What to Watch on the Wild’s Day Off: Flyers v. Canucks

The Canucks travel to Philly for tonight's tilt

So, it’s another off day for the Wild and another edition of What to Watch tonight. The game that we will be focusing on, today, is:

Philadelphia v. Vancouver

Why: Well, it’s always a good time when two Stanley Cup hopefuls get together for a game and this should be no different. The beauty part of this match up is that you don’t know what you’re going to get. Both of these team have the personnel to either make this a goaltender duel (two great defenses, two great goaltenders) or an offensive shootout (the Sedins or Jagr and Giroux). Something for everyone.

When: The puck drops tonight at 6:30 CST, and you’ll want Center Ice or Game Center Live to watch this one.

What to Watch For: Roberto Luongo has all of the pressure in the world on him right now, but now the question is how will he

This could be a spirited one, which would be fun

respond? He had the long off season wait after the Game Seven inVancouver and he came out in the first game of the season and didn’t fare much better. How is he going to bounce back from that disappointment? Well, time will tell but that’s exactly what you want to watch for tonight.

What Else: The Flyers offense has struggled to produce goals so far this season, tallying just five goals in their first two games. Even without Carter and Richards, they’ve still got enough offensive firepower to put the puck in the net. It’s only matter of time before the floodgates open and the Flyers start scoring big goals again.

State of Hockey Connections: The Flyers have no connections toMinnesota on their roster, but the Canucks have a few. Andrew Ebbett played 49 games for the Wild back in the ’09-’10 season and Andrew Alberts is from Minneapolis and Keith Ballard from Baudette.

Fun Fact: The Canucks haven’t lost a game inPhiladelphia since 2003.

Live Blog?: Not for this one. We’ll get one up soon though.

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