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Philly Sports Live:
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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More than enough has been said about Ilya Bryzgalov's struggles in his first season in Philadelphia, which seemed to curiously coincide with his Stephen Hawking-like insight into how big the universe is in comparison to everyone's problems on HBO's Road to the Winter Classic. Bryzgalov, who signed a nine-year,...
Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 17 shots for this third straight shutout and fourth in five games to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-0 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.
Sean Couturier, Jakub Voracek and Danny Briere scored to provide the offense.
After an underwhelming start to the season, Bryzgalov has dominated of late and proved worthy of the nine-year, $51 million...
Ilya Bryzgalov recorded his third straight shutout and fourth in five games by turning aside 17 shots as the host Philadelphia Flyers regained sole possession of fifth place in the Eastern Conference with a 3-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday.
Jakub Voracek scored in his return from a head injury and rookie Sean Couturier tallied for just the second time in 24 contests...
NEW YORK - Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, New
Jersey Devils left wing Ilya Kovalchuk and St. Louis Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak have been named the NHLs Three Stars for the week ending March 11.
FIRST STAR ILYA BRYZGALOV, G, PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
Bryzgalov posted a 3-0-0 record, 0.65 goals-against average and .979 save
percentage in three starts as the Flyers ...
Last night Ilya Bryzgalov shutout the New Jersey Devils in Philadelphia. It was Bryzgalov's fourth shutout over his past five starts. Here are some notes on last night's game, the Devils scoring depth and more.
- Last night's Devils / Flyers game was a perfect example of one team just wanting it more. Unfortunately for New Jersey, it was their opponents that wanted...
After an up and down season, the Philadelphia Flyers $51 million man has caught fire. Ilya Bryzgalov has heard the boo birds this season on his own home ice, has found celebrity and promptly lost it again, has been benched for the Winter Classic, has given the press a boatload of amazing quotes, and was even “lost in the woods.” However, the enigmatic Russian has found his game...
Ilya Bryzgalov made 29 saves, coming within 6:30 of a fourth straight shutout. and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Thursday night for their seventh win in eight games.
Zac Rinaldo, Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell scored for the Flyers (41-22-7), who stayed two points behind Pittsburgh for fourth place in the Eastern Conference.
Michael Grabner ruined...
The New Jersey Devils fell to the Philadelphia Flyers in the second game of a home-and-home series tonight by a score of 3-0. After a strong defensive first period, the Devils had a hard time getting anything going offensively. Flyers' goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov collected his fourth shutout in five games; the Flyers now sit alone in fifth place in the Eastern Conference with 87...
The Philadelphia Flyers have been hot of late, largely due to the exceptional play of goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov.
His history against the New York Islanders hasn't been as good, however.
Bryzgalov will likely be in net as he seeks a franchise-record fourth consecutive shutout when Philadelphia looks for its sixth straight victory at Nassau Coliseum on Thursday night.
There was something lost in all this Ilya Bryzgalov talk and that of course would be Kari Lehtonen. Sure Bryzgalov has a shutout streak that seems to keep going at around ten periods or so, Lehtonen quietly plays on a team that faces a ton of shots and high quality chances. Not all numbers are created equal as we know and right now it just seems that Dallas...
Welcome to another installment of "The Week Ahead" here at RLD Hockey. By now, you folks know the drill, so let's get started.Three Stars of the Week1) Ilya Bryzgalov, Philadelphia FlyersDoes everyone remember when Philadelphia Flyers netminder Ilya Bryzgalov could not stop a beach ball? Well, it appears that those days could be long behind the 9-year man between the...
Match-up - Devils (40-24-5 - 85 points) @ Flyers (39-22-7 - 85 points)
Road/Home records - 21-12-2 -------------- 17-10-5
TV - MSG Plus 2, TCN-Philly
Puck drop - 7:00 PM ET
Season series - Devils lead 3-2
Last 10: New Jersey 5-4-1 / Philadelphia 7-3-0
Projected starting goalies - Martin Brodeur (NJ) vs. Ilya Bryzgalov (PHI)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per...