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Flyers Comeback And Get A Point, Lose 3-2 In Overtime

The Philadelphia Flyers dropped their third straight game Thursday night in Minnesota. Losing to the Wild 3-2 in overtime.



Minnesota native Noah Cates would give the Flyers a 1-0 lead in the 1st period. Cates 7th of the season came off a deflection from a Rasmus Ristolainen point shot.

Cates, the Stillwater Minnesota local, scored his first career goal at Xcel Energy Center. The place Cates grew up attending and playing at as a youngster.

“Definitely super special; very happy with that (the goal),” Noah Cates said postgame. “Have scored in other situations here – high school & college – but definitely good to get one in the NHL now.”

Rasmus Ristolainen got the lone assist on the play. It was Ristolainen’s fifth point in his last six games.



With 1:28 left in regulation, Tony DeAngelo would tie the game. DeAngelo’s 8th of the season came quickly after the Flyers pulled Carter Hart.

Kevin Hayes, who jumped on the ice as the extra skater, made the cross ice pass to DeAngelo for the goal. Extending his point streak to four games with his 30th assist of the season.

Carter Hart stopped 20 shots on 23 Wild shots in the losing effort. Hart falls to 14-14-8 on the season.

“I’m happy we get a point but it leaves you wanting more,” John Tortorella said after the Flyers second straight overtime loss. “We’re trying; I respect how we played, I respected how they played. It was a hard fought game.”



Old Time Hockey

The Flyers entered tonight’s game tied for the league lead in fights. That quickly became changed in the 1st period.

Nic Deslauriers, Wade Allison, and Zack MacEwen would all drop the gloves in a matter of 15-seconds. All three fights with different results.

“It was fun. Seeing guys that step up, I think that’s the identity that we’re trying to bring,” Nic Deslauriers said on the three fights in the 1st period. “We never give up and nobody’s gonna push us around; got to give credit to everybody.”

Deslauriers would draw his decision with Ryan Reaves. Wade Allison would win his draw with Mason Shaw. Zack MacEwen would lose his draw with Marcus Foligno.

The Flyers and Wild would finish with four fights on the night. Patrick Brown and Brandon Duhaime would drop the gloves in the 2nd period.



Flyers Lose Two To Injury

Wade Allison and Zack MacEwen both dropped the gloves during the 1st period. In the 2nd period, both would leave with injuries.

Zack MacEwen would not take another shift after exiting the penalty box. MacEwen went straight from the box to the locker room.

Wade Allison made an attempt to continue. Allison took two shifts in the 2nd period before exiting. Before the Flyers first power-play, Allison jumped on the ice, did a twirl, and went up the tunnel.

The Flyers announced Allison would not return with a lower-body injury and MacEwen would not return with an upper-body injury.



Losing Streak Now At Three Games

The Flyers winless streak now sits at three games after tonight’s overtime loss to the Minnesota Wild. It was the second straight game the Flyers lost in overtime.

“Its like winning one out of the last two in a sense,” Tony DeAngelo said postgame. “Those extra points show valuable when you’re chasing teams.”


Result : Flyers 2 – Wild 3 , OT LOSS

Record :   20 – 21 – 9

Next Game : Saturday 1/28 , Winnipeg Jets , Winnipeg Canada , 7:00pm


PHOTO CREDIT: Bruce Kluckhohn – Getty Images


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