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Flyers set with Bobrovsky in goal for Winter Classic

PHILADELPHIA — In what sometimes seemed more like a comedy routine than an impromptu news conference in the Flyers' locker room at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday, Ilya Bryzgalov revealed that backup Sergei Bobrovsky would be the team's starting goalie in Monday's Winter Classic against the New York Rangers.

"I have great news and even better news," said Bryzgalov, who has lost four straight and struggled through most of the season. "Great news: I'm not playing (today). And good news: We have a chance to win the game."

He was mocking himself for his poor play. Signed to a nine-year, $51 million contract before the season, Bryzgalov has a 3.01 goals against...