Flyers head to the North Star State for tilt against Wild

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Flyers' Owen Tippett
ST. LOUIS, MO – MARCH 24: Philadelphia Flyers right wing Owen Tippett (74) during a NHL game between the Philadelphia Flyers and the St. Louis Blues on March 24, 2022, at Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MO. (Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire)

Tuesday, the Philadelphia Flyers lost to the Los Angeles Kings in overtime. Tonight, the Flyers are on the road against the Minnesota Wild in the first of two matchups between both teams this season. After tonight, the next clash between these clubs will be on March 23rd, 2023, at the Wells Fargo Center.

In their recent matchup on March 29th, 2022, the Wild defeated the Flyers, 4-1. Currently in ‘win-now’ mode in a tough NHL Central Division, the Wild need every point possible in their fight for a playoff spot and potential Stanley Cup run.

Outpaced by the Kings in the first period, the Flyers stuck to their game and earned a point:

“The first ten minutes of the game I thought we were going to lose 10-0. They just looked so much faster than we were. This is what I like about the team the past couple of nights – I think we found our game, started skating. Just like the other night, we come back being down 3-0. We just stayed with our game. I thought we played a good game. I thought we worked our ass off against a really good team.”

John Tortorella; 1/24/2023

Minnesota Wild (25-17-4)

On a three-game skid, the Wild are on the outside looking in at the final wildcard spot in the NHL Western Conference.

Kirill Kaprizov (27G, 30A) is always a threat on the ice. He scored a goal in the most recent loss against the Tampa Bay Lightning. In another loss, to the Florida Panthers, Kaprizov tallied an assist on each goal in a 5-3 loss. A shifty forward, Kaprizov owns world-class scoring and playmaking abilities.

Marc-Andre Fleury (14-10-3, 2.95GAA, 90.3%SV) gets the nod between the pipes. He is 31-19-2 in his career against the Flyers. A frequent foe, referring to his days as a Pittsburgh Penguin, Fleury takes on the Orange and Black donning a Wild sweater.

Here’s the tentative lineup for the Minnesota Wild:

Greenway-Eriksson Ek-Foligno



Philadelphia Flyers (20-21-8)

Resilience is the motto for the Flyers this season. John Tortorella has his team keeping calm in situations where other teams usually crumble, even in losses. Tortorella has this club playing with more effort than last season.

Rasmus Ristolainen (-3, 94HIT, 22GV, 41.6%CF) potted his second goal of the year on Tuesday. After a nifty play by Morgan Frost, Ristolainen cashed in. Ristolainen improved his defensive game and his offensive abilities are beginning to emerge.

Owen Tippett (13G, 13A) is growing into the crafty power-forward he’s projected to be. Becoming a force on offense, he used his speed and strength to burst through the Kings’ defense before dishing a pass to James van Riemsdyk. Tippett has been finding his flow alongside van Riemsdyk and Frost, contributing to his growth.

Here’s the tentative lineup for the Philadelphia Flyers:

van Riemsdyk-Frost-Tippett



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Game Information

You can watch the Philadelphia Flyers take on the Minnesota Wild on NBC Sports Philadelphia. The radio broadcast will be available on 97.5 The Fanatic and Flyers Radio 24/7. The puck drops at 8:00pm at the Xcel Energy Center.

(Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire)