Minnesota Wild (16-12-5) stymie the high powered Philadelphia Flyers (17-10-5) and skate away with 4-1 victory.
The Flyers took the trip to St. Paul, Minnesota for the second of a three-game road trip.
The trip has been not what the doctor ordered as Team Philadelphia has apparently forgotten how to score goals.
Things started well on this night when James VanRiemsdyk converted a Morgan Frost at 1:34 and the Fly Guys jumped to a lead, 1-0.
The lead lasted just over five minutes before Zach Parise put one past Carter Hart to knot it up.
1:40 later, the ageless, Eric Staal connected for his tenth of the season to close the first with a Wild lead, 2-1.
Staal would pick up his 999th career point on the man advantage and the teams went to the final period with Philadelphia once again staring at a deficit, 3-1.
Carson Soucy applied the final nail in the Flyers coffin and closed out the 4-1 Wild victory.
Blue Lines: The Flyers have been getting a decent amount of shots but not on this occasion.
Minnesota outshot Philly, 28-18
As usual, the Orange and Black dominated from the face-off circle, 61-39%.
Philly heads into Winnipeg for a Sunday afternoon contest.
By: Kevin Neibauer
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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.