conflicting reports as to who is starting for the Flyers.
We are now hearing it could be Ray Emery, after Flyers head coach Craig Berube hinted it would be Steve Mason. Emery gets the nod against the same Devils team that he shutout on Saturday. After going 17-1-0 with a 1.94 GAA and .922 SV% with the Blackhawks last season, Emery really hasn't been given a chance this season. So far he is 1-2-0 with a 3.59 GAA and .870 SV%, but he has a great matchup tonight.
It was reported by multiple sources that Steve Mason would start tonight but now it will be Emery. He allowed four goals on 15 shots in a relief effort last night. Emery has yet to win a game and has a 5.08 GAA and .846 SV% this season.
Emery allowed four goals on 34 shots in his first start this season. Steve Mason has played well through four starts so Emery will need a strong performance tonight if he doesn't want to lose his starts. He has a tough matchup against the Red Wings on the road.
Obviously this is speculation at this point in the season but Sam Carchidi's best guess is that Emery would play at most 30 games if Mason has established himself as the primary starter in the Flyers' net. At the very least, you will need to own both Flyers' goalies or try to get whatever value you can for Emery at this point.
Steve Mason did not have a great season opener, so the door is open for Ray Emery to cement himself as the Flyers starter. He was unbelievable with the Blackhawks last season (17-1-0 / 1.94 GAA / .922 SV%). He will try to get off to a good start in his second stint with the Flyers as they take on the Habs tonight.
Flyers agree to one year, $1.65 M deal with Ray Emery
Emery was spectacular as the number 2 option in Chicago. He finished the season at 17-1-0 with a 1.94 GAA and .922 SV%. He will head back to Philadelphia where he played in 2009-10 and will battle Steve Mason for the number 1 job.
Neither Bolland nor Emery will be on the trip to St. Louis tomorrow.
Emery suffered a lower-body injury on Wednesday. He won't backup Crawford tonight or go on the trip for the season finale tomorrow. He will head into the playoffs as the Blackhawks #2 option. Should Crawford struggle I don't think Joel Quenneville will hesitate to turn to Emery.