Bryzgalov Failing to Pull Weight and Contract with Flyers

In a season filled with average-at-best play from their $51-million franchise goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, the horrid 5-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night may be the low point.

And that’s saying something.

Bryzgalov allowed five goals on 16 shots, made just 11 saves and provided little help to his team which carried play throughout. He posted a .688 save percentage and was thoroughly outplayed by Lightning backup Mathieu Garon. Bryzgalov’s positioning was poor, his rebound control was questionable and most of all, his ability to keep the Flyers in the game was non-existent.

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3 responses to “Bryzgalov Failing to Pull Weight and Contract with Flyers

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  2. KayVeeGee

    It’s one game. I’m sure you know all their is to goaltending. I bet you could do a better job yourself.
    I agree it was a stupid signing, but I also highly doubt you know to power-push. Philly handles goalies worse than any org, even NYI.

    • You’re right. Only people who have played goalie can access when one is not playing well. What I have seen is high-priced, big-name goalies like MAF and Henrik Lundqvist win games for their team on occasion, something Bryzgalov has yet to do this season.

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