Flyers v. Panthers
Panthers - The Panthers are coming off their first loss of the season on Saturday to the St. Louis Blues. The Blues used four second period goals to chase starting goaltender Tim Thomas from the game after allowing five goals in the first two periods. St. Louis would add two more goals in the third period for an even seven goals on the night. Despite the bad loss, Florida still has more points than the winless Flyers as they won their opener 4-2 over the Dallas Stars on Thursday.
1-1-0, 4.20 GAA, .873 SV%
Thomas, 39, returns after taking last season off from hockey. He allowed five goals in two periods against the Blues on Saturday but made 25 saves in the Panthers' opener last Thursday against the Stars. He has had tremendous success against the Flyers in his career. In 18 career starts, Thomas is 13-3-2 with a 2.18 GAA and a .935 SV%.
0-2-0, 2.54 GAA, .915 SV%
Mason, 25, was solid for the second consecutive start on Sunday for the Flyers allowing just two goals on 34 shots against the Hurricanes but the offense sputtered and Mason took the loss again. He has played tremendous hockey in his first two games and the losses cannot be blamed on the goaltending. In four career starts against the Panthers, Mason is 4-0-0 with a 1.21 GAA and a .957 SV% allowing just five goals on 117 shots against.