Flyers G Steve Mason records second shutout in three starts

Feb 1, 10:46 PM

Steve Mason has endured an up-and-down season in net for the Philadelphia Flyers, but he appears to be on an up-swing recently with two shutouts in his last three starts.

Mason turned aside 35 shots on Saturday in a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings. Philadelphia managed a season-low 13 shots during the contest but escaped thanks to Mason's composure and positioning, like on this chance by Jeff Carter late in the second period:

The Kings have been struggling to score - with just two goals in their last five games - but they controlled the play on Saturday, forcing Mason to stay sharp.

It's difficult to read too much into Mason's shutouts since his season numbers still leave much to be desired.