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Boucher starting; Emery's act growing thin

MONTREAL _ Backup goalie Brian Boucher will get the start Monday night in Montreal, coach Peter Laviolette said after the morning skate.

Boucher starting; Emery's act growing thin

Brian Boucher will get the start tonight for the Flyers, who are 3-7 in their last 10 games. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Brian Boucher will get the start tonight for the Flyers, who are 3-7 in their last 10 games. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

   MONTREAL _ Backup goalie Brian Boucher will get the start Monday night in Montreal, coach Peter Laviolette said after the morning skate.

   Boucher said the team was anxious to get untracked in Laviolette's second game as the Flyers' coach.

   "We want to get a solid game under our belts and get the first vistory and get rolling," said Boucher, whose team has lost seven of its last eight.

    The Flyers were manhandled by Washington, 8-2, in Laviolette's Flyers debut Saturday.

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    "Obvioulsy, everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong," Boucher said. "It's unfortunate it had to start off like that, but hopefiully we can get off on the right foot here with a good solid road game."

     Ray Emery, the usual starter, has struggled mightily in his last five games, compiling a 5.36 goals-against average and an .814 save percentage.

   Emery was his gregarious self in front of Montreal TV cameras after practice Monday morning, giving lengthy thought-out responses. But he turned sour and again gave one- and two-word responses to questions asked by the Philadelphia media.

   Strange. Very strange.

   Laviolette said Emery is bothered by "nagging injuries" but was healthy enough to play.

   Riley Cote will be in the lineup Monday, replacing the suspended Dan Carcillo.

   Laviolette is tinkering with his lineup, flip-flopping wingers Danny Briere and Claude Giroux.

    Here is how the lines will look Monday night:

   Hartnell-Richards-Giroux; JVR-Carter-Briere; Laperriere-Pyorala-Asham; Nodl-Kalinski-Cote.

 

Sam Carchidi Inquirer Staff Writer
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