Philadelphia Flyers: Boucher and Bobrovsky Look to Be Solution, Not Problem

March 5th, 2011 by donald wood Leave a reply »
The Philadelphia Flyers sit atop the Eastern Conference standings and people are still questioning the validity of the goaltending situation for the team.

With no sure No. 1 goaltender, the Flyers look to use a tandem in net until the strategy proves futile.

Moving toward the playoffs, the goaltending situation isn’t any closer to being solved now than it was at the beginning of the season.

“I think it’s better than sitting for 15 games; it keeps both of us sharp, keeps both of us engaged,” Brian Boucher said. “And then I guess come playoff time if you want to make a decision to go with one guy, then the other guy’s still sharp.”

After the playoff success last season, it looked as if Michael Leighton was the sure No. 1 coming into this season.

An offseason surgery kept him out of commission for the beginning of the season and the battle for the starting job was on.

The Flyers had two candidates for the starting job: veteran journeyman Brian Boucher and Russian rookie Sergei Bobrovsky.

Boucher knew the team and the city and it was obvious that he wo ...

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