Capitals Insider: Michal Neuvirth


Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Capitals season review: Goaltending

A look at the odd year in net for the Capitals.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:59 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Goaltending, Jaroslav Halak, Michal Neuvirth, Olie Kolzig, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Capitals acquire goaltender Jaroslav Halak, send Michal Neuvirth to Sabres

Washington sends Michal Neuvirth to Buffalo.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:52 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Allan Walsh, Buffalo Sabres, Jaroslav Halak, Michal Neuvirth, NHL trade deadline

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 02/06/2014

Michal Neuvirth ill; Braden Holtby to face Jets

For the second time this season, Neuvirth will be unable to make a scheduled start.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:03 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Goalies, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 02/03/2014

How much has inconsistent goaltending cost the Caps this season?

George McPhee said that the Capitals would have 10 more points with better goaltending this season.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:19 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, George McPhee, Goalies, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 02/03/2014

Five thoughts on the Caps’ win over the Red Wings

Notes and observations from Washington’s 6-5 overtime win on Sunday.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:15 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Red Wings, connor carrick, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Joel Ward, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 02/02/2014

Michal Neuvirth to start against Red Wings

Mike Green and Brooks Laich are both game-time decisions.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:02 AM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Red Wings, Injuries, Michal Neuvirth, Mike Green

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 01/25/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 2-1 loss to the Devils

Notes and observations from Friday’s loss in New Jersey.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:24 AM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Devils, Dmitry Orlov, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Michal Neuvirth, penalties

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 01/24/2014

Alex Ovechkin to miss second game with groin injury

News and notes from the morning skate in Newark.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:41 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Devils, Groin injuries, Injuries, John Erskine, Lineups, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Michal Neuvirth to start against Penguins

Pregame notes ahead of tonight’s showdown between the Caps and Pens.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:58 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Pens, Lineups, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Michal Neuvirth to start against Maple Leafs

The 25-year-old netminder will make his first appearance since Nov. 22.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:42 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Leafs, Goalies, Lineups, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 01/08/2014

Olie Kolzig on Caps’ goaltending battle: ‘It will sort itself out’

Capitals goaltending coach Olie Kolzig discusses the ongoing drama in Washington’s goal.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:15 AM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Goalies, Michal Neuvirth, Olie Kolzig

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 01/06/2014

Capitals won’t retool struggling penalty kill

Penalty killers are focusing on preventing shots from getting through, rather than traffic in front.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:35 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Czech Olympic team, John Erskine, Karl Alzner, Martin Erat, Michal Neuvirth, Penalty Kill, Sochi 2014

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 12/30/2013

Michal Neuvirth: ‘If I don’t play, I don’t get better’ (updated)

Neuvirth declines to comment when asked if he has asked the Capitals to trade him.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:43 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Goaltenders, Michal Neuvirth, Trades

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 12/21/2013

Morning skate: Grubauer again? Neuvirth unhappy

With goaltender Philipp Grubauer providing confidence and some stability in net for the Caps, Michal Neuvirth has become the odd man out.

By Barry Svrluga  |  12:49 PM ET, 12/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Marcus Johansson, Michal Neuvirth, Philipp Gruabuer

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 12/14/2013

Erik Gudbranson won’t face supplemental discipline for hit against Eric Fehr

The Panthers defenseman won’t receive a suspension for his hit on Eric Fehr.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:13 PM ET, 12/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Panthers, Eric Fehr, Injuries, John Erskine, Michal Neuvirth, Practice update

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Michal Neuvirth joins Hershey on conditioning stint

The Capitals’ netminder will test out his injured right ankle on a conditioning stint in Hershey this weekend.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:40 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hershey Bears, Injuries, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Braden Holtby will start as Capitals host injury-ravaged Lightning

Notes from the Capitals morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:29 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Caps-Lightning, Injuries, Lineups, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 12/08/2013

Philipp Grubauer to start against Rangers

Pregame notes ahead of the Caps’ matchup with the Rangers.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:46 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-NYR, Groin injuries, Injuries, Lineups, Michal Neuvirth, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Michal Neuvirth practices, doesn’t expect to play this weekend

