Jan 25, 2013, 12:24 PM EST
Not that the decision by head coach Adam Oates is a huge surprise.
“I thought [Neuvirth] played very well,” Oates said after last night’s loss, his team’s third in a row to start the season. “Gave us a chance.”
There’s also the fact the Capitals’ other goalie, Braden Holtby, surrendered 10 goals in Washington’s first two losses.
Caps GM George McPhee took a considerable risk when he went into the season with two young goalies. Combined, Neuvirth, 24, and Holtby, 23, have made just 115 regular-season starts in the NHL.
It’s still early, but so far McPhee’s gamble isn’t paying off.
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