Goalie Steve Mason, the Flyers' unquestioned MVP this season, is taking his first slump with his new team in stride.

There is no panic in his voice, no worry that he is reverting to his struggling days in Columbus.

"Nothing to lose sleep over," the goalie said with a smile Monday after practice at the Wells Fargo Center.

Mason, 25, has stolen points for the Flyers this year with his outstanding goaltending, but he struggled in Sunday's 5-4 shootout loss in Washington.

The Flyers blew a 4-1 lead with fewer than nine minutes remaining in regulation.

Not all of the goals were Mason's fault - there were screens and deflections he had to deal with - but he wasn't his usual sharp self late in the game, and his botched clearing attempt led to Alex Ovechkin's tying goal with 47.9 seconds left in regulation.

Mason then was beaten on two of the three shootout shots.

"Overall, we played a pretty sound game. It was just in the last 10 minutes, we got away from what we were doing the rest of the game and it cost us," Mason said. "I just looked at the tape and there's a lot of good things, so there's nothing to worry about."

Mason would like to face the Capitals on Tuesday when the teams play again, this time at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers have a six-game home winning streak.

"If you do have a bad game, you can come right back and have a little bit of redemption," Mason said. "They're going to probably be just as hungry because they probably feel they were lucky to come back to get at least a point and then two points. I think we're going to expect an even better game from them as well."

Coach Craig Berube would not reveal his goalie for Tuesday, saying he could "go with our plan and stick to it."