The Flyers have recalled Jason Akeson from Lehigh Valley (AHL).
Akeson, 24, has no points in 12 games with the Flyers this season, but will get into the lineup for the season finale with Vincent Lecavalier out of the lineup with a head injury. Akeson has collected 51 points (22G / 29A) in 53 games at Lehigh Valley.
Mason allowed four goals on 40 shots in the Flyers 5-4 win over the Islanders on Tuesday. Mason is finishing a great season on a high. He has won three in a row and four of his last five while posting a 1.78 GAA and .953 SV%. Despite the Flyers missing the playoffs, Mason can not be blamed. He comes into this afternoon at 18-17-11 with a 2.23 GAA and .928 SV%.
Emery allowed two goals on 26 shots in the Flyers shootout loss in Carolina last Saturday. He will get another crack at the Hurricanes tonight. Emery has not recorded a win since February 15th, posting a 2.84 GAA and .896 SV% in six appearances since then. This could be his final outing of the season—he comes in at 10-10-7 with a 3.10 GAA and .893 SV%.
Mason will be in goal on Tuesday vs. the Islanders.
Mason made 46 saves on 47 shots in the Flyers win over the Penguins on Sunday. It was an outstanding performance from Mason, who has had a fantastic year despite the Flyers missing the playoffs. Mason is third in the NHL in SV% (.929) and fourth in GAA (2.19) but that has only translated into a 29th best 17 wins this season.
Mason allowed one goal on 25 shots in the Flyers win over the Penguins on Wednesday. Ray Emery started last night, but it will be Mason this afternoon, against Pittsburgh again. Mason has gone 14-5-5 with a 1.92 GAA and .939 SV% at home this season.
Emery allowed five goals on 34 shots in the Flyers loss in Edmonton on March 21st. Emery has not picked up a win since February 15th and sits at 10-10-6 with a 3.15 GAA and .892 SV% on the season. Today he will go up against a Hurricanes team who has lost seven of their last nine.
Mason stopped 42 of 44 shots in the Flyers loss to the Sharks on Saturday. He has played well in his last two games, stopping 76 of the last 79 (.962 SV%) shots that he has faced. Tonight he gets the start in Pittsburgh—Mason has struggled on the road, having going 1-12-6 with a 2.64 GAA and .912 SV% in 20 starts away from Philadelphia.
Mason made 34 saves on 35 shots in the Flyers 4-1 win over the Blackhawks on Wednesday. He has been dreadful on the road, but excellent at home this season, so he should make for a nice start today vs. the visiting Sharks. Mason has gone 14-5-3 with a 1.93 GAA and .938 SV% at Wells Fargo Center.
The Flyers have recalled Mark Alt from Lehigh Valley (AHL).
Alt, 23, will make his NHL debut this afternoon vs. the Sharks. Alt was a second round pick (53rd overall) of the Hurricanes back in 2010. In 33 games with Lehigh Valley this season, Alt has registered seven points (1G / 6A).
The Flyers have recalled Oliver Lauridsen from Lehigh Valley (AHL).
Lauridsen, 26, had two goals and one assist in 15 games with the Flyers in the 2012-13 season. He has not played at the NHL level since that season—in 64 games with Lehigh Valley, he has six points (3G / 3A) this season. He will be paired with Mark Alt, who was also recalled this morning.