Minnesota Wild at Philadelphia Flyers 11/20/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 11/19/2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM ET
Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
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On Thursday night, the Minnesota Wild will be going for their fourth win in a row when they visit the Philadelphia Flyers.
Last year, the Wild and the Flyers split their two-game regular season series. Both of those games were played in December, with the Flyers winning 4-1 at home in the first game and the Wild getting a shutout in Minnesota in the second.
Flyers goalie Steve Mason has only faced the Wild three times in his career, going 3-0-0 against them with a 1.63 GAA and a .936 save percentage in those games. Right wing Jakub Voracek a one goal and eight assists against Minnesota in 13 games, while Claude Giroux has three points in six games against them.
On Sunday, the Wild allowed the Winnipeg Jets to score three third-period goals against them, but they were still able to come away with a 4-3 win in overtime. The star of the show in that one was left wing Zach Parise, who scored two goals in the win.
The Wild haven't done well on the power play this season, but they have the second-best penalty kill by stopping opposing power plays 89.3 percent of the time. Right wing Nino Niederreiter has a team-high eight goals, while Parise is now tied for the team lead in points with 12 after his solid performance against the Jets.
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
Minnesota Wild are 10-7-0 Against the Spread
Minnesota Wild are 6-9-0 against the Over/Under
Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
Philadelphia Flyers are 7-9-0 Against the Spread
Philadelphia Flyers are 10-5-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
11/18/14 C Erik Haula Leg "?" Thursday vs. Philadelphia
11/14/14 D Jonas Brodin Virus out indefinitely
11/14/14 D Marco Scandella Virus out indefinitely
11/05/14 LW Matt Cooke Lower Body out indefinitely
11/19/14 C Claude Giroux Ankle expected to miss Wednesday vs. NY Rangers & Thursday vs. Minnesota Wild
11/09/14 D Luke Schenn Shoulder expected to miss 2 weeks
11/05/14 LW Michael Raffl Foot expected to miss 6 weeks
11/01/14 C Ryan White Chest out indefinitely
10/24/14 D Andrew MacDonald Knee expected to miss 4 weeks
10/09/14 D Chris Pronger Concussion out for season
10/05/14 D Kimmo Timonen Blood Clot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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