The following ran on CSNPhilly.com on April 23, 2012.
Like any other game, according to Ilya Bryzgalov, the Flyers goalie stepped out onto the ice and took warm-ups. He stretched. He faced shots and he played a game.
Claude Giroux’s story is a little different.
“It’s weird to say, but in the warmup we kinda know if he’s gonna have a good game,” Giroux said of his goaltender. “He was ready to go. He was our best player on the ice tonight. He gave us a chance to win.”
Bryzgalov wasn’t flashy. He wasn’t brilliant. But he was solid and quietly made 30 saves. That’s all the Flyers needed.