2012 NHL Playoffs: Another Year, Another Goaltending Issue for the Flyers

May 4th, 2012 by Andy Campbell Leave a reply »
Ilya Bryzgalov was supposed to be the guy. In no disrespect to another one-time Philadelphia star, Bryz was supposed to be the "The Answer." How else can you explain signing a guy to a nine year $51 million deal? Do the Flyers want a "take-back?"

Perhaps they do, as here we are in the postseason, scratching our heads yet again wondering what to make of the Philadelphia Flyers goaltending situation.

In Game 3 last night, Bryzgalov was not awful and the overtime winner was not his fault, yet every game it seems you can expect a softy to go through him. Last night, it happened in the form of Patrick Elias. With the Devils on a power play, Elias let an average wrist-shot go that found a hole in between the right arm and leg of Bryzgalov's blocker side. That made the game 1-1, and 20 seconds later it was 2-1 in favor of New Jersey.

Had Bryzgalov made the routine save and the Flyers killed off the man-advantage, who knows what the outcome of the game may have been? He was not very quick from post to post on Zach Parise's go-ahead goal in the third period either.

If you are going to win in the playoffs, you do not necessarily need your goalie to ...

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