Your goalie discussion is concluded. Steve Mason will not dress on Tuesday and Ray Emery, once again, will get the start.
Here’s what I wrote last night on the matter:
If Steve Mason is 100% healthy, then he plays. That’s a huge if, though. By all accounts, he was somewhere around 70% in practice on Saturday. Goalie isn’t a position you just hop back into, either. His timing needs to come back and I’m not sure one more full practice is enough to do that. So Emery should probably get the start. But if Mason is healthy, or when he’s healthy, the job’s his. He played too well all season to Wally Pipp (v.) him in favor of Emery. Playing the hot hand has been what the Flyers have done for two decades in the playoffs. No more. When Mason’s healthy, he plays.
I stick by that.