Edmonton Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins figures that over the course of an NHL season, it’s quite all right for a goaltender to unleash his frustration on a couple of occasions.

But twice in two games?

Such is life in the world of Ilya Bryzgalov, whose reputation as a flawed teammate preceded him to Edmonton.

Not only did Bryzgalov toss his stick after the Philadelphia Flyers scored the tying goal in the Oilers’ last home game, he threw up his hands when he gave up the equalizer to Mikkel Boedker in Tuesday’s 4-3 overtime loss to the Phoenix Coyotes.

Eakins said on Wednesday he didn’t see the incident in Phoenix, but talked to the goalie after the Flyers game. Bryzgalov told the head coach he was frustrated he let in a goal he should have had.

Eakins said there is nothing good to be gained from showing up teammates “because sooner or later, you’re going to make a mistake.

“My message to him was that I don’t mind showing emotion. I think it’s great if once or twice a year in an 82-game schedule, the goalie smashes his stick over the crossbar in great frustration. Let it loose.

“But you have to watch your body language on the ice,” Eakins continued. “What are you selling? What are you telling everyone as soon as your body language goes south?

“If it’s consistent, you’re certainly selling something to the other team and it’s, ‘He’s frustrated. Let’s get after him.’ We have to watch that.”

Bryzgalov, who faced 82 shots over the two games, said he didn’t remember expressing himself in Phoenix, one of the teams he played with before Edmonton gave him a chance to get back into the NHL.