Flyers goalie Neuvirth hoping to carry momentum

Philadelphia Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth faces a lot of pressure today with his team down 3-2 heading home against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

He stopped 30 shots in Game 5 to help the Flyers extend that series.

“I’ve been practicing well and feeling good about my game,” said Neuvirth, who’s been banged up this season. “I believe in myself that I can bring my ‘A’ game on the big stage.”

The road team is 4-1 in the series as it shifts back to Philadelphia. Even more, the Penguins are 4-0 in Philly this year, winning by a combined score of 20-4, including 10-1 in Games 3 and 4.

“I’m not a huge believer you carry momentum over from one game to the next,” Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said. “You have to re-generate it. We played some really good hockey games at home down the stretch. We didn’t do it the last two.”

The Penguins could have forward Patric Hornqvist back in the lineup after he skated with the team Saturday. He’s missed the last two games with an upper-body injury.