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  1. Should Ray Emery or Steve Mason start Game 3 for the Flyers?

    Apr 21, 2014, 8:30 AM EDT

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    Did Ray Emery inadvertently start a goaltender controversy with his standout performance in the Philadelphia Flyers’ Game 2 victory over the New York Rangers? It seems he might have. Not long after the final horn sounded on the 4-2 win, the Flyers Postgame Live panel and especially former NHL player and head coach Rick Tocchet…

  2. Steve Mason is alive and on the ice in New York

    Apr 18, 2014, 1:56 PM EDT

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    Goaltending wasn’t really the issue Thursday night. Stupid penalties, stupid rules (based on bleeding) and all-around sloppy play were far more to blame than anything Ray Emery did or didn’t do in his crease. But here we are on Friday and Steve Mason is back on the ice. Mason, who was injured in a collision…

  3. Whoever’s in own goal not Flyers’ gravest concern

    Apr 17, 2014, 3:09 PM EDT

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    The news that Steve Mason is out for Game 1 of the Philadelphia Flyers’ first-round series versus the New York Rangers hurts. The possibility he could miss even more time with an “upper-body injury” stemming from a controversial collision against the loathsome Pittsburgh Penguins would be a huge blow to say the least. Yet the…

  4. Flyers ready for ‘huge’ game against on-their-heels Blue Jackets

    Apr 3, 2014, 5:47 PM EDT

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    They’re all pretty important for the playoff push at this point but they’re especially so when the opponent is just 4 points behind in the standings. The Flyers host the Columbus Blue Jackets this evening at the Wells Fargo Center and there’ll be a rather unique goalie matchup. Former Flyer Sergei Bobrovsky will take on former…

  5. 3 Stars: Flyers keep up torrid pace with win over Stars

    Mar 21, 2014, 7:11 AM EDT

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    The Philadelphia Flyers’ 4-2 victory over the Dallas Stars at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday from the perspective of three(-ish) players. Steve Mason Yet another solid effort from Mason, stopping 33 of 35 Dallas shots to earn his 29th win of the season. The Philly netminder may not rank among the best as far…

  6. The Flyers need more of the Steve Mason they got this past weekend against the Penguins

    Mar 17, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT

    Mar 15, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) takes a break against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period at Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers defeated the Penguins, 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

    Why is the sky blue? Did the chicken or the egg come first? What happened to the dinosaurs? Who will solve the Flyers’ goaltending woes of the last two decades or so? The last one of those great historical questions was seemingly answered in the last six months and the answer is Steve Mason. The…

  7. 3 Stars: Flyers dispatch of shorthanded Pens in part 1 of home-and-home

    Mar 15, 2014, 4:19 PM EDT

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    The Philadelphia Flyers’ 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday from the perspective of three players. 3. Claude Giroux You almost have to feel a little bit bad for the Penguins… almost. Already leading the NHL in man games lost to injury, Pittsburgh was forced to scratch All-Star forwards…

  8. 3 Stars: Giroux, Flyers erase 2-goal third-period deficit in Washington

    Mar 2, 2014, 3:51 PM EDT

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    The Philadelphia Flyers’ 5-4 overtime victory over the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center on Sunday as told from the perspective of three players. 3. Vincent Lecavalier The 33-year-old has been something of a disappointment in the first of a five-year deal he signed with the Flyers over the summer, but he came up big…

  9. 3 Stars: Flyers back on track with matinee win over rival Rangers

    Mar 1, 2014, 4:41 PM EDT

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    The Philadelphia Flyers’ 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers at the Wells Fargo on Saturday as told from the perspective of three players. 3. Brayden Schenn The only thing B. Schenn didn’t do in this contest is score a goal, and that’s only because Rangers defenseman Anton Stralman did the honors for him. Schenn…

  10. Push to the playoffs: Looking at the Flyers’ defense and goaltending

    Feb 25, 2014, 2:16 PM EDT

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    *Leading up to the Flyers’ return to the ice from the Olympic break on Thursday night and the official start of their playoff push, we’re going to break down different parts of the team and where they stand with 23 games left in the regular season. Today’s focus: the defensemen, penalty kill and goaltending. *…

  11. Steve Mason’s new goalie mask features current Flyers players as zombies [UPDATED w/ video]

    Jan 24, 2014, 11:12 AM EDT

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    Somebody can’t wait until Walking Dead returns to AMC on Sunday nights. According to the Flyers’ Instagram account, goalie Steve Mason has a hot new mask to go along with his new multimillion dollar contract. It’s save to say Mase is something of a zombie fan as the new mask features undead Flyers players Claude…

