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Ilya Bryzgalov | Goalie

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/22/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 209
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Ilya Bryzgalov was pulled in the second period of the Wild's 4-2 loss to Colorado in Game 2 on Saturday night.
The Wild now trail in the first-round series 2-0. Bryzgalov had a decent run as the Wild's starter, but he hasn't been good over his last four games, posting sub-.880 save percentages in all of them. On Saturday, the Russian gave up three goals on 14 shots in 31:59. Darcy Kuemper was a perfect 14-for-14 and it wouldn't be at all shocking to see him get the start Monday in Minnesota. Apr 20 - 12:58 AM

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Ilya Bryzgalov will get a chance to redeem himself Saturday night in Game 2 of the opening round of the playoffs.

Bryzgalov allowed five goals on 31 shots in the overtime loss to Colorado Thursday night, a couple of which should have been stopped. As the Wild have no other healthy choice to start in goal, Bryzgalov will get a chance to show the Wild made a good choice to acquire him in a late trade this season.
Apr 18 - 1:10 PM

Ilya Bryzgalov allowed five goals on 31 shots in Minnesota's 5-4 overtime loss to Colorado Thursday night.

Bryzgalov allowed five goals in his last game of the regular season and he struggled again. He let in a couple of soft goals and we'll have to wait and see, if Bryzgalov will start the next game for the Wild on Saturday night.
Apr 18 - 3:48 AM

Ilya Bryzgalov is expected to be between the pipes for Minnesota in Colorado on Thursday night.

He has a 7-1-3 record with a 2.12 goals-against average, a .911 save percentage and three shutouts since joining the Wild. Still, you never really know what you're going to get from Bryzgalov and Colorado has some dangerous shooters.
Apr 17 - 12:34 PM

Goalie Ilya Bryzgalov saved 16 shots for the Minnesota Wild Sunday night before being pulled after two periods in a 7-3 loss to the visiting Nashville Predators.

Bryzgalov allowed four consecutive Nashville goals in the second period. Nashville, which was down 2-0 in the first period, led 5-3 after two. Bryzgalov was replaced at the start of the third period by John Curry, who stopped 10 of the 12 Nashville shots he faced. Bryzgalov, who will be the Wild's starting goalie in the playoffs, had been playing pretty well since being dealt to Minnesota before the NHL trade deadline in March but he was shaky Sunday. He finishes the season with a GAA of 2.68, a save percentage of .909 and a win-loss record of 12-9-8. As the Western Conference's first wild card, Minnesota will face the Colorado Avalanche in the opening playoff round, beginning Thursday.
Apr 13 - 11:09 PM

Ilya Bryzgalov remains undefeated in regulation as a member of the Wild after pulling out a 21 save shootout victory over the Bruins on Tuesday night.

Bryz is 7-0-6 in Minnesota with a 1.78 goals against average and .923 save percentage, certainly a surprising figure in light of his recent struggles with Edmonton and Philadelphia. Three of the goaltender's four shutouts this year have come since his trade to Minnesota.
Apr 9 - 1:34 AM

Ilya Bryzgalov will get the nod for Minnesota again on Tuesday against Boston.

He blanked the Winnipeg Jets on Monday, with 24 saves, and will carry a shutout streak of 142:15 into Tuesday night's contest.
Apr 8 - 9:49 AM

Ilya Bryzgalov was perfect on Monday night as Minnesota earned a 1-0 victory over the Jets.

Many wondered why the Wild acquired Bryzgalov earlier in the season, but the additional depth looks to be genius now. The former member of the Coyotes, Flyers and Oilers has posted a 6-0-3 record since joining Minnesota to go along with a 1.67 GAA and a .929 save percentage.
Apr 7 - 10:41 PM

Ilya Bryzgalov will be in goal for Minnesota on Monday against Winnipeg.

He has a 5-0-3 record with a 1.87 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage in nine appearances with the Wild. Coach Mike Yeo hasn't decided who will start in Tuesday's contest versus Boston, but going with Bryzgalov again is a "possibility."
Apr 7 - 12:47 PM

Ilya Bryzgalov is white hot at the moment.

Since January 27th he has not lost a game in regulation time and he sports a 7-0-5 record with a 1.83 goals-against average and .931 save percentage over that span. Those are pretty impressive numbers. Even if Darcy Kuemper returns from injury before the end of the regular season, we see no reason why Wild coach Mike Yeo would bench Bryzgalov in favor of him.
Apr 6 - 1:02 PM

Ilya Bryzgalov made 20 saves for a shutout of the Penguins in the Wild's 4-0 win Saturday night.

Exactly what the Wild hoped for when they acquired him at the deadline. Focused and ready for a playoff push, Bryzgalov has given up two or fewer goals in three straight tilts. He has a 2.76 goals-against average and .909 save percentage this season. The Wild are the top wild-card team in the West, with 90 points.
Apr 5 - 10:50 PM

Ilya Bryzgalov yielded two goals on 26 shots in the Wild's 3-2 shootout loss to the Blackhawks on Thursday night.

Bryzgalov has been very good lately for Minnesota at a very important time. He's helped the Wild earn at least a point in three consecutive games. He has a 2.76 goals-against average and .909 save percentage this season.
Apr 3 - 11:18 PM

Ilya Bryzgalov will tend to Minnesota's crease in Thursday's game against Chicago.

He will be the fourth different starter for the Wild in five games to play the Blackhawks this season. Bryzgalov will continue to serve as the team's number one keeper until Darcy Kuemper is able to return from injury.
Apr 3 - 6:07 PM

Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 18 of 20 shots in Minnesota's 3-2 win over Los Angeles Monday evening.

He won his second straight game for the Wild and he has allowed only three goals in those games. He now has a 4-0-2 record with a .909 save percentage and a 2.16 goals-against average with Minnesota this season.
Apr 1 - 3:15 AM

Ilya Bryzgalov will be Minnesota's crease Monday night in Los Angeles.

He helped backstop the Wild to a 3-1 win over Phoenix on Saturday. He has a 3-0-2 record with a .910 save percentage and a 2.19 goals-against average with Minnesota this season.
Mar 31 - 2:55 PM

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3Kyle Brodziak
4Erik Haula
LW1Zach Parise
2Matt Moulson
3Dany Heatley
4Matt Cooke
5Cody McCormick
6Michael Rupp
7Jason Zucker
RW1Jason Pominville
2Charlie Coyle
3Nino Niederreiter
4Justin Fontaine
5Stephane Veilleux
D1Ryan Suter
2Jonas Brodin
3Jared Spurgeon
4Marco Scandella
5Keith Ballard
6Nate Prosser
7Clayton Stoner
8Jonathon Blum
G1Darcy Kuemper
2Ilya Bryzgalov
3Niklas Backstrom
4John Curry
5Josh Harding