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It’s official: Blue Jackets goaltender Steve Mason is broken beyond repair, at least at the NHL level. He needs a lengthy rehabilitative stint in the AHL to relocate his game.During the last two seasons his goals-against average soared from 2.29 to 3.05 and 3.03. He was 24-21-7 with a .901 save percentage last year. This year has gotten even worse; his GAA is 3.36 and his save percentage is .880.Mason allowed four goals on just 11 Maple Leaf shots Thursday night and departed 5:31 into the second period. Toronto’s 4-1 victory – with somebody named Ben Scrivens in goal -- left the Blue Jackets with a 2-10-1 record. Afterward, Columbus coach Scott Arniel put the blame squarely on Mason.“Their goaltender was better than our goaltender, plain and simple,” Arniel told reporters. “Their guy made a lot of big saves. One end (of the ice) was good and one end wasn’t. That’s the end of that story.”Let’s review the carnage, as dutifully reported by the Columbus Dispatch: Mason allowed a goal o...
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