Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 12/14/11
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Welcome back, Steve Mason. Now shake off that rust and go get up to speed against the Vancouver Canucks, the most dynamic offensive club in the Western Conference.Mason, once seen as the Blue Jackets' franchise goaltender, had 30 saves Tuesday in a 2-1 shootout win over the Canucks, showing no ill effects from the long layoff other than a third-period bout with cramps.To say it was a surprising result would be a dramatic understatement. The Blue Jackets had lost nine straight to Vancouver, and Mason hadn't started a game since Nov. 15."I hadn't played in awhile," Mason said. "It was great to be back out there. I'm extremely excited about this -- not just me getting a win, but the team playing so well against a very good opponent and us getting rewarded for it."Mason left the game with 6:46 remaining in the third period after suffering cramping in his right quad. But after getting a quick dressing-room massage, he return to the game with 3:44 to play and finished.Blue Jackets coach S...
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