Noah Cates is set to make his debut as the Flyers road trip closes tonight in Minnesota
The Philadelphia Flyers look to finish off their road trip with a win tonight against the Minnesota Wild. It was recently announced that Carter Hart is dealing with a nagging injury, so Martin Jones will be receiving the start in this one.
The Flyers’ Projected Lineup:
Flyers in morning skate in Saint Paul— Olivia Reiner (@ReinerOlivia) March 29, 2022
The Flyers blew a 3-1 lead the other day in Nashville and ended up losing in regulation. To be fair they shouldn’t even have been in the game to begin with, scoring 3 goals on only 5 shots.
Morgan Frost had an impressive game and was active on the forecheck the entire night. He even left Forsberg in the dust after stripping the puck and dishing it to Sanheim for the 1-0 goal.
What a sequence from Morgan Frost. Sanheim finished it. pic.twitter.com/MiCSopXoDQ— TLY (@TheLibertyYell) March 27, 2022
Joel Farabee in his tryout at the center position scored to make it 2-0. At the very least, the young forwards that we are looking to step up have done that to an extent thus far.
Joel Farabee doubles the Flyers lead! pic.twitter.com/pcTDQ1itSN— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) March 27, 2022
We are going to need more of the same tonight as we take on this powerhouse Minnesota team on the road. Minnesota picked up Marc Andre-Fleury at the deadline, a move that cements them as a surefire contender.
Noah Cates Debut
Noah Cates signed his ELC following his exit from the NCAA tournament and looks to slot in next to Morgan Frost and Owen Tippett. Cates is a versatile two-way forward the has only progressed since being selected in the 5th round in 2017.
From now until the playoffs is simply an evaluation period for the Flyers. It’s time to see what we got and go back to the drawing board to reassess. Minnesota is clearly the better team, but I take any shine from the young guns on this club as a win.
I enjoy seeing players such as Morgan Frost, Owen Tippett, and even Noah Cates get a chance to flip the narrative and truly earn an important NHL role. The Flyers as a whole look way more loose and relaxed, and it has made the games better to watch.
Let’s see who steps up tonight.
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