Flyers-Wild Preview: Noah Cates Makes NHL Debut
In the eight days since the trade deadline, the Flyers have been on the road going through a five-game trip. It finally comes complete on Tuesday night.
The Flyers face the Minnesota Wild, who come in on a six-game winning streak. The Flyers, meanwhile, have losses in three of the four games on the road trip.
Game time is 8 p.m.
|Philadelphia Flyers||GP||G||A||P||Minnesota Wild||GP||G||A||P|
|Cam Atkinson||66||23||27||50||Kirill Kaprisov||63||36||45||81|
|Travis Konecny||63||12||31||43||Mats Zuccarello||56||19||48||67|
|Joel Farabee||48||15||17||32||Kevin Fiala||64||22||37||59|
|James van Riemsdyk||66||17||13||30||Ryan Hartman||64||27||23||50|
|Scott Laughton||54||11||17||28||Joel Eriksson Ek||59||19||16||35|
Cam Atkinson continues to pick up points, reaching 50 on the season in his last game. He has gone five games without a goal, but has three assists in his last four games.
Kirill Kaprisov is on a roll of late. In the last three games, Kaprisov has scored four goals and has five points.
Martin Jones makes another start for the Flyers. Jones made 30 saves on 35 shots in his last start on Sunday against Nashville. Jones has lost three of his last four starts, despite allowing 11 goals on 133 shots in that time.
Marc-Andre Fleury makes just his second start since joining the Minnesota Wild after being acquired at the trade deadline. Fleury's first start with Minnesota came against the Blue Jackets on Saturday, allowing two goals on 25 shots in a win.
Flyers Scratches: Nate Thompson (injury), Scott Laughton (injury), Carter Hart (injury), Max Willman (healthy), Kevin Connauton (healthy)
Wild Scratches: Jordie Benn (healthy), Connor Dewar (healthy), Nick Bjugstad (healthy), Alex Goligoski (healthy)
- Flyers:Carter Hart is dealing with a minor injury, so Felix Sandstrom was called up on emergency conditions as the backup. Max Willman will sit as a healthy scratch, as Noah Cates enters the lineup for his NHL debut. Cates was signed to his entry-level deal on Sunday and joined the team in Minnesota.
- Wild: No changes are expected to the Minnesota lineup.
- Power Play: Flyers (32nd), Wild (19th)
- Penalty Kill: Flyers (24th), Wild (22nd)
- Recent History vs. Wild
- March 3, 2022 - Wild 5, Flyers 4 (at PHI)
- Flyers Leaders vs. Wild
- James van Riemsdyk - 15 GP, 8 G, 1 A, 9 P
- Cam Atkinson - 15 GP, 6 G, 2 A, 8 P
- Rasmus Ristolainen - 11 GP, 2 G, 2 A, 4 P
- Carter Hart - 3 GP, 1-2-0, 4.09 GAA, .884 SV%
Where to Watch
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia+
Radio: Flyers Broadcast Network
Kevin Durso is Flyers insider for 97.3 ESPN and Flyers editor for SportsTalkPhilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.
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