Ilya Bryzgalov takes selfies with fans during Wild game (Photos)
Ilya Bryzgalov was the backup goalie for the Minnesota Wild in their 4-1 exhibition victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday.
It’s the preseason.
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He’s Bryz. He’s bored.
In the third period, a line of fans stood near the glass at the Wild bench, each one taking a selfie with everyone’s bear-fearing, park-loving goaltending Cosmonaut.
Like this one from liblawbs:
And this one from @tmg135:
"WHY YOU HEFF TO BE MAD? IS JUST A SELFIE!"
Props to the guy photobombing that fan's Bryz selfie. So many layers ... it's like "Inception."
Later in the game, after he had appeared on every Instagram account in the Twin Cities, Bryzgalov tossed his touque on the ice after Jason Pominville completed his hat trick.
When asked about all of this after the game, Wild Coach Mike Yeo gave a chuckling “no comment.”
Bryzgalov had a bit of a career comeback with the Wild last season, backstopping them to the playoffs. He's looking to latch on with them again this season, although the Wild have four goaltending options when everyone's healthy and not breaking their ankles kicking walls.
Never change, Bryz, you beautiful nut log. Never change.
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