|(4/22/16) Neuvirth will shield the net Friday night for Game 5 against the Capitals, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.|
Neuvirth has the only win for the Flyers in this series against a fierce Washington team that claimed the Presidents' Trophy for most points in the regular season. In order to stretch the series, Neuvy will have to be one of the team's best on the penalty kill. Of course, the Philly skaters could do him a huge favor by playing disciplined hockey and limiting silly penalties at all costs. To that point, the Caps are converting just over 42 percent of their power-play opportunities in the playoffs - no team is stronger in that category. This is a road game for Neuvy, and from a fantasy perspective, it's best to roll with a different goalie, someone who doesn't have so many factors working against him.