Ray Emery and Steve Mason, goalies who are battling for the Flyers' starting goaltender's job, downplayed the significance of the NHL's new rules that are aimed at increasing the scoring.
"It's fine with me. I don't really care," Emery said after the Flyers' second day of camp at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday. "If it's 4-3 or 3-2, it doesn't really matter, as long as I get a win out of it."
For 2013-14, the back of the net has been shortened by four inches, giving players a smidgen more room to maneuver behind the net.
In addition, changes have been made to the goalie's equipment. In the past, goalies' leg pads could not be higher than 11 inches above the center of his knee. The new rule says pads can't go higher than nine inches above the knee. Since goalies wear different size pads, the adjustments they have to make will vary. Emery said he had to cut an inch off his pads.