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Name  Brian Boucher
Born  1/2/1977
Height  6-2
Weight  200
Shoots  L
1/13/2013 11:58:00 AM
Description: Goaltender Brian Boucher is heading back to Philadelphia. The Hurricanes traded the veteran to the Flyers along with prospect Mark Alt for minor leaguer Luke Pither. SOURCE: Bob McKenzie, TSN
Insight: Boucher was drafted by the Flyers back in 1995 and also played for the organization from 2009-11 before signing with Carolina. He only played 10 games with the Hurricanes last season but should get more playing time as a backup to Ilya Bryzgalov.
1/7/2013 1:14:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes backup goaltender Brian Boucher is questionable for the start of the season after having offseason shoulder surgery.
Insight: Boucher was in only 10 games last season, posting a 1-6 record with a 3.41 GAA and a .881 SV%. His fantasy value is only as a handcuff to starter Cam Ward.
5/4/2011 11:35:00 PM
Description: Brian Boucher was pulled during the second period of Game 3 after he allowed four goals on 20 shots. Yahoo Sports
Insight: Different game yet same result, as the Flyers have pulled their starting goalie five times already during this year's playoffs. Boucher, who was visibly irate after being pulled for Sergei Bobrovsky, has been unable to finish three out of seven games that he has started during the playoffs. The Flyers will have to pull off another comeback from an 0-3 deficit against the Bruins if they are to win this series, which is like asking the impossible. That being said, coach Peter Laviolette will have an important decision to make before Game 4 on Friday.
5/4/2011 1:12:00 AM
Description: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said that Brian Boucher should be available to start Game 3 against Boston on Wednesday, despite leaving Game 2 briefly because of a hand injury. Sportsnet
Insight: X-rays on Boucher's hand came back negative. His play in Game 2 was not necessarily the reason that the Flyers are down 2-0 in the series, so we'd be surprised if any other Flyers goalie starts Game 3.
5/2/2011 11:51:00 PM
Description: Brian Boucher left Game 2 against Boston on Monday in the second period with a wrist injury, but he returned for the start of the third period. Yahoo Sports
Insight: Sergei Bobrovsky stopped six shots over the remainder of the second period. Unless Boucher's injury is worse than originally thought, he should be back in the net for Game 3 on Wednesday.
5/2/2011 11:05:00 AM
Description: According to Flyers coach Peter Laviolette, Brian Boucher will be back in net for Game 2 against Boston on Monday. Boston Bruins
Insight: Boucher allowed five goals during Game 1 before being pulled in the second period. Sergei Bobrovsky wasn't a whole lot better, allowing two goals on ten shots. If Boucher has another rough outing, then Laviolette will have another important decision in his hands.
4/30/2011 5:26:00 PM
Description: Brian Boucher was pulled during the second period of Game 1 against Boston on Saturday after he allowed five goals on 23 shots. Yahoo Sports
Insight: Sergei Bobrovsky took over in the net for the Flyers. This effort is just the latest chapter in the Flyers' shaky goaltending situation. It's difficult to say which way Flyers coach Peter Laviolette will go for Game 2.
4/25/2011 5:06:00 PM
Description: Flyers coach Peter Laviolette has announced Brian Boucher as his Game 7 starter. CSN Philly
Insight: Boucher seems like the right choice given the Flyers' situation, as he has more big-game experience than Sergei Bobrovsky and has played in more games than Michael Leighton this season. If the Flyers lose this series, goaltending will be blamed far more than any other issue the Flyers are having.
4/22/2011 11:33:00 PM
Description: Brian Boucher was pulled during the first period of Game 5 against Buffalo after allowing three goals, while his replacement Michael Leighton stopped all 18 shots that he faced. TSN
Insight: The Flyers are faced with yet another goaltending decision for a do-or-die Game 6 in Buffalo on Sunday. Leighton is familiar with playoff pressure, having backstopped the Flyers during last year's Stanley Cup run. Even though he has played in only one regular-season game this season, he could well be the guy that the Flyers turn to in their most important game of the season.
4/18/2011 12:02:00 PM
Description: Brian Boucher has been confirmed as the Flyers' starting goalie for Game 3 against Buffalo on Monday. Philadelphia Daily News
Insight: Michael Leighton is believed to be the Flyers' backup goalie for this game, as he was the other goalie taking shots in practice. Sergei Bobrovsky, who was pulled during the first period of Game 2 after allowing three goals, did not even have a nameplate up in the Flyers' dressing room. The Flyers continue to play musical chairs with their goalies, making it difficult for playoff poolies to be confident in any Flyers' goalies.
3/11/2011 1:04:00 AM
Description: Boucher made 27 saves amid 29 shots to beat Toronto on Thursday night.
Insight: The Flyers goalie bounced back from consecutive four-goal losses. It was just the second time in his past five games, though, that Boucher delivered a save rate of .900 or better. (
2/21/2011 11:02:00 AM
Description: Boucher saved 37 of 39 shots to top the Rangers Sunday for his fourth straight win.
Insight: It was the sixth time in his past seven games that Boucher yielded two goals or fewer. He has also done so in 16 of his past 19 appearances. His 2.26 GAA for the season ranks fifth in the league. (
2/11/2011 1:02:00 AM
Description: Boucher missed his team's first shutout of the season by about 8 minutes Thursday night but stopped 31 of 32 shots for the win.
Insight: It was the third straight appearance in which Boucher allowed just one goal. He has yielded two or fewer in five straight and eight of his past nine. (
1/3/2011 2:04:00 PM
Description: Boucher saved 25 of 27 shots in Sunday's win over Detroit to be the game's first star.
Insight: It was the eighth time in his past nine games that Boucher allowed no more than two goals. His 2.33 GAA stands 11th in the league. (
12/29/2010 3:17:00 AM
Description: Brian Boucher was pulled in the second period after allowing four goals on 28 shots in the Flyers' 6-2 loss to Vancouver on Tuesday. Yahoo Sports
Insight: Sergei Bobrovsky took over in net and allowed two goals on 21 shots. Judging by the shot total, this game wasn't all Boucher's fault, as the Flyers looked rusty in not having played a game in over a week. Boucher entered this game with a poor lifetime record against the Canucks (2-7-0), but he entered this game on a roll in not allowing more than two goals in each of his last seven games, which is why Flyers' coach Peter Laviolette decided to go back to him in this game.
12/15/2010 8:04:00 AM
Description: Boucher made 21 saves in a 3-2 win over the Penguins on Tuesday night.
Insight: Boucher has won three straight starts as he improved to 6-3-2 with a 2.21 GAA. (
11/20/2010 11:03:00 PM
Description: Boucher made 33 saves in a 5-4 shootout win over the Capitals on Saturday.
Insight: Boucher picked up his second win of the season as he is now 2-3-1 with a 2.98 GAA in six starts this year. (