Mrazek wasn’t yelling at his coach when the Flyers pulled him

Petr Mrazek appeared to bark at his coach as Mrazek was pulled from last night’s Wings-Flyers game, so 97.1 the Ticket’s Will Burtchfield asked Mrazek about the exchange:

Mrazek was pulled about two minutes later after giving up a goal to Evgeny Svechnikov, the first of the rookie’s career, and the netminder appeared to have a few choice words for Hakstol when he arrived at the bench. After an animated back-and-forth, Mrazek stalked down the hallway toward the Flyers’ dressing room.

But Mrazek explained afterward he was merely asking Hakstol if the play was worth challenging for goalie interference. Mrazek had absorbed some contact from Dylan Larkin just prior to Svechnikov’s goal.

“It wasn’t anything like I was mad or something that I got pulled. I was just asking him if there was a goalie interference or not,” Mrazek said.

The 26-year-old Mrazek has been characteristically inconsistent in his time with the Flyers, who acquired him after their top two goalies went down with injuries. He won his first three starts while posting a save percentage of .947. Since then, he’s 2-5-1 with a .860 save percentage. Tuesday marked his second time being pulled for backup Alex Lyon.


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