Friday, September 7, 2012

Ilya Bryzgalov 2012-13 Mask

Ilya Bryzgalov of the Philadelphia Flyers (born June 22, 1980 in Togliatti, Russia.)

In late February Bryzgalov began wearing a new Star Wars-themed mask painted by Franny Drummond.

Darth Vader is on the right side and Yoda on the left side, with smaller images of R2-D2, the Millenium Falcon, and a TIE fighter. But first Yoda was holding the wrong colored lightsaber (as any Star Wars fan know Yoda uses a green lightsaber, not red, as red lightsabers are used by the Sith and green by the Jedi.) So the mistake was quickly corrected.

Below is the first mask Bryzgalov wore this season.
Artist: Stephane Bergeron of La Griffe Originale

The tiger is back on Bryzgalov’s new mask for the upcoming season, but it’s more ferocious this time and, with a striking set of claws, appears to be looking for a fight. The Flyers logo has also been relocated this year, while the proud Russian goaltender bears the Kremlin on his forehead and the Russian Firebird, or Phoenix, rising on his chin.

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