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Flyers Now Have Their Quality Goaltender

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

“The way he plays, he’s always under control and never out of position,” center Claude Giroux said. “He works hard, and when one of your best players has that attitude, obviously everybody is going to follow.”

Max Talbot, the Flyers’ new checking-line center, appreciates having a quality goalie on his side. He had one - Marc-Andre Fleury - when he was with Pittsburgh.

“It’s huge,” Talbot said. “You just look at our last game as an example, with what happened at the end of the second period.”

He was referring to a clutch stop Bryzgalov made on Zach Parise’s deflection in the closing seconds of the period, preserving the Flyers’ 1-0 lead. They won, 3-0.

“There’s a huge difference between going back to the locker room 1-1, or it’s 1-0 with a big save and the momentum,” Talbot said. “There’s a big difference in that save and the whole game in general. That’s what a good goalie is going to do. He’s going to keep us in games and give us momentum with big saves.”


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TheFreak's avatar

I’d like to see them run this article after they lose in the playoffs - or even mid season regardless of their record.

Posted by TheFreak on 10/12/11 at 04:16 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Uh huh…how good was he in what? 11 games over the past two post seasons? Yeah…ok.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 10/12/11 at 04:25 PM ET

Primis's avatar

I totally agree that Bryzgalov is a quality goaltender.  Playoffs aside, he’s better than the other goalies that’ve put on the orange and black in the last decade and a half or so.

I just wonder, when Philly blows it AGAIN… where the finger will point.  It always used to be the goalies… then Carter and Richards… at some point the finger is going to have to point back up into the luxury suites and pressbox where management resides.

I just wonder how many epic fails it will take.

Posted by Primis on 10/12/11 at 05:27 PM ET

Flashtastick56's avatar

Uh huh…how good was he in what? 11 games over the past two post seasons? Yeah…ok.

Posted by mrfluffy from Long Beach on 10/12/11 at 02:25 PM ET

That’s what I’m saying.

Posted by Flashtastick56 from Meriden, CT on 10/12/11 at 05:41 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

YAWN !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Phillthy beat writers orally service the Flyers & nothing more

Posted by Evilpens on 10/12/11 at 06:16 PM ET


Bryz has looked pretty good, so far. Good enough vs. Bob to offset that Richards was moved for a third-liner and a guy in the minor leagues? Nope.

Posted by steviesteve on 10/12/11 at 07:47 PM ET


I wonder how many of you guys even watched Bryz play this game or rather even play a game? Probably none of you. He really looks great. You can definitely see the difference between him and the goalies they have had in the past couple of years. He’s definitely one of the best goalies in the league. I don’t think they are going to deflate this year. They are better now. They still have one of the best defence cores in the league, and now with Bryz, it’s going to be harder to score on this team. Mark my words, you will be surprised this year.

Posted by anny from Canada on 10/14/11 at 01:18 AM ET

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