The Flyers announced on Monday goaltender Steve Mason will be out for Game 3 against the Rangers. Ray Emery will continue to start in net with rookie Cal Heeter as his backup.
Emery, 31, played out of his mind in Game 2 for the Flyers stopping 31 of 33 shots fired his way to get the victory for Philadelphia at Madison Square Garden. He made big save after big save for the Flyers, especially on the penalty kill as the Rangers only went 1-for-6 on the power play. There are some questions surrounding Emery's lateral mobility as was showcased on the Rangers' first two goals on Sunday but he made the other necessary saves to get the win.
Mason's injury happened in the second period of the Flyers' 4-3 overtime victory over the Penguins on April 12th. Pittsburgh forward Jayson Megna drove Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald hard into Mason. The 25-year-old netminder finished out the period but was replaced by Emery to start the third period.
Mason practiced Friday and Saturday in New York with hopes of playing in Game 2. It looks like his sights will be set on Game 4 on Friday in Philadelphia.
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