The Philadelphia Daily News' Frank Seravalli reports the Flyers plan to have starting goaltender Steve Mason practice with the team in New York on Friday. Mason missed Game 1 against the Rangers due to an undisclosed injury. He has not played since last Saturday.
Mason's injury happened in the second period of the Flyers' 4-3 overtime victory over the Penguins on Saturday. Pittsburgh forward Jayson Megna drove Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald hard into Mason. The 25-year-old netminder finished out the period but was replaced by Ray Emery to start the third period.
Philadelphia recalled goaltender Cal Heeter from Adirondack Saturday night and he made his first NHL start on Sunday against the Hurricanes.
This news would be much more exciting if the goaltending was the reason why the Flyers lost 4-1 to New York in Game 1 but Emery played well and kept the Flyers in the game. Hopefully the return of Mason can instill some normalcy to the Flyers.
What we do know is the Flyers need more than 15 shots on net if they plan on winning in New York on Sunday.
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