The media scrutiny Ilya Bryzgalov faced in Philadelphia might have caught him off-guard this season.
"What I lived through this season I wouldn't wish to an enemy," Bryzgalov said. ". . . I need to keep working. I understand the fans. They paid their money and want the show. But many forget that we are not robots, but living people. We have feelings, worries." Bryzgalov said that he now knows what it's like to be a goaltender in Philadelphia, but he doesn't plan to give in, especially given that he's signed through the 2019-20 campaign.