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Steve Mason's playing well, but don't get excited just yet

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History tells us not to get excited about Steve Mason's hot start in a Flyers uniform.

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Some people are getting pretty excited about Steve Mason's hot start. He's been good, especially last night against the Rangers, and that's fun. But before you get ready to lock in with him as the goalie of the future, let's take a look at how things got started the last dozen times the Flyers tried out a new goalie (minimum two games):

Goalie Year Record GAA Save percentage
Mason 2013 1-2 1.8 .941
Bryzgalov '11-12 3-0 1.7 .940
Bobrovsky '10-11 2-0 2.0 .931
Leighton '09-10 4-1 1.7 .943
Boucher '09-10 2-3 1.8 .930
Emery '09-10 3-0 2.3 .922
Leighton '06-07 2-0 2.0 .933
Biron '06-07 3-1-1 2.5 .928
Niittymaki '03-04 3-0 1.0 .961
Hackett '03-04 2-0-1 1.3 .940
Burke '03-04 2-0 1.5 .945
Esche '02-03 3-0 1.7 .926

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me eleven times, won't get fooled again.

This start is nice and all, but I still dream of a day when fans will look at more than a handful of games when judging players.