Steve Mason: The Sophomore Jinx

Posted: 17th November 2009 by Ed Cmar in NHL
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Let me begin by stating that I am a huge Steve Mason fan. In fact, I'll even go as far to admit that I have a vanity license plate which refers to Steve Mason. Be that as it may, as much as it pains me to say this, I have to: Steve Mason is in the throws of the dreaded sophomore jinx. A case could have been made for his extremely high goals-against average, as well as his extremely low save percentage during those games, in which stud defender Jan Hejda was out with a knee injury. Prior to the game against the Detroit Red Wings on November 11th, the numbers were as follows: Prior to November 11: 3.27 GAA and a 891 save percentage Now, Mason's numbers, with and without the presence of Jan Hejda: 4.00 GAA w/o Hejda; 2.45 GAA with Hejda .861 Sv% w/o Hejda; .923 Sv% with Hejda Seeing these num ...

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