Mason will be between the pipes in Tuesday's game against the Senators, Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun reports. Mason has played well of late, posting a 1-1-0 record with a 1.01 GAA and .966 save percentage in his last two outings. He draws into a tough matchup Tuesday against a Senators squad that has been great offensively this season, averaging 3.17 goals scored per game, fifth best in the NHL.
Mason made 24 saves in a 3-0 loss to the Rangers on Saturday. It was Mason's first shutout of the season. Unfortunately, it's just his second win since Oct. 27. However, to be fair, Mason did miss a bit of time in there to injury. Still, he's scuffling and it's taken until now to get his GAA under 3.00. He's a risky activation.
Mason will try to protect the net as the starter Saturday afternoon against the Rangers, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports. Mason has made seven starts in November, emerging victorious from just one of those games. His 2.67 GAA and .911 save percentage this month is decent, but he's getting very little in the way of goal support. In fact, the Flyers have only put 25 goals on the board in Mason's 14 appearances this campaign.
Mason allowed just two goals on 35 shots Wednesday against the Islanders, but still picked up the loss, dropping his record to 3-7-4. Mason continues to suffer from a lack of offensive support, as the Flyers have scored just 15 goals in their last 10 games. Philadelphia only mustered 18 shots on goal in this one, and Mason's win/loss record will continue to plummet as long as the team in front of him struggles to generate chances.
Mason will start in goal Wednesday against the Islanders, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Following two superb outings that both resulted in overtime losses, Mason laid a bit of an egg against the Senators on Saturday, allowing four goals 31 shots. When paired with the lack of offensive support from a Flyers club scoring the least goals per game this season, things haven't gone very well for the veteran netminder. He'll face another tough test Wednesday against the Islanders, who are notching 2.81 goals per game this season.
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