Calvin Pickard and his Gritty mask will make Flyers debut tonight in Ottawa

Calvin Pickard, along with his Gritty mask, will be in net tonight for the Philadelphia Flyers.

If you haven’t seen that Gritty mask yet, you have to check it out

A night after a self-described ’embarrassing’ home opener in which the Flyers admittedly hung their goaltender out to dry, the new guy will be thrown into the fire. Pickard will get a chance to prove himself as the Flyers look to bounce back.

The Flyers claimed Pickard on Oct. 2 after he was waived by the Maple Leafs. Pickard played in just one game last season with Toronto, allowing four goals on 28 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss in Colorado.

Pickard had a .918 save percentage and 2.31 goals against average in 33 games with the Marlies in the AHL last season.

It could be a long night for Pickard as the Flyers are playing in the second half of a back-to-back with travel involved after giving up eight goals on 48 shots last night. However, if there is ever a team to start against in this first month, it is the Senators.

Puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m. in Ottawa.

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