Minnesota Wild goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov made one fan’s night Wednesday, but he did it at the expense of the win column.
Bryzgalov had yet to lose a game in regulation with the Wild since coming over in a trade, but that streak ended in a 5-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night — coincidentally or not right after Bryzgalov handed his battle-tested goalie stick to a fan before the game.
The girl was brought to tears by Bryzgalov’s gesture, as were plenty of others watching.
This stuff makes me tear up. That little girl will never forget that -- Bryzgalov gives young fan his goalie stick: youtu.be/34hJJk0IZdo—
Jennilyn J. (@JennilynJ) March 27, 2014
More tears — of a different kind — might be in order if Bryzgalov and the Wild can’t turn things around.
Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@NHL
Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly remains strong and smart, even in the toughest of times.
It was an emotional night in Boston.
This is a pretty good picture of Boychuk and Chara from pregame (via AP) http://t.co/VgXLQ4YGOl—
Mike Cole (@MikeColeNESN) March 28, 2014
Can you say “whoop?”
Gif via SBNation