Ray Emery had done a solid job in filling in for the injured Steve Mason, but after the Philadelphia Flyers dropped game 3 at home, expect Mason to resume starting duties for game for after Emery got chased by the New York Rangers.
The Rangers took a 2-1 series lead, regaining home ice advantage after dropping game 2 at home. Derek Stepan and Martin St. Louis scored in the first 10:24 to give the Rangers a lead that they would not relinquish. Mark Streit got the Flyers on the board before the period was out, but that was it for the home side. Dan Girardi scored in the second period and then former Flyers pest Dan Carcillo capped it in the third period.
The Carcillo goal chased Emery and brought Mason in, and he stopped all 3 shots he faced in just over 7 minutes of action.
Mason getting back into the series at full strength is a key for the Flyers to get back into the series and gain the upper hand. While he can’t match Henrik Lundqvist save for save, he will give the Flyers enough confidence in front of him to play their style of game and take chances to get to Lundqvist.
Mason will have an extra day to fully recover (if he hasn’t already) as game 4 will not go until Friday night.