Here’s the goal that finally beat Michal Neuvirth


Michal Neuvirth has been the Philadelphia Flyers’ hero lately, but he’s not Superman.

After a remarkable shutout in Game 5, Neuvirth once again kept the Washington Capitals off the board during the first period of Game 6. Eventually, even the hottest goalie faces a shot that’s just too perfectly placed.

That was the case with a great Nicklas Backstrom goal set up by some strong work from Alex Ovechkin, which you can watch in the video above.

Some tidbits about Neuvirth’s strong run:

Now he needs some help from the sputtering Flyers offense, which failed to convert on a lengthy 5-on-3 opportunity in the middle frame.