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Cassie Campbell-Pascall talks with Brent Burns about eliminating the Los Angeles Kings from the NHL Playoffs.
Below and also from Sportsnet,
Michal Neuvirth spoke after his clutch 44-game shutout to get the Flyers another win and push the Capitals to Game 6.
from John Smallwood of hte Philadelphia Daily News,
Much of the hole they had dug for themselves had nothing to do with Steve Mason. When a team has been outscored 12-2, it's because nobody has played well.
Changing a goalie, however, is the most visible way to bring home the gravity of a situation - so Michal Neuvirth got the call in net for the Flyers.
"I think it's a good time for a change for our team going into this game," Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said when announcing the switch after the morning skate on Wednesday. "I believe Nuevy is the guy who can go in for us in this situation and do a great job."
We'll never know how much of that Hakstol truly believed and how much was simply, what else was he supposed to say?
Ultimately, it doesn't matter, because Neuvirth was up to the task.
Starting for only the second time since his March 16 victory, Neuvirth made 31 saves as the Flyers staved off elimination with a 2-1 victory at the Wells Fargo Center.
It was Neuvirth's first playoff victory since April 23, 2011.
Watch the game highlights below...
via the Philadelphia Flyers,
Flyers GM Ron Hextall announced to the media today that goaltender Michal Neuvirth will be out for three weeks with a lower-body injury.
The announcement comes prior to the team’s optional practice in Voorhees, NJ before they depart for Long Island to kick off a four-game road trip beginning with the Islanders on Monday night.
Neuvirth was slated to start in yesterday’s game vs. Pittsburgh at the Wells Fargo Center but did not play after not feeling right. He last appeared in the Flyers’ 3-2 win over the Blackhawks at Chicago where he stopped 24 of 26 shots.
Neuvirth has a 17-8-4 mark in his first season with the Flyers through 31 games. He has a a 2.28 goals-against average, which is on pace for a new career high, and his .925 save percentage ranks fifth among all NHL goaltenders with a minimum of 22 games played.
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.
from Chuck Gormley of CSNWashington,
The agent for Capitals goaltender Michal Neuvirth has confirmed he would like to see his client traded.
In a phone conversation on Monday, Patrik Stefan, who has represented Neuvirth since the Capitals drafted him in the second round of the 2006 NHL draft, said it’s time for the Capitals to let Neuvirth play somewhere else.
“All Michal wants to do is play,” Stefan told CSNWashington.com. “He’s 25 years old and he knows he can play. He’s been working hard at practice, but from my side, he’s my client and I ask Washington that if he can’t play there then give him a chance somewhere else. It’s time to move on. He’s been in the stands for a week. Hopefully, something is going to happen sooner or later.”
from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider at the Washington Post,
Michal Neuvirth was slated to start Friday’s game against the Montreal Canadiens at Verizon Center, but as the netminder took to the ice for pre-game warmups he stepped on a puck and slipped.
Neuvirth suffered an apparent injury to his right leg during the session, was unable to put any weight on that leg as he hobbled on to the bench and needed help from the athletic training staff to make it down the tunnel. Coach Adam Oates couldn’t offer any type of timeline for Neuvirth’s recovery, but as of Friday night he didn’t believe the injury is serious. It sounds like the team is waiting to see how the goaltender feels over the next day or so.
“My understanding is he stood on a puck as he first came out,” Oates said. “Lights come on he went out, stepped on a puck.”
Below, in the game recap video via Sportsnet, you can see Neuvirth coming on to the ice and then slipping.
How are the Edmonton Oilers reacting to their poor goaltending to start the season?
Bob McKenzie: Devan Dubnyk's sub-par performance on Saturday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs does not have Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish pushing the panic button, but it does have him reaching for the telephone.
As early as Sunday, MacTavish has been working the phones and working them hard to determine the market for goaltenders. They are looking at every possibility, from Anaheim's Jonas Hiller to Buffalo's Ryan Miller to Brian Elliott in St. Louis to Michal Neuvirth in Washington and beyond.
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed goaltender Michal Neuvirth to a two-year contract extension, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Neuvirth will earn $2.4 million in 2013-14 and $2.6 million in 2014-15.
Neuvirth, 25, currently ranks third in career wins (55) in Capitals history among goalies originally drafted by the team and owns the sixth-most career wins among active goaltenders aged 25 or younger. The native of Usi Labem, Czech Republic, has posted a 4-5-2 record with a 2.74 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage in 13 games with Washington this season
Tomas Vokoun is out at least until the playoffs start and probably longer, now the Caps have lost Michal Neuvirth to a leg injury.
I’ve posted the game highlights video of the Capitals/Avalanche game because the goal is at the very beginning and you see a replay of it too.
added 12:14am, Found a video of just the goal and replay.
Roughly half-way through the 2010-11 NHL schedule, what was once known as the “Southleast” Division is no more. The Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals and Atlanta Thrashers are all slotted in playoff position presently and the Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers are just below the eight seed cut line, in ninth and tenth place, respectively.
Tampa, Washington and Atlanta comprise half of the Eastern Conference’s top-six and all five Southeast teams together make up exactly fifty percent of the East’s top-ten. That’s no small feat and certainly worthy of some commendation therefore.
Tonight, the Lightning and Capitals will focus only on each other as they meet in Washington, even in the points department, with first place in the division and the chance to match idle Philadelphia and Pittsburgh’s conference-leading 53 points on the line.
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A quick look at what’s happening (and what’s happened) with all five Southeast Division clubs as we head into the weekend:
We’ll go top to bottom:
1st place, 6-2-1 (13 points)
By and large, folks have been impressed with the Bolts thus far. As I wrote on Wednesday night, all six of their wins have differed significantly from one another and, though it is extremely early, that is a distinctive mark of a good team.
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Time again to a tip a few back, honoring the best of the best from last night’s NHL action:
***Cheers to Tampa Bay’s Martin St. Louis, whose highlight reel third period goal broke a 3-3 tie in Tampa and led the Lightning to a win over Pittsburgh by a final of 5-3. St. Louis also added an empty netter late to seal things and I’m fast becoming more and more convinced that the heart of the Bolts just keeps getting better all the time.
Dustin Byfuglien runs Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth.