Five things to know as the Flyers (6-7-2) host Minnesota (7-4-1) on Saturday night:

1. This will match the NHL's best and worst defenses. The Wild have allowed a league-low 2.00 goals per game, while the Flyers have surrendered 3.73 goals per game.

2. The Flyers are playing their fifth set of back-to-back games in the season's first four weeks. They are 3-0-1 in the second games.

3. Stunningly, Flyers' goalies have a league-worst .863 save percentage. "Throughout the season, whether it's a goalie, defenseman or forward, they're all going to have little dips," GM Ron Hextall said.

4. Devan Dubnyk will start for the Wild and his numbers are eye-opening: a 1.51 GAA, a .951 save percentage, and three shutouts.

5. Michal Neuvirth is expected to get the nod for the Flyers, who are trying to end a three-game losing streak and are coming off a third-period meltdown in Friday's 6-3 loss to Toronto.