Besides New York Rangers captain Ryan Callahan's salty 95-year-old grandmother, the breakout star of the first episode of HBO's "24/7 Flyers/Rangers: Road to the NHL Winter Classic" was Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov.
Here are the two Bryz segments that had the goaltender/philosopher trending worldwide on Twitter:
"You know where you going? You going to hell. It's a miserable market for the goalie." Why this isn't on the Philadelphia city limits sign is beyond us.
Oh, and thanks for ruining our plans for a safari later this year, Bryz. Who knew there was a death penalty for killing an endangered tiger?
Our full review of Episode 1 is forthcoming. Meanwhile, find out more about "24/7" and how to subscribe to HBO. You'll need it for Episode 2, when Bryzgalov debates Prof. Stephen Hawking about the origins of the universe. "Why you heff to be mad? It's just string theory ..."