Flyers need more from Bryzgalov

Philly goalie must shore up shoddy save percentage

Updated: May 2, 2012, 1:36 PM ET
By Neil Greenberg | ESPN Insider
Ilya BryzgalovBruce Bennett/Getty ImagesIlya Bryzgalov was better in Game 2 versus the Devils, but can he sustain the improvement?

Last season, the Philadelphia Flyers were swept by the Boston Bruins in a conference semifinal matchup where head coach Peter Laviolette pulled his goalie in each of the first three games of that series, and made seven in-game goalie switches combined over the team's 11 playoff games. All told, netminders Brian Boucher, Sergei Bobrovsky and Michael Leighton posted a woeful .894 save percentage and 3.19 GAA during the first two rounds.

Neil Greenberg is ESPN Insider's NHL analytics expert. His columns have appeared on the Washington Post website, and he is a regular guest on Sirius XM NHL Radio.

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