One day last summer, Ray Emery was fishing on a lake north of Toronto when Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman called casting a wide net in his quest for a dependable backup goalie.

Nice catch.

The surprise of the Hawks season, Emery takes a five-game winning streak and a .936 save percentage in his last eight appearances into Tuesday's marquee matchup against the Penguins. Emery's 9-1-2 record ranks second among NHL goalies with at least eight games.