Winter Classic Gives Bryzgalov a Stage He Needs

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In just over two seasons as the head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers, Peter Laviolette has been known to play the hot hand when he sees fit. In the regular season this strategy has worked for the hockey club in the city of brotherly love, but in crucial situations (09′ Stanley Cup Finals, 10′ quarterfinals series against Buffalo, 10′ semifinals series against Boston) the flame from that hot hand finds a way to burn out. The signing of Ilya Bryzgalov was supposed to end the stress of picking the right goaltender, but it might have just made that situation that much more difficult.

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