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Flyers rookie Sergei Bobrovsky to start against Pittsburgh tonight

Oct 7, 2010, 12:22 PM EDT

Thumbnail image for sergeibobrovsky1.jpgIn a surprise move, Flyers coach Peter Laviolette announced that Brian Boucher won’t get the start tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins and will instead run with rookie goalie Sergei Bobrovsky to start tonight. If it seems like a stunning move, it is to a degree, but Bobrovsky played very well in preseason for Philly as the Flyers official PR blog notes.

Bobrovsky led the team in preseason action, appearing in five games and posting a 3-0-1 mark to go along with a 1.76 goals-against average and .939 save percentage in 205 minutes of play, allowing six goals on 98 shots.

Starting a rookie in preseason to see what he’s about is one thing, starting him on the road in Pittsburgh as they open a new arena with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin to deal with is another thing entirely. That’s one hell of a fire to be thrown into.

  1. Gianthatr - Oct 7, 2010 at 1:20 PM

    Another young Flyer goalie about to get used and abused…Throw him to the Pens right away. Nothing like ruining this kids confidence on day 1 and the Pens light him up for 5 goals in the 1st period. Maybe the Flyers think he can fight well and won’t need to actually stop shots.

  2. Akshun - Oct 7, 2010 at 8:38 PM

    ^^^ @ This moron..
    how much of a dope do you look like now..

  3. Anonymous - Oct 7, 2010 at 9:21 PM

    I guess not as big a fire as Fluery was thrown into because Bobs is winning 3-2.

  4. Flyer2010 - Oct 8, 2010 at 8:22 AM

    I guess no one ever called you Nostradamus…you idiot. Pens didn’t win last year and I venture to guess they may not this year either!

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