Emery getting start Sat. for Flyers?

Flyers coach Craig Berube said there was a chance that backup goalie Ray Emery would start Saturday's 1 p.m. game against visiitng Calgary, which has won six of its last seven.

The Flyers will take a three-game winning streak into Saturday.

Steve Mason, who had a cramp in his left leg but stayed in the game during Thursday's 3-1 win over Colordado, did not practice Friday. Berube called it a "maintenance day" and said Mason was fine.

 Mason has started the last six games. Emery hasn't started since Jan. 23, a 5-2 loss in Columbus.

Saturday is the Flyers' last game before the Olympic break. NHL teams will resume practicing on Feb. 19.

The Flyers, who scored a 4-1 victory in Calgary on Dec. 31, have moved into third place in the Metropolitan Division, one point behind the second-place New York Rangers.


Funeral services will be private for Keith Allen, the franchise’s first coach and a man who, as general manager, built the Stanley Cup championship teams in 1974 and 1975.

Allen, 90, who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992, died Tuesday.

Known as “Keith the Thief” for his shrewd trades, one of Allen’s best moves was hiring the innovative Fred Shero as the Flyers’ coach.

“He was this organization,” Ed Snider, chairman of the Flyers’ parent company, Comcast-Spectacor, said of Allen.

In lieu of flowers, the family said donations in Allen’s name can be sent to Flyers Charities, Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19148.