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No 'Haterade' from Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov

After Alex Ovechkin's shot rocketed past Ilya Bryzgalov to give Washington a 4-2 lead, the goalie grabbed his water bottle and threw it at the Flyers' bench in anger.

(Steven M. Falk/Staff file photo)
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After Alex Ovechkin's shot rocketed past Ilya Bryzgalov to give Washington a 4-2 lead, the goalie grabbed his water bottle and threw it at the Flyers' bench in anger.

When Bryzgalov's bottle landed, orange Gatorade exploded all over the ice at precisely the time it appeared the Flyers were unraveling yet again. The one-timer was Ovechkin's ninth goal in his last 10 games.

Was Bryzgalov showing shades of Cechmaneks past? Roman Cechmanek, also known as the "Bipolar Goaler," routinely and publicly called out teammates for mistakes during games, which often led to shouting matches.

Turns out, Bryzgalov was not displaying his frustration with teammates, but rather was stung by Ovechkin's rocket.

"When the puck hit my stick, it turned my blocker upside down and twisted [my wrist]," Bryzgalov said. "That thing was like 150 miles per hour. That hurt."

Bryzgalov was massaging his fingers and wrist as he explained what happened. He was going to get ice to relieve some of the pain.

Peter Laviolette immediately called a timeout after Ovechkin's goal. Bryzgalov did not seemed fazed during the rest of the game. He stopped all of the remaining five shots in regulation.

"Seems like we start having fun," Bryzgalov said. "Enjoy the game and results come."

Broken leg for Max Talbot

If the Flyers are going to make a surprising sprint toward the Stanley Cup playoffs, they will do without forward Max Talbot.

The Flyers announced on Monday morning that Talbot will be out indefinitely with a fractured left leg. His season - or, at least regular season - is likely all but over.

Talbot crashed into the boards on Sunday night against Washington while trying to make a routine body check. It was unclear exactly how he sustained the injury, but Talbot did lead into the boards with his knee after making initial contact with defenseman Mike Green. Talbot immediately hit the ice and could not put any pressure on the left leg. He needed to be carried to the locker room by the Flyers' training staff.

It remains unclear at this point whether Talbot might need surgery to repair the fracture.

Read more on the Daily News' Flyers blog, Frequent Flyers.

Voracek fights

Jake Voracek has played 354 games in the NHL, yet he never felt a need to fight before Sunday night. Suddenly, a questionable hit from Steve Oleksy on linemate Claude Giroux sent him on a tear. Voracek, one of the Flyers' most docile players, pummeled Oleksy - and even pulled Oleksy's jersey over his head to continue the beating.

Voracek's only other career fight was in a preseason game on Sept. 25, 2010.

While Voracek did bloody Oleksy, the Flyers were without their leading scorer for the rest of the game. Voracek received a fighting major (5 minutes), a misconduct (10), an instigation minor (2) and an additional penalty for fighting while wearing a visor (2).

With less than 15 minutes remaining, his 19 penalty minutes meant an early shower. All of that in front of a team of scouts from his native Czech Republic, on an NHL tour in advance of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.

Oh, and Washington's two goals on the 4-minute power play nearly cost the Flyers the game. Voracek, who has 35 points, did not know about the visor rule.

"I ran up to him and he turned around and I had no choice after that," Voracek said. "Obviously I wasn't very happy about the result, basically 19 minutes for a fight and be thrown out of the game. I did what I did, if I knew I would get 19 minutes plus 4 minutes and a penalty kill I wouldn't do that."

Huskins debuts

Journeyman defenseman Kent Huskins made his Flyers debut Sunday night, one day after being acquired from Detroit for a conditional draft pick. Huskins replaced Kurtis Foster in the lineup and rookie Oliver Lauridsen remained active.

If Huskins, 33, re-signs with the team before Oct. 1, the Flyers will owe Detroit a seventh-round pick. If Huskins signs elsewhere or remains unsigned by Oct. 1, his services will have only cost the Flyers what was spent on his prorated salary.

Huskins, the Flyers' first "Kent" since Manderville, skated 16:02. It was only his 14th game of this season. He was actually a roommate of Michael Leighton in Norfolk back in 2001-02.

"It was great to be in a game and it's a great environment to play off out there," Huskins said. "It's a fun group to play with. I'm obviously a little rough around the edges in parts after not having played in a while, but overall it's great to be part of a team, part of the winning side."