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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