Neuvirth Won The Starting Job Last Season

Arts-and-Entertainment Bruce Boudreau will start Michal Neuvirth in net for the team’s Oct. 8 season opener vs. the Carolina Hurricanes, according to a report by CSN Insider Chuck Gormley.The news comes as a surprise as the Capitals signed free agent goalie Tomas Vokoun in the offseason, their biggest acquisition of the year. Vokoun is a two-time All-Star and the presumptive number one goalie for Washington. wholesale nfl jerseys Neuvirth won the starting job last season and played in 48 regular season games for the Capitals. He was also in net for all nine of the team’s playoff games in 2011.Neuvirth holds a .913 save percentage with 2.55 GAA in 70 career NHL games.Before coming to Washington Vokoun played 13 NHL seasons with time in Montreal, Nashville, and Florida. He has a .917 save percentage and 2.56 GAA in 632 career games. His career record in the NHL is 262-267-35.RALEIGH No one wants to keep talking about last year. No one wanted Friday night to be anything but a fresh start for the Carolina Hurricanes, a step in a new direction. It’s a time to look forward with optimism, not backward with pessimism.If only the Hurricanes didn’t make it so darn difficult to do that. The conclusion is unavoidable: Friday’s 5-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning to open this season looked all too similar to the 6-2 loss to these same Lightning that ended last season.On a night tinged with remembrance of losses past – last April’s defeat by the Lightning as well as the more significant losses of RBC Center ice man Donnie MacMillian and former Hurricanes forward Josef Vasicek, whose memories were honored Friday – the Hurricanes produced a disappointing defeat for the present.Given the way last season ended, it’s hard to imagine a more disheartening way to begin the next."I thought we had good effort," Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice said. "I liked the way we came out and the game plan."The Hurricanes ended the first period up a goal and threatening to score more.Jeff Skinner scored the first goal of the season at the end of a dynamic shift, one of many for the Calder Trophy winner on the night, Basketball jerseys coming soon after Cam Ward’s first big save of the season.At that moment, it was easy to see them moving forward, easy to see how things would be better this year.It’s harder to see that now, after a silly penalty by Jussi Jokinen – he flipped the puck in the general direction of one of the referees after a penalty on Justin Faulk – led to the go-ahead goal before the Hurricanes collapsed in the third period, giving up two goals 10 seconds apart and a desultory fifth in the late going. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: