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NHL: Washington 5, Philadelphia 4 (SO)

PHILADELPHIA, March 22 (UPI) -- Alexander Semin's shootout goal Tuesday handed the Washington Capitals a 5-4 victory over Philadelphia in a battle of the Eastern Conference's top two seeds.

NHL: Atlanta 4, Philadelphia 3 (SO)

ATLANTA, March 17 (UPI) -- Rob Schremp and Blake Wheeler delivered the only goals in the shootout Thursday, giving the Atlanta Thrashers a 4-3 victory over Philadelphia.

NHL: Philadelphia 3, Florida 2

SUNRISE, Fla., March 15 (UPI) -- Jeff Carter scored a pair of second-period goals Tuesday, propelling the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 victory over Florida.

NHL: Philadelphia 3, Toronto 2

TORONTO, March 10 (UPI) -- Claude Giroux scored the game-winning goal late in the second period Thursday and Brian Boucher made 27 saves in boosting Philadelphia past Toronto 3-2.

NHL: Philadelphia 4, New York Rangers 2

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Jeff Carter scored and logged an assist during a three-goal Philadelphia rally that lifted the Flyers to a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers Sunday.

NHL: Philadelphia 4, Tampa Bay 3 (SO)

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Kimmo Timonen scored in the seventh round of a shootout Tuesday, handing the Philadelphia Flyers a 4-3 decision over Tampa Bay.

NHL: Philadelphia 2, Carolina 1

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Brian Boucher made 31 saves and had his shutout bid spoiled with less than 8 minutes remaining Thursday to lift Philadelphia past Carolina 2-1.

NHL: Philadelphia 3, Dallas 1

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Brian Boucher turned aside 30-of-31 shots Saturday and the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia Flyers shut down Dallas 3-1.

NHL: New Jersey 3, Philadelphia 1

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Patrik Elias' first-period goal proved to be decisive and Johan Hedberg made 26 saves Saturday in the New Jersey Devils' 3-1 win over Philadelphia.

NHL: Philadelphia 2, New Jersey 1

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Brian Boucher made 34 saves Saturday and the Philadelphia Flyers handed New Jersey its 15th loss in 17 games with a 2-1 victory.

NHL: Philadelphia 3, Detroit 2

DETROIT, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- James van Riemsdyk, Dan Carcillo and Scott Hartnell each scored second-period goals Sunday in the Philadelphia Flyers' 3-2 win over Detroit.

NHL: Philadelphia 4, N.Y. Rangers 1

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Nikolay Zherdev's two goals and Brian Boucher's 24 stops Saturday lifted the Philadelphia Flyers to their fifth straight win, 4-1 over the New York Rangers.

NHL: Philadelphia 2, Boston 1 (OT)

BOSTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Mike Richards found the net with 3 seconds remaining in overtime Saturday, handing the Philadelphia Flyers a 2-1 win over Boston.

NHL: Philadelphia 4, Toronto 1

TORONTO, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Backup goaltender Brian Boucher allowed only a second-period goal and made 31 saves Thursday in leading Philadelphia to a 4-1 victory over Toronto.

NHL: Philadelphia 3, Montreal 2

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- James Van Riemsdyk's third-period goal proved decisive Monday in the Philadelphia Flyers' 3-2 decision over the Montreal Canadiens.
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Brian Boucher
PHI2000111803 -18 NOVEMBER 2000PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, USA. Flyers goalieBrian Boucher (33) holds off a Capitals shot in the first period as Philadelphia hosts Washington in an evening game at the First Union Center in Philadelphia. rw/ja/Jon Adams. UPI
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Brian "Boosh" Boucher (pronounced Boo-shay) (born January 2, 1977) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Boucher was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft, 22nd overall. He began play with the Flyers in the 1999–2000 season, taking the starting position from veteran John Vanbiesbrouck and helped the team secure the Eastern Conference and Atlantic Division regular season titles while leading the NHL in goals against average at 1.91. In the playoffs, he backstopped his team to the Eastern Conference Finals. Along the way, he recorded several memorable moments, including a five-overtime victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins and a sprawling save against Patrik Elias of the New Jersey Devils. Although the Flyers were ahead 3-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Devils and despite the return of the injured Eric Lindros, Boucher and the Flyers lost in seven games to the eventual Stanley Cup champion New Jersey Devils. In 2000–01, however, a weak start saw him lose his starting position to Roman Čechmánek.

He was traded with draft picks to the Phoenix Coyotes on June 12, 2002, for Michal Handzuš and Robert Esche. While with Phoenix, he broke the modern-day NHL record for the longest shutout streak by a goalie, going unscored upon for 332 minutes, or 5 and a half games. On February 1, 2006, Phoenix traded him to the Calgary Flames along with Mike Leclerc in exchange for Steven Reinprecht and Philippe Sauvé.

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