Michal Neuvirth G NYI 6 Hrs

Neuvirth allowed three goals on 24 shots in Saturday's loss to Anaheim.

None of the goals can really be blamed on Neuvirth, (breakaway, knocked in by teammate, swept in his crease), but the bottom line is with Buffalo Neuvirth had a .918 save percentage and with the Islanders, it's only .881.

Michal Neuvirth G NYI 2 Days

Neuvirth will start Saturday's game against the Ducks.

Neuvirth will get his first start since March 17 and fifth start in an Islanders uniform. He has a 1-2-1 record thus far, with a 2.91 GAA and .882 save percentage in the very limited sample size.

Michal Neuvirth G NYI 11 Days

Neuvirth gave up four goals on 30 shots Tuesday in a 4-2 loss to the Blackhwks.

He was killed by the trio of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp and Marian Hossa, and there's no shame in that -- Neuvirth's hardly the first goalie to be victimized by those prolific scorers. But it's still his third loss in four starts as an Islander.

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Neuvirth will start Tuesday's game against the Blackhawks, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports.

Jaroslav Halak (lower body) isn't traveling with the team, so Neuvirth was all but a lock to get the start. Halak is merely considered day-to-day, but it wouldn't be surprising if he misses time beyond Tuesday. The Isles recalled Kevin Poulin from AHL Bridgeport to serve as Neuvirth's backup Tuesday night.

Michal Neuvirth G NYI 12 Days

Neuvirth is expected to get the start Tuesday versus the Blackhawks, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.

Starting goaltender Jaroslav Halak didn't make the trip to Chicago as he is dealing with an undisclosed injury which will leave the starting job in the hands of Neuvirth. He would be somewhat of a risky start however as playing the Blackhawks in Chicago isn't fun under the best of circumstances more or less when your team's offense has gone AWOL of late.

Michal Neuvirth G NYI 14 Days

Neuvirth stopped 27 shots in Saturday's 3-1 loss to Montreal. He was solid, but his own stickhandling gaffe in the second led directly to the game-winning goal.

He was slow to a puck behind the net while the Isles were on the power play and a forechecking Lars Eller got to the puck first. Neuvirth was a sitting duck when Max Pacioretty pounded the puck home. He is 1-1-1 in three outings since coming to Long Island.

Michal Neuvirth G NYI 14 Days

Neuvirth will be between the pipes for Saturday's game against the Canadiens.

It's not much of a surprise that Neuvirth will get the nod after Jaroslav Halak started Friday in Ottawa, finishing on the wrong end of a 2-1 loss. Neuvirth's stint with the Islanders hasn't gotten off to a promising start, as he's split his two decisions while allowing three goals apiece to mediocre offenses in the Maple Leafs and Panthers. He'll be hard-pressed to get the victory Saturday with Vezina Trophy frontrunner Carey Price manning the opposite net.

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Neuvirth stopped 22 of 25 shots in Monday's 4-3 win over the Maple Leafs.

Making his second consecutive start, Neuvirth once again allowed three goals but this time was on the winning end of an overtime contest. Jaroslav Halak figures to see the bulk of the action in net going forward, but Neuvirth should get more opportunities to pick up a win when he does get the starting nod now that he's on the Islanders.

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Neuvirth will make his second straight start in net Monday against the Maple Leafs, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

Neuvirth got the start Saturday against the Panthers as well, but surrendered three goals en route to an overtime loss. His run in net will likely end after Monday, as the Isles have a back-to-back set with the Rangers on tap Tuesday. Neuvirth remains the backup to Jaroslav Halak, who will likely receive most of the starts the rest of the way.

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Neuvirth made 15 saves through regulation Saturday and allowed just one goal in the shootout, but the Islanders came out on the losing end of a 4-3 score to the Panthers.

The Panthers didn't have many shots, but the ones they had were dazzlers. Neuvirth will play second fiddle to Jaroslav Halak for now, but could be auditioned for a bigger role for 2015-16. That means he's a match-ups guy going forward. Nothing more, nothing less.