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Watch as artist Franny Drummond of Langhorne, Pa. puts the final touches on the Philly greats mask Ilya Bryzgalov will wear as he protects the net in the Winter Classic.
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Ilya Bryzgalov continues to be a delight on HBO's 24/7 as the show follows the Flyers and Rangers preparing for the Winter Classic. The Philadelphia goalie was the undisputed breakout star of the first episode, and he continued to live up to the top billing in the latest episode on Wednesday. During a conversation with teammate Harry Zolnierczyk, Bryzgalov began describing his...
In HBO’s 24/7: Road to the NHL Winter Classic, Ilya Bryzgalov was a star, yet again.
Last week he gave quite the performance with a lecture about the universe. He received the nickname “the Universe” by teammates during last night’s Episode 2.
Here’s what happened:
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Raise your hand if you're a super hockey geek when it comes to the concept and execution of goaltender masks.
Everyone? OK then.
The NHL has released two geek-tastic videos that deal with the creation of Ilya Bryzgalov's and Bernie Parent's 2012 Winter Classic masks for the Philadelphia Flyers. Here's Franny Drummond of Drummond Custom Airbrush explaining Bryzgalov...
Bernie Parent <a href="" target="_blank">tweeted that he was heading off to practice for the Winter Classic alumni game.
For your Ilya Bryzgalov mask update, we have a video about how it was made. That's after the jump.
The early standout star in HBO's 24/7: Road to the Winter Classic, Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov is a bizarre but super interesting fellow. In preparation for his team's dalliance with outdoor hockey on Jan 1, Ilya got himself a specially made goalie mask for the occasion. Created by Franny Drummond of Drummond Classic Airbrush, the two conspired to create a...
If you're anything like us, Ilya Bryzgalov's "HBO 24/7" speech about the universe has been reverberating through your head like a voice from the heavens; urging you to reconsider our place in the solar system, asking you to think beyond the stars.
Inspiring you to … well, you know: To boldly go where no man has gone before:
Give a puckhead that's also a ...
Your morning roundup for Dec. 22, the day we learned that a black hole won't end the world. Video via HBO. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors. More »
The Philadelphia Flyers have taken to calling goalie Ilya Bryzgalov by the nickname "Universe," and for good reason: His intergalactic philosophizing on our place in the solar system made him the first star of Episode 1 for "HBO 24/7 Flyers Rangers: The Road To The NHL Winter Classic."
In Episode 2, things got meta for Bryz: The Flyers discussed his rants about...
I can't decide who is funnier saying jingle bells - Sean Couturier or Ilya Bryzgalov?
Philadelphia Flyers (20-8-4, 44 pts) @ Dallas Stars (19-12-1, 39 pts)
6:30 PM CT, December 21, 2011
American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
The Stars face the other half of the Winter Classic teams tonight as the Philadelphia Flyers come into town in a matchup of division leaders. The Flyers are first place in the tough Atlantic Division, ahead of the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh...
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As you know, the NHL Winter Classic is less a hockey game than an ATM machine for the League and its sponsors, as the fans in both of the teams' cities and on-site for the game snatch up all sorts of gear related to the annual outdoor game.
The 2011 Winter Classic set an NHL record for revenue generated by a single event; that record was...