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Emery gets the nod vs. Minnesota

Wednesday, 01.11.2012 / 2:36 PM
By Elise Butler - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
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Emery gets the nod vs. Minnesota

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Ray Emery will start in net for the Blackhawks Thursday as they take on the visiting Minnesota Wild, Head Coach Joel Quenneville said after practice Wednesday.

Signed as a free agent in October, Emery has appeared in 15 games for the Blackhawks this season, compiling a 9-3-2 record with a .906 save percentage and 2.72 goals-against average. His last start came on Jan. 5, a 5-4 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Emery is 2-0 against the Wild in his career. He started in net for Chicago’s last game against Minnesota, a 4-3 shootout win on Dec. 14 in St. Paul. Prior to that he had only faced the Wild once, as an Ottawa Senator in 2006, and posted a 5-3 win.