(Photo: Kate Frese)
The Flyers snapped an eight-game losing streak on Thursday and returned right back to the loss column on Saturday in New Jersey, falling 3-2. But don't be fooled by the score. The Flyers really were not very involved in the game and a meaningless goal with two seconds left made the final score appear much closer.
The Minnesota Wild have been clinging to a playoff spot among a mass of Western Conference teams that are hovering around the wildcard. They are the Flyers next opponent as the season continues on.
Game time is at 7 p.m.
|Philadelphia Flyers||GP||G||A||P||Minnesota Wild||GP||G||A||P|
|Claude Giroux||45||14||34||48||Zach Parise||43||19||21||40|
|Jake Voracek||45||11||25||36||Mikael Granlund||44||12||27||39|
|Sean Couturier||43||16||18||34||Ryan Suter||44||4||24||28|
|Travis Konecny||45||11||13||24||Eric Staal||43||13||14||27|
|Wayne Simmonds||45||13||6||19||Jared Spurgeon||44||7||19||26|
|Player to Watch|
|14 Sean Couturier||11 Zach Parise|
|Last 5 Games: 1 G, 4 A, 5 P, +1||Last 5 Games: 1 G, 4 A, 5 P, +1|
|79 Carter Hart||40 Devan Dubnyk|
|9 GP, 3-5-1, 2.54 GAA, .916 SV%||36 GP, 17-15-3, 2.62 GAA, .914 SV%|
Carter Hart's last game was decent, making 23 saves in a loss in New Jersey. Hart was tested early and often and the goals were more on the team in front of him than the goalie himself, but he continues to be poised and keep games close.
Devan Dubnyk had a four-game winning streak snapped in a bad loss to Detroit on Saturday, allowing five goals on 37 shots. His four wins before that start including a 38-save win over Toronto in a 4-3 decision and a 32-save shutout against Montreal.
Flyers Projected Lineup
Injuries: Michal Neuvirth, Brian Elliott, Anthony Stolarz, Corban Knight
Scratches: Jori Lehtera, Christian Folin
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|25 James van Riemsdyk||28 Claude Giroux||11 Travis Konecny|
|23 Oskar Lindblom||14 Sean Couturier||93 Jake Voracek|
|21 Scott Laughton||19 Nolan Patrick||17 Wayne Simmonds|
|12 Michael Raffl||44 Phil Varone||22 Dale Weise|
|9 Ivan Provorov||6 Travis Sanheim|
|53 Shayne Gostisbehere||47 Andrew MacDonald|
|8 Robert Hagg||3 Radko Gudas|
|79 Carter Hart|
Andrew MacDonald likely slots back into the lineup after missing some time with an injury. Christian Folin comes out.
Wild Projected Lineup
Injuries: Mathew Dumba
Scratches: Eric Fehr, Matt Hendricks
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|16 Jason Zucker||9 Mikko Koivu||64 Mikael Granlund|
|18 Jordan Greenway||12 Eric Staal||22 Nino Niederreiter|
|11 Zach Parise||3 Charlie Coyle||19 Luke Kunin|
|23 J.T. Brown||14 Joel Eriksson Ek||17 Marcus Foligno|
|20 Ryan Suter||46 Jared Spurgeon|
|25 Jonas Brodin||29 Greg Pateryn|
|36 Nick Seeler||39 Nate Prosser|
|40 Devan Dubnyk|
- Power Play: Flyers (30th, T-24th at home), Wild (9th, 19th on road)
- Penalty Kill: Flyers (26th, T-21st at home), Wild (4th, T-16th on road)
- Recent History vs. Wild
- Nov. 11, 2017 - Wild 1, Flyers 0 (at PHI)
- Nov. 14, 2017 - Wild 3, Flyers 0 (at MIN)
- Flyers Leaders vs. Wild
- Jake Voracek - 21 GP, 3 G, 14 A, 17 P
- Wayne Simmonds - 23 GP, 5 G, 10 A, 15 P
- Milestone Watch
- Travis Konecny needs one points to reach 100 for his career.
- Claude Giroux needs three assists to reach 500 for his career.
Where to Watch
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic