Robbed: Flyers goaltender sends Wild to second straight loss

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Minnesota Wild 2

Philadelphia Flyers 3

The Minnesota Wild started their quick two game road trip with a 3-2 loss in Philadelphia Thursday night. For Minnesota it was a second consecutive loss and the second under interim coach John Torchetti.

1. A playoff feel

The game had a must-win feel to it for both clubs. Both Minnesota and Philadelphia are chasing the second wild card spots in their respective conferences and both need victories.

A win felt especially important for the Wild, whose Friday night opponent – the Washington Capitals – lead the NHL in points.

2. Neuvirth makes big stops

Michael Neuvirth made big save after big save leading the Flyers to the victory. It started early in the game when he robbed Mikael Granlund.

https://twitter.com/SonsofPenn/status/703011953996926977

Neuvirth did it again in the third taking another sure goal away from Granlund.

https://twitter.com/Russostrib/status/703042980064731136

Then with the game on the line and 1.6 seconds on the clock in the third Neuvirth did it again.

https://twitter.com/myregularface/status/703046265655918593

3. Wild power play continues to score

Thomas Vanek's game-tying goal early in the second period marked the ninth straight road game that Minnesota has scored a power play goal.

https://twitter.com/mnwild/status/703024421913522176

It was Vanek's 18th goal of the season.

Tweet of the Night:

The night's biggest play. Is it a goal?

https://twitter.com/Captain_Walleye/status/703047556578709504

Up Next:

The Wild play at Washington Friday night.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2020-12-02 at 9.55.05 PM

Small plane lands on northbound I-35W in Twin Cities

A large police presence is at the scene.

Plainview

Judge orders Minnesota gym that defied shutdown to close

Attorney General Keith Ellison sued the gym after it remained open.

montana cutbank

Charges: Man shot victim 'without provocation' using sawed-off shotgun

The incident happened on Nov. 24 in Ten Lake Township, located in Beltrami County.

Governor Tim Walz

Watch live: Walz, first responders address Minnesotans

Some departments have been forced to shift staffing or suspend service due to COVID-19.

covid-19, coronavirus

CDC says COVID-19 quarantine period can be cut to 10 or 7 days

You can come out of a 7-day quarantine following exposure provided you've had a negative test.

maple grove fire

1 person found dead inside Maple Grove business that burned down

A person had been unaccounted following the fire that destroyed Hanson Implement and Storage Tuesday night.

One-dollar bill, cash, money

Appeals court rules MN high school students can get unemployment benefits

They've been denied the benefits, and some were even asked to pay them back.

covid-19, coronavirus

Dec. 2 COVID-19 update: 77 more deaths in Minnesota

The death toll is closing in on 3,700 in Minnesota.

City Pages

Fan creates City Pages archive, Star Tribune tells him to remove it

After word spread that the defunct newspaper's website would go down, a fan created his own copy. Then he got a cease and desist letter.

Adam Thielen

Vikings activate Adam Thielen off COVID-19/reserve list

The star receiver missed last week's victory over Carolina.

Screen Shot 2020-12-02 at 10.27.14 AM

Naked man shot by St. Paul cop is charged for sexual assault of ex-girlfriend

The 31-year-old suspect remains at Regions Hospital after being shot.

Related