Bryzgalov Earns Shutout in Flyers’ Drubbing of Panthers
Ilya Bryzgalov made 28 saves to record his second shutout in three games and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Florida Panthers 5-0 on Thursday night for their fourth straight win.
Brayden Schenn, Matt Read, Scott Hartnell, Jaromir Jagr and Eric Wellwood scored for the Flyers.
Bryzgalov has finally played like the goalie the Flyers expected when they gave him a $51 million, nine-year contract. After struggling much of the season, he’s 7-2 with a 2.10 goals-against average while making 10 straight starts.
Fans who booed him just last month at the Wells Fargo Center chanted “Bryz! Bryz! Bryz!” in the third period.
The victory moved the Flyers within two points of fourth-place Pittsburgh in the Eastern Conference.
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