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Flyers Have Boucher Starting, Leighton as Backup

From Philly.com Sports:

Brian Boucher is the Flyers’ Game 3 starting goalie in Buffalo, as Flyers coach Peter Laviolette announced after the team’s morning skate at HSBC Arena.

“I thought Brian came in and the last couple times has done a really nice job for us,” Laviolette said. “He’s on top of his game and in charge of his net. He’s bailed us out of a couple situations. He deserves to go in there and play.”

In a stunning turn of events, Sergei Bobrovsky, the starter in Games 1 and 2, has been relegated to a chair in the middle of the Flyers’ locker room. Bobrovsky was yanked 12 minutes into Saturday’s Game 2 when he allowed 3 goals on just 7 shots.

That likely means that Michael Leighton, who not only accompanied the Flyers to Buffalo but also had his own locker stall and took the bulk of the shots in Monday’s brief skate, will be Boucher’s back-up.

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Comments

SK77's avatar

I understand starting Boucher, but completely yanking Bob? It’s almost like Philadelphia tries to ruin goalies on purpose.

Posted by SK77 on 04/18/11 at 04:38 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Wow.  Just wow.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/18/11 at 04:49 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA !! How about that 4 Mill a year 5th D Man Meszaros

Posted by Evilpens on 04/18/11 at 05:08 PM ET

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