The Philadelphia Flyers welcomed the Minnesota Wild to the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night for the first of a home-and-home set. Unfortunately for the Flyers, they couldn’t get anything going offensively to help out Brian Elliott, who made 26 saves in a 1-0 shutout loss.
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They got an early power play after Chris Stewart boarded Radko Gudas, but they couldn’t convert.
Brian Elliott came up with a fantastic paddle save early in the game to keep it scoreless.
Travis Sanheim stepped up to break up a chance.
Then Ivan Provorov got on his horse to break up a play on the backcheck.
There wasn’t much going on in the period, but Shayne Gostisbehere was enjoying himself.
The Flyers and Wild were scoreless after one period of play.
Elliott continued his strong game with a save on a 3-on-1 rush.
The Flyers had a nice scoring chance as Claude Giroux set up Sean Couturier for a one-timer, but Devan Dubnyk snagged it.
Elliott just kept making big stops.
Robert Hagg made a smooth move through the neutral zone.
The teams remained scoreless through two periods of play.
The Wild broke through as a puck bounced in off of Brian Elliott early in the 3rd period.
Travis Sanheim was in some pain after this play in the corner, but he remained in the game.
The Flyers had a last minute push, but they fell short.
They tried to punch it in; literally and figuratively.
It was a tough loss for the Flyers. They’ll get back at it in Minnesota on Tuesday night.
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