March 13, 2012; Philadelphia, PA USA; Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov (30) celebrates his shutout win with defenseman Erik Gustafsson (26) against the New Jersey Devils at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Flyers defeated the Devils, 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE
Ilya Bryzgalov will try to get a Flyers franchise record 4th shutout in a row when Philadelphia travels to play the New York Islanders on Thursday.
The Flyers are leading the season series with the Isles, 3-1-1. Tonight's game will be the final regular season meeting. Philadelphia is 2-0 in New York's building this season.
Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov is riding a three-game shutout streak (196 minutes, 13 seconds), which is one game shy of the franchise record. Bryzgalov is just 32 minutes away from the club record set by John Vanbiesbrouck (227:40 in 1999). During the streak, Bryzgalov has turned away 85 consecutive shots.
Islanders forward John Tavares will be the player with the best chance of ending Bryzgalov's streak. Tavares is riding a three-game goal scoring streak (four goals, six points). He is leading New York with 69 points (30 goals) on the season. Tavares has one goal and two assists against Philadelphia this season.
Game Time: 7 p.m.
Venue: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY