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Flyers' Neuvirth makes 24 saves in win against Wild

Goalie robs Minnesota's Coyle in final seconds to preserve victory

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / Staff Writer

PHILADELPHIA -- "Unbelievable," "sick" and "disgusting" were just a few of the adjectives used to describe Michal Neuvirth's game-saving stop in the final seconds of the third period for the Philadelphia Flyers against the Minnesota Wild at Wells Fargo Center on Thursday.

Neuvirth made a spectacular lunging save on Charlie Coyle's sharp-angled shot with 2.6 seconds remaining to preserve the Flyers' 3-2 victory.

Coyle had an open look from the left side in the waning seconds and tried to shoot it into the top corner of the net. But Neuvirth dove across, and while laying on his right hip, he stretched to stop the puck with his stick. As it dropped near the goal line, he snagged it with his glove. Video review showed the puck never crossed the line.

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Neuvirth makes potential 'save of the season'

Sprawling stop with 2.6 seconds left prevents tying goal @NHLdotcom

Neuvirth's incredible save

MIN@PHI: Neuvirth makes an unbelievable save on Coyle

2/25/16: Michal Neuvirth makes a sprawling save to deny Charlie Coyle's potential go-ahead goal in the final seconds of regulation

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Michal Neuvirth made a sprawling save against Minnesota Wild forward Charlie Coyle with 2.6 seconds remaining to preserve the Philadelphia Flyers' 3-2 win at Wells Fargo Center on Thursday. 

Down on his stomach, Neuvirth reached out with his stick to stop Coyle's sharp-angled shot from below the left circle just as it was about to cross the goal line. Video review confirmed the puck did not go across the line. 

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Situation Room

Video Review: MIN @ PHI - 19:58 of the Third Period

No goal Minnesota @NHLdotcom

Situation Room: MIN vs. PHI - P/3

Situation Room: Neuvirth's save upheld

2/25/16: Michal Neuvrth's incredible 3rd-period save on Charlie Coyle's shot in the final minute of the 3rd stands following a video review

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At 19:58 of the third period in the Wild/Flyers game, video review confirmed that Charlie Coyle's shot did not cross the Philadelphia goal line. No goal Minnesota.

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Situation Room

Video Review: MIN @ PHI - 8:12 of the First Period

Confirms puck did not cross Philadelphia goal line @NHLdotcom

Situation Room: MIN vs. PHI

Situation Room: Neuvirth's save stands after review

2/25/16: After Michal Neuvirth makes a save Erik Haula's shot in the 1st period, referees review the play and the on-ice call stands

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At 8:12 of the first period in the Wild/Flyers game, the Situation Room initiated a video review to further examine a play at the Philadelphia net at 7:18. Video review confirmed that the puck did not cross the Philadelphia goal line. No goal Minnesota.

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game preview

Flyers start critical homestand against Wild

Voracek says next six games will define if Philadelphia makes playoffs

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / Deputy Managing Editor

WILD (27-23-10) at FLYERS (26-22-11)

TV: 7 p.m. ET; TVA Sports, SN360, FS-N, CSN-PH, NHL.TV

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Flyers forward Jakub Voracek got right to the point when asked about the importance of his team's six-game homestand, which starts Thursday against the Minnesota Wild.

"This is going to define if we're going to make the [Stanley Cup] Playoffs or not; this homestand," he said.

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Wild forward Parise out against Flyers

Upper-body injury sidelines 18-goal scorer along with Zucker, Brodin @NHLdotcom

Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise has an upper-body injury and will not play at the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday. 

Parise, who did not travel with the Wild to Philadelphia, is listed as day-to-day. He has 18 goals and 36 points in 51 games.

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