In Tuesday’s game against Hockey Superpower The United States of America, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Matt Hunwick fired a shot from the point. It deflected off a Russian defender’s stick and starting rising towards the goal. That’s when Bryz … well, he looked like he ducked. Again.
Russia and Bryzgalov would win the game, 5-3.
Now, in both cases, it sorta kinda looks like Bryzgalov ducks. More likely, he’s out of position to make a save and just begins flailing to recover any way he can.
We simply can’t accept the notion that Bryzgalov is afraid of the puck, flinching like a Little Leaguer facing his or her first fastball near the chin. We can, however, accept the theory that Bryzgalov believes the puck is a sentient creature flying at his face in an unpredictable pattern in an attempt to “steal all ideas in the brain.” Which would make us flinch, too.
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- Ilya Bryzgalov
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