In danger of facing elimination heading back to Madison Square Garden, the Philadelphia Flyers are making a change between the pipes for Friday’s Game 4 of their first-round series with the Rangers. It’s Steve Mason’s net, again.
Calling himself a Band-Aid, backup goalie Ray Emery has held the Flyers together nicely. But the Blueshirts hope to get under his skin in Tuesday night’s Game 3.
There goes home-ice advantage. Now the Blueshirts will need to steal a game from the Flyers as their best-of-seven playoff series heads to Philadelphia tied at one game apiece.
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.
Martin Brodeur’s off-season has taken a strange twist as he’s hired agent Pat Brisson and is ready to test free agent waters.
You heard it from all the analysts, reporters and fans. The Rangers were dead for the first few weeks of the season as soon as Marian Gaborik, Chris Drury and Vinny Prospal went down…