Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov had some self-deprecating “great” news on the eve of the Winter Classic.
“I have great news and even better news,” Bryzgalov announced during the first of five scrums he did with the media.
“Great news, I’m not playing tomorrow night. Good news, we have a chance to win the game.”
For the most part Bryz hasn’t lived up to the $51-million contract he signed in the offseason. He has a goals against average of 3.01 and save percentage of .890 this season while losing his last four starts.
His backup Sergei Bobrovsky -- who will get the call between the pipe when the Flyers take on the Rangers in Monday’s Winter Classic -- has far more impressive numbers of 2.52 GAA and .914 save percentage for the season while winning three straight starts.
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