Saturday, May 30, 2015

Bryz Climbing The Charts

Ilya Bryzgalov is climbing the Flyers shutout chart.

Bryz Climbing The Charts

Only six goaltenders in Flyers' history have recorded more shutouts in a season than the five Ilya Bryzgalov suddenly has on his slate.

The Flyers' all-time leaders for shutouts in one season (combined shutouts not included in totals):

 Goaltender  Season  GP    Sho  
 Bernie Parent  1973-74     73  12
 Bernie Parent  1974-75  68  12
 Roman Cechmanek      2000-01  59  10
 Bernie Parent  1977-78  49    7
 John Vanbiesbrouck  1998-99  62    7
 Roman Cechmanek  2002-03  58    6
 Doug Favell  1971-72  54    5
 Bernie Parent  1976-77  61    5
 Bob Froese  1985-86  51    5
 Tommy Soderstrom  1992-93  44    5
 Ron Hextall  1996-97  55    5
 Martin Biron  2007-08  62    5
 Ilya Bryzgalov  2011-12  49    5
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