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Chris Mason
Chris Mason
Number: 50
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 198
Catches: Left
Born: Apr 20, 1976
Birthplace: Red Deer, AB, Canada
Acquired: Acquired from Nashville in exchange for a fourth round pick in the 2008 Entry Draft on June 19, 2008
Drafted: NJD / 1995 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (122nd overall)

-- Named the NHL's Second Star of the Week for the week ending April 12. Mason stopped 72 of 74 shots in posting a 3-0-0 record with a 0.67 goals-against average, .973 save percentage and one shutout as the Blues (41-31-10) claimed their first playoff berth since 2003-04. Mason recorded 28 saves in a 5-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes Apr. 7, stopped 16 shots in the playoff-clinching 3-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets Apr. 10 and posted his sixth shutout of the season with a 28-save performance in a 1-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche Apr. 12. Mason started the Blues' last 33 games of the season and was 24-8-6 with a 2.08 goals-against average, .924 save percentage and five shutouts in 38 games from Jan. 19 through the end of the season. Mason led NHL goaltenders in wins and GAA over that span.
-- Set a career-high with 27 wins and tied a career-high with six shutouts.
-- Posted a five-game winning streak from March 20-29, the first Blues goalie to register a five-game win streak since Fred Brathwaite in the 2002-03 season.
-- Named the NHL's First Star of the Week for the week ending March 29, posting
a 4-0-0 record with a 1.72 goals-against average and .930 save percentage.
-- Named the NHL's 3rd Star of the Month for February after posting an 8-2-4 record, a 1.64 goals-against average, .939 save percentage and one shutout. He started 13 of 14 games in February and allowed one goal or fewer eight times.
-- Started the last 33 consecutive games of the season and posted a 24-8-6 record in his last 38 games which included five shutouts, a .924 save percentage and a 2.08 goals against average.
-- Collected his 18th career shutout and 6th this season turning all 28 shots on April 12 at Colorado.
-- Registered his 17th career shutout and 5th this season turning away 22 shots on March 24 vs. Los Angeles.
-- Posted his 16th career shutout and 2nd against Chicago this season on Feb. 13 at Scottrade Center. The only other Blues goaltender with two shutouts against the Blackhawks in one season was Greg Millen in 1988-89.
-- Named the NHL's "Third Star" for the week ending Nov. 30 after winning both starts for the week, stopping 75 of 77 shots for a .974 save percentage.
-- Recorded his first shutout as a Blue on Nov. 25 at Nashville, stopping a career-high 47 shots along with 2 shootout attempts.
-- Posted his first win as a Blue by turning away 31 of 32 shots in a 2-1 win on Nov. 22 at Minnesota.
-- Made his Blues debut on Oct. 11 at NY Islanders turning away 29 of 33 shots in a 5-2 loss.

2008-09: Made his Blues playoff debut in game one on April 15 at Vancouver. 2005-06: Backstopped the Predators in all five of their post-season games... Earned his first career playoff win in his first career playoff appearance, a 4-3 victory over San Jose on Apr. 21.



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