Flyers' Bryzgalov Notches Win: Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 21 of 22 shots Thursday in a 2-1 win over the Islanders. (Updated 4/25/13)
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With the Isles in contention for the playoffs and Philadelphia out, Bryz and the Flyers stepped up in the role of spoiler. The Flyers have one more game, Saturday at Ottawa, but it's possible they'll want another look at Steve Mason then. (Updated 4/25/13).
Ilya Bryzgalovs first year in Philly was considered by many to be a disappointment; it was riddled with occasionally spotty play and unyielding media coverage caused by The Universe opening his mouth too much. He posted 33 wins, seven shutouts and a .909 save percentage; his lowest in two years and many blamed the Flyers postseason collapse on his poor play, although he received little help in the club's second-round loss to New Jersey. Bryzgalov is still an elite goalie and the Flyers management was confident enough to sign him through 2020. One thing is for sure; this season the starting spot is his to lose and he is certainly worth a look afte the premier netminders have been snagged. Bryzgalov had some strong stretches, most notably in March of last year where he earned NHL player of the month honors. (Updated 8/14/12)