Monday, April 18, 2011

Dishy Goalie Monday- Michal Neuvirth

Warning: I LOVE Michal Neuvirth

Stanley Cup Playoff's are in full swing and as we watch the first-round match ups, it comes as no surprise that rookie goaltender Michal Neuvirth has been outstanding.

The 23-year-old Czech native has been a work horse for the Washington Capitals this season. While many were debating which goaltender would start for the Caps, there was little question in my mind, Neuvith has the net.

Through his first three playoff appearances, Neuvirth stats are spectacular, 1.22 GAA with a .951 SV% and a shutout.

None too shabby for a rookie goaltender in his first full season in the NHL. The former Hershey Bear is ranked first among Rookie goaltenders in the playoffs.

Neuvy played in 48 games this season, winning 27 of them.

While Semyon Varlamov struggled with injury, Neuvirth shined....

and stretched.....

and stretched a teensy bit more.

While I can't (won't) speculate on the outcome of the playoffs, I can say that I thoroughly enjoy watching Neuvirth in net and that's enough of a reason to wish for a long run for the Capitals.

1 comment:

  1. No idea why, but... I now have the most intense craving for Papa Johns. Mmmmmmm, bendy stretchy... uh... pizza. Yup.