Ilya Bryzgalov

Crashing the Crease: “Clutchness,” Revisited

About a month ago, we looked at a breakdown of Bryz’s save percentage in two minute buckets. The intent was to measure how “clutch” Bryz was by evaluating his save percentage at key points in the game through the first 41 Flyers’ games. What we saw was, at least at a high level, a stark difference between his performance in wins and losses. Looking back on the previous season, though, there was an improvement in Bryz’s game once he was handed the reins after the Winter Classic. Thus, there was a necessity to complete the analysis and see what the …