If the Flyers were going to stay alive and extend their playoff run, they were going to need a steady effort in goal from Michal Neuvirth.
And in his second playoff start of the series, Neuvirth delivered. Neuvirth more than answered the call, in fact, turning away what seemed to be an endless barrage of frozen rubber on Friday in the Flyers' 2-0 Game 5 win over the Washington Capitals.
Neuvirth finished with a 44-save shutout, his first in the playoffs since 2011. He becomes the first Flyers goalie to post a shutout in the playoffs since Brian Boucher turned away 29 Buffalo shots on April 20, 2011.