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‘Around the league’ from ESPN

Of note from ESPN's morning "3 on 3":

AROUND THE LEAGUE

• How about Michal Neuvirth? The Philadelphia Flyers goaltender made 30 saves en route to a 3-0 win over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday. It was Neuvirth's second consecutive shutout. He made 31 saves in a 1-0 win over the Florida Panthers on Monday. His biggest save Wednesday came when he stoned the Blackhawks' Marian Hossa on a breakaway to secure Philadelphia's 1-0 lead. For all the years the Flyers struggled with their goaltending, Neuvirth seems like he could be the answer.

• The Ottawa Senators trounced the Blue Jackets on Wednesday, and Columbus should be a lot better than 0-4. They proved it last season with a strong finish, but the 2015-2016 season has begun with a major skid that is cause for concern.

• It was an interesting night all around the NHL on Wednesday, including a shocking development in the West with that stunning Coyotes shutout of the Ducks. Arizona rookie Anthony Duclair recorded his first career hat trick, while goaltender Mike Smith has returned to form and made 37 saves en route to the shutout win.

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NHLJeff's avatar

Neuvirth seems like he could be the answer.

Oh yeah, because every goalie that has two great games turns into a long term answer! Remember when Boucher had like 5 straight shutouts? He’s on the way to the Hall, right? /sarcasm

I’m not saying Neuvy is definitely not their answer, it just seems quite early to be making such declarations.

Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Denver on 10/15/15 at 10:26 AM ET

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It’s a very silly statement to make. A better one would be that with Mason and Neuvirth the Flyers may have their most stable tandem in a long time.

Now if only the defense could be stabilized.

Posted by evileye on 10/15/15 at 11:42 AM ET

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