Originally posted on NBC Chicago  |  Last updated 12/13/11

PHILADELPHIA - JANUARY 28: Ray Emery #29 of The Philadelphia Flyers takes a water break against the Atlanta Thrashers during their game on January 28, 2010 at The Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
News out of practice Tuesday is about what's to be expected. Ray Emery will get the start in Minnesota Wednesday night. While this may inch more people to declare a goalie controversy, it's more to do with picking the hot hand in the sprint of the Western Conference. Though the save total against San Jose was impressive, Emery didn't have to stand on his head to turn away those 32 Sharks shots. But he did make some big saves when needed to keep his team in it as they were being dragged into the undertow, and the Hawks ask no more of their goalies. Corey Crawford will get his chance, perhaps against either Anaheim or Calgary, neither of which are a blitzkrieg when it comes to offense. It will certainly be no later than the back-to-back against Pittsburgh and Montreal next week, as Emery probably can't handle two games in two nights. And perhaps the mental break is maybe what Crow needs right now. As for whatever else is going on, Bryan Bickell looks set to return to his slot on the t...
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