It must feel good to be home... and to play the Wild there. The Flyers made short work of the league's second-worst offense, dispatching Minnesota 5-1 and dropping them to 0-8-2 on the road since December 10. That's right, but for one minor hiccup, everything was coming up orange and black on Tuesday night.
The Wild were aggressive in pressuring the puck, but ultimately it proved to be their undoing. The Flyers scored a pair of power play goals, and once shorthanded in spectacular fashion en route to an otherwise workmanlike victory.
Without a doubt, the play of the night was authored by none other than the dynamic duo of Matt Read and Sean Couturier, the latter extending his goal scoring streak to five games.
With Minnesota on a man advantage, Read stole the disc from Nick Johnson, and was able to feed Cooter as he advanced into neutral ice. Read sped back into the play to create a two-on-one opportunity, the two of them traded passes, and as the defense converged on 24, Couturier was able to get just enough of a bouncing puck to guide it into a wide open net. Gorgeous.
Thankfully, Bryz was steady the rest of the night, but he wasn't tested often on Minnesota's 26 shots. Still, you'll take it right now, because overall this was a confidence booster.
Good win, and the Flyers get back to it against the Islanders on Thursday. They defeated New York 3-2 last week.