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Emery makes season debut tonight

Thursday, 10.12.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / 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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ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
2 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
3 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
4 BOS 53 28 19 6 153 146 62
5 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
6 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
7 BUF 54 21 27 6 124 146 48
8 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 54 11 48 9 59
B. Ryan 53 19 26 -2 45
M. Hoffman 50 23 18 5 41
M. Stone 52 16 25 -10 41
M. Zibanejad 53 11 22 -1 33
K. Turris 48 13 17 -11 30
J. Pageau 54 13 10 6 23
Z. Smith 53 11 5 7 16
C. Ceci 47 5 11 -1 16
C. Lazar 49 5 9 0 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 22 17 4 .914 2.86
A. Hammond 3 5 2 .900 3.10