Latest loss leaves Flyers’ Bryzgalov dejected, without answers


Flyers coach Peter Laviolette had a simple message after Philadelphia lost a critical game against the New York Rangers: “The season is not over.”

While Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov doesn’t necessarily disagree with the bench boss, he didn’t sound like he was in much of a fighting mood after allowing five goals on 31 shots to the Rangers Tuesday night.

“They always just find a way to beat us,” Bryzgalov said in a CSN Philly report. “I don’t know why the reason, but they always find a way.

“I don’t know. It was a big game. We win tonight, we’re three points behind the Rangers. But now we’re seven points behind the Rangers. To be honest, I don’t know. I don’t have an answer.”

The Rangers currently hold the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference while the Philadelphia Flyers have tumbled to 14th place.

“I wish we [would] win one,” Bryzgalov said. “And two more the next game, but let’s start with the one. You know, not go farther than one.

“I don’t know, I don’t remember when we [won] last time. It was a long time ago. We need one win at least in the next game.”

The Flyers’ latest losing streak is three games, but because of a break in their schedule, they haven’t won in nearly two weeks.

They will play against the New York Islanders on Thursday and try to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.