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Ilya Bryzgalov sets new Flyers’ consecutive shutout mark

Mar 15, 2012, 8:30 PM EDT

Ilya Bryzgalov, Mike Knuble AP

John Vanbiesbrouck set what was the Philadelphia Flyers’ shutout streak record at 227 minutes and 40 seconds in 1999, but that run is now a thing of the past. Red-hot goalie Ilya Bryzgalov extended his streak to at least 228 minutes tonight in a game that is still going on against the New York Islanders.

Naturally, the focus then shifts to the modern NHL record. Oddly enough, a former Flyers goalie holds that mark, as Brian Boucher set it at 332 minutes and one second with the Phoenix Coyotes in 2004.

The Flyers are currently up 3-0 on the Islanders with a little more than a period to go. Breezy still has quite a ways to go to flirt with Boucher’s modern-day record, but let there be no doubt that Philly is ecstatic that he’s even in the conversation right now.

  1. pkswally024 - Mar 15, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    7 more shutout periods is a lot.

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Mar 15, 2012 at 8:48 PM

      …especially against the Bruins, slumping as they are, and the Pens.

    • chaseutley - Mar 15, 2012 at 8:50 PM

      Agreed. I’d love to see him make history, but with the Bruins and red hot Penguins on the horizon, Bryz is going to have to dress in a phone booth for the next couple of nights in order to get there.

  2. vicktator - Mar 15, 2012 at 8:46 PM


  3. sidsgirthysoupcan - Mar 15, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    if you think this joke of a goalie who took the whole season to have a few good games is going to stop the franchise from scoring on Sunday, I laugh histirically in your face!!!! hahahahahahhhaahah! soup can army!!!

  4. t16rich - Mar 15, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    Hahahaha. Way to Gord Miller. I mean James O’Brien.

  5. lasallehockey81 - Mar 15, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    You should try laughing “hysterically”. It’ll work much better than histirically. Good lord.

  6. sidsgirthysoupcan - Mar 16, 2012 at 6:03 AM

    thanks for the correction you doosh. THE FRANCHISE HAS SPOKEN

    • sizzle299 - Mar 16, 2012 at 9:52 AM

      I bet your boyfriend loves it when you talk all tough like that. At least you’ll have someone to embrace you when your idol Cindy goes down with another concussion from a stiff breeze….

  7. lasallehockey81 - Mar 16, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Not sure what a doosh is… Is it anything like a douche? I sure hope not. Keep making yourself look brilliant, kid. Or pick up a dictionary before you try to insult people.

  8. sidsgirthysoupcan - Mar 16, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    thank god there is a bunch of english teachers on this site, I don’t know what we would do without u! oh yes I do, keep winning games.cus the franchise never loses and the flyers are in shambles!!! hahahaha sucks to be a filthadelphian. soup can army assemble!

  9. lasallehockey81 - Mar 16, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Ahh yes. The typical response from someone who can’t spell but wants to be belligerent….the english teacher comeback… how original…. Not sure what I expected from a guy/ child who references another grown man’s penis in his screen name… But good luck to you.

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