Flyers G Emery to start Game 3

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Updated: 4/21/2014 11:39 am

Philadelphia, PA ( - The Philadelphia Flyers have named Ray Emery as their starting goaltender for Game 3 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the New York Rangers.

Emery has started the first two games of this best-of-seven set in place of regular starter Steve Mason, who was injured in Philadelphia's penultimate regular-season game when Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jayson Megna pushed Philadelphia defenseman Andrew MacDonald into the netminder in the crease.

Emery stopped 32-of-36 shots in a Game 1 loss before turning aside all but two of the 33 shots he faced Sunday to help the Flyers even the series with a 4-2 win.

As in the first two games, Cal Heeter, who has just one game of NHL experience, will back up Emery.

Game 3 is slated for Tuesday at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

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