Minnesota Wild forward Kevin Fiala scored an insane goal on Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Minnesota Wild have been on a roll entering Tuesday night, as they carried a six-game winning streak. In fact, they were coming off three consecutive 3-2 overtime victories. They had the chance to further gain ground in the Central Division with a victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.
With the Wild leading the Flyers 3-0 late in the second period, defenseman Dmitry Kulikov dished a pass to winger Kevin Fiala, who unleashed a wicked snipe shot past goaltender Martin Jones for the goal. Just take a look at the angle of Fiala’s goal.
Wild: Kevin Fiala scores unreal goal vs. Flyers
That was Fiala’s 23rd goal on the year. The Wild went on to win the game 4-1 and in the process, officially eliminated the Flyers from playoff contention.
Defenseman Matt Dumba and winger Kirill Kaprizov each scored goals towards the end of the first period to give Minnesota a 2-0 lead. Less than two minutes into the second, winger Jordan Greenway put the puck past Jones, giving Minnesota a three-goal cushion. Then, the aforementioned goal by Fiala occurred to give the team a 4-0 lead entering second intermission.
Minnesota will look to extend their winning streak to eight games with a win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday, March 31.