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Video: Ilya Bryzgalov’s 2012 playoffs in one huge gaffe

May 8, 2012, 8:37 PM EDT

PHT’s own Joe Yerdon captures this goal the best. If you’ve played a hockey video game, you’ve likely made this mistake before: you get antsy to pass with your goalie … so you cough it up to the opposing forward for a grief-stricken goal. That’s exactly what Philadelphia Flyers albatross-in-net Ilya Bryzgalov did with New Jersey Devils forward David Clarkson in the 2-1 goal, which was the eventual series-winner as the Devils closed things out 3-1 to win the series 4-1.

Here is that highlight, which will likely haunt Breezy and the Flyers for weeks if not months:

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It kind of symbolizes Bryzgalov’s sloppy, almost unfathomable 2012 playoff mess in a way, doesn’t it? Feel free to insert your favorite “humongous bad” jokes in the comments because they’re pretty much inevitable.

  1. johnguelff - May 8, 2012 at 8:46 PM

  2. sweezz - May 8, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    yeah, that one hurt, but i like how we showed up tonight, it anit over yet

    • crosberries - May 8, 2012 at 9:06 PM

      He showed up? He looks extremely shaky and is checking behind him on shots. I guess he’s not playing as bad as he could be

      • snutchpro - May 8, 2012 at 9:21 PM

        Isn’t it too late for you to be using the computer…tomorrow is a school day. I’ve never witnessed such a bitter fan as yourself. Pens lose, just face it and stop trolling every flyers article. crosberries? what is that an ode to sids balls??

        on another note, that was simply awful by bryz. a choke move, beyond even philly standards.

  3. twentyfivewest - May 8, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    It’s over… Flyers lose…again…

  4. creasemasta41 - May 8, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    Should we be expecting anything less from him?

  5. biffnasty - May 8, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    That’s just funny…. Knock knock knock

  6. bagjr387 - May 8, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    I’ll focus on the fact that the team that scored 30 goals in 6 games last round, cant seem to score more than 2-3. flyers are much more talented then NJ…they’ve lost their edge and are chasing around the devils

  7. thefacts121 - May 8, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    Hard to blame Bryz. The refs would have handed it to the Devils again eventually. Ho hum, another 4:1 power play advantage.

  8. swizzler16 - May 8, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    Shades of Cloutier

  9. garryjercia - May 8, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    Wow. Give the guy a break. Was it the best play, obviously not; but don’t forget, Timonen screwed the pooch on that one too. It was a pretty freak thing that the devils got a stick on that one anyway.
    Bryz has actually been one of the better flyers this series.

  10. malkinrulez - May 8, 2012 at 10:12 PM

    Was horrible in both series , only guy in playoffs worse was MAF. This result shouldn’t be a shock to anyone.

  11. etjla - May 8, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Knock knock…who’s there…1975

  12. stakex - May 8, 2012 at 10:54 PM

    Bryzgalov was bad, no doubt about it. However the Flyers as a whole were bad as well. They simply did not have enough fire power to break through the Devils defense.

    I think the fact that the Flyers offense ran wild against a Penguins team that forgot what defense was made everyone forget how much they struggled at times this year. After all, its easy to put a lot of pucks in the net against a team thats awful on defense. Not so much against a balanced team with a good goalie and solid (if not great) defense.

  13. eagles512 - May 9, 2012 at 1:40 AM

    As a Flyers fan Bryz is not near the top of the list of the reasons they’re out. If they had lost to the Pens, sure. But not this series. But people need easy stories to write I guess.

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