Tocchet: Ray Emery should start Game 3

Tocchet: Ray Emery should start Game 3
April 20, 2014, 7:00 pm
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The Flyers ended their nine-game losing skid at Madison Square Garden and tied their first-round series with the Rangers 1-1 with a 4-2 win Sunday afternoon (see game story).

With Steve Mason out for Game 2, Ray Emery started again in net for the orange and black, the first time he started back-to-back games this season.

Emery had 31 saves in picking up his first playoff win since he was with Anaheim in 2011. He yielded two goals on his first four shots faced, but blanked the Rangers on their next 29 shots on net.

"It's his character," Flyers analyst Rick Tocchet said on Flyers PostGame Live on Sunday.

"They're down 2-0 in Game 2, what does Ray Emery do? He comes in and locks it down. I gotta give him so much credit. For this guy to come in those kind of situations and be the leader of the team and the first star of the game, he won the Flyers the game."

If Mason is able to play Tuesday, who should start for the Flyers in Game 3?

"It's Ray Emery," Tocchet said. "It's 2-0 for the Rangers. It looks like it's over and Ray Emery puts in a performance like that. You're going Emery. I think, if you don't go with Emery, just for instance if you want to play the other guy, what is that message in the room to the guys?"

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