Sports Neuvirth becomes 1st goalie ever to enter game during shootout and win

15:20  11 february  2018
15:20  11 february  2018 Source:   thescore.com

Mike Hoffman lifts Senators to shootout win over Flyers

  Mike Hoffman lifts Senators to shootout win over Flyers Mike Hoffman scored the only goal among 12 players in the shootout to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. The Senators looked like they had the game won in regulation, but Nolan Patrick tied the contest with 2.6 seconds left in the third period to force overtime.Neither team scored in the 3-on-3 5-minute period and neither looked like it was going to score in the shootout, either. After six Flyers shooters and five Senators missed, Hoffman finally connected with a pretty move that beat Michal Neuvirth and sent Ottawa to consecutive victories for the first time since Jan.

Good note from @BSmithFlyers: Tonight, Neuvirth (PHI) became first goalie ever to enter a game during a shootout and win . Previous 5 to try it all lost.

Flyers 2018-02-10 shootout neuvirth goalie . Now he will have a cold and be out for a week due to illness. It really helped that the Coyotes are just as bad at shootouts as we are.

It probably wasn't how the Philadelphia Flyers drew it up, but despite a goalie change midway through Saturday's shootout against the Arizona Coyotes, they still came away with the win, making some history in the process.

No. 1 goalie Brian Elliott took a stick to the face during Coyotes forward Clayton Keller's shootout attempt and was subsequently taken off the ice as a precaution. Backup netminder Michal Neuvirth was thrust into action in the third round of the shootout and proceeded to lift the Flyers to victory, not allowing a single goal on four attempts.

  Neuvirth becomes 1st goalie ever to enter game during shootout and win © Patrick Smith / Getty Images Sport / Getty

With the victory, Neuvirth became the first goalie in NHL history to enter during a shootout and win.

Ron & Don: NHL needs to straighten out goalie interference calls

  Ron & Don: NHL needs to straighten out goalie interference calls When it comes to the great goalie interference debate, Don Cherry is just as puzzled as the rest of us. Thursday’s controversial goal review between the Winnipeg Jets and Vegas Golden Knights only made things more confusing, as officials opted not to overturn a goal that saw Golden Knights forward James Neal slash Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck square in the mask during a skirmish in the crease. Cherry discussed the play during his segment on Hockey Night in Canada.

Good note from @BSmithFlyers: Tonight, Neuvirth (PHI) became first goalie ever to enter a game during a shootout and win . Previous 5 to try it all lost.

Neuvirth becomes 1 st goalie ever to enter game during shootout and win . Sunday - February 11th, 2018 16. It probably wasn't how the Philadelphia Flyers drew it up, but despite a goalie change midway through Saturday's shootout against the Arizona Coyotes, they still came away with the win

Despite taking a stick to his face, Elliott's injury was called a lower-body ailment by the Flyers, who added that he'll be re-evaluated once the team returns to Philadelphia.

With the victory, the Flyers find themselves in third and holding the final playoff spot in the tightening Metropolitan Division with 63 points - only six back of the division-leading Washington Capitals.

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Voracek's 2 late goals rally Flyers past Canadiens in OT .
Voracek's 2 late goals rally Flyers past Canadiens in OTVoracek also had an assist and Nolan Patrick had the other goal for Philadelphia, which improved to 7-0-2 in its last nine games. The Flyers, third in the Metropolitan Division, pulled two points behind second-place Pittsburgh and three behind first-place Washington.

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