The first period was a bear for Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, who had a few of the furry animals watching him rinkside. But he never hid. Bryzgalov allowed three early goals but shut out the Penguins for the final 43 minutes of Wednesday night`s 4-3 overtime victory at Consol Energy Center in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series. "What we did today was unbelievable," Bryzgalov said. "To beat Pittsburgh when we were down, 3-0, after the first period is not easy." Known for giving unusual answers, Bryzgalov raised eyebrows this week when he said he was only afraid of bears. That inspired a few fans to don bear costumes last night. "How did they get tickets?" Flyers forward Jaromir Jagr said. "I was scared, too."
Philly's Bryzgalov bounces back in win over Penguins
Pittsburgh Tribune Review | Apr 12