Steve Mason allows goal from center ice seven seconds into game, is saved by offside

Derek Stepan scored a nightmarish goal from center ice on Steve Mason just seven seconds into Saturday’s game between New York and Philadelphia. Thankfully, the goal wasn’t allowed due to an offside. Watch Mason get saved by Chris Kreider.
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Steve Mason’s favorite player in the entire league as of Saturday night is New York Rangers winger Chris Kreider. Why, you ask? Kreider saved Mason from officially allowing a laugher from center ice, that’s why.

Just seven seconds in to Saturday’s game against the Rangers, Derek Stepan collected a loose puck in the neutral zone, spun and rifled it down into Philadelphia’s zone. The puck then skipped, hopped, bounced, dipped, dove and found its way through Mason and into the net.

Judging by Mason’s reaction after allowing the goal, Kreider might be getting a gift from a secret admirer in the next couple of days. Watch the goal below:

Mason would allow a goal midway through the first frame to New York’s J.T. Miller, but while all goals are ones goaltenders would probably like back, it wasn’t of the give-you-nightmares variety. And, thanks to the Kreider offside, the teams skated to a 1-1 tie after the first period.

After two consecutive losses, the Flyers sit eight points back of the Boston Bruins for the second and final wild-card spot.

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