Flyers’ Ilya Bryzgalov finally sprang a leak in the third period
Soccer cleats girls saed Hindash/The StarLedgerIlya Bryzgalov makes the save on Adam Henrique in the second period. Bryzgalov stopped 25 shots in the first two periods before the Devils got to him in the third.
PHILADELPHIA For two periods, Ilya Bryzgalov, the highwire act the Flyers handsomely paid to absolve the franchise of its inglorious goaltending history, was at his nike mercurial soccer cleats youth best Tuesday night. He was a highlight reel, blanketing the Devils as he withstood a flurry of shots on net. Through 40 minutes and 25 saves, it looked as if Bryzgalov would allow the sputtering Flyers to squeak out a win.
But his brilliance would be left behind in the locker room during the second intermission. The third period did not end well, just as the game did not for the Flyers in a 41 Game 2 loss to the Devils.
A mercurial force, Bryzgalov unraveled in the third. He took Philadelphia with him on a night Jaromir Jagr admitted they had no legs. It was the goaltender who was the difference between a blowout early on and their razorthin 10 lead.
The Devils David Clarkson leaps on top soccer cleats girls of the net in celebration over Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov and Nick Grossman after scoring the goahead 2nd goal during soccer cleats girls the 3rd period of the Devils 41 win. The New Jersey Devils play the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Stanley Cup SemiFinals at the Wells Fargo Center. Philadelphia, PA 5/1/12 (Tony Kurdzuk/The StarLedger)
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So, 3:08 into the final period, it was Adam Larsson that broke the seal. He shot one past the Philadelphia goaltender, tying the game at 11, on a shot from just inside the faceoff circle. Eight minutes later it was David Clarkson, depositing a rebound past Bryzgalov. Then Travis Zajac, less than three minutes later, catching the Russian out of position.
kept doing what we were doing, Zach Parise said. wanted to play bad angle shots, we wanted to keep throwing stuff at him. We just had a good feeling that if we were going to get one, we were going to get a couple. And we were able to. belief was tested initially as Bryzgalov stood strong. He stopped Adam Henrique three nike mercurial soccer cleats youth times from pointblank range. The rest of the Devils were also unsuccessful. After being buffeted by four goals in a shaky Game 1 effort, Bryzgalov was returning the favor for his teammates.
was unbelievable, Jagr said. he wouldn be in the net and make those saves with the defense today, we would probably be down a lot. He gave us a chance to win. he had to walk a tightrope, showing flashes of mortality as the game wore on. Midway through the second a shot skittered across the goal line. The Devils kept pounding him with shots. The margin for error kept shrinking. Finally, the Flyers safety net couldn hold the weight.
were always flying to the net, shooting the puck, getting the rebounds, Bryzgalov said. were just unreal tonight. when he could not maintain his level, the Devils pounced. Three goals on nine shots in the third period, the fourth an emptynetter, and Bryzgalov grand stand was no more. Award of his tendency to selfdestruct, the Devils knew their belief had outlasted its subject.
know that, Parise said. a great goalie and regardless, the theme is always the same whether he playing well or he not playing well, you want to put pucks on him soccer cleats girls and challenge him. We were able to get one and then we were able to get another one and we kept playing well soccer cleats girls.