Philadelphia Flyers Game 6 goalie still a mystery


The million dollar question heading into Game 6 is who will be in net for the Philadelphia Flyers. Facing elimination  against the underdog Buffalo Sabres, Flyers’ coach, Peter Laviolette, had goalies, Sergei Bobrovsky, along with veterans Michael Leighton and Brian Boucher working at practice. When asked who would start the pivital Game 6 in Buffalo, Laviolette didn’t give an answer. Boucher, who allowed three early Game 5 goals on only 11 shots, before getting pulled, badly wants to redeem himself by starting the next game. Prior to that Boucher, who won 18 games this past season, has been stellar in stopping 83 of 87 shots taken his way since he took over for rookie, Bobrovsky, in Game 2. “You want to get back at it,” Boucher said. “I still feel very good about my game. You’d like to take … I don’t know how many minutes … between those two goals … but you’d like to have them back. The only way you can get it back is by getting back in there and making amends for it.” Meanwhile Bobrovsky, who won 28 games this past season, was stellar in Game 1, as he stopped 24 of 25 shots in a 1-0 defeat. After struggling and getting the hook in Game 2, Laviolette decided to call Leighton up from the minors and make Bobrovsky a healthy scratch. Meanwhile, Leighton, who started for the Flyers last post-season, was strong in relief during Game 5 as he stopped 20 shots before allowing a Tyler Ennis’ overtime goal. “All three of us can play,” Leighton said. “The team has confidence in all of us. Boosh and Bob did a great job this year. Boosh has done well in the play-offs. Now it’s just a matter of making the saves … we have to make …  as goalies … the saves we’re supposed to make. Hopefully the team plays well in front of us and we win the hockey game.”


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