Flyers nip Panthers in Berube's Philadelphia debut

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Philadelphia, PA ( - Steve Mason stopped 33 shots and a pair of goals early in the first period staked the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday.

Brayden Schenn and Braydon Coburn tallied for the Flyers, who gave Craig Berube a win in his NHL head coaching debut. Berube was named to the post after Peter Laviolette was fired Monday in the wake of the club's second consecutive 0-3 start.

Brad Boyes recorded the lone score for the Panthers, who were coming off a 7-0 loss in St. Louis on Saturday.

Tim Thomas lasted just 7:31 of game time before being pulled due to a lower- body injury, having allowed two goals on five shots. Jacob Markstrom finished the contest perfect on 13 shots faced.

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