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 contract he signed in June. He stretched his shutout streak to more than 196 minutes and has stopped 152 of 154 shots.
The Devils didn't test him much, but it might not have mattered. He went 3-0 last week with a 0.65 goals-against average and a .979 save percentage in three starts.
Bryzgalov beat Washington 1-0 on March 4, then was a 3-2 winner over Detroit. He had back-to-back shutouts, making 28 stops in a 5-0 win against the Florida Panthers on March 8 and 29 saves, plus another two in the shootout, in a 1-0 victory at Toronto on March 10.
He outplayed Martin Brodeur and denied the New Jersey goalie ...