Ilya Bryzgalov threw his stick in anger twice during Thursday’s 5-2 loss to the Florida Panthers (see game recap). He threw it first after giving up the penalty shot goal to Jonathan Huberdeau in the first period, which gave Florida an imposing 3-0 lead. The Russian goalie threw it again when pulled from the game after the fourth goal. This time he skated to the bench and hurled it in the tunnel. At the morning skate in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Bryzgalov threw it at the glass after three Flyers had scored on him in a scrum. Bryzly Bear coming unglued here? “I was mad because I just missed him on the poke check a little bit and he [Huberdeau] goes through his legs and I can’t regroup fast enough,” Bryzgalov said. “It was 3-0. There is a big difference. I knew it. I almost had it and [bleep], it’s in the net, and I was so upset.” Huberdeau is a very talented rookie. He also scored on Bryzgalov in the shootout during the Flyers' 3-2 loss to the Panthers on Feb. 7. “I love being in the shootout,” Huberdeau said. “So, I protect my puck and they gave me the opportunity to have a shootout, so I just took it and I’m glad I scored a goal for the team.” Bryzgalov said he could see the Flyers were emotionally spent from their victory in Pittsburgh.
Flyers Notes: Bryzgalov shows frustration in loss
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