Notes from Capitals practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:41 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Injuries, Michal Neuvirth, Philipp Grubauer, Practice update

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Capitals recall Patrick Wey, reassign Tyson Strachan to Hershey (updated)

News and notes from Thursday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:20 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Hershey Bears, Injuries, Michal Neuvirth, Patrick Wey, Practice update, Roster moves, Tom Wilson, Tyson Strachan

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Eric Fehr confident, making most of his time on Capitals’ second line

Notes from the Capitals morning skate

By Katie Carrera  |  11:45 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Canes, Eric Fehr, Injuries, John Erskine, Lineups, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Michal Neuvirth placed on injured reserve, Brooks Laich misses another practice with groin injury (update)

The backup goaltender will be eligible to return to the lineup Saturday against Nashville.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:14 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Goalies, Groin injuries, Injuries, Michal Neuvirth, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 09:56 PM ET, 11/29/2013

Braden Holtby comes up big on short notice, helps fuel Caps’ win

Braden Holtby finished with 35 saves in a game he wasn’t supposed to appear in.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:56 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Habs, Goalies, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 11/29/2013

Michal Neuvirth injured during warmups, won’t travel to New York (updated)

A last-minute switch in net for Washington.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:12 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Habs, Goalies, Injuries, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Michal Neuvirth injured in Capitals practice (updated)

The Capitals’ backup netminder left practice early Monday.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:13 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Michal Neuvirth to start in Vancouver

Michal Neuvirth will make his second start of the season tonight, plus other notes from the Caps’ morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:46 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Canucks, Lineups, Michal Neuvirth, Practice update

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 10/13/2013

Five thoughts on Washington’s 5-1 loss to the Avalanche

Notes and observations on the Capitals 5-1 loss to the Avalanche.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:41 AM ET, 10/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Avs, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Karl Alzner, Michal Neuvirth, Nicklas Backstrom, Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 10/11/2013

Semyon Varlamov expected to make first start against Capitals since trade to Avalanche

More than two years after he was traded to the Avalanche, Semyon Varlamov will get his first start against his former team.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:32 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Avs, Michal Neuvirth, Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 10/04/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals' win over the Flames

Notes on the Capitals’ win over the Flames.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:01 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Flames, connor carrick, Five thoughts, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 11:40 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals 4-1 win over the Predators

Notes on Mikhail Grabovski’s place on the first power-play unit, Michal Neuvirth’s puck handling and more.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:40 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Eric Fehr, Five thoughts, Martin Erat, Matt Hendricks, Michal Neuvirth, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 11:55 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 shootout win in Philadelphia

Joel Rechlicz scores the game-winner, John Erskine’s place in the lineup and more.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:55 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Eric Fehr, Five thoughts, Joel Rechlicz, John Erskine, Michal Neuvirth, Preseason

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 06/24/2013

Capitals 'not interested' in trading Michal Neuvirth, McPhee says

General Manager George McPhee says the Capitals have no interest in trading Michal Neuvirth. But he's still penciled in as Braden Holtby's backup heading into next season.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:24 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, George McPhee, Goaltenders, Michal Neuvirth, offseason

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Capitals season review: Goaltending

Braden Holtby anchored the Capitals for the bulk of the season, but GM George McPhee insists there is no hierarchy in net.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:46 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, George McPhee, Goalies, Michal Neuvirth, Season breakdown

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 04/27/2013

Capitals re-sign Michal Neuvirth

Michal Neuvirth signs a two-year contract worth $5 million with an annual salary cap hit of $2.5 million.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:21 AM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Contract extension, Goalies, Michal Neuvirth, Signings

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Braden Holtby back in net vs. Carolina for 29th start of season

Rest is all well and good but Braden Holtby would rather be in the Capitals net. He'll be back there Thursday night with a start against the Carolina Hurricanes.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:51 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Canes, Goalies, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 04/10/2013

One-timers: Capitals shake off early deficit in Montreal; Ovechkin leads the way again

ONE-TIMERS | The Caps shake off an initial one-goal deficit and demonstrate their resiliency.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:02 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Habs, Eric Fehr, Jack Hillen, Jay Beagle, Michal Neuvirth, One timers

