Ilya Bryzgalov Gives Away Goalie Stick, Suffers First Loss (Video)

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.

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

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