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GIF: Ilya Bryzgalov throws stick in the air as Flyers celebrate

Dec 29, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

For one brief moment, all was right in the universe. The Philadelphia Flyers had just tied the Edmonton Oilers in the third period with a Scott Hartnell goal off the two-man advantage, and Ilya Bryzgalov cracked. Luckily, it was captured forever in a brilliant GIF.

There really is no other way to describe this besides “Ilya Bryzgalov throws stick in the air as Flyers celebrate.” It’s exactly what it promises, so just sit back and drink it in.

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GIF comes courtesy of the blog Puck Drunk Love.

As for the game itself, Bryzgalov was one of the primary reasons the Oilers were even in the game. He earned the third star, stopping 35 of 38 shots en route to a 4-3 shootout loss.

Edmonton only had 16 shots on goal, but obviously made them count. Steve Mason was in net for Philly.

Wayne Simmonds found the back of the net twice in the second period, as all three Flyers goals in regulation came on the power play. Claude Giroux slipped one through Bryz’s five-hole in the shootout, while Michael Raffl roofed a beauty in his first career attempt to steal the victory for orange and black. Video of the shootout below.

The Flyers were fortunate to get out of Edmonton with two points. It was their first road win in six tries.

>> Box Score [Yahoo!]

  1. Schmitty - Dec 29, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    Love the Edmonton color guy & analyst saying how they could understand if that stick-flip was a game-winner for Philly or if it determined getting into the playoffs. They couldn’t understand why Bryz would meltdown like that on a game-tying goal with time left on the clock.

    I felt sorry for them for all of five seconds. Welcome to “The Bryz Show” fellas! :)

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  2. Fitz - Dec 30, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    “For one brief moment, all was right in THE UNIVERSE IS HUMONGOUS BIG.”

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    • Fitz - Dec 30, 2013 at 12:20 AM

      “. . . you see the big picture. Our galaxy like a small tiny-like dot in the universe“

      Reply
    • BenE. - Dec 30, 2013 at 12:50 AM

      You spelled humangz wrong bro.

      Reply
  3. t800m101 - Dec 30, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Ok….Lecavalier is back, time to send Vandepussy back to the minors.

    Reply
  4. erzug - Dec 30, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Raffl was really close to coming to a complete stop on that final Flyers shot.

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  5. psudrozz - Dec 30, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    wayne simmonds is a cottam werewolf

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  6. FlyersFan - Dec 31, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    First of all, Happy New Year.

    Secondly, Fuck You Kimmo Fucking Timonen and Fuck you Paul Holmgren and Craig Berube for making Flyers fans everywhere watch Kimmo Fucking Timonen get burned each and every game by some random skater then have to take a stupid penalty to try to compensate for it.

    Get the grandpa in the fuckin retirement home already.

    Third, Mark Streit was a fuckin horrible signing, Andrej Meszaros is fucking putrid, and Craig Berube is still a fuckin moron.

    Fourth, Hartnell has regressed, why the fuck is Hal Gill still taking up a roster spot, and why the fuck does the moron Berube insist on sitting Gustafsson?

    Other than these things, the Flyers are perfect.

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    • t800m101 - Jan 3, 2014 at 8:33 AM

      Gustafsson is still injured, thank God. He’s a fucking pussy and blows at hockey. He’s not an NHL caliber player and never will be.

      Reply

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