BOB Gets 10th Start in a Row, Lavs Hates Backup Goalies

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Truth.

BOB will get his 10th start in a row tonight and presumably say Nyet! Nyet! to every puck that is shot his way.  However, what may be more interesting is the fact that Lavs, since joining the Flyers, has rarely started a backup.

The folks over at Broad Street Hockey did yeoman's work to show just how loyal Lavs is to his starting goalies.  

Outside of starting BOB 10 times in a row (which we're OK with), Lavs has very rarely started a backup.  [Broad Street Hockey]

The moral of the story? It took Peter Laviolette 46 games behind the Flyers bench before he gave his backup goaltender an actual start, whether that backup was Johan Backlund, Brian Boucher or Michael Leighton.

Great breakdown at BSH.

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4 Responses

  1. Well, if you consider the injuries to our goaltenders last season, he already WAS starting the back-up, the 3rd stringer, the back-up to the back-up.

  2. correct- but he always went with the best goalie available, never the backup per say. read their breakdown, it’s pretty interesting

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