Tag:Ilya Bryzgalov
Posted on: April 27, 2010 11:21 pm

Snap Shot: Photo of the Day

Goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov of the Phoenix Coyotes is unable to stop a second period breakaway goal scored by Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Ariz. (Getty Images)

Posted on: April 26, 2010 1:19 am

Three Stars: April 25

By Erin Brown

First Star: Ilya Bryzgalov, Phoenix Coyotes

Bryzgalov made 31 saves, 25 of which came in the first two periods, in Phoenix's 5-2 win to force a Game 7.

Second Star: Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks

Sedin set up a tying goal and scored the winning goal in Vancouver's 4-2 comeback win over Los Angeles.

Third Star: Mikael Samuelsson, Vancouver Canucks

Like Sedin, Samuelsson played a big role in Vancouver's third-period comeback, recording assists on both the tying and winning goals.

Honorable Mentions

Posted on: April 26, 2010 1:03 am

Wraparound: A recap of Sunday's games

Complete Schedule & Bracket


No. 4 Phoenix Coyotes 5, No. 5 Detroit Red Wings 2

Series tied, 3-3

Phoenix scored its first three goals on special teams and Ilya Bryzgalov made 31 saves in a 5-2 win over Detroit on Sunday that forced Game 7 in the first-round series. Recap | Stats


No. 3 Vancouver Canucks 4, No. 6 Los Angeles Kings 2

Vancouver leads, 4-2

Daniel Sedin scored with 2:03 to play, and the Vancouver Canucks rallied from another third-period deficit to finish off their first-round series against the Los Angeles Kings with a 4-2 victory in Game 6 on Sunday night. Recap | Stats

Posted on: April 20, 2010 11:26 pm

Snap Shot: Photo of the Day

Ilya Bryzgalov of the Phoenix Coyotes and teammate Ed Jovanovski look back at the puck during Game 4 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich. A video review confirmed the puck, shot on net by Red Wings forward Valtteri Filppula (not pictured), straddled the line as it slid through the crease. (Getty Images)

Posted on: April 20, 2010 11:37 am
Edited on: April 20, 2010 12:08 pm

The Morning Skate: News from around the rinks

A look at news from around the league...

Tonight's Games

No. 4 Phoenix Coyotes at No. 5 Detroit Red Wings, 6:30 p.m. (Coyotes lead 2-1)

Update: Doan out for Game 4 with upper-body injury

• Red Wings' Nicklas Lidstrom isn't what he used to be. [ Detroit Free Press ]

• Coyotes' goalie Ilya Bryzgalov credits coach, teammates. [ Detroit Free Press ]

• Defenseman Keith Yandle says it is no surprise the Coyotes are playing well. [ Arizona Republic ]

No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins at No. 5 Ottawa Senators, 7 p.m. (Penguins lead 2-1)

• Penguins' Max Talbot rising his game at the right time. [ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ]

• Senators' forwards have lacked scoring punch, giving Pens the advantage. [ Pittsburgh Tribune ]

• Senators toast unless big guns start stepping up. [ Ottawa Sun ]

No. 2 New Jersey Devils at No. 7 Philadelphia Flyers, 7:30 p.m. (Flyers lead 2-1)

• It's not too late for Devils to turn tide, but they must win tonight. [ New York Post ]

• Devils say officials missed penalty call against Flyers in overtime. [ Newark Star-Ledger ]

• Series has been intense, but so far there hasn't been any nastiness. [ Philadelphia News/Inquirer ]

No. 2 Chicago Blackhawks at No. 7 Nashville Predators, 9 p.m. (Series tied 1-1)

• Predators hope to feed off fans' energy for Game 2. [ The Tennessean ]

Colin Fraser giving Blackhawks whatever they need. [ Chicago Sun-Times ]

• Blackhawks know how to win on the road, ready for Nashville. [ Arlington Daily Herald ]

No. 1 San Jose Sharks at No. 8 Colorado Avalanche, 10 p.m. (Avalanche lead 2-1)

• Top-seeded Sharks eager to get back on ice after OT loss. [ San Jose Mercury News ]

• Sharks veteran Milan Hejduk questionable for Game 4. [ San Jose Mercury News ]

• Columbine anniversary remembered by Sharks, Avalanche. [ Denver Post ]

Off-Day Teams

No. 1 Washington Capitals vs. No. 8 Montreal Canadiens (Capitals lead 2-1)

• Capitals find the net and silence the Canadiens and their fans. [ Washington Post ]

• Second-period meltdown gives home-ice advantage back to Capitals. [ Montreal Gazette ]

• High-powered Capitals use Jaroslav Halak for target practice. [ Montreal Gazette ]

No. 3 Buffalo vs. No. 6 Boston, 7 p.m. (Bruins lead 2-1)

