Originally posted on Philly Sports World  |  Last updated 3/13/12

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 of late.

In March so far, Bryzgalov has given up 5 goals in 5 games for 0.98 goals against average. His save percentage is .967 in that same span, and he’s logged 3 shutouts in his last 4 games.

Today, the NHL rewarded Bryz’s stellar performance by naming him the week’s first star. For the week, he was 4-0-0 with a measly 0.49 GAA. New Jersey Devil Ilya Kovalchuk was the second star and St. Louis goalie Jaroslav Halak was named third star.

Bryz sat out of last night’s Flyers-Devils game after making 11 straight starts. Sergei Bobrovsky started in his place, and gave up 4 goals as the Flyers five game winning streak was snapped.

Ilya Bryzgalov is expected back in the nets tomorrow night as the Flyers resume their home and home set with the Devils.

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