Steve Mason looked about as unprepared as it gets for the Flyers second game of the season on Saturday, Oct. 10, as the Florida Panthers scored four goals in under seven minutes.
Mason was prepared to get that redemption start against Florida in the home opener on Oct. 12 when he left the team to deal with a personal matter.
Michal Neuvirth filled in as admirably as you can. He recorded back-to-back shutouts against the Panthers and Chicago Blackhawks, making 61 saves.
Right away, the thought that a goalie controversy was brewing started up. But when Dave Hakstol announced his goalie for Tuesday night, turning back to Mason, all of those matters were put to rest. They were silenced even more when Mason returned the favor, earning the win in relief for the Flyers on Wednesday in Boston.
There is no goalie controversy in Philadelphia.