This latest shutout was as if the Flyers stacked a set of Encyclopedia Britannica in front of the net.

This can't be true, however, since after 244 years and more than seven million printed sets, the company announced Tuesday it will no longer publish a print edition. So, no, there weren't any big thick books with lots of words to stack in front of the Flyers' crease against the Devils.

The truth is Ilya Bryzgalov blocked the net like a wall of Encyclopedia Britannica, collecting his third-straight shut out like a bibliophile collects rare books.