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Steve Mason tested often early in first start of playoffs

Apr 25, 2014, 8:02 PM EDT

Philadelphia goaltender Steve Mason missed the start of the Flyers’ first round series against the New York Rangers with an upper-body injury, but he returned for Game 3 and is making his first start of the playoffs tonight.

Mason has very little postseason experience and hasn’t won a playoff game before. So far it looks like he’ll have his work cut out for him if he wants to change that tonight.

The Rangers put a lot of pressure on the 25-year-old goaltender in the first period and were rewarded early when Dominic Moore found the back of the net on a wraparound.

The Flyers went on to be outshot 16-6 in the first period, but Mason settled down and kept them in the game. Thanks to his efforts, the game is tied through 20 minutes on the strength of Matt Read‘s first goal of the playoffs.

  1. phillyphannnn83 - Apr 25, 2014 at 8:22 PM

    Those boos were not against the Flyers. Stereotypical response – Philly fans are booing, they must be booing their own team. Some people don’t have a clue.

  2. phillyphannnn83 - Apr 25, 2014 at 8:25 PM

    And who the F is Mark Masters and why do we care what he tweets(inaccurately)?

  3. blueshirtsfaithful - Apr 25, 2014 at 8:30 PM


  4. broadstreetbeatdown - Apr 25, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    The Kris Letang Diving Award for Best Delayed Reaction to a High Stick goes to……Derick Brassard!!!

  5. broadstreetbeatdown - Apr 25, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    Ha Ha Ha we were booing the Rags no the Flyers you F**%ing idiot.

  6. ufostomper - Apr 25, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    Yes cuz the flyers fans are gonna boo their own players cuz they were tied, that guy is an idiot

  7. bleedrangerblue - Apr 25, 2014 at 8:53 PM

    Look he said it I didn’t. :)

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Apr 25, 2014 at 10:58 PM

      Notice this guy disappears every time the DishRags crap the bed. He’s like the NYR version of toilet clown. How’s that sweep going buddy?

  8. phillyphanatic77 - Apr 25, 2014 at 9:04 PM

    26 saves through 2 periods I believe… I cringe to think what the score would be with Emery in net. Dude has been amazing. The guys in front of him hafta be smarter but my god this Ranger club just LOVES to embellish. I can’t remember a series where I’ve seen a team milking any little contact like they have (in all 4 games). And the refs eat it up.

    Time for a big 3rd! Let’s go Flyers!

    • maalea - Apr 26, 2014 at 2:29 AM

      Game 2 they get 2 unsportsmanlike calls and it doesn’t slow them down a bit.

      Dive and curl, throw your head back as if you were Willem Dafoe in platoon. The only dive that didn’t result in a Flyers penalty was Carcillo’s.

  9. flyersfan85 - Apr 25, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    Vinnie needs to be traded to Buffalo..a great mentor for us that is completely unnecessary..we will take Stewart..a perfect match with B schenn and Simmer..been saying it for years..leta go Flyers.,

  10. broadstreetbeatdown - Apr 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM


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