Found March 13, 2012 on Philly Sports Live:
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PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Flyers signed Ilya Bryzgalov to a huge contract last summer in hopes he would end their goaltending problems. Right now, he’s play even better than they could have expected. Bryzgalov, the reigning First Star of the Week, stopped 17 shots for his third straight shutout and fourth in five games as the Flyers blanked New Jersey 3-0 on Tuesday night. Bryzgalov is the first Flyers goalie with three straight shutouts since John Vanbiesbrouck during the 1999-2000 season. His shutout streak is now 196:13, dating to the third period last Tuesday against Detroit, and he’s approaching the team’s all-time shutout streak of 227:04, also held by Vanbiesbrouck. After getting the night off Sunday in the Devils’ 4-1 win at New Jersey, Bryzgalov outplayed Martin Brodeur, who made 26 saves for the Devils. New Jersey’s four-game winning streak ended. Sean Couturier, the eighth pick of the 2011 Entry Draft, beat Adam Henrique on a key faceoff and scored the game’s first ...
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