There have been many revelations in the National Hockey League this season. Teams can win without scoring, rules change on the fly, arena score clocks don't track playing time, and if a headlock is good enough for Hulk Hogan and Shea Weber, then damnit, it's legal for everyone.

But no revelation was as farreaching and surprising as the discovery that the font of all knowledge and understanding is neither the Dalai Lama, Stephen Hawking nor Wikipedia, but, in fact, Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov.

Through HBO's 24/7 documentary preceding the Winter Classic, we learned from Ilya that you cannot shoot a tiger in China or the Chinese will shoot you. And that the universe is big and the solar system small.