Stolarz replaced Michal Neuvirth in the second period of Sunday's 7-1 loss to the Jets. He allowed four goals on 25 shots. It was a disastrous day for the Flyers all around, including Stolarz who was put in a tough situation after Neuvirth's dud of a start. The 24-year-old had only played in five games prior to Sunday's relief appearance. Right now, it's anyone's guess who'll start the Flyers' next game, a tough matchup Wednesday against the red-hot Flames.
Stolarz stopped 28 of 30 shots in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Sabres. The 24-year-old allowed two goals to Jack Eichel in the first period to put the Flyers in a 2-0 hole, but Stolarz settled down after that and let Claude Giroux and the offense get to work. With Michal Neuvirth (undisclosed) still not yet ready for action, Stolarz has started four straight games, going 2-1-1 with a mediocre .897 save percentage.
Stolarz will defend the net Saturday against the Sabres in Buffalo, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. While Michal Neuvirth has been activated from injured reserve, he has yet to make a start for the Flyers since his activation. As a result, Stolarz is making his fifth consecutive start for Philadelphia. He enters the matchup with a 3.19 GAA and .901 save percentage to go along with his 1-1-1 record.
Stolarz made 26 saves on 30 shots in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to Columbus. Stolarz and the Flyers were lucky to get a point out of this one considering they trailed 3-1 with under eight minutes remaining, and they lasted just 10 seconds in overtime before Seth Jones won it for the Blue jackets. The 24-year-old netminder probably isn't the long-term answer in the Philadelphia net (many have tried and failed before him), but he's flashed enough ability to warrant usage in select matchups.
Stolarz will tend the twine for Thursday's home clash with Columbus, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. With Michal Neuvirth only recently returned from an undisclosed injury, the Flyers will go back to Stolarz, who will be making his third straight start. Fellow prospect Carter Hart might get all of the attention as the netminder of the future, but the 24-year-old Stolarz has performed well in limited NHL action, as he is 3-2-1 with a .912 save percentage in 10 career games.
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