Michal Neuvirth hasn't looked very good for the Washington Capitals in this second round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. But according to Stephen Whyno, Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau will likely stick with the young goal tender in tonight's all important Game 4.
I asked Boudreau if he considered switch to Varly. "no." So Michal starting? "maybe."
Boudreau might be trying to hold some of his cards in advance of the game tonight, but if he hasn't considered making a move, that suggests that one won't be made. According to another tweet by Whyno, a Capitals defenseman might have spilled the beans a little prematurely.
Karl Alzner did talk about making saves easy for Neuvy ... Varly, Holtby were on ice long. So indications are Neuvirth.
I'm sure the Capitals are frustrated with Neuvirth's performance so fr in this series, but bringing in a cold goaltender who hasn't had any burn in a few weeks probably isn't a very good idea either. Seems to me like the Caps are stuck between a rock and a struggling goaltender.