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Dr. No: Bryzgalov keeps shutout streak alive by blanking Devils

Maybe Ilya Bryzgalov was prescient back in January, pointing the way out of the woods and forward into the thick of a playoff race whose pulse he seemingly controls. On Tuesday night at Wells Fargo Center, the $51 million man joined some elite goaltending company by stopping all 17 shots he faced as the  Philadelphia Flyers silenced the  New Jersey Devils, 3-0. It was one of the easiest games he’s had as a professional and he took it all in stride, as if it was an eventuality. Bryzgalov notched his sixth whitewash of the season and his third in as …

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Flyers Faithful Podcast, Episode 8: Shhhhhhh

On this week’s edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast Steve and Hal are joined by Christian Imperato from New York Islanders Adrift to talk about the Islanders’ young talent and possible relocation.  We also discussed Ilya Bryzgalov’s hushing of his critics, the Flyers Faithful Pub Quiz, and much, much more! Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 8 You can also download it from iTunes here!  Leave a nice review and you may receive some pizza bagels in the mail!

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Around the Net 3.13.2012

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 …

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Devils cramp Flyers’ style, five-game win streak over

The New Jersey Devils injected a dose of reality into the plans of the Philadelphia Flyers, using a three-goal third period to claim a 4-1 decision in the opener of a home-and-home series Sunday night from Prudential Center. Ilya Kovalchuk did his usual damage, tallying a goal and two assists. Zach Parise and Patrik Elias picked up a goal and helper apiece, while Martin Brodeur worked his magic by stopping 18-of-19 shots. It was the 650th career victory for the 39-year-old Montreal native. “We want to get into the playoffs and do well once we’re there,” Kovalchuk said of his …