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Bryzgalov Ties Franchise's All-time Wins Mark

Wednesday, 03.30.2011 / 1:05 PM MT / News
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Bryzgalov Ties Franchise\'s All-time Wins Mark
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov recorded his 129th victory as a member of the Coyotes on Tuesday night stopping a career-high 44 shots en route to defeating the Dallas Stars 2-1 in a shootout. In the process, he tied the all-time franchise wins record held by Bob Essensa (129).

Ilya Bryzgalov
Bryzgalov has posted a record of 35-19-8 in 64 games this season. He won his 30th game of the season on Sunday, March 13 at Anaheim to become the first Coyotes goaltender to post consecutive 30-win seasons since Nikolai Khabibulin (1996-99). Bryzgalov also tied Khabibulin (21) on the all-time franchise shutout list with his seventh shutout of the season on Thursday, March 24 versus Columbus. He won eight consecutive games from February 5–22, new career-high and posted back-to-back shutouts on Feb. 5 versus Minnesota and Feb. 7 versus Colorado for the first time during the regular season in his career.

The Russian netminder will have a chance to become the winningest goaltender in franchise history this Friday when the Coyotes host the Colorado Avalanche at 7 p.m. The first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a limited edition Bryzgalov bobblehead, courtesy of Fry’s Food Stores. For more information or to purchase tickets please call 480-563-PUCK (7825) or visit is the official Web site of the Arizona Coyotes. The Arizona Coyotes and are trademarks of IceArizona Hockey Co LLC, NHL, NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL Logos and marks NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 2016 The Arizona Coyotes and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | AdChoices | Contact Us