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A Bryz Run Like Bernie's

A look at a gleaming 11-game stretch by Bernie Parent from 1974-75.

A Bryz Run Like Bernie's

Ilya Bryzgalov has allowed two or fewer goals in 11 consecutive starts. The Elias Sports Bureau says that he is the first Flyer to do that since Bernie Parent in 1974-75.

By the way, if you did not get a chance to vote in our Parent/Ashburn poll (or if you want to vote again ... and again ... and again ... ), please feel free.

Those 11 consecutive Parent starts:

Date Opponent Result        Min. Shots GA
Dec. 8, 1974 Islanders W 3-2 60 13 2
Dec. 12, 1974    North Stars W 6-0 60 22 0
Dec. 13, 1974 at Flames W 3-2 60 23 2
Dec. 15, 1974 Blues W 7-2 60 23 2
Dec. 19, 1974 Maple Leafs W 5-1 60 20 1
Dec. 22, 1974 Penguins W 4-0 60 24 0
Dec. 26, 1974 at Capitals W 4-1 60 20 1
Dec. 28, 1974 at Blackhawks     L  1-2 60 23 2
Dec. 29, 1974 at Sabres W 5-2 60 33 2
Jan. 1, 1975 at Canucks W 2-0 60 24 0
Jan. 4, 1975 at Kings T  2-2 60 21 2
   Totals     660 246 14
(9-1-1)    (.943)     (1.27)
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