Flyers-Wild Preview: Lineups, Notes & How to Watch
The Philadelphia Flyers have points in their last three games — all against good opponents.
They will meet another strong team Thursday when Minnesota (41-22-8) visits the Wells Fargo Center.
John Tortorella is aiming for his 700th career win.
The Wild needed overtime to escape with a 3-2 win over the Flyers in Minnesota on Jan. 26.
The Flyers, now 26-32-12, sent that game into overtime on a goal by Tony DeAngelo with 1:28 left in regulation. But Mats Zuccarello won it with 2:52 to go in OT.
Minnesota has won 13 of its last 17 games, including a 2-1 overtime victory Tuesday in New Jersey. The Wild are 7-0-2 in their last nine road games.
The Philadelphia Flyers are coming off Tuesday’s 6-3 win over Florida. Before that, the they beat Buffalo, 5-2, and blew a late lead and lost in overtime to Carolina, 5-4.
Flyers’ expected lineup
Hart (19-21-10, 2.94 GAA, .908 SP)
Wild’s expected lineup
Gustavsson (18-9-5, 2.04, .932) or Fleury (23-13-3, 2.83, .908)
In their last two games, 19 of the Flyers’ 27 points were collected by players 25 and under. … Carter Hart is 1-2-1 with a 3.78 GAA and .881 save percentage in four career games against the Wild. … DeAngelo has nine points (2-7) in 10 career games vs. Minnesota. … The Flyers equaled a season-high for goals in Tuesday’s 6-3 win over Florida. They have outscored opponents, 15-10, in their three-game point streak. … Morgan Frost has had back-to-back multiple-point games. … Joel Farabee has goals in each of his last three games.
In Tuesday’s win, Minny’s Matt Boldy scored on a breakaway with 1.3 seconds left in OT. … Kevin Hayes is goal-less in his last 16 games. … Minnesota is 19-7-8 in one-goal games. … The Wild have one regulation loss in their last 10 games (7-1-2). … The Flyers lead the all-time series, 16-10-3.
How to watch, listen
TV: ESPN, 7 p.m. Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic.
How to bet
FanDuel moneyline: Flyers plus-134; Wild minus-162.
Pick: Wild, 4-2.