Series (Game 1 of 1)

Philadelphia leads 1-0

Game 1: Saturday, December 10th

Wild 2

(11-13-4, 26 pts)

Flyers 3

(17-7-4, 38 pts)

2:00 PM ET, December 10, 2005

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1 2 3 T
MIN 0 1 12
PHI 1 1 13

P. Forsberg (Flyers - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

M. Gaborik (Wild - RW): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

K. Johnsson (Flyers - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Minnesota (11-12-4) at Philadelphia (16-7-4) 2:00 pm EST

Minnesota (11-12-4) at Philadelphia (16-7-4) 2:00 pm EST

PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- The injuries just keep mounting for the Philadelphia Flyers.

The shorthanded Flyers try to avoid their third loss in four games Saturday when they host the Minnesota Wild, who are making the last stop on their five-game road trip.

The Flyers announced Friday that left wing Simon Gagne will miss several weeks with a groin tear.

Gagne, who leads the league with 23 goals, joins a lengthy list of injured Flyers, including captain Keith Primeau (concussion), star center Peter Forsberg and goaltender Robert Esche (groin) and defensemen Eric Desjardins (shoulder) and Joni Pitkanen (abdominal tear).

Philadelphia has dropped two out of its last three games following a 3-2 loss to Edmonton on Thursday. Branko Radivojevic and Sami Kapanen scored for the Flyers, who allowed two shorthanded goals and one power-play tally.

Minnesota is coming off a 5-0 victory in Pittsburgh on Thursday behind two goals by Alexandre Daigle and 22 saves by Manny Fernandez. Marian Gaborik and Brian Rolston each collected a goal and an assist for the Wild, who improved to 1-2-1 on their four-game road swing.

Philadelphia won the only meeting between the teams in the 2003-04 season, a 3-1 victory on November 20, 2003. The Flyers are 3-1-0 all-time in home games against the Wild.