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Adam Oates on starting Michal Neuvirth in Montreal: 'He needs to know that he's a part of our team'

Coach Adam Oates explains why the Capitals will turn to Michal Neuvirth tonight in Montreal.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:55 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Habs, Goalies, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Michal Neuvirth takes part in Capitals morning skate: 'I'm feeling good'

Michal Neuvirth says he's feeling better three days after being struck in the mask by a shot.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:17 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Canes, Goalies, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 03/31/2013

Michal Neuvirth not feeling well, Capitals recall Philipp Grubauer

The Captials are guarding against the possibility that Michal Neuvirth suffered a concussion when he took a puck off the mask in Saturday's morning skate. They've called up Philipp Grubauer to back up Braden Holtby against the Flyers.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:40 PM ET, 03/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Flyers, Concussions, Goalies, Michal Neuvirth, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 01:24 AM ET, 03/29/2013

Michal Neuvirth adjusting to light workload

Michal Neuvirth has never had this light of a workload as a full-time NHLer. He's adjusting but still wants to be a No. 1 netminder.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:24 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Goalies, Goaltenders, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 03/15/2013

One-timers: More on Alex Ovechkin's night against Carolina

More from the Capitals 3-2 comeback win in Carolina including notes on the dramatic game winner and Alex Ovechkin's 700th career point.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:19 AM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Canes, Joey Crabb, Michal Neuvirth, One timers

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Michal Neuvirth will start in net Thursday against Carolina

Adam Oates plans to start Michal Neuvirth in net on Thursday against the Hurricanes.

By Eric Detweiler  |  02:08 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Michal Neuvirth, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 03/10/2013

Braden Holtby pulled after allowing three goals in loss to Rangers

Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby on his game after allowing three goals on 19 shots: "It has to be better, simple as that."

By Katie Carrera  |  06:36 PM ET, 03/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Rangers, Goalies, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 03/08/2013

Mike Green skates, Philipp Grubauer practices with Capitals (updated)

News and notes from Capitals practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:25 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Line combinations, Marcus Johansson, Michal Neuvirth, Mike Green, Practice update

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 03/07/2013

Michal Neuvirth sick, Capitals recall Philipp Grubauer (updated)

Michal Neuvirth is sick once again so the Capitals have recalled prospect Philipp Grubauer.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:14 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Call-ups, Caps-Panthers, Michal Neuvirth, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 02/27/2013

Capitals recall Philipp Grubauer, Michal Neuvirth sick

With Michal Neuvirth ill, the Capitals have recalled prospect Philipp Grubauer. He'll likely serve as Braden Holtby's backup against the Flyers.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:05 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Call-ups, Caps-Flyers, Michal Neuvirth, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 02/09/2013

George McPhee on Michal Neuvirth, Braden Holtby: 'They can both play better'

General Manager George McPhee says the Capitals needs better performances from goaltenders Michal Neuvirth and Braden Holtby.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:40 PM ET, 02/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, George McPhee, Goaltenders, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 12:29 AM ET, 02/08/2013

Coach Adam Oates explains goaltender switch against Penguins

The Capitals first-year coach explains why he pulled starter Michal Neuvirth against Pittsburgh.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:29 AM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Pens, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 02/06/2013

One-timers: Capitals searching for answers

Notes and analysis from the Capitals' 3-2 loss to Toronto.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:50 AM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Leafs, Karl Alzner, Marcus Johansson, Michal Neuvirth, One timers, Tom Poti

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 02/05/2013

Neuvirth will start vs. Toronto, Ovechkin talks about scoring woes

Capitals Coach Adam Oates will go with Michal Neuvirth in net Tuesday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:04 PM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Leafs, Michal Neuvirth, Phil Kessel

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 02/02/2013

Braden Holtby to start against Penguins

Goaltender Braden Holtby will face the Penguins for the first time in his career Sunday.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:47 PM ET, 02/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Pens, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 02/01/2013

Braden Holtby will start vs. Flyers (updated)

The 22-year-old netminder will get his first start since Jan. 22.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:35 AM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Jack Hillen, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 01/31/2013

Michal Neuvirth brings 'stability' to struggling Caps

Goaltender Braden Holtby says Michal Neuvirth "deserves" to play and understands why the Capitals are rolling with the 24-year-old Czech.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:32 PM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Leafs, Goalies, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 01/30/2013

One-timers: Caps' strong start dampened by tough finish in Ottawa

Notes and analysis from the Capitals loss to Ottawa.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:04 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Sens, Joel Ward, Mathieu Perreault, Matt Hendricks, Michal Neuvirth, One timers

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 01/28/2013

One-timers: Have the Capitals found line combinations that might stick?

