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Bryzgalov finds his way out of the woods

Nov 14, 2011, 1:07 PM EDT

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Ilya Bryzgalov doesn’t regret falling to pieces in front of the media following his performance on Oct. 27 against Winnipeg. Philadelphia’s goalie was lost in the woods, so he said he was lost in the woods. If he were trapped in a glass case of emotion, he’d say that too.

“I never run from responsibility,” Bryzgalov said, as per CSNPhilly.com. “When I play bad, I tell you I played bad. When I play well, I tell you I play well. It’s just life, it is what it is.”

Things have turned around dramatically for Bryzgalov since that wild night at the Wells Fargo Center. He’s 4-0-1 in his last five, surrendering just nine goals along the way with a .939 save percentage.

By no coincidence, Bryzgalov is working better with his defensemen after some earlier communication breakdowns.

“I think he’s got to adapt to us like we’ve got to adapt to him,” said Chris Pronger. “He’s a goalie that plays a certain way, and we play a certain way, and the two need to mesh. Sometimes it takes time.”

  1. icelovinbrotha215 - Nov 14, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    It’s not surprising. Bryz is talented. The guy won 40+ games a couple years ago. I think the change in markets took some time getting use to. Hopefully he is finally coming into his own. They have a chance to play against a Carolina team tonight and keep accumulating points.

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