Capitals Insider: Michal Neuvirth


Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth downplays competition with Tomas Vokoun

Though he may have lost his grip on the No. 1 job, Michal Neuvirth, 23 (pictured, left), said he’s not threatened by the addition of fellow goaltender and Czech native Tomas Vokoun, 35.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  04:55 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 05/28/2011

Reviewing the Capitals’ 2010-11 season: Michal Neuvirth

For Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth, the key will not be to focus on what he accomplished in his rookie season but to build on it.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:56 AM ET, 05/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 03/03/2011

Capitals' Michal Neuvirth displays resilience in net

(Getty Images) One of the biggest determining factors in which goaltender will start in net for the Capitals this season has been the health of any particular netminder at any given moment. The seemingly constant stream of injuries in goal has been well documented, and the latest setback came when...

By Katie Carrera  |  01:34 PM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 03/03/2011

Capitals recall Braden Holtby

Washington recalled goaltender Braden Holtby from Hershey and he is on the ice with the Capitals this morning. Michal Neuvirth is also out on the ice for the morning skate and he is expected to get the start against the Blues at Verizon Center. Semyon Varlamov is day-to-day with a...

By Katie Carrera  |  10:16 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 03/02/2011

Michal Neuvirth, Semyon Varlamov both not at Capitals' practice; Todd Ford facing shots

Todd Ford is the only goaltender on the ice for this morning's practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. A team spokesman said Michal Neuvirth is "taking a day off", and also said Semyon Varlamov will not practice today. Varlamov suffered what is believed to be a knee injury over the weekend,...

By Greg Schimmel  |  11:11 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 02/27/2011

Michal Neuvirth bounces back to help keep Islanders at bay

Michal Neuvirth didn't find out until the morning skate on Saturday that he'd be starting against the Islanders. But when Semyon Varlamov came up injured, Neuvirth had no choice but to be ready. "I always want to know the day before that I'm going to play if I can, but...

By Katie Carrera  |  09:13 AM ET, 02/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 01/19/2011

Capitals Coach Bruce Boudreau: Goaltender durability 'always' a concern

It's been a rare occurrence this season when both Michal Neuvirth and Semyon Varlamov have been healthy, allowing the Capitals to split time freely between the pair of 22-year-old netminders. In the middle of a three-game, week-long road trip the injuries continued as Neuvirth, who was unable to finish Tuesday's...

By Katie Carrera  |  01:11 PM ET, 01/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 01/11/2011

Bruce Boudreau on starting Michal Neuvirth, managing goaltenders' workloads

Michal Neuvirth will get the start tonight at 7:30 p.m. against the Florida Panthers in what may be a more important game for the Capitals than simply meets the eye. With Tampa Bay inactive tonight and waiting for Washington arrive on Wednesday, the Capitals could take a one-point edge on...

By Katie Carrera  |  12:37 PM ET, 01/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 01/11/2011

Michal Neuvirth expected to start for Capitals tonight vs. Panthers

Quick update from Katie, who's running to talk to Alex Ovechkin about being named to the NHL All-Star roster: Michal Neuvirth is expected to get the start in goal for Washington tonight against the Panthers. Defenseman Tom Poti and center Boyd Gordon will be out tonight. Meantime, Brian Willsie, recalled...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  11:44 AM ET, 01/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 01/03/2011

Michal Neuvirth struck in face during practice

UPDATED Washington goalie Michal Neuvirth apparently got hit in the face with a stick during the early portion of pratice this morning at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, forcing him from the ice and to the locker room for further assessment. Neuvirth appeared more than a little annoyed as he took off...

By Gene Wang  |  10:21 AM ET, 01/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 12/20/2010

Michal Neuvirth regains some confidence after win in Ottawa

Semyon Varlamov walked through the visitor's dressing room doorway, patted his counterpart on the shoulder and gave a nod to acknowledge Michal Neuvirth's part in snapping the Capitals' losing streak at eight games. It might not have been a flawless game, but for Neuvirth, who hadn't won since Nov. 17...

By Katie Carrera  |  11:40 AM ET, 12/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 12/14/2010

Bruce Boudreau on goaltending: 'We're not going after anybody else'

There may be a variety of reasons for the Washington Capitals' six-game losing streak, but goaltending is not chief among them, at least not according to Coach Bruce Boudreau, who vigorously defended Michal Neuvirth and Semyon Varlamov today after practice when questioned about local and national media reports suggesting an...

By Gene Wang  |  01:16 PM ET, 12/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 11/02/2010

Michal Neuvirth named NHL's rookie of the month

The NHL named Capitals goaltender Michal Neuvirth its rookie of the month for October. Neuvirth has started 10 of the Capitals' 11 games this season and boasts a 2.15 goals-against average and .926 save percentage, stopping 252 of the 272 shots he's faced so far this season. Here's one of...

By Katie Carrera  |  01:22 PM ET, 11/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 10/09/2010

Michal Neuvirth appears set to start tonight

One night after the Caps' season-opening loss in Atlanta, it looks like goalie Michal Neuvirth will get his second straight start in tonight's home opener against the Devils. "He played good," a grumpy Coach Bruce Boudreau said this morning. "Sometimes you play good and you don't get rewarded. Your save...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  10:33 AM ET, 10/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 09/22/2010

Michal Neuvirth signs two-year extension

The Capitals have confirmed that they've signed Michal Neuvirth to a two-year extension worth $2.3 million, as was first reported by CapGeek. The 22-year-old goaltender will earn $1.15 million per year beginning in 2011-12 under his new deal. Neuvirth was set to become a restricted free agent at the end...

By Katie Carrera  |  10:10 AM ET, 09/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 09/18/2010

Michal Neuvirth debuts new mask

Among the main story lines as the Washington Capitals begin training camp today at KCI is the goalie competition between Semyon Varlamov and Michal Neuvirth. While Varlamov may have a slight edge at the moment, Neuvirth will have every opportunity to show he should be the starter when Washington opens...

By Gene Wang  |  01:35 PM ET, 09/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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