Notes and analysis from the Capitals’ first win.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:28 AM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Sabres, Joel Ward, Michal Neuvirth, One timers

Posted at 01:18 AM ET, 01/26/2013

Michal Neuvirth keeps Caps afloat against Devils

While they didn't win in New Jersey, the Capitals got a stand out performance from goaltender Michal Neuvirth.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:18 AM ET, 01/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Devils, Joel Ward, Karl Alzner, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Michal Neuvirth ready to face Canadiens

Neuvirth will make his first start of the season on Thursday.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:44 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Habs, Goaltenders, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Oates expects both Holtby and Neuvirth to play a lot in shortened season

Coach Adam Oates talks a bit about how he plans on using the goaltenders.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:39 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Goaltenders, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 01/12/2013

Michal Neuvirth, Wojtek Wolski join Capitals skate

Most of the Capitals take part in one final informal workout before the start of training camp Sunday.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:41 AM ET, 01/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michal Neuvirth, Training Camp, Wojtek Wolski

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 11/23/2012

Troy Brouwer frustrated by comments from Roman Hamrlik and Michal Neuvirth

The Capitals' alternate NHLPA representative does not agree with his two teammates' views about the NHL lockout.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:12 AM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michal Neuvirth, NHL lockout, Roman Hamrlik, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 08:15 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Tomas Vokoun leaves Capitals-Bruins game with injury

Goalie Tomas Vokoun leaves Thursday’s game in Boston because of an injury. It’s likely Vokoun aggravated the groin strain he has battled since late February.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:15 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capitals Insider | Tags:  Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Hunter: If Neuvirth ‘was standing on his head every night,’ Holtby wouldn’t have started against San Jose

Coach Dale Hunter offers a more candid explanation for why Braden Holtby started over Michal Neuvirth.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:05 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Michal Neuvirth likely to start against San Jose

Michal Neuvirth is the likely starter for the Capitals tonight against San Jose.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:11 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 02/02/2012

Michal Neuvirth’s ordinary night in Florida

Michal Neuvirth wasn’t horrible against the Florida Panthers but he was most decidely ordinary.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:57 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 12:50 AM ET, 02/11/2010

Caps suffer loss, injuries in Montreal

Tonight's 6-5 overtime loss at Bell Centre was a bit of a disaster for the Caps' defense and for sportswriters scrambling on snow deadlines. Since it's so late and the wireless here is on the fritz, I have to be really brief. Check out my web-only gamer, which has...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  12:50 AM ET, 02/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Boudreau, Canadiens, Capitals, Josh Gorges, Michal Neuvirth, Tom Poti

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 02/10/2010

Boudreau: 'The minute I relax is the minute they relax'

Washington's Michal Neuvirth and Montreal's Carey Price each came off the ice first during their respective morning skates, so it looks like they'll be your starting netminders tonight at Bell Centre as the Caps look to tie the second-longest winning streak in NHL history. The big news this morning was...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  01:35 PM ET, 02/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Bruce Boudreau, Jason Chimera, Jose Theodore, Michal Neuvirth, Mike Green, Montreal Canadiens, Quintin Laing, Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 02/09/2010

To beat the snow, Caps seek shelter in... Canada?

It's not often an escape from winter weather involves a trip up to Canada, but that's exactly the situation in which the Capitals find themselves. The team held an early 9 a.m. practice in order to catch a flight to Montreal before the D.C. area is hit with another heavy...

