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Bryzgalov, Vokoun meeting lofty expectations

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Ilya Bryzgalov and Tomas Vokoun were the two highest-profile goaltenders to change teams in the offseason.

Bryzgalov signed a nine-year deal with the Philadelphia Flyers, and Vokoun signed a bargain one-year contract with Washington.

Two weeks into the season, Bryzgalov and Vokoun have made the offseason choices pay off.

Vokoun is 4-0 and posted his 45th career shutout Tuesday night in a 3-0 win over Florida Panthers that kept the Capitals undefeated. Bryzgalov is 3-0-1 and had the first shutout for a Flyers goalie since April 2010.

They go head-to-head Thursday night in Philadelphia in a matchup between two Eastern Conference teams that expect to play deep into the postseason.

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