It's tough to tell with Ilya Bryzgalov. Sometimes you think he's the crazy Russian and other times you think he's an evil genius. And then every now and then he has a post-game quote where you can't help but laugh at and love the guy.
The later was the case last night. And winning certainly helps.
Following last night's eeking past the Buffalo Sabres in a 3-2 victory, Bryz was asked about the tremendous play Brayden Schenn made on a puck on the goal line that dribbled threw his five hole and looked headed for a score. It takes Bryz a few seconds to remember the play, and you kind of wonder if he's just playing with the media at that point, but then it hits him like an asteroid appearing out of the Russian sky.
"BIG save," he says. "BIG, BIG save."
And he was right. But it's all in the delivery. Purposeful or not.
Video of Schenn's fantastic save plus Lavy and Bryz talking about it:
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