Steve Mason is the NHL’s first star of the week, and his save percentage is still just .904.
That number tells you how poorly he started the season. Because the Flyers’ goalie has been brilliant of late, going 4-0-0 with a .945 save percentage in his last four outings.
“This is the situation I want to be in,” Mason told philly.com. “It’s a workload that all summer long you prepare for.”
The Flyers’ five straight wins (Anthony Stolarz was in goal for the first one) have propelled them into the first wild-card spot in the East, two points up on the Washington Capitals, who are suddenly feeling some urgency in the playoff race.