Originally posted on Flyerdelphia  |  Last updated 2/7/14
Steve Mason made 38 saves in the Flyers 3-1 win over the Avalanche on Thursday night. (Photo by Amy Irvin/Flyerdelphia) With just under nine minutes to play in the third period of the Flyers 3-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night, it seemed the Flyers worst fears may be realized. Steve Mason was down on the ice in apparent discomfort. Mason spoke of cramping during the second and third periods after the game, but that scare certainly raises the question: should Mason's Olympic break begin early? Mason assured that he would be ready to go again in practice on Friday. "I'll just drink lots of water tonight and be ready to go for practice," the Flyers goalie said following the win. The starting goalie for Saturday is a decision that certainly requires a deal of thought. Mason has clearly been the leading man between the pipes and has been excellent since the Flyers 5-0 shutout win against the Detroit Red Wings 10 days ago. In his last five starts, Mason is 4-1-0 wi...
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