Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov records another shutout

Philadelphia's Jakub Voracek (left) scores a goal past New Jersey goaltender Martin Brodeur (center) and Adam Larsson. The Flyers defeated the Devils 3-0 on Tuesday.

PHILADELPHIA — Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 17 shots for this third consecutive shutout and fourth in five games to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-0 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.


Sean Couturier, Jakub Voracek and Danny Briere scored to provide the offense.

After an underwhelming start to the season, Bryzgalov has dominated of late and proved worthy of the nine-year, $51 million contract he signed in June. He stretched his shutout streak to more than 196 minutes and has stopped 152 of 154 shots.

The Devils didn’t test him much, but it might not have mattered. He went 3-0 last week with a 0.65 goals-against average and a .979 save percentage in three starts.


In New York, Brad Richards scored twice and Martin Biron, a last-minute replacement for Henrik Lundqvist, made 27 saves to lead New York.

New York’s top line had a stellar night. Marian Gaborik also scored and Carl Hagelin had a goal and assisted on both of Richards’ goals as they combined for four goals and nine points.

The Rangers took advantage of a soft part in the schedule to extend their winning streak to two after having dropped three in a row.


In Uniondale, N.Y., Matt Hendricks scored in the fourth round of a shootout, and Washington finished off a dramatic three-goal comeback win over New York.

Washington trailed 4-1 late in the second before Alex Ovechkin scored in the final minute of the period. Dmitry Orlov scored 1:51 into the third to make it 4-3, and Ovechkin tied it at 10:15 with his 29th goal.


In Tampa, Fla., Steven Stamkos scored twice to reach 50 goals this season, and Tampa Bay jumped out to a big early lead and beat Boston.

Tampa Bay scored three times in the first five minutes and coasted from there to help rookie goalie Dustin Tokarski earn his first NHL victory.

The Stanley Cup champions have lost three in a row for the first time since late October and were limited to two shots in the opening period, 34 overall.


In Sunrise, Fla., Sean Bergenheim scored two goals and Florida beat Toronto.

Marcel Goc and Tomas Kopecky had power-play goals in the third period, Jason Garrison also scored and Jose Theodore stopped 26 shots for the Panthers.

Bergeneim now has a career-high 16 goals this season.


In St. Paul, Minn., Jamie Benn’s goal early in the third period and Kari Lehtonen’s second consecutive shutout gave Dallas its sixth consecutive victory.

Benn scored for the third time in four games to give him 21 this season. He snagged a rink-wide pass from Brendan Morrow that glanced off Wild left wing Stephane Veilleux’s stick and straight to Benn for the tip-in with 16:14 remaining.



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