Ilya Bryzgalov G MIN 3 Months

Ilya Bryzgalov is expected to start again for the Wild in Game 3 on Tuesday night.

"He's in the net," coach Mike Yeo said. "We got to find a way to get a win and that's all of us. That's him, but our team too and I'm not going to sit around and wait for another option, for someone else to come in. This is the guy, so let's quit even talking about it. We shouldn't even be talking about who is backing up. [Bryzgalov] is the guy right now and so we have to find a way as a team and as a staff to get a win." Minnesota doesn't have any other options anyway with Darcy Kuemper, Josh Harding and Niklas Backstrom injured.

Ilya Bryzgalov G MIN 3 Months

Ilya Bryzgalov allowed three goals on 21 shots in Minnesota's 4-1 Game 2 loss to the Blackhawks on Sunday.

Bryzgalov's performance at times this season was a nice story, but it doesn't appear he'll be a difference-maker for the Wild in this series, and that's obviously not good news for his team's prospects. He has given up seven goals over his last two games. Altogether, he has a 3.90 goals-against average and .830 save percentage during the playoffs. The Wild trail in the series 2-0.

Ilya Bryzgalov G MIN 3 Months

All eyes will be on Ilya Bryzgalov Sunday afternoon.

He will get the start as Darcy Kuemper is injured. Bryzgalov did not play well Friday night in Game 1 allowing four goals on 21 shots and needs to be much better if Minnesota is to have any chance of defeating the Hawks in Game 2.

Ilya Bryzgalov G MIN 3 Months

Ilya Bryzgalov will get the nod in Game 2 Sunday afternoon.

He allowed four goals on 21 shots in Game 1 of Round 2 against Chicago, but coach Mike Yeo didn't have a problem with his performance. "I thought he played pretty well and I expect him to play well [Sunday]," Yeo said. "When I looked at the video of that game and that area, I'm not too sure what he could have done on the goals that went in. He's excited for the game and putting pressure on himself. I want everyone to remember that [Game 1] and feel that game but come out with a little more this time around." John Curry will probably remain on his backup, as Darcy Kuemper still hasn't joined the team in Chicago.

Ilya Bryzgalov G MIN 3 Months

Ilya Bryzgalov allowed four goals on 21 shots in Minnesota's 5-2 loss to Chicago in Game 1 Friday evening.

Bryzgalov started the game, because Darcy Kuemper is out with an upper-body injury. Bryzgalov has been struggling in the postseason with a 4.16 goals-against average and .821 save percentage. The Wild need Kuemper back as soon as possible.

Ilya Bryzgalov G MIN 3 Months

Ilya Bryzgalov will play between the pipes on Friday.

Darcy Kuemper is out with an upper-body injury, so the Wild have been backed into this position. Bryzgalov has a 4.25 GAA and .826 save percentage in three playoff games.

Ilya Bryzgalov G MIN 3 Months

Ilya Bryzgalov is expected to start Game 1 of Round 2 against Chicago on Friday night.

Minnesota didn't update the status of injured goaltender Darcy Kuemper on Thursday, but Bryzgalov should get the nod and John Curry is projected to back him up. The Wild didn't give up many shots against Colorado, but trying to slow down the Blackhawks will be more difficult.

Ilya Bryzgalov G MIN 3 Months

Ilya Bryzgalov picked up a win in Game 7 Wednesday night by making one save against the Colorado Avalanche.

He didn't face a shot in the final 8:13 of regulation and his only save came 2:18 into overtime. Ryan Suter called it a "series-saving save." Bryzgalov was making his first appearance since he was pulled in Game 2. He lost the first two games of Minnesota's opening-round series and Darcy Kuemper took over afterward. Kuemper was injured in Game 7, so Bryzgalov may get the nod when the Wild play Chicago in Round 2.

Ilya Bryzgalov G MIN 3 Months

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-.875 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.

Ilya Bryzgalov G MIN 3 Months

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.