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Saturday, May 27, 2006

Bryzgalov: "It's obvious we've played better than Edmonton"

Say, where'd you get those fresh Pumas, bro
Ilya Bryzgalov

After Anaheim's 6-3 victory over Edmonton on Thursday, for which Anaheim goalie Ilya Bryzgalov was benched in favor of Jean-Sebastien Giguere, Mark Leyderman from Soviet Sport caught up with Bryzgalov in the visitor's lockerroom.

Although the interview was brief, Bryzgalov showed more than enough Russian candor:

Are you upset over being benched?
Why should I be upset? What good does it do if the team doesn't win? I was replaced, and we won.

But wouldn't you say with the number of goals that Anaheim scored, that you would've won also?
No. If I had played, then we might've scored differently. Who knows?

The determination in the Ducks was noticeable from the first period on. How was it that the team was so fired up against your opponent?
It is obvious that in all four games we played better than Edmonton. That was enough to inspire us. I believe if we win at home and close the margin to 2-to-3, then it is over for Edmonton and we will win the series.


Anonymous alanah said...

I can't say it enough, how much I enjoy Bryzgalov.

Thanks for translating the Russian quotes - it's good to know he's as entertaining when speaking Russian as he is when speaking English.;-)

5/27/06, 1:14 PM

Blogger Brushback said...

Bryzgalov knows how to speak his mind, that's for sure (the "Russian candor" link leads to another Sport Express interview with Bryzgalov, in English, by the way-- in case people weren't bothering to click on it).

5/28/06, 1:44 PM


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