Flyers Turning to Steve Mason vs. Red Wings
VOORHEES — Jake Voracek and Steve Mason go way back to their Columbus Blue Jacket days.
Voracek has seen Mason at both his best and worst.
Lately, the Flyers goalie has been more toward the latter and his partner between the pipes, Michael Neuvirth, has statistically been even worse. Together they have a .864 save percentage which, heading into Monday’s action, was dead last in the league.
Neuvirth has been in net for the last four games and Mason, it appears, will get the nod Wednesday against the Detroit Red Wings.
“If you win three straight, why would you change something?” Voracek asked. “Hopefully we’re going to get on a hot streak now with Mason in net because that’s what got us into the playoffs last year. If someone was hot, the other one was cool with that and then they’d jump in and play well again. We’ve got to get on the same track right now as well.”
Goaltending was supposed to be a strength this season for the Flyers and goal scoring a concern. Heading into Monday’s action the Flyers were tied for second in the league in goals per game. As for the goaltending…