Mark Recchi spirited play helps Bruins take series lead. [ Boston Globe ]

• Symptom-free Marc Savard is able to begin skating for Bruins. [ Boston Globe ]

• Buffalo's anemic power play is hurting team's chances to advance. [ Buffalo News ]

No. 3 Vancouver Canucks vs. No. 6 Los Angeles Kings, 10 p.m. (Kings lead 2-1)

• Canucks forced to pull struggling Roberto Luongo in Game 3. [ Vancouver Province ]

• Canucks penalty killing is awful, allowing Kings to roll in Game 3. [ Vancouver Sun ]

• Third season has been the charm for Kings' Michal Handzus. [ Los Angeles Times ]

Posted on: April 19, 2010 1:53 am
Edited on: April 28, 2010 9:39 pm

Three Stars: April 18

By Erin Brown

First Star: ★ Craig Anderson, Colorado Avalanche

Anderson made 51 saves in Sunday's win over the San Jose Sharks, setting an NHL playoff record for most saves without allowing a goal in regulation. The shutout was the first of his postseason career.

Second Star: ★ ★ Antti Niemi, Chicago Blackhawks

Niemi rebounded from a shaky Game 1 start, making 23 saves in a 2-0 whitewash of the Nashville Predators. Eleven of his saves came in the third period.

Third Star: ★ ★ ★ Daniel Carcillo, Philadelphia Flyers

Despite logging a little more than seven minutes of ice time, Carcillo recorded the game-winning goal in overtime and an assist in Philadelphia's 3-2 win over New Jersey.

Honorable Mentions

Goat of the night: Dan Boyle, San Jose Sharks

After his team dominated the Avalanche during regulation, outshooting them 50-15, Boyle's pass to Douglas Murray ended up in his own net, giving Colorado the 1-0 win and 2-1 series lead.

Posted on: April 15, 2010 3:04 am
Edited on: April 15, 2010 3:16 am

Three Stars: April 14

By Erin Brown

First Star: ★ Derek Morris, Phoenix Coyotes

Morris played a role in each of Phoenix's goals, assisting on the first two before chipping in the go-ahead goal. In addition to being the first postseason goal of the defenseman's career, it held up as the game-winner, giving the Coyotes their first home playoff win in 10 years.

Second Star: ★ ★ Brian Boucher, Philadelphia Flyers

Like the Coyotes, Boucher also snapped a postseason winless streak, dating back to 2000. The Flyers netminder stopped 23 shots, and carried a shutout into the third period. That was nixed by New Jersey's Travis Zajac with less than three minutes to play, but Boucher held on for the victory.

Third Star: ★ ★ ★ Ilya Bryzgalov, Phoenix Coyotes

Bryzgalov has been nothing short of stellar during the regular season, and that appears to be the same during the playoffs. The goalie stopped 18 of 20 shots in the first period and kept the Coyotes return to the playoffs from turning into a debacle.

Honorable Mentions

Goat of the night: Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh Penguins

First he shows up late to the game, missing the team meeting, then goes out and allows five goals on 26 shots. Although Fleury was the victim of one bad bounce off the glass, he looked out of place on other goals, and struggled to follow the puck for most of the night.

Posted on: April 15, 2010 2:36 am
Edited on: April 20, 2010 12:45 am

Wraparound: A recap of Wednesday's games

A roundup of the night's action:

No. 5 Ottawa Senators 5, No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins 4

Ottawa leads series, 1-0

Erik Karlsson and Chris Kelly scored on power plays in the second period and the Senators ignored their underdog tag and the Penguins' recent playoff success, surprising the Stanley Cup champions with a 5-4 victory in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first-round series. Recap | Stats

No. 7 Philadelphia Flyers 2, No. 2 New Jersey Devils 1

Philadelphia leads series, 1-0

Brian Boucher had 23 saves in his first playoff start in eight years and the Flyers -- who clawed their way into the playoffs with a shootout win on the last day of the regular season -- beat the Devils 2-1 in Game 1 of their first-round Eastern Conference series. Recap | Stats

No. 4 Phoenix Coyotes 3, No. 5 Detroit Red Wings 2

Phoenix leads series, 1-0

Derek Morris broke a tie early in the third period and assisted on two other goals, and Ilya Bryzgalov made 38 saves to help the Coyotes win a playoff game for the first time since April 20, 2002, the last year they were in the postseason. Recap | Stats

No. 8 Colorado Avalanche 2, No. 1 San Jose Sharks 1

Colorado leads series, 1-0

Chris Stewart 's centering pass deflected off Rob Blake 's skate and into the net with 50 seconds left in regulation to give the Avalanche a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in the opener of the first-round series. Recap | Stats

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