Standings: 7th in Metropolitan Division
Last Game: Win (OT) - 4-3 @ Jets (Dec. 21st)
- The Flyers are 9-5-1-1 all-time against the Wild and 2-3-1-0 all-time in Saint Paul.
- Andrew MacDonald is one point from 100 NHL career points while Sean Couturier is two points away from 100 in his career.
- Jakub Voracek's two goals on Sunday kept him two points up in the NHL scoring race with 44 points on the year. It was Voracek's 14th multi-point game and second multi-goal game of the season.
6-4-1, 3.13 GAA, .894 SV%
Emery, 32, last played on Saturday allowing four goals on 25 shots in a 7-4 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. He's won each of his last two starts. In seven career games against the Wild, Emery is 4-2-1 with a 2.39 GAA and a .914 SV% with one shutout.
Standings: 5th in Central Division
Last Game: Loss (OT) - 6-5 v. Predators (Dec. 20th)
- The Wild have outshot their opponents in 25 of 31 games this season and allowing the fewest shots per game at 26.5.
- Minnesota has been average against the Eastern Conference this season going 7-6-1.
- The Wild are 9-3-3 while outscoring opponents 52-42 on home ice this season.
5-3-3, 2.58 GAA, .901 SV%
Backstrom, 36, came into the game in relief in Saturday's overtime loss to the Predators allowing three goals on 30 shots over 41 minutes of action. In five career starts against the Flyers, Backstrom is 1-4-0 with a 3.58 GAA and a .872 SV%.