Welcome to Around the Net, a look at the Philadelphia Flyers both on and off the ice. This week we look back at Ilya Bryzgalov’s tremendous week, the Flyers loss against the Devils and ahead to the rematch on Tuesday, a look at a goalie prospect out of Ohio State and more.
Coming off his best week as a Flyer, Ilya Bryzgalov is named the first star of the week by the NHL:
Bryzgalov is NHL’s first star of the week (CSNPhilly)
Finally, Bryz has started playing the way we all hoped he would when he was signed as a free agent last summer. If he maintains this level of play for the rest of the season and in the playoffs, the Flyers become a very dangerous team for anyone to play.
A look back at Sunday’s loss at NJ:
Flyers -Devils recap (Orange and Black Pack)
Personally, I think the Flyers looked a little tired and didn’t have as much “jam” as they did the night before against Toronto. I expect after a short rest a better effort on Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
Good news on Jakub Voracek, he might be ready to play Tuesday against NJ:
Voracek to play Tuesday? (CSNPhilly)
It couldn’t hurt to get another offensive weapon back against a Devils team that can still be a problem to score against at times.
It seems that everyone has March Madness, including Wayne Simmonds and Brayden Schenn:
Simmonds and Schenn like Temple (The700Level)
Everyone has a bracket,even your favorite Flyers. I wish I still watched college basketball.
A look at another college free agent signing, this one a goalie:
Flyers sign Ohio State goaltender (OfIceandMenHockey)
It look like the Flyers are trying to restock the minor leagues with young goalie talent, which is never a bad idea.
Finally, even if you’ve seen it, watch it again as Claude Giroux goes Datsyukian on the “Monster” for the shootout winner on Saturday:
Giroux channels his inner Datsyuk (CSNPhilly)
That goal was sick, filthy, redonkulous. That is why Giroux will eventually be an MVP and scoring champ in his career.
That’s all for this week’s Around the Net. Join me next week when we take a look at possible playoff opponents and other things surrounding the Philadelphia Flyers.