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Bryzgalov Sets Franchise Mark for Victories

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes

Friday, April 8, 2011

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov recorded his 130th victory as a member of the Coyotes on Friday night stopping 24 shots en route to defeating the San Jose Sharks 4-3. In the process, he broke the all-time franchise wins record held by Bob Essensa (129).

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Bryzgalov has posted a record of 36-19-10 in 67 games this season. He won his 30th game of the season on Sunday, March 13 at Anaheim to become the first Coyotes goaltender to post consecutive 30-win seasons since Nikolai Khabibulin (1996-99). Bryzgalov also tied Khabibulin (21) on the all-time franchise shutout list with his seventh shutout of the season on Thursday, March 24 versus Columbus. He won eight consecutive games from February 5–22, new career-high and posted back-to-back shutouts on February 5 versus Minnesota and February 7 versus Colorado for the first time during the regular season in his career. Bryzgalov has started 37 of the last 39 games for the Coyotes.

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