The Philadelphia Flyers (21-35-11) continued their quest for a top-five pick in the upcoming NHL Draft. In a game they were never in, the Minnesota Wild (41-20-4) flexed their superiority with a 4-1 victory at the Xcel Energy Center. Minnesota dominated the first period netting a pair of goals. The Philadelphia Flyers drubbed in Minnesota.
To The Action
The Wild and their fans got fired up with a spirited tilt between the Flyers Nick Seeler and recently acquired, Nicolas Deslauriers which sent Deslauriers to the locker room for repairs. Matt Dumba started things at 14:29 by collecting the setups from Frederick Gaudreau and Matt Boldy for Dumba’s 6th. Kirill Kaprizov nailed his 37th on the man advantage with help from Joel Eriksson Ek and Jared Spurgeon with 3:37 remaining to close the period with Minnesota running wild with a 2-0 edge.
To the second we go. The Wild tacked on another goal thanks to Jordan Greenway (8th) planting a setup from Marcus Foligno and Eriksson Ek at the 1:35 mark. Minnesota would tally yet another when Kevin Fiala registered his 23rd with the helpers going to Gaudreau and Dmitry Kulikov to end the second with Philadelphia squarely in the Minnesota rearview mirror.
Morgan Frost (3rd) picked up a Flyers rarity, a power-play goal at 4:20 unassisted…At least they wouldn’t be shut out. The 4-1 score is how it would end for the 7th Straight win for the Wild.
“I give the guys credit the way that we came out in the third, Obviously it’s not easy. It’s frustrating. But I have seen that with this group, that they don’t quit.”Flyers Coach, Mike Yeo.
Martin Jones stopped 33 of 37 while Marc-Andre Fleury faced 33 Flyers shots, stopping 32. Noah Cates made his NHL debut for Philadelphia who lost their third in a row. Flyers drubbed in Minnesota. The postseason couldn’t come any faster. This is getting painful to watch.
Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.
A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.