Jan 18, 2014, 8:57 PM EDT
The Philadelphia Flyers took a chance that the Steve Mason of old wouldn’t resurface when they inked him to three-year, $12.3 million contract this afternoon. Especially after the Flyers’ experience with Ilya Bryzgalov, their fans have every reason to be weary.
That makes Mason’s performance against the New York Islanders tonight a case of horrible timing at the very least.
The 25-year-old goaltender allowed four goals on 24 shots to get pulled late in the second period of the contest.
Here’s the goal that ended Mason’s night:
He has now allowed at least three goals in eight of his last 11 starts. That concerning trend has been somewhat overshadowed by the Flyers’ recent offensive surge, but Philadelphia can only succeed for so long if they are often forced to net at least four goals in order to come out on top.
Steve Mason: 15 GA last four starts (and pulled twice), most he's allowed over any 4-game span since he joined Flyers.
— Bob Waterman (@esbbob) January 19, 2014
- Here’s who’s left after Day 1 of free agency 2
- PHT’s 2015 free agent frenzy tracker 38
- Getting clutch? Capitals sign Justin Williams for two years, $6.5M 11
- Coyotes bring back Vermette with two-year deal 29
- Bruins sign Beleskey for five years, despite some warning signs 40
- Kessel trade shows Leafs are trying to ‘build this thing the right way’ 26
- Green signs with Red Wings — 3 years, $18 million 24
- ‘It’s hard to find players like Phil Kessel’ 39
- Kassian traded to Habs for Prust; Hodgson signs with Preds 17
- Blockbuster: Kessel traded to the Penguins 131
- Blockbuster: Kessel traded to the Penguins (131)
- Trade: Flyers send Rinaldo to Bruins for 2017 third-rounder (105)
- Trade: Jackets land Saad, Anisimov and Dano headed to Chicago (93)
- Bypassing a buyout? Kings terminate Richards’ contract for ‘material breach’ (90)
- Trade: Flames land Dougie Hamilton for package of picks (75)