Originally posted on Flyerdelphia  |  Last updated 10/22/13
Steve Mason has a 2.37 GAA and .923 save percentage in six starts this season. (Kevin Durso/Flyerdelphia) The lone bright spot for the Philadelphia Flyers in a dismal 1-7-0 start has ironically been the one area that has plagued them most in the last decade. It is the goalie. Steve Mason may only have a 1-5-0 record this season. But his 2.37 goals against average and .923 save percentage are good enough for 19th and 20th respectively in the NHL among all goalies. Mason is also in a contract year for the Flyers. On the ice, he is delivering with his performance. In most cases, his defensemen have been the problem when the puck finds its way into the net, the reasoning behind a new “intense” practice style under Craig Berube. “We want to make sure we’re clearing our net,” Berube said, “but not on our goalie. I’m not sure that’s a good move. That’s not something anybody should be doing.” Berube also complimented Mason on his early-season success, one of the few Flyers wi...
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