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There may be no Flyers skater with more pressure on him this season than goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov.
In the second year of a nine-year, $51 million pact, Bryzgalov must prove he's worth all of those years and all of that money.
And to be honest, so far so good.
Against the offensive superpower Penguins on Saturday, Bryzgalov surrendered just two goals against on 26 shots. Pittsburgh's second goal that afternoon was a bit shaky as it squeaked under his right arm off a clean faceoff win by the Pens but generally speaking, the enigmatic netminder looked confident in his denials.
Then in a quick turnaround less than 24 hours later, Bryzgalov registered 36 saves on an astounding 40 Buffalo Sabres shots. The Philly net was under siege most of the afternoon and despite allowing four goals against, Bryzgalov looked solid in cage.
He wasn't stand-on-his-head impressive in the season's first two games but Bryzgalov was certainly good enough to give the Flyers a chance to win both contests.