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Wild Warmup: Minnesota vs. Philadelphia

Minnesota seeks season sweep of Flyers after win Saturday in Philly

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com
The essentials

Who: Philadelphia Flyers (8-7-2) at Minnesota Wild (7-7-2)

Puck drop: 7:08 p.m. CT

Watch: FOX Sports North, FOX Sports GO

Listen: KFAN 100.3 FM, Wild Radio NetworkWild NHL App

Follow: @mnwild; GameCenter


The opponent

The Philadelphia Flyers and Wild meet for the second time in 72 hours when they play Tuesday at Xcel Energy Center.

Minnesota won the first contest between the teams, with Jason Zucker scoring the game's only goal 1:08 into the third period and goaltender Devan Dubnyk making 32 saves for his second consecutive shutout.

Jakub Voracek leads a potent Flyers offense with 21 points through 16 games. Sean Couturier (10 goals) and Claude Giroux (nine goals) aren't far behind. Philadelphia has four players with at least six goals.

Goaltender Brian Elliott stopped 26 of 27 shots in a losing effort on Saturday and has a 6-4-1 record with a 2.73 goals-against average and .908 save percentage on the season. Over the course of his NHL career, Elliott has had good success against the Wild, posting a 9-3-0 record in 14 appearances with a 1.98 goals against and .919 save percentage.


Connections

• Flyers forward Matt Read played four seasons at Bemidji State University (2007-11).


Hockey Fights Cancer

Tuesday's contest marks the Wild's annual Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night. Cancer patients, survivors and charities will be featured throughout the game, and many of the traditional in-game and social media elements will incorporate the theme of Hockey Fights Cancer. 

The Wild will wear special lavender jerseys during warmups that will be auctioned to benefit the Minnesota Wild Foundation. Former North Star Jack Carlson will make the "Let's Play Hockey!" call after recently being told he is cancer free.

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