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Michal Neuvirth | Goalie | #30

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/23/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 209
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (34) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Michael Neuvirth was given the hook in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.
Neuvirth was pulled at the 5:04 mark of the second period, after he had allowed four goals on 16 shots. The Flyers trailed 4-0 when he exited the game, but they managed to come back and tie the game at four. Unfortunately for Philadelphia, the Blackhawks scored the final three goals of the game and took home the victory. Because of the circumstances of tonight's game, Neuvirth was given a no-decision, while Steve Mason was given the loss. Neuvirth owns a 4.23 goals-against-average and a .854 save percentage this season. Oct 19 - 12:34 AM

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Michal Neuvirth will indeed get the nod for Philadelphia on Tuesday.

He was victorious in the Flyers' season opener at Los Angeles posted a 2-0 record against the Chicago Blackhawks last season. "It's more based on what he's doing right now and really not based on past track record or history," coach Dave Hakstol said. "He played well in LA and did a good job for our team."
Oct 18 - 4:44 PM

Michal Neuvirth might get the call on Tuesday night against Chicago.

Neuvirth made 23 stops in a 4-2 win over Los Angeles last Friday, while Steve Mason allowed four goals on 35 shots in a 4-3 OT loss to Arizona on Saturday. If the Flyers named their starter based on the previous matches then Neuvirth will likely be in goal.
Oct 17 - 4:59 PM

Michal Neuvirth stopped 23 of 25 shots in a 4-2 win over the Kings on Friday.

The Flyers surprised many people when they announced that Michal Neuvirth would be starting the season opener over Steve Mason. It turned out to be the smart move as Neuvirth was able to backstop the Flyers to a victory. This goaltending situation has the potential to become a nightmare for fantasy owners if both he and Mason play well. It will be fun to watch both Flyers goaltenders battle for the starting position early on during the season. It seems that Neuvirth has the initial lead.
Oct 15 - 1:40 AM

In a bit of a surprise move, Michal Neuvirth will be the Flyers' starter in Friday's opening game.

Neuvirth and Steve Mason are expected to compete for playing time all season, but Mason was still seen as having the edge in the goaltending battle. This could be taken as a sign that Mason doesn't have that advantage, but it is worth noting that Mason will get the nod on Saturday.
Oct 14 - 2:51 PM

Michal Neuvirth should get the nod on Thursday.

Steve Mason is unavailable as he's expecting to become a father. As a result, Anthony Stolarz has been called up to serve as Neuvirth's understudy for the preseason game.
Oct 6 - 1:34 PM

Michal Neuvirth gave up three regulation goals and let two shots slip past in an overtime shootout as the Philadelphia Flyers lost to the Boston Bruins 4-3 in Saturday night’s preseason game.

The Flyer’s number two goalie played the entire game en route to the loss with a save percentage of .893. Last year in 32 games, he won 18 contests and boasted a save percentage of .924. The shootout goals scored against went to Danton Heinen and Jake DeBrusk.
Oct 2 - 12:15 AM

Michal Neuvirth stopped 44 of 50 shots in Team Czech Republic's 6-0 loss to Team Canada.

The end result wasn't surprising, but it's not the start to the tournament that the Czechs were looking for. The Canadians scored three goals over the final 12 minutes of the first period, two more in the second frame and a power play goal in the third. The Czech Republic will face Team Europe on Monday. Don't be surprised if Petr Mrazek gets the start in the one.
Sep 17 - 11:24 PM

It'll be Michal Neuvirth, not Petr Mrazek, who'll defend Czech Republic's crease in Saturday's opener against Canada.

Considering Neuvirth turned all 25 shots faced, while Mrazek stopped just 17 of 19 in the 3-2 win over Team North America on Wednesday, this isn't terribly surprising. It's worth noting that Neuvirth spent much of last season pushing Steve Mason for Philadelphia's starting gig as well, so he's no common back-up.
Sep 17 - 8:11 PM

Michal Neuvirth turned aside all 25 shots he faced in the Czech Republic's 3-2 victory over North America in Wednesday's exhibition game.

Neuvirth was in net for the first two periods of the game. Petr Mrazek got to work the third frame and kicked out 17 of 19 shots. It wouldn't be surprising to see Neuvirth get the nod when the World Cup begins.
Sep 14 - 6:22 PM

Michal Neuvirth stopped 20 of 21 shots in the Czech Republic's 2-1 shootout win over Russia.

Neuvirth blanked Team Russia through two periods before giving up a goal to Nikita Kucherov early in the third. He made two more saves in the shootout.
Sep 10 - 2:07 PM

Flyers GM Ron Hextall doesn't plan on trading Steve Mason or Michal Neuvirth over the summer.

Neuvirth stepped up nicely in the playoffs and that's sparked debate as to whether he should be the team's starter over Mason. Either way, the fact that the Flyers have two potential candidates for the top job has led to speculation that this issue will ultimately be resolved with a trade. It doesn't sound like that's probable though. "I don't believe that's a strength that you want to weaken," Hextall said. "The old saying, Wayne Gretzky got traded, right? So I'm not going to sit here and say no I wouldn't trade anybody on our team, because the reality of it is, if the deal was right, it's my job to strengthen our team and the organization. It's certainly not something we're focusing on or looking to do."
Apr 28 - 11:22 AM

Michal Neuvirth stopped 28 of 29 shots in Sunday's 1-0 loss to the Washington Capitals.

Neuvirth continued his fantastic play in the series, but it wasn't enough to save the Flyers' season. Since coming into the series in Game 4, Neuvirth allowed just two goals on 105 shots. He finishes the postseason with a 0.67 goals-against-average and a .981 save percentage in three starts.
Apr 24 - 3:27 PM

Michal Neuvirth is expected to get the start in goal for the Flyers Sunday.

It will be quite the shock if he doesn't as he has given up only one goal in two games in winning Games 4 and 5 while his partner in net, Steve Mason, lost the first three contests and looked weak at times between the pipes. Neuvirth has stopped 75 shots in the playoffs and the Capitals will need to figure out a way to solve his mastery if they don't want the series to go to Game 7.
Apr 24 - 9:30 AM

Michal Neuvirth was fantastic in Friday's 2-0 win over the Washington Capitals.

What a performance by Neuvirth, as he turned aside all 44 of Washington's shots in this game. As a team, the Flyers only managed to take 11 shots on the Capitals' net. Making the switch from Steve Mason to Neuvirth has really paid off for Philadelphia. They've won both games since swapping goaltenders. Neuvirth has stopped 75 of 76 shots in his two starts. He'll look to continue his dominance of the Capitals in Game 6, which goes Sunday in Philadelphia. The Capitals still lead the best-of-seven series 3-2, but the Flyers are making things extremely interesting.
Apr 22 - 10:07 PM

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