Mason, Blue Jackets seek fourth consecutive shutout

Author:
Publish date:

Columbus (17-16-4) at Colorado (19-17-1), 9:00 p.m. EST

DENVER (Ticker) -- Rookie goaltender Steve Mason and the

Columbus Blue Jackets look to record their fourth consecutive

shutout when they visit the Colorado Avalanche on Friday.

The 20-year-old Mason posted his third straight blanking and

league-best fifth of the season by turning aside all 27 shots he

faced in a 2-0 triumph over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday.

Mason, who has not surrendered a goal in a franchise-record 182

minutes, 8 seconds, stopped 10 shots in the first period, five

in the second and nine in the third to secure the shutout.

He also made 24 saves in a 2-0 triumph over the Los Angeles

Kings on Monday and 20 in a 3-0 blanking of the Philadelphia

Flyers on Saturday.

The NHL Rookie of the Month for November, Mason boasts a 12-7-1

record and 1.69 goals-against average in 20 games.

The Blue Jackets, who are in the middle of the six-game road

trip, are 6-10-3 away from home this season.

Colorado had its three-game winning streak come to an end with a

3-1 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday.

The Avalanche finished December with an 8-6-0 record.

TOP HEADLINES

Philipp Grubauer
Play

Grubauer Surprised, Excited to Get Opportunity with Kraken

Signing Philipp Grubauer was the biggest splash made by the NHL’s newest franchise. Landing him seemed unlikely given the success he had last season in Colorado, but the Kraken jumped at the opportunity.

USATSI_15828455_168394049_lowres
Play

Maple Leafs sign Nick Ritchie to Two-Year, $5 Million Contract

The Toronto Maple Leafs continue to load up on forwards, this time landing unrestricted free agent forward Nick Ritchie for two years at a $2.5 million cap hit.

Devan Dubnyk
Play

Top 5 NHL Goalies Still on the UFA Market

It might seem like slim pickings, but there's still some veteran power that could be a nice addition to your NHL lineup.