Bryzgalov locking in for stretch run
March, 14, 2012
By Craig Custance | ESPN.com
Len Redkoles/Getty ImagesIlya Bryzgalov has had a great start to the month of March.BOCA RATON, Fla. -- On Tuesday, when chatting about his goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren started listing all the challenges Bryzgalov faced when he made the transition from the Phoenix Coyotes to the Flyers. Besides the pressure that comes with a giant new contract, Holmgren mentioned the huge adjustment of joining a new team. He pointed out that Danny Briere and Scott Hartnell didn't just jump in seamlessly to wild success in Philadelphia.
"Scotty Hartnell went 19 games before scoring a goal when he came from Nashville to the Flyers," Holmgren said.