Ilya Bryzgalov
G FA
5 years ago

The goalie matchup for Sunday's game between the Detroit Red Wings and Minnesota Wild will feature Jimmy Howard and Ilya Bryzgalov in their respective nets.

Howard backstopped the Red Wings to a win against the Wild on Saturday, with Darcy Kuemper taking the loss for Minnesota. Breezy is 1-0-2 with a 1.93 GAA and .931 save percentage in his brief Wild stint so far.

Ilya Bryzgalov
G FA
5 years ago

Ilya Bryzgalov wasn't great for the Wild in a 4-3 overtime loss to New Jersey Thursday night.

Bryzgalov notched a shutout against the Islanders on Tuesday, but couldn't keep his momentum going as he allowed four goals on 29 shots in the defeat. His record since joining the Wild is 1-0-2, but his GAA is a sparkling 1.93 and his save percentage is .931. He will likely watch Minnesota's next game from the bench while Darcy Kuemper gets the starting assignment.

Ilya Bryzgalov
G FA
5 years ago

Ilya Bryzgalov will be between the pipes for Minnesota on Thursday against New Jersey.

He made 36 stops in a 6-0 win over the Islanders on Tuesday, so coach Mike Yeo wants to "see if he can get back at it."

Ilya Bryzgalov
G FA
5 years ago

Ilya Bryzgalov and the Minnesota Wild took advantage of the falling Islanders as they cruised to a 6-0 win on Tuesday.

Bryzgalov stopped all 36 shots he faced in the win, which improves his record to 1-0-1 since joining the Wild and 6-8-6 overall on the season. His save percentage and GAA improve to .913 and 2.81, respectively. While Darcy Kuemper is likely to play more down the stretch the team could certainly reward their backup with another start after this impressive performance.

Ilya Bryzgalov
G FA
5 years ago

Ilya Bryzgalov should be considered likely to start Tuesday night against the Islanders.

Coach Mike Yeo said there's a good chance that Bryzgalov will get the nod because the team is set to play a whopping five games this week. Darcy Kuemper and Bryzgalov should both see their fair share of action as a result.

Ilya Bryzgalov
G FA
5 years ago

Ilya Bryzgalov, making his first start of the season for his new team, the Minnesota Wild, turned aside 20 of the 22 shots he faced in regulation and overtime before the St. Louis Blues beat him twice in the shootout period for a 3-2 victory.

The Wild did not score in the shootout. Bryzgalov's GAA is now 3.01. His save percentage is .908.

Ilya Bryzgalov
G FA
5 years ago

Ilya Bryzgalov will get his first start for the Minnesota Wild on Sunday, as they face the St. Louis Blues.

The Wild have plenty of competition for Bryzgalov in net, making this situation a little mysterious for fantasy owners. Brian Elliott gets his first start since Ryan Miller was acquired on the Blues side.

Ilya Bryzgalov
G FA
5 years ago

Ilya Bryzgalov might make his Minnesota debut on Sunday versus the St. Louis Blues.

The Wild play in Dallas on Saturday and Darcy Kuemper will probably get his 16th consecutive start that night. Bryzgalov was acquired for the fourth-round pick that Minnesota received from Buffalo in the Jason Pominville trade last year.

Ilya Bryzgalov
G FA
5 years ago

The Minnesota Wild have acquired Ilya Bryzgalov from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a fourth round pick.

Bryzgalov is a solid goaltender...some of the time. He was horribly inconsistent with the Philadelphia Flyers and during his time there was often a distraction off the ice. He's been decent with Edmonton, but we wouldn't bet on him to perform under pressure during the postseason.

Ilya Bryzgalov
G FA
5 years ago

Ilya Bryzgalov might prove to be an inexpensive option for a team like Minnesota looking for goaltending insurance.

Bryzgalov has a 3.01 GAA and .908 save percentage in 20 games this season. He can be great at times, but given the way he fizzled out in Philadelphia, teams in major markets might be hesitant to go after him. He's set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.