Found April 10, 2013 on Puck Drunk Love:
Philadelphia goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov is already connected to some pretty strange stories. Some involve his odd yet hilarious fascination with the universe while others surround his mediocre play in net, including a recent play where he appeared to try to duck under a shot. You can add another bizarre story to his resume as Bryzgalov is at the heart of a controversy over his actions after a recent loss and an alleged report that he was caught napping in a team meeting.  The first incident occurred when Bryzgalov was pulled for allowing four goals on 16 shots after two periods against the Winnipeg Jets. Shortly after sitting down on the bench, Bryzgalov closed his eyes before trying to hide a big yawn behind his glove.  The incident was a strange one. Obviously Bryzgalov wasn't sleeping here, but it was a rather odd choice from the Russian goaltender to make it look like he was bored in a losing effort. His actions reportedly angered teammates as word about his strange d...
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