The most resilient team in city history keeps adding chapters to its book.
Brian Boucher skated with his teammates for nearly an hour yesterday during Flyers practice. The goaltender said there is a chance he will return to the bench Saturday night and serve as Michael Leighton’s backup in net.
Boucher was sidelined May 10 with a sprained MCL in his left knee. At the time Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said he would miss up to a month.
“Nobody told me that this season was over for me, so it wasn’t like I didn’t think there was a chance,” Boucher said. “I didn’t have any setbacks, knock on wood, so I feel good and it’s nice to be around the guys again.”
With Boucher out, Leighton took over the starting job and dominated. The journeyman leads playoff goalies with a 1.45 goals-against average, and pitched three shutouts in the Montreal series. Boucher is still holding down third place at 2.33.
“It’s kind of been the story of the season for our team, as far as the goaltending situation,” Boucher said.
“Hopefully we can keep doing it for our fans and get one more championship.”