Meltzer’s Musings: Mason, LeClair/Desjardins Trade 20 Years Later

HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH FOR MASON?

The 2014-15 season has been a frustrating one for both the Philadelphia Flyers and starting goaltender Steve Mason. The 26-year-old netminder has played brilliantly when he's been able to stay in the lineup but has now had three significant injuries -- two of which came about under seemingly innocuous circumstances -- in seven weeks.

On Dec. 19, Mason appeare

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Gameday Wrapup: Flyers Stonewall Caps, 3-1, Lose Mason Again

FLYERS STONEWALL CAPS, 3-1, LOSE MASON AGAIN

The Philadelphia Flyers played perhaps their best defensive game of the season as they defeated the Washington Capitals, 3-1, at the Verizon Center on Sunday afternoon.

Despite a 6-to-1 disparity in power plays in Washington's favor, the Flyers outshot the Capitals, 25-14 for the game. Philadelphia played an outstanding game without the puck, wit

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Flyers Gameday: 2/8/15 vs. WSH

PREVIEW: FLYERS @ CAPITALS

Beginning a four-game road trip, Craig Berube's Philadelphia Flyers (22-22-8) are in the District of Columbia on Sunday afternoon to take on Barry Trotz's Washington Capitals (28-15-10). Game time at the Verizon Center is 3:00 p.m. EST. The game will be televised locally on CSN Philadelphia and nationally on NHL Network.

This is the third of four meetings between t

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Meltzer’s Musings: VandeVelde Seems Like a Lindbergh Award Shoo-in

The annual Pelle Lindbergh Memorial Award is voted on by the Flyers players and given to the teammate who has been the club's most improved player that season. The award commemorates the process by which the late Swedish goaltender recovered from a horrific second NHL season to win the Vezina Trophy, a Hart Trophy finalist spot and backstop the Flyers to the Stanley Cup Final in the 1984-85 playof

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