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.
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
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.
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
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.