Found March 19, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
NEW YORK (March 19, 2012) – Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford and Nashville Predators right wing Martin Erat have been named the NHL’s ‘Three Stars’ for the week ending March 18.Continue reading "Stars Of The Week"

Flyers G Bryzgalov repeats as NHL First Star of Week

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov repeated last week's feat by being named the NHL's First Star of the Week on Monday. Bryzgalov extended his franchise record shutout streak to 249 minutes, 43 seconds after shutting out the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday and blanking the New York Islanders well into the third period two days later. Signed to a nine-year, $51 million...

Should the Chicago Blackhawks start Corey Crawford through the playoffs?

The Chicago Blackhawks are playing “fun hockey.” That’s what Patrick Kane called it at least, after their 5-2 over the Washington Capitals. With one goal and a team-leading five shots, why wouldn’t it be fun? But more importantly, in between all the fun, is still the long-lasting question: Who’s your goalie? After starting on the bench for the sixth straight...

Oh My God We're Tied With Nashville

Morning folks.  Not exactly a good start to your weekend is it?  This team, which only a few weeks ago led the NHL in points, now has fallen to 5th in the West behind a team who is led in points by Martin Erat.  (Seriously, Martin Erat.  Look it up yourself if you don't believe me.) The good news is that we are only 8 points behind St. Louis for the league lead with a game...

Flyers Lose To Panthers 2-1

Game notes: Tonight’s power play goal for Florida was the first PPG scored against Ilya Bryzgalov since February 25 at Calgary.  It was just the third PPG allowed by the Flyers in the last 13 games.  Claude Giroux played a team-high 24:10 tonight, including more than 10 minutes in the first period.  He was 17-for-20 (85 percent) on faceoffs.  The Flyers’ 62-percent faceoff...

Back in Bryzness + NHL94 Tourney!

A little over a month ago, if I would have told you that the Flyers would be heading into this past weekend’s brutal gauntlet of games riding a massive wave of emotional momentum caused by a record setting shutout streak by Ilya Bryzgalov, you probably would have laughed me into internet hibernation until my thirties. Furthermore, the idea of emerging from the weekend with 3 of...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Comeback Kids

One thing about the 2011-12 Flyers: They never quit and never stop competing, even when they get outplayed by top opponents for long stretches of games. Now that the club is also getting top-notch goaltending from Ilya Bryzgalov, their ability to come back if they do trail in the game bodes very well for the rest of the stretch run and playoffs. If you look at the Flyers'...

Ilya Bryzgalov Named NHL's First Star Of The Week For Second Straight Week

Ilya Bryzgalov has been playing incredible hockey, and for the second straight week, the NHL has named him the first star. via Flyers

Unable to register many shots on goal, Predators lose 4-2 to Kings

LOS ANGELES – Martin Erat registered four shots on goal Saturday night in Los Angeles, but the Nashville Predators were only able to put 21 shots on Jonathan Bernier in their 4-2 loss to the Kings. Bernier now has a 6-1-0 record against the Predators. “They play desperate, good hockey. They forecheck hard and they play tight defensively. It is really hard to play against them...

Flyers Surging at Right Time With Huge Overtime Win Over Pittsburgh

Wow. What a huge win! We were all worried it would go to a shootout, and luckily it didn’t, but who cares! All that matters is the Flyers won. They beat the NHL’s hottest team, gaining 3 points in the standings in the process.I don’t know who I hate more,  the Penguins or the Rangers.Although he gave up 2 goals, Ilya Bryzgalov once again looked sharp, making several key saves...

Who Saw This Coming?

from Sam Carchidi of Broad Street Bull, Raise your hand if you thought this was going to happen three weeks ago: Boston’s Tim Thomas, the NHL’s best performer as he led the Bruins to last year’s Stanley Cup, would be struggling mightily, while Ilya Bryzgalov would be the league’s hottest goaltender. That’s what I thought. I don’t see many hands. In March, Thomas _ whose...

Blue Jackets swept aside by Chicago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Patrick Sharp scored two goals, Duncan Keith had four assists and Corey Crawford made 24 saves as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 on Tuesday night to sweep the season series. The Blackhawks, who started the night in sixth place in the West playoff race, outscored the Blue Jackets 31-10 in the six games. They won every game by at least...

Blachawks Unload On Capitals, Stay Hot

Andrew Shaw and Bryan Bickell had three point nights as the Blackhawks dominated the Washington Capitals. The Hawks defense in the first period was overwhelming, not allowing a shot on Corey Crawford for over 16 minutes to open the contest. … Continue reading →

The morning after: Debut edition — Predators fall 6-3 to Oilers

By Seth Lake After completing their four-game West Coast swing at Anaheim with a come from behind 3-1 victory on Sunday evening, the Nashville Predators returned home to a sold-out Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday night looking for a consistent effort that was missing at times during their road trip.  Despite getting a fairly complete sixty-minute effort, the Edmonton Oilers seemingly...
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