The Philadelphia Flyers are going back to Michal Neuvirth.
Not because Steve Mason has struggled. In fact, Mason has been excellent of late.
But tonight in Toronto, against one of the teams the Flyers are fighting for the final playoff spot in the East, it’s simply Neuvirth’s turn.
“The schedule dictates it,” Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol said, per CSN Philly. “Mase has been real good. He’s done a great job for us and Neuvy has to do the same thing for us tonight. You look at the schedule right now, one guy is not going to be able to run the table. It’s a good night for Neuvy to go in and do a job for his teammates.”
Neuvirth hasn’t played in almost two weeks. His last start, on Feb. 25, he allowed four goals on 29 shots in a 4-2 loss to Pittsburgh. On the season, he’s 10-9-1 with a lowly .887 save percentage.
The Flyers next game after tonight’s is Saturday in Boston.