Taking Care of Bryzness: Ilya Bryzgalov Named Second Star of the Month

January 4th, 2010 by Derek Pivko Leave a reply »
It was a December to remember for the Phoenix Coyotes.

The Coyotes finished the month of December with a 10-2-3 record as Ilya Bryzgalov recorded two shutouts to his impressive five shutouts.

Bryzgalov posted an 8-2-3 record with a 1.82 goals against average (GAA) and a .939 save percentage (SV%).

For his efforts in net, the NHL named Bryzgalov as the second star of the month for December.

This is the second time this season the NHL has honored Bryzgalov for player of the month recognition.

Back in October, Bryzgalov was named third star of the month after the Coyotes shocked the league by posting a 9-4 record which tied the Coyotes record for most wins in a month.

The Coyotes would break the franchise record in December much due to the efforts of Bryzgalov as well as the emergence of several Coyotes.

Bryzgalov might never be able to match the month he had in December.

One of his highlights included a season-high 37-save performance in a 2-1 win over the Western Conference-leading San Jose Sharks on Dec. 12.

Bryzgalov’s two shutouts came against the Minnesota Wild (28 s ...

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