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As for the game: Not bad, really. These first five games or so are going to look like drunk pre-season hockey– players with the rust of September, but the urgency of March. It’s a strange combination. After the forwards looked like they were playing a different sport and Ilya Bryzgalov looked shaky for much of the first period, the Flyers settled down nicely. It was a lack of crispness that hurt them: easy passes wound up in skates, in front of streaking wingers, or on a Penguins' stick. Still, the Flyers got plenty of chances and, really, with just a bounce or two, would have won the game. So many pucks went through the crease but never found the back of the net. No reason for concern.
Meanwhile, New Media Friendly Bryz is well, media friendly: “Thank you for your question, I’ll try to answer it right,” he told reporters after the game. Video of his post-game press, after the jump.