Ray Emery is in a heated battle with Kristers Gudlevskis for the Lightning's backup job.
Andrei Vasilevskiy was supposed to be Ben Bishop's backup goaltender heading into this season, but a blood clot will keep him out for the first few months of the regular season. Emery doesn't have a contract so he'll have to be overly impressive to earn the job, but he's just taking the preseason games as they come. "You can’t control (how the preseason games go)," Emery said. "But even if you don’t get a lot of shots, if you feel good and kind of get a decent result ... confidence goes a long way, too, besides the action, just feeling comfortable and having something to build off of. I got to ease my way into it and was able to gain some confidence from it, so the next time, I’ll try to do a bit more with it and hopefully feel better." Gudlevskis should be considered the slight favorite in this battle. Even if Emery does crack the Bolts roster, he won't be worth owning in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 11:28:00 AM