With one preseason game remaining, Flyers coach Peter Laviolette declined to discuss who would start, except to say that Bobrovsky and Boucher have played well in the absence of Michael Leighton and Johan Backlund, who are injured.
The Flyers (5-1-1) will close out the preseason Sunday with another game against the Sabres, in Buffalo. They open the season Thursday at Pittsburgh. And while Laviolette dropped no hints about whom he plans to start on Oct. 7, Boucher will be ready.
"I feel like I've had a good camp," he said. "Your goal is to make sure when the regular season starts, you feel really good about your game. And I think that's where I'm at right now."
Added Laviolette: "I think he's had a really strong training camp. Tonight was just another example of that. We had some breakdowns right in front of him, defensively, and he bailed us out quite a few times."
If not for a Derek Roy goal 17 seconds into the third period, Boucher would have had a flawless night. Still, the Flyers tied their preseason low in goals allowed.
Nikolay Zherdev scored on a power play minutes after he was called for roughing. His second-period goal gave him a team-leading five goals in exhibition play.
"When you push back a little bit, that's always good to see," Laviolette said. "Discipline is going to come into play when we play Pittsburgh, and from that point on, as a team, we need to stay disciplined."
Winger James Van Riemsdyk scored his second goal in as many games, and Blair Betts added an empty-netter.
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