While everyone was busy dancing on the steps last night in D.C. (again), Evgeni Malkin took a moment from celebrating the huge series victory against the Capitals to respond to one of his haters on the Twitterverse. And this wasn’t your average hater. This particular hater happened to be former-NHL goaltender and fellow countryman, Ilya Bryzgalov.

You see, just like most of the hockey world, uber-weirdo Ilya Bryzgalov also thought the Capitals had this series in the bag after watching the Caps demolish the Pens in Game 6 two nights prior. He felt so confident, in fact, that he decided to let the world know they had already advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals.

Well, as it turns out, Bryzgalov was dead wrong, and Geno decided to let him know that.

Thoughts and prayers go out to Ilya Bryzgalov’s mentions. #Pray4Bryz