PHILADELPHIA -- Ilya Bryzgalov
will be back in the net for the Philadelphia Flyers
on Monday against the Tampa Bay Lightning
(7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, TSN2), making it his 19th start in the last 20 games.
And with the way he's played in March -- 10-1-1, 1.22 goals-against average, .956 save percentage, four shutouts -- there's no reason not to keep riding the sizzling-hot hand.
"He's played extremely well this month," coach Peter Laviolette
said. "He's a big reason why we've been able to push up the standings. Our team needs that. … Teams at the top of the conference are usually led by their goaltender and he's been excellent this month."
Here's the rest of the lineup the Flyers likely will put on the ice Monday:
- Claude Giroux
- Jaromir Jagr
- Danny Briere
- Wayne Simmonds
- Sean Couturier
- Jakub Voracek
- Eric Wellwood
- Matt Read
- Nicklas Grossmann
- Kimmo Timonen
- Erik Gustafsson
Defenseman Andreas Lilja
is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, but was a full participant in the morning skate and could replace Gustafsson in the lineup.
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