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Latest Michal Neuvirth Items
Michal Neuvirth thought there was a chance he could start Sunday afternoon at the New York Rangers, even though Tomas Vokoun was set to start for the Washington Capitals in such a marquee matchup.
Even now when every Washington Capitals game is televised, players admitted playing in this spotlight was a big deal: On national television, against the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers, at Madison Square Garden.
A couple of Washington Capitals players were taken by surprise when told the news that Mike Knuble would be a healthy scratch on Thursday night against the Winnipeg Jets.
Tomas Vokoun's first career game came with the Montreal Canadiens in Philadelphia on Feb. 6, 1997. He got shelled for four goals on 14 shots and was yanked after one period. At 20 years old, that could have been his only chance as he faded away along with countless other goalies who didn't work out in the NHL.
It's a 50-50 chance for Dale Hunter to pick a goaltender and get second-guessed. Tomas Vokoun established himself as the Washington Capitals' No. 1 guy over the past month, but it was Michal Neuvirth who got the call Wednesday night for the biggest game in a while, a road showdown with the Florida Panthers.
Every game day in 2012, Jeff Schultz has gotten to the rink and learned he wasn't playing. Twelve straight games, no injury and the defenseman couldn't crack the Washington Capitals' lineup. The team even called up Tomas Kundratek to make his NHL debut rather than play Schultz.
Alex Ovechkin was effusive in his praise of countryman Evgeni Malkin the day before the Washington Capitals visited the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Brooks Laich sat at his locker alone in the visiting dressing room at Consol Energy Center, head in his hands.
Before talking to reporters Wednesday night at Bell Centre, Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich went over to Michal Neuvirth and shook his hand. Despite being outshot for the seventh straight game, the Caps cruised to a 3-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens, thanks to the goaltender.