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Goalie nods: Mason goes back-to-back for Flyers, Tokarski in for Habs

Steve Mason

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2014 file photo, Philadelphia Flyers’ Steve Mason faces the action during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, in Philadelphia. Mason practiced for only 15 minutes because of an upper-body injury and there’s a chance the Flyers will start their playoff series against the Rangers without their No. 1 goalie. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek, File)


News and notes from around the blue paint...

Flyers go back to Mase

Steve Mason will make his second consecutive start to begin the season when the Flyers host the Devils at Wells Fargo. Mason was one of the bright spots for Philly in its 2-1 loss to Boston last night, stopping 31 of 33 shots to finish with a .939 save percentage, but was on the wrong end of a bad bounce on Chris Kelly’s game-winner:

For the Devils, Cory Schneider will be in goal.


Blue Jackets at Sabres: Sergei Bobrovsky vs. Jhonas Enroth

Ducks at Penguins: John Gibson vs. Marc-Andre Fleury (see more here)

Habs at Caps: Dustin Tokarski vs. Braden Holtby

Bruins at Wings: Jimmy Howard for Detroit, no word on Boston (Tuukka Rask played last night).

Panthers at Lightning: Roberto Luongo vs. Ben Bishop

Sens at Preds: Craig Anderson vs. Pekka Rinne

Rangers at Blues: Henrik Lundqvist vs. Brian Elliott

Blackhawks at Stars: Corey Crawford vs. Kari Lehtonen

Avs at Wild: Semyon Varlamov vs. Darcy Kuemper

Flames at Oilers: Karri Ramo vs. Ben Scrivens

Jets at Coyotes: Ondrej Pavelec vs. Mike Smith