By Matt Leon

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Flyers will play the first of six straight home games tonight as they welcome the Minnesota Wild to the Center.

Philadelphia currently has 63 points thanks to a 26-22-11 record. They are five points out of a playoff spot in the East. Minnesota is 27-23-10 and with 64 points, they sit four points out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference.

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This will be the second and final meeting between these two teams this season. Philadelphia won the first back on January 7th, in Minnesota, grabbing a 4-3 decision in overtime.

Forward Claude Giroux will miss his third straight game tonight for the Flyers with an upper-body injury.

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Michal Neuvirth with get the start in net for Philadelphia.

KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sam Carchidi about what to look for in this one:

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