Bryzgalov named 1st Star ... Again!
Monday, 03.19.2012 / 11:44 AM ET / News
It is the second consecutive week that Bryzgalov has been named the NHL's FIRST STAR, making him the first player all season to do so.
Bryzgalov posted a 3-0-1 record, 1.44 goals-against average, .950 save percentage and one shutout as the Flyers (42-22-8, 92 points) earned seven out of a possible eight points.
He began the week by making 17 saves for his third consecutive shutout in a 3-0 win against the New Jersey Devils March 13.
Bryzgalov extended his career-best shutout streak to 249:43, a Flyers franchise record, before allowing a goal with 6:30 remaining in a 3-2 victory at the New York Islanders March 15.
He then made 31 saves in a 3-2 shootout loss at the Boston Bruins March 17 and 38 stops in a 3-2 come-from-behind victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins March 18.
The 31-year-old netminder has reached 30 wins for the third straight season and has a 2.49 goals-against average, .911 save percentage and six shutouts in 53 appearances.