Coming off a strong relief effort in Wednesday’s 4-3 overtime win against the host New York Islanders, Sergei Bobrovsky will earn the start for the Flyers in goal during this afternoon’s game against Montreal at the Wells Fargo Center.
Coming in relief of Ilya Bryzgalov, Bobrovsky stopped all 23 shots against the Islanders. He entered the game to begin the second period with the Flyers trailing, 3-1.
Flyers coach Peter Laviolette said this afternoon during his pre-game media session, that Bobrovsky’s performance factored into the decision to give him the start.
“He came in and did a really nice job,” Laviolette said. “There weren’t a lot of chances either way in the game but the ones that were available for both teams, they were some pretty decent chances and he gave us a chance to win the game.”