  12. Best of all, Steve Mason’s new contract gives Flyers flexibility

    Jan 20, 2014, 1:31 PM EDT

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    By all accounts, everybody was a winner over the weekend when the Philadelphia Flyers and Steve Mason agreed to a three-year contract extension worth $12.3 million. The orange and black can finally put the goaltender carousel in storage for awhile—at least we hope so—while Mason earns top-20 netminder money with a chance to cash in…

  13. On Steve Mason slumping: if it’s not one thing for the Flyers, it’s another

    Dec 17, 2013, 1:29 PM EDT

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    For a long stretch, the main reason the Philadelphia Flyers had a chance to win on any given night was between the pipes. Steve Mason, acquired from Columbus at last season’s trade deadline for Michael Leighton and a third-round pick, had played himself into early Vezina Trophy conversations over the first two months of the…

  14. Photo Gallery: Steve Mason all but stood on his head in Flyers’ shootout win

    Dec 1, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

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    Steve Mason continues to make the Philadelphia Flyers relevant. In the box score, it was another ho-hum 34-save night that carried the orange and black to a 3-2 shootout victory in Nashville on Saturday, but as you can see from these photos, the effort was far from routine. Mason kicks, pokes, swats, dives and sprawls…

  15. The Flyers have been pretty awful, but least the goaltending isn’t the problem

    Oct 21, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Ed note: Greg Paone is a decent guy and may or may not be writing about some Flyers stuff here moving forward. Greg writes … During my near quarter-century as a native Philadelphian, I’ve pretty much nailed these few things down as my birthrights:  the term “yous” is proper English, you’re not doing it right…

  16. Are 2013-14 Flyers pulling in too many different directions?

    Oct 2, 2013, 4:09 PM EDT

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    A new season is dawning for the Flyers, and with any new season comes hope. The road to the Stanley Cup Playoffs is a long one, and there surely will be bumps along the way, but if the Orange & Black can return to the postseason, anything can happen in the NHL. Are the Flyers…

  17. The Finished Product: Steve Mason’s Zombie American History Mask

    Sep 12, 2013, 12:07 PM EDT

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    A few weeks back, goalie mask guru Franny Drummond gave NHL.com a look at his upcoming design for Steve Mason’s 2013-14 season. The mask featured Ben Franklin, Betsy Ross and George Washington as zombies. Today, the Flyers’ Anthony SanFillippo tweeted shots of the finished product, which we’ve compiled into this nice little gallery for you:…

  18. Steve Mason Will Have Zombie Ben Franklin on His Goalie Mask This Season

    Aug 21, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

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    In coming up with the paint job for his new goaltender mask, Steve Mason wanted to combine his love of horror movies with some Philadelphia flavor. This is how we are getting the Zombie Declaration of Independence signing. There isn’t a finished product to showcase just yet, but NHL.com brings us a cool video interview…

  19. Goaltender Ray Emery Returning to Philadelphia on a One-Year Deal

    Jul 5, 2013, 12:21 PM EDT

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    The busy Flyers wasted no time in filling their huge void at goaltender. Tim Panaccio confirmed a report shortly after free agency began at noon on Friday that the Flyers have agreed to terms with Blackhawks netminder Ray Emery on a one-year contract. The deal is worth $1.65 million according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun. Emery…

  20. With Bryzgalov Out of the Picture, What’s Next for Flyers in Net?

    Jun 26, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    The Flyers need a goaltender. I know that comes as shocking news at any given point in time – today especially – but it’s true. Ilya Bryzgalov is gone, much to the delight of many in Philadelphia. That leaves only Steve Mason on the current roster however, and little else within the organization – unless…

  21. 5 Points You Shouldn’t Ignore about the Flyers’ Ilya Bryzgalov Debacle

    Jun 26, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Two years and two days after signing Ilya Bryzgalov to a nine-year, $51 million deal, the Flyers on Tuesday admitted they made a mistake. Bryzgalov — defiant, moody and accusatory right up to the end — naturally blamed the media. There’s little arguing that getting rid of him wasn’t the right move — it was…

  22. Flyers ‘Frontrunners’ for G Jonathan Bernier, Kings Want Jake Voracek

    Jun 18, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Peter Laviolette set an NHL record by making seven in-game goaltender switches during the 2011 playoffs. Now it seems Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren is trying to one-up his head coach with a juggling act of his own. For a franchise that was determined to discontinue the merry-go-round in their own net, the front office…

  23. Panotch: Flyers Considering Buyout for Bryzgalov – Should They?

    Jun 14, 2013, 4:59 PM EDT

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    There has been talk of using a compliance buyout on Ilya’s Bryzgalov since the term entered the NHL lexicon. According to Tim Panaccio’s sources, that option may be close to becoming a reality. According to a report filed by Panotch on Friday, the Flyers’ are indeed weighing whether or not to use the amnesty clause…