Mason took a shootout loss to the Rangers on Saturday after stopping 26 of 28 shots in regulation. Mason was perfect through the first two periods but ended up allowing a game-tying goal to Rangers defenseman Keith Yandle with just 13 seconds remaining in regulation. The 27-year-old would go on to fail the shootout test, allowing forwards Mats Zuccarello and Derek Stepan to put the puck behind him. Despite the unfortunate ending, Mason can take pride in the fact that he helped deny two power-play opportunities en route to a robust .929 save percentage. His record now stands at 12-12-7.
Mason will be between the pipes in Saturday's game against the Rangers, NHL.com's Bill Meltzer reports. Mason has played pretty well of late, compiling a 2-0-0 record with a 2.51 GAA and .931 save percentage in his last two appearances. The former third-round pick will look to earn a third consecutive win Saturday in a decent home matchup with a Rangers club averaging 2.36 goals per game on the road this season, 17th in the NHL.
Mason faced more than twice as many shots as opposing goalie Pekka Rinne on Thursday -- 40-19 -- but stopped 37 and took home a 6-3 win. He can thank the Flyers' improving offense for putting up numbers that made Rinne put up numbers reminiscent of his performance in last weekend's 3-on-3 All-Star Game. That said, the Flyers can thank Mason too, as he's finally been justifying his No. 1 netminder status lately, having posted eight consecutive outings with a save mark of .911 or better. With only Anthony Stolarz (who's been mediocre in the AHL) to back him up while Michal Neuvirth (lower body) is on IR, Mason should be starting on an essentially every-game basis for the near future.
Mason will be between the pipes in Thursday's game against the Predators, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason was sharp in his last outing, stopping 30 of 32 shots en route to a 4-2 win over the Canadiens on Tuesday. He'll look to earn his 12th win of the season Thursday in a tough matchup with a Nashville club that has won four of its last five games.
Mason made 30 saves on 32 shots Tuesday against Montreal, coming away with a 4-2 win to snap a three-game losing skid. The 27-year-old Mason hadn't played badly in the course of losing three straight starts prior to the All-Star break, but he was excellent in this one. The Flyers will need him to maintain that sort of success moving forward, particularly with Michal Neuvirth (lower body) out a week or more. Mason has been roundly outplayed by his backup this year, but he has an opportunity right now to get himself on firmer footing as the No. 1 netminder.
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