Minnesota Wild (7-4-1) at Philadelphia Flyers (6-6-2)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 12, 2016, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers +104 / Minnesota Wild -115 --- Over/Under: 5
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The Minnesota Wild look to stay red hot as they continue their road trip against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night.
The Wild started off a bit slow this season but have earned points in seven of their last 10 games including six wins in that span and can earn another big road win against the Flyers in this one on Saturday night. Minnesota has the personnel to go on a playoff run again this season but have some of the best teams in the league to contend with in a very competitive Central division and it will be no easy task to even qualify for the playoffs. Devan Dubnyk is expected to get the start in the Minnesota goal as he will face off against Michal Neuvirth who is enjoying a resurgence as the starting goalie for the Flyers.
The Flyers meanwhile look to shake off an ugly 6-3 loss on the road against the Toronto Maple Leafs and return home looking for a boost from the home crowd on Saturday night. Philly has a nice looking roster in the offensive zone and should be able to challenge for a playoff spot this season if they can stay healthy as Claude Giroux leads the charge with Wayne Simmonds and Jakub Voracek at his disposal with Shayne Gostisbehere and Neuvirth backing every one up. Philly is currently 6-7-2 on the season and will be in tough here against a Wild team that is racking up wins and is playing better on the road than they are usually known for.
The Wild are 5-1 in their last six games playing on a day’s rest and 2-11 in their last 13 against the Metro while the Flyers are 7-1 in their last eight against the Central and 4-1 in their last five in the back end of a double header. While I am a fan of this Minnesota team I think they are in tough against a frustrated Flyers side that has dominated the league’s best division of late.