Rangers Will Get To Emery In Game 1
Ray Emery will get the call for the Flyers with Steve Mason unavailable for game 1. If stats mean anything the Rangers will pounce on him. In Emery’s last 3 games for Philly he has recorded save percentages of 85.7, 86.7 and 90.2 resulting in 2 losses and an OT win.
#Flyers head coach Craig Berube announced that G Steve Mason is out for Game 1 & Ray Emery will start.
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) April 16, 2014
For the season, Emery has played 28 games and has a regular season save percentage of 90.3%. This is a far cry from last season’s 92.2% for the Chicago Blackhawks. However, in 5 on 5 play his percentage gets a 1.5 point uptick.
Now, Emery’s numbers don’t sound overly terrible, but when you look across the way, Lundqvist is looking dominant. For the year, Henrik has a 92.1 save percentage with a 93% 5 on 5. Not that big of a difference until you look at how he has performed in April.
4/1 NYR 3 v VAN 1 (97.1%)
4/3 NYR 2 v COL 3 – SO (94.6%)
4/5 NYR 2 v OTT 3 (91.2%)
4/8 NYR 4 v CAR 1 (96.4%)
4/10 NYR 2 v BUF 1 (95.8%)
Those numbers really show the difference in net and why the Rangers have the clear advantage.
Derick Brassard was back at practice today and said he was good to go. Let the games begin.
“I’m 100 percent. .I am good to go”-Derick Brassard. #NYRPlayoffs
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) April 16, 2014