Flyers goalie makes save of the season to close out game
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By Nick Schwartz
The Minnesota Wild were centimeters away from sending Thursday night's game against Philadelphia to overtime with a miraculous buzzer-beating goal in the third period, but Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth robbed the Wild of a goal with a jaw-dropping stick save.
You have to see the save in slow motion to appreciate it. The puck slid to Minnesota's Charlie Coyle, who hesitated for a split-second and fired a shot over the top of a defender sprawled on the ice. Neuvirth dove backward toward his own goal with his arms extended and deflected the puck just as it reached the goal line.