Flyers Win Back-and-Forth with the Wild

The Philadelphia Flyers are in the Wells Fargo Center for the second time this week. They had a real offensive onslaught against the Florida Panter only 48 hours prior. Joel Farbee has four goals in four games. The Flyers are able to win a back-and-forth with the Minnesota Wild.

Exchanging Blows in the First

The Flyers pick up where they left off on Monday night. They start the scoring off. About 13 minutes deep into the first period, Sanheim rides the puck down the length of the ice with a cross-ice pass allowing Scott Laughton to beat Marc Andre Fleury. Philly is up one nothing over the Wild. About three and a half minutes later, Oskar Sundquist redirects Middleton bullet almost from the blue line. They go into intermission all tied up.

Shot for Shot in the Second

On to the second period. Joel Farabee and the Flyers were not liking the tie game. At the 7:26 marker, Farbee and York do their best Sundquist and Middleton impression. York takes a pass from Cates after he works the puck up the boards. York put the puck on goal, and Farabee redirects it past Marc Andre Fleury. Philly is up 2-1 over Minnesota.

The Flyers kept the pressure on the net. Some amazing saves from the 38-year-old Fleury. The Wild continue to exchange goals. Tippett gets his past intercepted by Eriksson Ek. Johansson takes the pass from Eriksson Ek, then shovels it to Matt Boldy. Boldy rockets it past Carter Hart’s glove hand. The game, again, is all tied up. Not for long. The Wild wants to take the lead, finally. Foligno gets one past Hart was not fully ready for.

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The Flyers were not going into the third down on the scoreboard. With only 23 seconds left in the second period and on a power play, Ristolainen cranks a one-timer from the blue line. This sends these teams to intermission all tied up.

Something Finally Gives

The Wild struck first in the third period. Matt Boldy still playing at a high level and scores with less than 7 minutes in regulation. Seemed like another third-period breakdown for the Flyers. Well, the young up-and-coming Tyson Foerster continues to shine and ties this match back up with four all. That will be the end of regulation. The WIld and FLyers duke it out in the overtime period but end in the need of a shootout.

Flyers and Wild send six men to the ice to claim victory. Off all six men who took shots on the net, Jame van Riemsdyk sneaks one past Marc Andre Fleury. This gives the Philadelphia Flyers their second win in a row. The Flyers are able to win a back-and-forth with the Minnesota Wild.

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.