For all the times Steve Mason has helped crush the Florida Panthers, they got their revenge tonight.
The Philadelphia Flyers goaltender couldn’t withstand the Panthers’ early barrage as he allowed four goals on eight shots in just under seven minutes. That showing led to Mason being mercifully pulled in favor of Michal Neuvirth.
Obviously, any goalie that has that kind of night had some problems, but Mason looked particularly bad on the final goal he surrendered. In that incidence a misguided passing attempt by him led to Vincent Trocheck getting a clear shot at an empty net. Trocheck ended up hitting the post, but there was still enough time left for Jussi Jokinen to collect the rebound and make it 4-0:
Prior to this game, Mason had a career 7-2-1 record, 1.48 GAA, and .953 save percentage in 10 games against Florida.