Ray Emery should be given a standing ovation by Senators fans when he is introduced as the Blackhawks starting goalie Friday night at Scotiabank Place.

All he did during his time here that any of them should really care about is help the team to its one and only Stanley Cup final appearance.

A free spirit who was bought out by the Senators in 2008, then spent a year in Russia before signing with Philadelphia only to have his career sidetracked by a serious hip ailment, Emery was brought to Chicago as a free agent last off-season to back up Corey Crawford. Now, he could now be getting a chance to take over the No. 1 job.