soft focus

The puck Calgary’s Matt Stajan shot into Philadelphia’s net Saturday night was one that Flyers’ goalie Ilya Bryzgalov would like, as they say, to give back. Is that what they say? Have back — he’d like to have it back, is what they say.

Everybody knew what a terrible goal it was to let in. On Hockey Night in Canada, a camera found Flyers’ defenceman Andrej Meszaros rolling his eyes at his goalie.

To HNinC’s voluble former goaltenders, it was what’s call a soft goal. “It’s like angora,” analyst Daryl Reaugh said. Glenn Healy got his turn during the intermission. “You could stop that naked, for goodness sakes.”