Steve Mason stopped 37 shots in his first start of the series, Matt Read and Jakub Voracek scored and the Philadelphia Flyers evened their first-round matchup against the New York Rangers with a 2-1 win in Game 4 on Friday night.
It was the worst kept secret in the Flyers locker room. Steve Mason will start in goal Friday night.
The Flyers started the regular season with three straight losses, resulting in the firing of then head coach, Peter Laviolette. Their captain, Claude Giroux, started the season on a 15-game goal less drought, scoring only seven assists in those first 15 games.
Mark Streit scored for the Flyers.
Emery is no stranger to the playoff spotlight. In 2007, Emery backstopped the Ottawa Senators to the Stanley Cup Finals. The veteran says he’s enjoying his opportunity.
The Flyers rallied to beat the New York Rangers 4-2 on Sunday to even the first-round playoff series.
Steve Mason still isn’t feeling well enough to play, so Ray Emery will be back in the net for the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 2 against the New York Rangers.
Mason took part in a goalie practice Friday at New York’s Chelsea Piers and said afterward that he is feeling better than he did a few days earlier. He has set his sights on playing Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
There may be a few more blue jerseys in the stands for the Flyers-Rangers playoff series at the Wells Fargo Center next week.
Defenseman Andrew MacDonald had given the Flyers a 1-0 lead in the first, but the Rangers answered with Mats Zuccarello’s goal.
KYW’s Tim Jimenez spoke to some of the diehards who kept the faith despite a poor start and a coaching change.
Chris reviews Philadelphia’s changing stance on immigration policy, Kathleen Sebelius potential run for Senate in Kansas, and Keith Olbermann’s shot at Flyers Fans. He talks to Phil Kerwick from the Blasius Chocolate Factory and Dick Yuengling from the Yuengling Brewery.
The Flyers announced that Steve Mason will miss game one of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Thursday night against the Rangers.
The Flyers have heard all about their recent struggles at Madison Square Garden. They insist they have a clean slate in their first round playoff series.
Game 3 of the Flyers first round series against the NY Rangers is the same night Miley Cyrus was set to hold a concert.