Archive for Sergei Bobrovsky

ProHockeyTalk: Bobrovsky’s Stop on Kennedy the Save of the Night

Posted in Flyer Thoughts with tags , on March 25, 2011 by Josh Getzoff


Check out the video here:

…Bobrovsky stopped 30 of 31 shots last night and is the ONLY reason the Flyers were able to get a point.

Bobrovsky Has Plenty of Doutbers and is Doing His Best to Silence Them

Posted in Flyer Thoughts with tags , on March 25, 2011 by Josh Getzoff


…I am a “Bob Believer.”  I said it after the Washington loss, and although he validated my thoughts with his performance against Pittsburgh, it would’ve been nice to have seen the Flyers pick him up on the offensive end a bit.

People need to get used to the idea of Bob being in net, quite simply because he is the future at this point as far as goaltenders are concerned, and, unless there’s an unforeseen injury or complete mental breakdown, he’ll be in net for the Flyers’ first playoff game in mid-April.  I was extremely encouraged by how he played last night, and I can only hope he’ll carry it over into one of the two games this weekend – assuming that Brian Boucher handles one of the back-to-backs on Saturday and Sunday.  Look for Bobrovsky to start against the Islanders – just a gut feeling.

Flyer Five with @BroadStBull

Posted in Flyer Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2011 by Josh Getzoff

The Flyer Five is back after a lengthy hiatus, and just in time for the stretch run.  This week, we sit down with Philadelphia Inquirer Flyers beat writer, Sam Carchidi.  Sam tackles everything from whether it should be Bobrovsky or Boucher come playoff time, if Nikolay Zherdev should see the ice again, and whether or not the Flyers will hold on to the Eastern Conference’s top spot.  Read away:


FLYERFIVE with Sam Carchidi

The Flyers Blog: There has been a lot of banter back and forth as to who should tend goal for the Orange and Black come playoff time.  Who, in your opinion, should be the Flyers starting goaltender this Spring: the rookie, Sergei Bobrovsky, or the well-traveled veteran, Brian Boucher?

SC: I would go with the rookie (Sergei Bobrovsky), but have him on a short leash. It’s easier for the veteran (Brian Boucher) to come into a game in relief than a rookie.


TFB: It’s widely known amongst the NHL that the Flyers have one of the league’s deepest line-ups both at forward and defense.  What player or players in particular do the Flyers need to step up most in these last 10 regular season games?

SC: Mike Richards and James van Riemsdyk have been very quiet lately. Time to step to forefront. Ditto Sergei Bobrovsky (of course).


TFB: A season-long debate has raged as to who should be the Flyers’ twelfth forward, with Jody Shelley, who’s recently gone on the shelf with a fractured orbital bone, Dan Carcillo, and Nikolay Zherdev all rotating into what has been perceived as the 12th forward slot.  If you were head coach Peter Laviolette, what player would you put in that slot, and why?

SC: I would rotate Zherdev and Carcillo, depending on the opponent. If it’s a physical opponent, I’d go with Carcillo. If not, I’d go with Zherdev.

…I take this to mean it’s unlikely we’ll be seeing Zherdev again this season unless there’s an injury.


TFB: Entering tonight’s (Thursday vs. PIT, 3/24/11) action, the Flyers lead the Atlantic Division by five points over the Pittsburgh Penguins with one game in hand, and lead the Eastern Conference by one point over the Washington Capitals with a game in hand, despite falling to Washington in a shootout Tuesday night.  Do you see them winning both the Atlantic and Eastern Conference by season’s end, one of the two, or neither?

SC: I think the Flyers will win both the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference, but getting a win Thursday against the Penguins in Philadelphia is the key.


TFB: The New York Rangers (84 pts, 7th place), Buffalo Sabres (81 pts, 8th place), and Carolina Hurricanes (78 pts, 9th place) are all in a dogfight for the final two playoff spots.  If the standings hold true and the Flyers win the division, which would likely assure them of the 1st or 2nd seed, which one of these teams is the best matchup for the Flyers and why?  The worst?

SC: The Rangers would be the worst matchup because they are peaking at the right time and have a gear goalie (Henrik Lundqvist). Buffalo also has a great goaltender in Ryan Miller but I question the Sabres’ offense.  Carolina isn’t as well-rounded as the other two, so I think the ‘Canes would be the Flyers’ most desired opponent in the first round.


Thanks again to Sam Carchidi for offering his thoughts on everything Orange and Black.

Follow Sam on Twitter if you aren’t already at @BroadStBull

Tweet: Bob in Net Tonight

Posted in Flyer Thoughts with tags , on March 24, 2011 by Josh Getzoff

…I agree with this move by Laviolette, though I know I’m in the minority.  Bobrovsky has played tremendous this season, and one bad start shouldn’t eliminate him from consideration as the team’s top netminder.  I still believe he is, and I believe he’ll prove that tonight.

Inquirer: Will Bobrovsky Be Able to Handle the Playoffs?

Posted in Flyer Thoughts with tags , on March 4, 2011 by Josh Getzoff


…No offense to Mr. Donnellon, who has been a member of the Philadelphia sports media scene for what feels like my entire life, but who are you to make such an argument?  Let’s forget about who is starting in the playoffs, and focus on getting this team back to playing a full 60 minutes of hockey.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I DON’T CARE who is in goal for the Flyers come playoff time.  Really, I don’t.  Bob and Boosh have both been great this year, and each has their strengths and weaknesses and there’s really not a solidifying case for either as to who should start.  Let’s just not speculate about it when the team is in a bit of a slump and add more unnecessary distractions, ok?  Stick to Daily News Live, Donnellon.

Watch: Bob Stones Simmonds on a Breakaway

Posted in Flyer Thoughts, Game Summaries with tags , on February 14, 2011 by Josh Getzoff


Thanks to MrFlyerGuy on YouTube for the video.

The Hockey News: Bob Shines Bright

Posted in Flyer Thoughts with tags , on February 13, 2011 by Josh Getzoff


…What can you say about Bob?  22 wins, a .920 save % and a 2.48 GAA has the Flyers riding high, and Bobrovsky on the short list as far as Calder Trophy Candidates are concerned.  He’s currently at his career high with 34 starts in a single-season, so I’m very interested to see how he holds up the rest of the way.  Hopefully it will result in multiple pieces of hardware for the young Russian.