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Phoenix Coyotes' Ilya Bryzgalov Named NHL's First Star of the Week

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Great recognition for Ila Bryzgalov, who's been absolutely solid so far this year. Behind the revamped Defense he's faced a LOT less shots which has been part of the problem in previous years. His save percentage has always been fairly high, but when 40 shots are getting through, missing 2 or 3 is a game. Now only facing 20 a game, his skill is able to be measured in wins and shutouts now rather than only save percentage. This week he shutout the Sharks, let 2 in against the Blues in the overtime win, and let one squeaker in against the Bruins. All in all a 3-0-0 record with a 0.95 GAA and .959 save percentage. You can't ask for more from your goalie.

Great job Bryz!