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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 …

Tapping the Pipes 4/8/11

The Flyers’ well-publicized fall from grace continues to unfold before our eyes, seemingly with no end in sight. Closed-door meetings led by both Captain Mike Richards and stone-faced General Manager Paul Holmgren have been described by varying sources as “productive” and “intimidating” respectively as they players attempt to regain the spark that saw them rocket to the top of the Eastern Conference before the all-star break. If you ask any educated hockey fan, and even uneducated hockey fans who think that they’re educated, what the traditional issue with the Flyers is, they will immediately point to the goaltending. So great …