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NHL: Ducks' Ray Emery starts in goal, shuts out Blues in first period

March 17, 2011 |  5:57 am

HOCK The Ducks’ Ray Emery made his first start in goal in 13 months and kept the St. Louis Blues out of the net in the first period, which ended scoreless.

Emery made his first start in goal since Feb. 1 of last year, when he beat Calgary, 3-0, as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers. He missed the remainder of the season with hip problems that required surgery that spring.

Emery, who played 17 minutes in relief of Dan Ellis against Phoenix on Saturday, was allowed to ease into the game Wednesday. He didn’t see a shot for the first 5 1/2 minutes, then stopped B.J. Crombeen’s jam try at the crease. Emery didn’t see his second shot for another seven minutes.

Emery stopped seven shots in the period.


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Photo: Ray Emery of the Anaheim Ducks stops a shot on March 16. Credit:  Stephen Dunn /Getty Images