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Flyers’ Goalie Ilya Bryzgalov Teaches Us About The Universe And Russian Booze (Video)

by: JamieD On  Thursday, December 15, 2011

ilya bryzgalov hbo 24-7With a lifetime save percentage of .915, there is no denying the fact that Flyers’ goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov knows a thing or two about stopping pucks, but that isn’t all he knows.

Dubbed “The Renaissance Man” by those around him, it appears as though there isn’t much that Bryzgalov doesn’t know.  Whether you are interested in learning about the universe, tigers, or Russian booze, Ilya always seems to have some sort of knowledgeable fact to share.

His encyclopedia of knowledge was on full display during the first episode of HBO’s 24/7: Road to the Winter Classic series, which takes a behind-the-scenes look at the New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers as they gear up for the 2012 Bridgestone Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park on January 2nd.

If you ever wanted to know more about the universe, tigers, Chinese laws or Russian booze, I’d advice you sit back and listen to some words of wisdom from Bryzgalov, via the two videos below.




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