The Philadelphia Flyers have have been plagued by inconsistent and mediocre goaltending since the days of the "Broad Street Bullies" and Bernie Parent. For nearly 40 years they have searched for "the man" between the pipes but to no avail.
Now, they find themselves atop the Eastern Conference and ninth in the NHL with a 2.53 goals against average. However, they have still not found an elite goaltender. So, what gives?
The Flyers are employing the increasingly popular goaltender by committee system. The tandem of jump-start rookie Sergei Bobrovsky and the steady veteran Brian Boucher has anchored this team throughout the 2010-2011 NHL season and appears to have solved the Flyers' goaltending woes.
Of course, the Philadelphia is not the first team to ever utilize a combination of two goaltenders effectively.
Throughout the history of hockey, teams have made up for a lack of an elite goaltender by using a pair of net-minders.
Having two solid goalies keeps each guy fresh and allows the team to rely on the hot player.
Here are the top 20 goalie tandems in NHL history.