The Philadelphia Flyers will be without the services of No. 1 goalie Steve Mason at perhaps the worst time.

Mason has won five of his last eight decisions and the Flyers have earned points in the standings in each of their last six games as they try a last-ditch effort for a playoff spot.

For the next two to three weeks, Mason will be watching from afar and the team will rely on Ray Emery.

Mason, 26, left Sunday's win against the Washington Capitals near the midway point of the second period when he injured his right knee. He was standing along the Flyers' bench during a TV timeout and when he went to push off on his right foot to head back to the net, he bent over and grabbed his right knee before heading straight to the locker room.