Flyers Vs. Islanders: Philadelphia Players Praise Sergei Bobrovsky's Performance In Goal

The Philadelphia Flyers didn't play a perfect game to beat the New York Islanders on Thursday night, 3-2. They didn't need to. Not at the rate goalie Sergei Bobrovsky was turning away shots.

Bobrovsky stopped 33 of New York's 35 shots, including a penalty shot just 2:49 into the game, and pitched a shutout for the first two periods. It was on his back that Philadelphia overcame a 35-22 shot disadvantage.

"He was amazing," said center Max Talbot. "He won the game for us. He made the big saves at the right moments and he's a big reason we won the game."

"Bob was unbelievable for us. He kept us in the game," said defenseman Andrej Meszaros. "We scored a few goals and we won the game, but the effort wasn't where we wanted it to be."

"He was terrific," coach Peter Laviolette said. "He looked really sharp, I thought, through the entire game. And he's looked that way for his last 10 starts or so. He did a good job."

VIEW A CSN PHILLY VIDEO ABOUT BOBROVSKY'S PERFORMANCE.

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