The Minnesota Wild will travel to Philadelphia on Thursday to face the Flyers in a battle between two streaking teams. The Flyers are coming off a 6-3 victory over the Florida Panthers, while the Wild recently won a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory against the New Jersey Devils.
The Flyers will be looking to ride their momentum forward and make history in the process. Head coach John Tortorella is only one win away from becoming the 12th coach in NHL history to reach 700 victories. He is currently 699-573-144 with 37 ties with the Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, Vancouver Canucks, Columbus Blue Jackets and the Flyers.
In the win against the Panthers, goaltender Carter Hart made 41 saves to secure the two points. He will now look to lead the Flyers to a second straight win on Thursday. Hart is having a great season and has been a big part of the team’s success.
The Wild will be looking to continue their hot streak and secure their third straight victory on Thursday. Matt Boldy scored with 1.3 seconds left in overtime of Minnesota’s 2-1 victory versus the Devils. The Wild are 13-1-3 in their last 17 overall games and have a nine-game point streak on the road.
The Minnesota Wild and the Philadelphia Flyers will face off in an exciting battle between two teams looking to remain hot and secure the win. Will the Wild continue their winning ways or will the Flyers make history with a 700th win for John Tortorella? Tune in to Thursday’s game to find out.