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Jack McCaffery is the lead sports columnist for the Daily Times and He has spent several decades covering everything from the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and Sixers, to college hoops, to high school sports in Delco.

Sunday, January 22, 2012


That's what Ilya Bryzgalov provided in overtime Sunday at the Wells Fargo Center, making five saves, helping the Flyers survive a 3-on-4 situation for the final 1:40 and forcing a shootout.


The usual.

Bruins 6, Flyers 5.

"The goalie," Bryzgalov said, "has to stop the puck more."

Such will be the Flyers' theme going forward. They are committed to Bryzgalov now and every once in a while he shows why. He did win Saturday in New Jersey.

But he must be better ... or the Flyers' eternal goaltending nightmare will continue.

Check out my column in the Daily Times Monday and, as always, on


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