New York fans heckle Emery over flag flap

DON BRENNAN -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 11:16 AM ET

Senators G Dominik Hasek is expected to start in goal tonight after Ray "Slumpbuster" Emery helped the Senators back on track with a two-game slide ending victory over the Islanders on Friday.

Emery, booed by fans who thought he was purposely dissin' Americans and their country during the anthem, said he only realized he had his back to the U.S. flag near the end of the song, and by then it was too late to start searching around for it.

"No disrespect to anybody," said Emery. "But I didn't mind the attention. It kept me on my toes."

Indeed, the customers gave it to him for most of the night, with a couple of them (Darryl and his other brother Darryl?) waiting around to shout obscenities at Emery as he boarded the team bus following the game.

Security jumped in before things got stupid.


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