'Bob' gets goalie nod vs. Minn.

     ST. PAUL, Minn. _ After sitting out for two games, rookie goalie Sergei Bobrovsky will start against host Minnesota Wednesday night.

    Bobrovsky is 11-3-1 with a 2.29 GAA and .925 save percentage, and he is among the NHL leaders in several categories.

  Brian Boucher had started the previous two games _ a 5-4 shoot-out win in Washington, and a 3-2 victory over Montreal.
    The Flyers (14-6-2) will face a 10-7-2 Wild team that thrives on its goaltending and its power play. Other than that, Minnesota is very mediocre.

    Niklas Backstrom will start in goal for the Wild. Backstrom has an 8-5-2 record with a 2.11 GAA and .932 save percentage.

   The Wild's power play has clicked at 26.3 percent, the league's second-best figure.

   Entering Wednesday, the Flyers have 19 "plus" players and none with a "minus" ranking. Jody Shelley is "even." 

   Minnesota has only four "plus" players and 14 "minus" players. 

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