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The Philadelphia Flyers needed little help on the defensive end Tuesday night after scoring four goals in the first two periods against the New York Rangers. They got it anyway. Flyers goaltender Steve Mason was a monster in net for the home team in a must-win Game 6 of their Stanley Cup playoff series, stopping 34 shots en route to a 5-2 victory. None of those 34 saves were more impressive than Mason’s acrobatic glove save in the third period. After a Flyers turnover led to a breakaway for Rangers forward Carl Hagelin, Hagelin fired a wrist shot toward the top left corner of the net that Mason somehow snagged out of the air before falling backwards on the ice. Check it out below. While his team already led 4-0 thanks to a hat trick from Wayne Simmonds, Mason’s effort squashed any chance of a Rangers comeback. The Flyers and Rangers will face off in a winner-take-all Game 7 on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. Philadelphia has only won one game at the Garden all season, but...

Philadelphia Flyers on brink of elimination

After falling 4-2 in game five at Madison Square Garden against the New York Rangers, the Philadelphia Flyers face a 3-2 deficit in the best of seven series. Philadelphia will now have to win both remaining games, home and away, to advance to the second round. Steve Mason Game five was an embarrassing effort for the Flyers. Carrying a large amount of momentum after winning game four...

Here comes the “if Steve Mason played the whole series” excuse

What happens if Steve Mason played entire series? — John Clark CSN (@JClarkCSN) May 1, 2014 We all knew this was coming. The question of whether or not Steve Mason, the savior of Philadelphia goaltending, would have made a difference in the series against the Rangers. The narrative will go something like this: “If Steve Mason played the whole series, the Flyers would have won”...

Is Steve Mason’s Career Back On Track?

Steve Mason was the NHL's rookie of the year in 2009.  His career looked like it was on its way to stardom.  In his next almost four years in Columbus he was unable to replicate those numbers.  He almost played himself out of the NHL.  In 2013 he was traded to Philadelphia for a 3rd round draft pick and Michael Leighton, who was almost immediately allowed to walk away to...

Steve Mason played with concussion in Game 3

Oh, this isn’t good. Mason says he did indeed have a concussion and was experiencing headaches up until night before Game 4. — Frank Seravalli (@DNFlyers) May 1, 2014 If you remember, Steve Mason came into Game 3 in relief of Ray Emery in a 4-1 loss to the New York Rangers. He was concussed, in the crease, and vulnerable to any hit, unintentional or not. It doesn’t matter...

Flyers season ends with loss to Rangers

The familiar problems that hurt the Flyers in Games 1, 3 and 5 came back to haunt them in the final game the first-round series. Defensive mistakes, turnovers and a lack of chances allowed the Rangers to secure the series win with a 2-1 victory at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night. A strategic first period from both teams featured some quality chances as the two teams skated...

Rangers eliminate Flyers, final thoughts

The Rangers never make it easy, do they? Even though the Rangers were a better team than the Flyers in nearly every way heading into this series, we knew it would be way more difficult than it needed to be. The fact that the Flyers were able to force a game seven proves the existence of luck in hockey. Game seven was a microcosm for the series. The Rangers blasted the Flyers in the...

Predictions For Sharks-Kings, Rangers-Flyers, Wild-Avalanche Game 7s

There’s nothing better in sports than a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup playoffs, and hockey fans will be treated to three of them Wednesday night as Round 1 concludes. Here’s a preview and prediction for each of the three games. Philadelphia Flyers at New York Rangers These two rivals haven’t played in a Game 7 since the 1974 semifinals, when the Flyers emerged victorious en route...

Game 7 Preview: Philadelphia Flyers @ New York Rangers

Image courtesy of Amy Irvin Philadelphia Flyers @ New York Rangers, Game 7, 7:00 pm, NBCSN/CSN-Philly/MSG/TSN2/RDS In a back-and-forth series, it comes down to tonight for the Philadelphia Flyers, as they visit the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden for Game 7. The Rangers have won all the odd-numbered games so far in the series while the Flyers have won all the even-numbered...

Rangers vs. Flyers (Game 7)

The New York Rangers host the Philadelphia Flyers for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden starting at 7:00 p.m. The series is tied 3-3. For a preview, visit Yahoo! Sports. Rangers Pregame Notes TV: MSG, NBCS Radio: ESPN Radio (98.7 FM) Live Stream (Don’t click on ads in stream, may download virus):

Miller Provides Just Enough To Rangers’ Offense

After an underwhelming Game Four in Philadelphia Rangers’ Head Coach Alain Vigneault gave J.T. Miller, whom he previously scrutinized, his first career playoff game. Miller made the most of it, playing on a line with Brad Richards and Carl Hagelin, and earned an assist in the Rangers’ 4-2 win. Via’s Adam Kimelman, Vigneault was indeed happy with Miller’s contribution...

NHL Game 7 Predictions

Tonight is going to really be a fun night of playoff hockey in the NHL as there are 3 game 7′s to take place. Two of these will be Western Conference series while we all know which series will be finishing up in the Eastern Conference. Teams play 82 regular season games giving everything they have just to get to this point in the season. It all comes down to 1 game now and tonight’s...

Flyers Live To Play Another Day; Game Seven Tomorrow

Photo by Amy Irvin/38 Photography Wayne Simmonds recorded a hat trick for the Flyers as Philadelphia beat the New York Rangers 5-2 in game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.   Erik Gustafsson also scored for the Flyers while Claude Giroux recorded a goal and two assists. Steve Mason was stellar in net, stopping 34-36. Carl Hagelin scored the lone New York goal. Henrik...

Rangers eliminate Flyers 2-1 in Game 7

The Rangers moved to 6-0 in Game 7′s at Madison Square Garden tonight after ousting arch rival Philadelphia 2-1 in the deciding game of the seven game series. After an uninspiring Game 6, New York rebounded on home ice especially in the second period peppering Steve Mason for 16 shots with Daniel Carcillo and Benoit Pouliot beating him […]

Quick lineup notes before Game Six

While coach Alain Vigneault did not reveal his lineup for Game Six tonight, most beat writers believe there will not be any lineup changes tonight following a strong Game Five win. This means J.T. Miller, who was awarded the Broadway Hat following the win, will remain in the lineup alongside Brad Richards and Carl Hagelin. […]
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