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Flyers Game Preview vs Wild: Expected Lineups and How to Watch



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Philadelphia Flyers forward Nick Deslauriers dropped the gloves against his former team on Oct. 26. (Photo: AP)

After an exhilarating shootout win over the Montreal Canadiens, the Philadelphia Flyers (21-14-6) travel west to face the Minnesota Wild (17-19-4) on Friday at 8 p.m. This will be the second and final meeting between these two teams this season; the Flyers won the first game, 6-2, at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers are 2-2-1 in their last five against the Wild and 4-5-1 in their last 10. Carter Hart is 3-2-1 in his career against the Wild with a 3.47 GAA and a .882 save percentage. Sam Ersson has never played against the Wild.

The Flyers will hold a morning skate at 12:30 p.m. at the Xcel Energy Center prior to their 8 p.m. puck drop against the Wild.

Flyers lines vs Wild, Jan. 12

Joel Farabee – Sean Couturier – Travis Konecny

Owen Tippett – Morgan Frost – Bobby Brink

Tyson Foerster – Scott Laughton – Cam Atkinson

Ryan Poehling – Garnet Hathaway

Flyers defense

Travis Sanheim – Jamie Drysdale

Cam York – Sean Walker

Nick Seeler – Rasmus Ristolainen

Egor Zamula

Flyers goaltending

Sam Ersson is expected to start, with Carter Hart backing him up.

Flyers game preview

  • Philadelphia leads the NHL in short-handed goals with 10.
  • Bobby Brink scored his first two NHL goals against his hometown Wild on Oct. 26.
  • Sean Couturier is two assists away from 300 in his NHL career.
  • Jamie Drysdale picked up an assist in his Flyers debut against the Canadiens on Wednesday.
  • Filip Gustavsson, Kirill Kaprizov, and captain Jared Spurgeon are all on injured reserve for the Wild. Jonas Brodin is on LTIR.
    • Rookie goaltender Jesper Wallstedt allowed seven goals in his NHL debut.
  • Brock Faber has played 30 or more minutes on five occasions this season.

Expected Wild lines

Matt Boldy – Joel Eriksson-Ek – Mats Zuccarello

Marcus Johansson – Marco Rossi – Ryan Hartman

Marcus Foligno – Frederick Gaudreau – Pat Maroon

Nic Petan – Connor Dewar – Brandon Duhaime

Wild defense

Jake Middleton – Brock Faber

Alex Goligoski – Zach Bogosian

Jon Merrill – Dakota Mermis

Wild goaltending

Marc-Andre Fleury is expected to start, with Jesper Wallstedt backing him up.

How to watch the Flyers game

Friday’s Flyers game will be televised on NBC Sports Philadelphia+ and can be heard on the radio on 93.3 WMMR.

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