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Philadelphia Flyers to start Ray Emery in goal against his former team, Chicago

Ray Emery gets the start for the Flyers v. Blackhawks
Ray Emery gets the start for the Flyers v. Blackhawks
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The Chicago Blackhawks will see a familiar face staring back at them tonight when they face the Philadelphia Flyers.

Flyers goaltender Ray Emery will make his first start since February 8th and it will come against his former team, the Blackhawks.

Emery played in Chicago from 2011-2013 before signing in Philadelphia as a free agent last July. The 31-year-old netminder played well for the Blackhawks going 32-10-4 in his two seasons in Chicago but he really stood out last season. In 21 games in 2012-13, Emery went 17-1-0 with a 1.94 GAA and a .922 SV%.

Tonight Emery gets the opportunity to face his former team for the second time this season. Emery was in net on December 11th when the Blackhawks put up six goals on 18 shots before he was pulled in favor of Steve Mason.

On the year, Emery is 7-9-1 with a 3.02 GAA and a .898 SV%. The Hamilton, Ontario-native has faced the Blackhawks just four times in his career going 2-1-1 while posting a 3.24 GAA along with a .883 SV%. Emery has allowed 12 goals on 103 shots in his career against Chicago.

The puck drops at 7:30 pm at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

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