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FLYERS REWARD MASON

Saturday, 01.18.2014 / 1:15 PM
By Anthony SanFilippo - Philadelphia Flyers Inside Reporter / Flyers Inside Out
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FLYERS REWARD MASON
PHILADELPHIA - The Flyers were hoping Steve Mason could prove this season that he could be the long-sought answer in goal.

In a seven-game audition last season and through 36 appearances so far this season, Mason made his case.

And today, the Flyers rewarded him.

The Flyers signed Mason to a three-year contract extension that will keep him in Philadelphia through the 2017 season.

The deal is worth $12.3 million, which carries an annual cap hit of $4.1 million.

Mason is 19-11-5 so far this season and is carrying a 2.48 goals against average and a .917 save percentage, his best numbers since his Calder Trophy-winning season with Columbus in 2008-09.

Mason, 25, signed a one-year deal worth $1.5 million for the Flyers before the season. The Flyers were not allowed to negotiate a new deal with Mason until after Jan. 1 because of the one-year deal, per rules in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Considering his age and his strong play, this was a smart signing by the Flyers for a still-young goalie at a palatable cap number for a manageable term.

I will have more on this tonight from the game.

To contact Anthony SanFilippo email asanfilippo@comcast-spectacor.com or follow him on Twitter @InsideTheFlyers

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 NYI 46 31 14 1 151 129 63
3 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
4 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
5 PIT 46 26 12 8 138 117 60
6 NYR 44 27 13 4 134 106 58
7 WSH 46 24 13 9 137 120 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 48 19 22 7 130 146 45
13 CBJ 45 20 22 3 113 142 43
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 46 16 25 5 98 120 37
16 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 48 17 39 10 56
C. Giroux 47 16 35 6 51
M. Streit 48 7 27 -2 34
B. Schenn 48 10 19 -4 29
W. Simmonds 48 16 12 -5 28
S. Couturier 48 10 11 0 21
M. Read 48 3 15 -8 18
M. Raffl 40 12 3 6 15
V. Lecavalier 34 7 7 -9 14
M. Del Zotto 36 3 11 -6 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 8 12 6 .920 2.46
R. Emery 8 9 1 .890 3.27
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