Neuvirth Starts in Goal for Game 4
VOORHEES — Michal Neuvirth will be between the pipes with everything on the line for the Flyers Wednesday night.
Facing elimination they will go away from Steve Mason and insert Neuvirth, who has played in two games since March 5.
The Flyers being down 3-0 in the series is no fault of Mason's. He's gotten two goals in support in three games. The Flyers are just hoping Neuvirth lights a fire under the team.
"He always was pretty clutch," said Jake Voracek, who has known Neuvirth since they were little kids, "so I’m sure he’s going to be fine tonight."
Even if he is, goaltending hasn't been the Flyers' problem in this series anyway. Mason's even-strength save percentage is .922, usually good enough to win. His shorthanded save percentage is .714 and the Capitals have eight goals on the man advantage. The Flyers simply need to stay out of the penalty box. Special teams have dominated this series. The Flyers are 0-for-13 on the man advantage in the first three games.