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Steve Mason to practice with the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday in New York

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The Philadelphia Flyers need to be better on Sunday than they were on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.

Ray Emery played well in net for the Flyers as he kept the game 1-1 for much of the first two and a half periods but the play in front of him broke down. The four goals don’t do Emery’s play much justice as he stopped 32 of 36 shots fired his way and was hung out to dry on both power play goals.

Either way, changes could be coming for the Flyers.

The Philadelphia Daily News’ Frank Seravalli reports injured goaltender Steve Mason is slated to practice with the team on Friday in New York with the intentions of playing in Game 2 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

Mason, 25, went 33-18-7 this season with a 2.50 goals-against-average and a .917 save percentage to go along with four shutouts. In seven career games against the New York Rangers, Mason is 4-1-1 with a 2.49 GAA and a .928 SV%.

This news would probably relax Flyers fans a little more if Emery’s play was the reason the Flyers lost Game 1 to the Rangers but it wasn’t so hopefully Mason’s potential return can light a fire underneath the rest of the team.


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