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Mason makes 35 saves for his second shutout this week in a 2-0 win over L.A.

Saturday, 02.01.2014 / 7:08 PM / News
By Anthony SanFilippo  - Philadelphia Flyers Inside Reporter
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Any concerns about a slippage in Steve Mason\u2019s game can probably be put in the circular file after Saturday.

Any concerns about a slippage in Steve Mason’s game can probably be put in the circular file after Saturday.

Mason was sensational, picking up his second shutout in his past three starts as the Flyers defeated the Los Angeles Kings 2-0 at Staples Center.

Mason made 35 saves, and was the difference in a game in which the Flyers were only able to muster 13 shots, tying a franchise record for the fewest in a game and setting a mark for the fewest in a win.

Wayne Simmonds scored his 100th career goal – appropriately against the team who drafted him – to get the game winner while Claude Giroux added an insurance marker in the third period with a power play tally – the sixth consecutive game the Flyers scored a power play goal.

Both goals came off of pretty passes – Vinny Lecavalier set up Simmonds and Scott Hartnell fed Giroux.

Giroux and Simmonds each finished with two points.

With the win, the Flyers moved back into a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, and improved their record against Western Conference foes to 9-8-2, one of only two Metropolitan Division teams with a winning record against the West.

Stay tuned to PhiladelphiaFlyers.com for more to come on this game with a blog on FlyersInsideOut.com and post game video from the locker room.

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

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 61 38 17 6 192 152 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 62 27 22 13 150 175 67
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 61 26 31 4 157 191 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 62 25 32 5 170 189 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 63 19 46 5 65
C. Giroux 62 18 41 2 59
W. Simmonds 63 25 18 -1 43
M. Streit 63 8 32 -4 40
B. Schenn 63 12 23 -5 35
S. Couturier 63 12 16 1 28
M. Del Zotto 51 8 17 -5 25
M. Read 63 6 18 -9 24
M. Raffl 48 14 4 6 18
V. Lecavalier 45 7 10 -8 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 12 13 7 .926 2.25
R. Emery 10 10 4 .893 3.15
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