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Bryzgalov Gets His Swagger Back

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

Ilya Bryzgalov apparently has found his way out of the woods.

One day after he allowed four goals on 10 shots in a relief role, the Flyers’ struggling goalie had his “swagger” back on Friday, according to Jeff Reese, the respected goalie coach and a man who has to be an amateur psychologist, trying to get the veteran back on track.

The Flyers did not practice, but they had a team meeting at the SkateZone in Voorhees. Reese had a long one-on-one session with Bryzgalov, who has lost four in a row and has a 5.05 goals-against average and an .802 save percentage in that span.

“He felt great today. He came in with his swagger, and it’s important that his teammates saw him come in like that,” Reese said. “He was joking around and laughing, and I think that was very important. He’s going to turn this around - no question.”

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Before declaring Bryzgalov has his swagger back, I’d wait to see how he responds in his next game.

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While it is great to hear Bryz has gotten his confidence back, it is a bit hard to believe considering he didn’t practice, only had a team meeting and a little chat with an amateur sport psychologist/goalie coach. Voila he is fixed.  We shall see if he can stop something smaller than a beachball tonight. Maybe Carolina will make him well again.

Posted by timbits on 10/29/11 at 03:51 PM ET

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