Wow. So much for that cool helmet. Ilya Bryzgalov told the media this morning that Sergei Bobrovsky will start in the Winter Classic.
“I have great news and even better news. OK, great news: I’m not playing tomorrow night. Good news: we have a chance to win the game tomorrow.”
Peter Laviolette has not spoken to the media yet, so the announcement is not official. But, Bryzgalov said he will not play and several players said after Sunday's practice that Bobrovsky is being rewarded for his consistent performance this season.
Welcome to humongous big goalie controversy 2012.
UPDATE: Peter Laviolette told the media that he has not spoken to either goalie:
Lavy: I haven't spoken to either of the goalies.
— Dave Isaac (@davegisaac) January 1, 2012
Isaac more quotes from Bryz. Video of the press conference is after the jump.