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Emery makes season debut tonight

Thursday, 12.10.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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Emery makes season debut tonight
Senators goaltender Ray Emery makes his season debut when the Calgary Flames visit Scotiabank Place tonight.

by Todd Anderson

Senators sophomore goaltender Ray Emery is keen to make his season debut tonight when the Calgary Flames visit Scotiabank Place.

"I want to start the season on the right foot," Emery says. "It's been a while since I've played and I'm excited to get in the net. Obviously, I want to play as much as I can. I want to play well to give myself the opportunity to do that."

Senators head coach Bryan Murray expects a high-level effort from the Flames tonight.

"I know they're a very hard working team and they've got a great goalie (reigning Vezina Trophy winner Miikka Kiprusoff). They're big on the blueline. You better keep your head up when you go up against (Dion) Phaneuf."

Both the Senators and Flames have started the 2006-07 season with a 1-2-0 record and are coming off losses.

"They're going to be highly motivated," Murray says. "They're in the same frame of mind as we are. Both teams are just trying to win games at this time."

Alfredsson, Heatley and Spezza reunited
Captain Daniel Alfredsson will be back on a line with Jason Spezza and Dany Heatley tonight. The combination gelled well last season as the majority of Heatley's and Alfredsson's 103 points, and Spezza's 90 points, came while the trio played together.

"The main thing is to try and find a way to win," Spezza answered when asked what he expects from the line tonight. "Obviously, we've been put together to score goals but we've got a strong cast up front with other guys who will help us, too. We want to get off to a good start tonight. Getting a lead when we come into the room (for the first intermission) would be big for us."

Corvo injury update
Senators defenceman Joe Corvo has skated the last two days on his own, and Murray hopes he can resume practising with his teammates early next week. Corvo is recovering from a broken right foot he sustained while blocking a shot on Sept. 22 during a pre-season game against the Buffalo Sabres.

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STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
3 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
4 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
5 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
6 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
7 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
8 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 82 20 54 -15 74
J. Spezza 75 23 43 -26 66
K. Turris 82 26 32 22 58
C. MacArthur 79 24 31 12 55
B. Ryan 70 23 25 7 48
A. Hemsky 75 13 30 -15 43
M. Michalek 82 17 22 -25 39
M. Zibanejad 69 16 17 -15 33
M. Methot 75 6 17 0 23
P. Wiercioch 53 4 19 -1 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 25 16 8 .911 3.00
R. Lehner 12 15 6 .913 3.06