Mason Shuts Out Senators
The Flyers put together their best all-around effort, shutting out Ottawa and erupting offensively in a 5-0 win Tuesday night.
Steve Mason stopped 24 shuts for his first career shutout as a Flyer. In his 20 starts for the Flyers, Mason has yet to let up more than three goals in a game [Sam Carchidi].
Jakub Voracek and Claude Giroux each had impressive games for the Flyers. Their line, which also consists of Scott Hartnell, was as dominant as expected of a first line.
Matt Read got the scoring going for the Flyers late in the first period.
Steve Downie, who returned to the lineup after missing four games with a concussion, fired a shot that was wide. It hit off the back glass and deflected awkwardly on the net before it found Read behind the net. Read wrapped it around to the right side, sneaking it behind Craig Anderson for the goal.
In the second period, Voracek and Giroux gave the Flyers some cushion.
Voracek wrapped the first of two goals around on Anderson's left side just 28 seconds into the period. Then on the powerplay, Voracek scored midway through the period to make it 3-0. Giroux assisted on both goals.
The Flyers tacked on two more in the third. Vincent Lecavalier scored his team-high seventh goal of the season to make it 4-0, and Brayden Schenn scored his fourth to cap off the offense's good effort.