National Hockey League
Philadelphia 7, Minnesota 4
When: 7:00 PM ET, Monday, January 14, 2019
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Referees: Ghislain Hebert, Dean Morton
Linesmen: Darren Gibbs, Brad Kovachik
Attendance: 19123

James van Riemsdyk notched his fourth career hat trick to lift the host Philadelphia Flyers past the Minnesota Wild 7-4 on Monday.

Nolan Patrick scored two goals and had two assists while Wayne Simmonds also added two goals for the Flyers, who had lost nine of their previous 10.

Scott Laughton tallied three assists for Philadelphia, while Claude Giroux and Radko Gudas recorded two assists each. Flyers goaltender Carter Hart made 34 saves.

Jason Zucker, Joel Eriksson Ek, Marcus Foligno and Ryan Suter each scored one goal for the Wild, who dropped their second in a row. Eric Staal had two assists for the Wild.

Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk let in five goals and stopped 15 shots before being pulled. Alex Stalock stopped five of the six shots he faced in the third period.

The Wild took a 1-0 lead on the power play when Zucker tapped home a loose puck in front of Hart at 7:34 of the first period. It was Zucker's 13th goal of the season.

Minnesota didn't take long in extending its lead to 2-0 when Eriksson Ek fired a shot through the pads of Hart at 8:26.

Flyers interim head coach Scott Gordon then called for an early timeout. Philadelphia got within 2-1 when van Riemsdyk deflected a shot in front and into the goal at 12:04 for a power-play tally.

In a frenetic first period, van Riemsdyk scored again to equalize at 2 with a ricocheted shot in the crease at 18:48.

The Wild went back in front 3-2 at 2:23 of the second period when Foligno scored.

Philadelphia tied the game again at 3 when Patrick scored at 4:59. Patrick, who registered his first goal in 25 games, notched his second of the game for a 4-3 lead at 15:28.

Simmonds gave the Flyers a 5-3 lead when he scored with just 5.2 seconds remaining in the second.

Suter scored for the Wild at 8:18 of the third to help Minnesota close within 5-4.

Soon after, Patrick jarred a puck loose and Simmonds skated in and scored for a 6-4 advantage at 10:43.

Van Riemsdyk added an empty-net goal at 18:43, capping the scoring and sealing his hat trick.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Minnesota   Philadelphia
Eric Staal 2 Points Nolan Patrick 4
Joel Eriksson Ek 1 Goals James van Riemsdyk 3
Eric Staal 2 Assists Scott Laughton 3
Jason Zucker 1 Power Play Goals James van Riemsdyk 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Alex Stalock .833 Save Percentage Carter Hart .895
Devan Dubnyk 15 Saves Carter Hart 34
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Minnesota 38 4 1-3 4-5 12 21
Philadelphia 27 7 1-5 2-3 8 38
Upcoming Games
  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Boston. The Flyers have a W/L % of .294 after a win and .414 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Los Angeles. The Wild have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .478 after a loss.