Gigantic Czech infant child Michal Neuvirth stopped 44 of 44 shots in Friday’s shutout over the Caps. It was one of the best goalie performances in Philly history.
Whatever happened to the goalie who blew the 2011 playoffs for the Capitals?
where the hell is THIS Neuvirth pic.twitter.com/NmC1mL02wO
— Good Tweet Pete 🌮 (@peterhassett) April 23, 2016
Neuvy allowed 15 goals in four consecutive losses to the Tampa Bay Lightning. He had an .867 save percentage, which is very bad.
Here are my faves.
Way to serve up the rebound, Mikey. Enjoy giving Arnott that piggyback.
That’s a juicy rebound, Mikey. That’s a well-rested, medium-rare steak rebound.
Ah, the dreaded, no-lift blind backhand to the short side. Who could ever stop that?
Thompson was so obviously not going to shoot there, but, sure, stare at him anyway.
The conclusion? Well, there are two.
First, I’m so salty I could cure pork.
Second, goalies are not reliable. Neuvirth saved .986 in two games this series, but he might be an escape goat rodeo clown on Sunday. The only way to find out is to bury him in pucks and crash the net.
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