Flyers Get Wild in Minnesota

John Tortorella snags his 300th comeback win of his NHL career and became one of nine coaches to reach the mark. Flyers take on the Minnesota Wild. Joel Farabee scored his second goal of the game at 3:36 of overtime. Philly kept Marc-Andre Fleury from passing Patrick Roy on the NHL wins list with a 4-3 victory against the Minnesota Wild on Friday night. The Flyers get Wild in Minnesota, winning three of their last four games.

Philly Rallies on Friday

Farabee tied it 1-1 at 3:37. Sean Couturier caused a turnover and passed ahead to start a 2-on-1 rush. Konecny found Farabee for a backhanded tip-in.

Owen Tippett tied it 3-3 at the 10:56 mark of the third period with a shot from the left face-off circle to the far side, after Tyson Foerster had pulled them within 3-2 at 9:31 by finishing a 2-on-1 with Scott Laughton. Travis Konecny had two assists, Tippett had an assist, and Carter Hart made 26 saves for Philadelphia.

In an exciting fashion and with one second remaining on a power play, Farabee won it by tipping an Egor Zamula shot to cap a three-goal rally. The goal came 18 seconds after Joel Eriksson Ek had a breakaway for Minnesota after poking a pass away in his own zone but didn’t get a shot off after newcomer Jamie Drysdale caught up to him.

The Wild Continue to Struggle

Ryan Hartman had a goal and an assist. Marcus Johansson and Matt Boldy also scored for Minnesota, which has lost three straight and seven of eight. Fleury made 31 saves and remains at 551 wins. He trails Martin Brodeur with 691.

Johansson gave the Wild a 1-0 lead 51 seconds into the second period after Philadelphia turned the puck over at its offensive blue line. Johansson cut to the inside, used Eriksson Ek for a screen, and sent a wrist shot past Hart. Hartman put Minnesota on top 2-1 at 1:48 of the third. Alex Goligoski fed him low in the left face-off circle for a one-timer that got between the left post and Hart’s pad. Boldy increased the lead to 3-1 at 4:38 with a wide-open slap shot from the circle.

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Final Thoughts

Konecny extended his road point streak to 10 games (15 points; six goals, nine assists). He is the first Flyers player with a double-digit streak since Jeremy Roenick in 2001-02 (12 games). The Flyers are at it again Saturday night at 7 PM in Winnipeg Jets.

Al Zaffiri
Al Zaffiri

Al is one of the two co-creators of Edge of Philly Sports. Al started radio and podcasting in 2012 and covering sports in 2015. A lifelong Philly sports fan since watching the Eagles, Phillies, Sixers, and Flyers with his grandfathers at age 7. Al always looks at the other side of the hot topics and gives his different outlook on those topics. Web and Graphic Design.

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