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A major question facing the Philadelphia Flyers coming into this shortened season was how Ilya Bryzgalov would play. After all, the Flyers have the ability now to buyout 2 contracts that weigh them down and could affect their salary cap compliance. Many fans speculated that the target of one of those buyouts would be Bryz. He signed a 9 year $51 million deal to finally end the Flyers goaltending carousel. While there were stretches last season where he was excellent, there were many other occasions where he was disappointing. After the Flyers got off to an 0-3 start, there was even more talk. But Bryzgalov wasn’t the issue for the Flyers. In fact, Bryzgalov has played really well so far this season. The guy who appeared to struggle handling the puck, squaring up the shooter and undoubtedly handling the Philadelphia media and fans last year, has looked like a different player thus far. Many NHL pundits believed that with Bryz’s first year out of the way, there was nowhere for him to go but up. His start in the KHL during the lockout didn’t do much to instill confidence. However, after last night’s 7-1 destruction of the Florida Panthers during which Bryz was stellar and stopped 30 shots. He stopped everything thrown at him except for a break away from Florida’s Peter Mueller. Bryzgalov is now 2-3 with a 2.22 GAA and a .923 save percentage. With the Flyers offense seemingly coming to life now, things could be coming together for the team. But it has all started with some excellent goaltending from everyone’s favorite target. The Flyers take on the Tampa Bay Lightning today at 6. Bryzgalov may sit for the fist time this season because of the back to back games. It won’t be because of poor play. Similar Posts: Bryzgalov a likely candidate for Flyers buyout Flyers beat Rangers; lose Meszaros; add Knuble Claude Giroux Officially Named Flyers 19th Captain The state of Philly Sports Christmas morning: Phillies, Flyers, Sixers and Eagles Flyers Odds and Ends – Showdown with Pens, Briere’s wrist, G for Captain?
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Matt Read notched his first career hat trick -- and thought it came pretty easily.
Read helped Philadelphia beat the Florida Panthers 7-1 on Saturday night, the Flyers' second straight win after losing their first three games of the season. Wayne Simmonds, Tye McGinn, Luke Schenn, and Ruslan Fedotenko also scored for the Flyers, and Ilya Bryzgalov had 30 saves.
Matt Read’s hat trick was part of a seven-goal outburst as the Flyers roared back to life offensively and pummeled Florida 7-1 last night. Ilya Bryzgalov was the beneficiary of all the offense as he picked up his second win of the season.
Let’s take a look around the league and get you caught up on last night’s action.
Patrick Marleau registered his fourth consecutive two-goal...
SUNRISE, Fla. -- After just five goals in their first four games -- three of them losses -- the Philadelphia Flyers are starting to roll. Matt Read earned his first career hat trick to lead the Flyers to a 7-1 win over the Florida Panthers Saturday night. It was the fourth straight loss for the Panthers (1-4), who scored four goals in their first period of the season and have...
After picking up their first win of the season against the Rangers a few days ago, the Flyers traveled to Florida to take on the Panthers. Philadelphia came out swinging and would eventually embarrass their opponents, taking out Florida 7-1. Matt Read would be the hero of the night, picking up a well earned hat…
Thursday night, the Flyers avoided falling to an 0-4 season start after a huge 2-1 win over the New York Rangers. However, like last season, the Flyers will continue to be hurt by injuries. Scott Hartnell, who scored a career-high […]
NHLTags: Anders LindbackB.J. CrombeenEric BrewerMichael LeightonSean CouturierTampa Bay LightningWayne SimmondsThe Philadelphia Flyers began to turn their early season woes around with a solid win against the New York Rangers on Thursday and a confidence-building 7-1 steamrolling of the Florida Panthers on Saturday.
The rolling Flyers hit...
The Flyers will try to extend their winning streak to 3 games tonight after a 7-1 thrashing of the Florida Panthers last night at Bank Atlantic Center. It was a night of firsts for the Flyers against the Panthers: Matt […]
The Flyers visited the Florida Panthers on Saturday night, and they enjoyed every minute of it. With goals from Kimmo Timonen, Luke Schenn, Wayne Simmonds, Tye McGinn (First NHL goal), and a hat trick from Matt Read (First NHL Hatty), the Flyers easily took this one.
What's next: Sunday 1/27-Flyers vs Tampa Bay Lightning at 6:00pm