The Philadelphia Flyers 2013-2014 season is over. They lost game 7 at MSG by a final of 2-1 on Wednesday night in New York.
Steve Mason pretty much did everything he could to give the Flyers a chance in Game 7 but shaky defensive play, turnovers, and the Captain's inability to put the puck in an open net will be the story lines as the long offseason begins.
I don't know what to say at this point. At least they fought back to make it exciting until the very end? The Rangers were the better team on the night and in the series. Philly finally gets a hot goalie in the playoffs and the rest of the team came up small.
The Rangers left the game and the series be right there for the Flyers' taking. The orange and black failed to get it done and their season is over.
More a bit later...
Dealing with injuries in their crease, the Los Angeles Kings called the Flyers to check in on the availability of bad goalie Steve Mason, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.
Kings starter and otherwise really good goalie Jonathan Quick is out up to three months with a groin injury, while backup Jeff Zatkoff is currently on injured reserve with a groin injury too.
Before eventually brining in former Predators and Coyotes goaltender Anders Lindbach, Los Angeles called around the league to see if any teams might be able to help them find a replacement for Quick. Mason was one of the potential candidates, Friedman said, but Mason's $4.1 million cap hit couldn't fit into their cap situation. Plus, the Flyers don't have any cap flexibility, either.
Mason is 4-2 with a 2.77 goals-against average and .901 save percentage in six games this season.
Get this guy season tickets! (Just kidding, we don't endorse this kind of behavior and almost don't find it funny at all)
A man who if you were kind of drunk could almost look like Larry Bird's second cousin was ejected from the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night for showing a bit of negative emotion directed at Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook.
Kids, if you're reading at home, stop....
earmuffs ** He flipped him the double bird ** earmuffs
The fan was later removed from his seat and probably told to act like a decent human.