Ilya Bryzgalov

Ilya Bryzgalov roasts Flyers' playoff goaltending

Ilya Bryzgalov roasts Flyers' playoff goaltending

Welp, that wasn't pretty and an old friend is offering his services.

Brian Elliott's playoff struggles continued Wednesday night as he allowed five goals on 19 shots before being pulled for Petr Mrazek after the Penguins' fifth goal at 9:01 of the second period. The Flyers were down 5-0.

Remember Ilya Bryzgalov (who the Flyers are still paying until 2026-27)?

Of course, we remember Bryzgalov. Usually not for good reasons on the ice. His time as a Flyer was a total disaster, but he was the goalie of record when the Flyers beat the Penguins in six games in 2012.

As for Elliott, in four playoff games with the Flames last spring, he allowed 12 goals and had a .880 save percentage. Wednesday was his third game back from core muscle surgery.

Last Saturday, in the regular-season finale, Elliott pitched a 17-save shutout as the Flyers clinched their playoff berth. In Game 1 Wednesday, Elliott looked far from a goalie the Flyers can win with.

It was only one game, but the goaltending concerns entering Wednesday certainly weren't eased.

But, hey, if you're in Aston, Pennsylvania, check out Elliott's Restaurant, an American style restaurant with chicken wings and chocolate milk. That comes in both small and regular. Flyers fans are going to need it after this one.

Bryzgalov picks great seat at Flyers game

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Bryzgalov picks great seat at Flyers game

If you ever need a good laugh, just scroll through Ilya Bryzgalov's Twitter account.

It is wildly entertaining.

The former Flyers goalie is a gem among the Twittersphere, just as much as he was during an in-person interview.

He's also shown that he likes to take in a Flyers game from time to time, sitting among the fans at the Wells Fargo Center.

Thursday night looks like it was one of those times and, remarkably, it appears Bryzgalov sat directly behind one of his fans. He tweeted out this photo to prove it.

Hopefully this spectator knew the legend Bryzgalov was enjoying the game right behind him. You'd think the two enjoyed a laugh and Bryzgalov provided a signature.

On a complete side note, check out Bryzgalov's last two tweets prior to Thursday night.

Valid question:

Great party:

Evgeni Malkin plays Ilya Bryzgalov silly on Twitter

Evgeni Malkin plays Ilya Bryzgalov silly on Twitter

Oh, Bryz.

Everyone's favorite former Flyers goalie took a shot at the Penguins earlier this week when he tweeted this out while the Capitals were wrapping up a convincing Game 6 win to force a decisive Game 7.

Mr. Ilya Bryzgalov was clearly not giving the Penguins a chance in Game 7 on the road.

Well, what do you know, Pittsburgh blanks Washington, 2-0, on Wednesday night to hand the Capitals another early playoff exit while advancing to the Eastern Conference finals.

So Evgeni Malkin, a two-time Stanley Cup champion, took to Twitter and made Bryzgalov eat crow.

Big time.

Knowing Bryz, he may actually take him up on this and attend. But the responses to Malkin's tweet are pretty darn funny.

Well played, Malkin.

Bryz, keep up the work on Twitter — it's always appreciated.