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by Paul on 05/04/12 at 02:53 PM ET
from Rory Barrs of the National Post,
After a 4-3-overtime loss to New Jersey on Thursday, and now in a 2-1 hole in its Eastern Conference semi-final series, Philadelphia looks deep in the red on its Bryzgalov gamble.
• Bryzgalov has allowed 31 goals in nine playoff games, the most by any goalie in the playoffs, and more than twice as many as Los Angeles’ impenetrable fortress known as Jonathan Quick (13).
• His 3.54 goals-against average is abysmal, and more than a goal-per-game worse than the nearest comparison still alive in the playoffs, St. Louis’ Brian Elliot (2.43).
• Despite facing a reasonable average of 28.2 shots per playoff game, Bryzgalov owns a .878 save percentage, lowest among his second-round peers.
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