Winners and sinners from the Flyers week:
Play: Braydon Coburn, rushed and having trouble controlling the puck at the point, purposely shot if off the backboards. Marty Brodeur stumbled and Sean Couturier played the carom into the first goal in the win over New Jersey.
Move of the Season: See above.
Save: Ilya Bryzgalov on Phil Kessels breakaway in the overtime in Toronto. Simply stood his ground.
Indication how zoned in is Bryzgalov: Two-hundred-forty-nine straight minutes without a goal or an acrobatic save. So well-positioned, hes making them all look practically routine.
Gift: Zac Rinaldo scored from the corner on Evgeni Nabokov, turning out to be the difference in a one-goal win in Uniondale.
Guy: Danny Briere, through a horrific goal-scoring slump. Same guy as when he is scoring.
Reason not to get caught up in any urgency with catching Pittsburgh or the Rangers for home ice: The Flyers are 23-12-2 on the road.
Reason to rest some bumps and bruises in the final two weeks, never mind how tight is the race for spots: The sixth-place finisher will have a first-round matchup against either Florida or a Washington team without Nicklas Backstrom.
Reason to keep playing well: For its own sake.
Injury of the season: Whatever it was that put Kimmo Timonen out for five games. The rest of his body got a needed break at an opportune time of the year, all the while the Flyers kept shutting out teams with defensemen my mail tells me are really horrible.
Division in the NHL: The Atlantic. The fourth-place Devils have more points than the leaders of three divisions.
Brainlock: With Flyers defensemen starting off on a change, Jaromir Jagr tried to beat Adam Henrique at the Flyers' blue line, failed and the puck never came out of the Flyers' zone before Ilya Kovalchuk scored a backbreaking goal at Newark.
Explanation for why Bryzgalov has turned it around: That he refuses to talk about himself or his play. Hes gotten hot by closing his legs, not his mouth.