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:51 AM ET, 02/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Bruce Boudreau, Jose Theodore, Michal Neuvirth, Mike Green, Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 09:35 PM ET, 02/05/2010

Caps push win streak to 13

Alex Ovechkin scored a goal in his fourth straight game. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post) The Capitals extended their franchise-record winning streak to 13 games tonight with a 5-2 victory over Atlanta at Verizon Center. Nicklas Backstrom scored the go-ahead goal at 15 minutes 29 seconds of the second period,...

By Gene Wang  |  09:35 PM ET, 02/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Atlanta Thrashers, Jason Chimera, Michal Neuvirth, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 02/03/2010

Michal Neuvirth injured

Tim Leone, who covers the AHL's Hershey Bears for The Patriot-News, reports that Caps goalie Michal Neuvirth has a lower-body injury: Bears head coach Mark French said Tuesday that Neuvirth was scheduled to start Wednesday's game at Norfolk. Now he has been ruled out with a lower body injury. The...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  12:44 PM ET, 02/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 01/29/2010

Brooks Laich: 'We can't let down'

The Capitals had a short morning skate at KCI today, and while the mood was predictably upbeat in the locker room, there remained uncertainty surrounding who would be starting in goal tonight against Florida. Jose Theodore, who suffered a hip flexor Tuesday night against the New York Islanders, participated and...

By Gene Wang  |  11:19 AM ET, 01/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Florida Panthers, Jose Theodore, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 01/27/2010

Michal Neuvirth to start against Ducks

With goalie Jose Theodore sidelined, Michal Neuvirth, who stopped all 11 shots he faced in relief last night against the Islanders, will be between the pipes tonight against the Anaheim Ducks. In his last start against the Coyotes Saturday, Neuvirth stopped 28 of the 30 shots he faced in a...

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:34 PM ET, 01/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anaheim Ducks, Braden Holtby, Jose Theodore, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 01/27/2010

Goalie update: Braden Holtby arrives at Kettler

Michal Neuvirth and Braden Holtby were two of the first players on the ice this morning here at Kettler. They're out there right now with Quintin Laing, Brian Pothier, John Erskine, Jeff Schultz and Tyler Sloan. Coach Bruce Boudreau followed them out shortly thereafter, telling me, "you're not gonna get...

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:02 AM ET, 01/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Jose Theodore, Karl Alzner, Michal Neuvirth, Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 10:14 PM ET, 01/23/2010

Neuvirth settles in after uneven start

With Jose Theodore having played exceptionally well over the past handful of games, Michal Neuvirth was becoming almost a forgotten figure in the Washington Capitals' goaltending rotation. But then Coach Bruce Boudreau decided to go with Neuvirth for Saturday's game against Phoenix, following the thinking that he wanted to keep...

By Gene Wang  |  10:14 PM ET, 01/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michal Neuvirth, Phoenix Coyotes

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 01/15/2010

Theodore to start, Semin might be sidelined

Coach Bruce Boudreau said he plans to tap Jose Theodore to start tonight against the Maple Leafs as a reward for the veteran's impressive performance in relief of Michal Neuvirth on Wednesday night. The rest of the Caps' lineup, though, is unclear because of Alexander Semin's undisclosed injury. If the...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  12:04 PM ET, 01/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alexander Semin, Jeff Schultz, Jose Theodore, Michal Neuvirth, Mike Green, Semyon Varlamov, Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 01/14/2010

Bruce Boudreau on Semyon Varlamov: 'Every day it's getting better'

(Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post) Here's a quick update from Post reporter Gene Wang, who got Coach Bruce Boudreau on the phone for a bit today to chat about the goalie situation and tomorrow's game against the Leafs: The Capitals are coming off consecutive road games in which their goaltending...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  03:29 PM ET, 01/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jose Theodore, Michal Neuvirth, Semyon Varlamov, Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 01/11/2010

Erskine 'questionable' and other notes

The Caps just completed a brisk practice at the Lightning's facility in Brandon, Fla. This was one of those weird road practices where the players got dressed at the game rink, bussed to the practice rink, then bussed right back. That means there wasn't much time for post-practice interviews, but...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  01:54 PM ET, 01/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Erskine, Michal Neuvirth, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tom Poti