Brian Boucher Back to Backstopping Broad Street Bullies

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Brian Boucher is back where he started, signed by the Flyers from the San Jose Sharks.  Boucher will presumably serve as Ray Emery's back up.  Boucher was drafted in the first round by the Flyers in 1995, and played for the club for parts of three seasons from 1999 until 2002.

Boucher was the club's starting goalie during the 2000 playoffs, leading the team to within one game of the Stanley Cup Finals.  The playoff run included the Flyers' epic five-OT win over the Pittsburgh Penguins, during which Boucher stopped 39 shots in overtime. 

Boucher was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes in 2002, and with them he set an NHL-record for longest shut out streak, going 332 minutes over 5+ games without allowing a goal. 

After bouncing around to the Flames, Blackhawks, and Blue Jackets, Boucher landed across the parking lot with the Philadelphia Phantoms for the 2007-2008 season, before playing for the San Jose Sharks for the last season-and-a-half, proving a capable replacement during Evgeni Nabokov's time out with injury.

This signing makes it even clearer now that both Martin Biron and Antero Niittymaki have likely both played their last games in a Flyers uniform.

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