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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