Steve Mason allowed one goal on thirty-three shots Tuesday night against the Penguins. Mason is 5-2 his last seven games with a shutout and is starting to heat up at the right time.
Analysis: Steve Mason is available in about 60 percent of fantasy leagues and may be able to supply that extra late season push we all need in fantasy hockey. Mason has only allowed four goals his last three games and in that stretch has three wins with a .956 save percentage. With guys like Kari Lehtonen and Ondrej Pavelec struggling mightily these last few weeks one must give Steve Mason some serious consideration going forward.
Projection: He’s been a very average goaltender this year but he’s starting to heat up at the right time. We know what Mason is capable of, just look at his 2008-09 season for proof. Expect a 2.5-2.7 GAA with a save percentage just over 90 while being more reliable than Ondrej Pavelec the rest of the year.