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PHOTO: Michal Neuvirth's New Capitals Mask

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Via NBC Washington's Sarah Schorno Kogod, Washington Capitals goaltender Michal Neuvirth's mask has received a new paint job. Swedish artist David Gunnarsson brought Neuvirth's vision to life, which includes a tribute to his roots in the Czech Republic and a patriotic motif to represent Washington.

Neuvirth's mask is a vast departure from the one he started the 2010-11 season with. Yet, perhaps the most interesting thing that Gunnarsson mentioned was that despite the photos of Tomas Vokoun's mask that surfaced last week, the new goalie's mask has yet to be released:

He did say that Vokoun prefers a "crisp and clear" look to his mask, so expect it to be very different from Neuvy's.


Regardless, between Neuvirth's new mask and his bright new pads, he will be one of the most stylish goalies in the NHL. Now, if only they gave out an award for that.

(Photo via Sarah Schorno Kogod)