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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
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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

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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

Michal Neuvirth will play between the pipes Friday night in Game 5 against Washington.

Neuvirth got his first start of the 2016 playoffs on Wednesday and turned aside 31 of 32 shots in a 2-1 victory over Washington. After a performance like that, it's no surprise that the Flyers are sticking with Neuvirth.
Apr 22 - 3:14 PM

Michal Neuvirth, making his first start this postseason, steered away 31 shots to help the Philadelphia Flyers edge the visiting Washington Capitals 2-1 Wednesday night.

A former Capital, Neuvirth replaced Steve Mason in the Philly net and the Flyers extended their first-round series to a fifth game. The heavily favored Caps lead the best-of-seven series 3-1. Neuvirth made several impressive saves to post the win and will probably get the nod again in Game 5 on Friday night.
Apr 20 - 11:31 PM

Michal Neuvirth will get the nod for Philadelphia in Game 4 on Wednesday night.

He will make his first postseason start for the Flyers with the team facing elimination. "I think it's a good time for a change for our team going into this game," coach Dave Hakstol said. "I believe Neuvy is the guy who can go in for us in this situation and do a great job."
Apr 20 - 2:38 PM

Coach Dave Hakstol hasn't made a decision on his starting goalie for Game 4, but he is contemplating a change.

"There's two sides to that argument," Hakstol said. "I think you can make your argument to go either direction. It's a decision we'll make tomorrow, our regular process on game day." Michal Neuvirth could get the nod with Flyers behind 3-0 in the series. He hasn't started since the Flyers' regular-season finale, but he feels ready to go if he's called upon to play.
Apr 19 - 5:33 PM

Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Daily News argued that the Flyers should start Michal Neuvirth in Game 4.

Carchidi suggested that Steve Mason has looked worn down in the Flyers' first round series against Washington. Mason has a 4.09 GAA and .852 save percentage in the series as Philadelphia is now in a 0-3 deficit. Teams tend to be secretive in the playoffs, so the Flyers are unlikely to name their starting goaltender in advance of Wednesday's game. That being said, it certainly wouldn't be surprising if Neuvirth gets the nod given how this series has gone.
Apr 19 - 9:26 AM

Philadelphia goalie Michal Neuvirth says the pressure is on the favored Capitals in the Eastern Conference first round series between the Flyers and Washington, which opens Thursday.

"It's playoffs," said Neuvirth, who was a member of the Washington organization from 2006 to 2014. "You're motivated as much as you want, but obviously we've got a great team. It's going to be a lot of pressure on them and it's going to be a good series." Neuvirth says the Caps will try very hard to get over the hump and win what has been an elusive championship. "I've been there, and we had great teams for a few years," said Neuvirth, who shares Philly's goaltending duties with Steve Mason. "We never could make it in the playoffs. Anything can happen in the playoffs."
Apr 11 - 10:55 PM

Michal Neuvirth stopped 15 of 17 shots in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Islanders.

Neuvirth gave up the first two goals of the game, but he managed to keep the puck out of the net in the second and third periods. The 28-year-old finishes the season with an 18-8-4 record with a 2.27 goals-against-average and a .924 save percentage. He'll open the playoffs as Philadelphia's backup goalie behind Steve Mason.
Apr 10 - 10:50 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Boyd Gordon
4Scott Laughton
5Jordan Weal
6Nick Cousins
7Roman Lyubimov
LW1Matt Read
2Brayden Schenn
3Michael Raffl
4Chris VandeVelde
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
4Dale Weise
5Cole Bardreau
D1Mark Streit
2Shayne Gostisbehere
3Michael Del Zotto
4Andrew MacDonald
5Nick Schultz
6Radko Gudas
7Brandon Manning
8Samuel Morin
9Ivan Provorov
G1Steve Mason
2Michal Neuvirth