Flyers Goalie Steve Mason Cross-Checks Brian Gionta, Gets Tackled By Brendan Gallagher (GIF)

Steve Mason has been excellent in net for the Flyers this season, and at the end of Thursday’s game against the Canadiens, Philadelphia’s No. 1 goalie showed that he’s not afraid to be physical with opposing forwards.

As time expired in the third period, Canadiens winger Brian Gionta approached Mason and was cross-checked up high by the Flyers goaltender. Second-year forward Brendan Gallagher then came to his captain’s defense and tackled Mason.

The Flyers won the game 2-1 in an impressive performance just one night after losing 7-2 to the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks.

Check out the scrum involving Mason, Gionta and Gallagher in the GIF below, courtesy of @kristenleighbee.

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