Flyers start Bobrovsky to rest Bryzgalov after 11 straight starts


Ilya Bryzgalov has three shutouts in his last four games, but after starting in 11 straight games, Flyers coach Peter Laviolette has decided that it’s time for a break. Bryzgalov will start Sunday’s game against New Jersey on the bench after turning aside 29 saves in regulation in Philadelphia’s 1-0 shootout victory on Saturday.

“We had talked about this, looking at the schedule and what’s coming up _ the back-to-back,” Laviolette said. “Eleven in a row, and every other night pretty much. It’s a chance to get a fresh goaltender in there, and he’ll be ready to play.”

We all knew Sergei Bobrovsky would have to get a start eventually and the Flyers’ schedule is packed over the next two weeks. Still, Laviolette is taking a risk by benching Bryzgalov while he’s red hot.