PHILADELPHIA With 4:22 left on the clock, the Flyers’ goalie was down on all fours with the puck under his glove.

Chris VandeVelde bent down with one hand on his goalie’s back and said something to him.

It probably went something like, ‘Hey, thanks for saving our bacon all night. … Oh, and for doing the same thing on Monday.’

Since being called into action for starter Steve Mason, who is away from the team dealing with a family issue, Michal Neuvirth has been perfect.

The biggest upgrade in the summer made another 30 saves Wednesday against the reigning champion Chicago Blackhawks in a 3-0 win. His shutout streak stands at 132 minutes and five seconds.

“I just feel the more I play the better I feel and the more confident I get,” said Neuvirth, the first goalie to start his Flyers career with back-to-back shutouts in his first two starts since Jeff Hackett in 2003. “Just come into the game, come relaxed and I think to ‘just have fun and trust yourself.’ I feel good.”

(Flyers insider Dave Isaac talks Michal Neuvirth with Mike Gill on the Sports Bash)