Calgary Flames @ Philadelphia Flyers, 5:30 PM MT, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia PA
TV: RSNW, CSNP
Radio: Sportsnet 960
The Flames 6 game road trip enters game #4 as the Flames pull into Philadelphia to take on the Flyers. This is the first night of back to back’s for the Flames to close out their East coast swing. So far on their journey East Calgary is 3-1 and while not scoring a ton of goals, they’re playing sound, fundamental hockey. Chad Johnson is 3-0 on this trip and has been one of the top reasons for Calgary’s success as of late. In his 3 starts on this trip Johnson has given up 3 goals and posted a shut out against a very solid Columbus team.
The Flyers find themselves in a very similar position to the Flames. Both teams are identical points wise and each as given up a ton of goals on the season. The Flyers have lost 3 of their last 4, including a shut out at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Flyers are 3-2-0 in the last 5 visits the Flames have made to Philly, including a 5-3 win last season. Here’s how the teams match-up:
Calgary Flames Philadelphia Flyers
Record: 10-12-1 9-10-3
Points: 21 21
Division/Conference: 5th/7th 6th/10th
Last 5: 3-2-0 2-3-0
Goals For/Goals Against: 52/69 67/73
Goals: Frolik (6) Simmonds (10)
Points: Frolik (14) Simmonds (19)
Save%: Johnson (.928) Mason (.892)
PP%: 9.3 (30th) 25.7 (2nd)
PK%: 75.3 (29th) 80.9 (20th)
Chad Johnson (expected): 7-3-1, 1.98 (GAA), .928 (Save %)
Anthony Stolarz (first career start)
Calgary Flames 2 Boston Bruins 1
The Flames rolled into TD Garden and took down the Boston Bruins on Friday night by the score of 2-1. The Flames got a little luck with a video review that pulled a Bruins goal off the board. Chad Johnson continued his hot streak when playing at TD Garden and the Flames got goals from Sam Bennett and Alex Chiasson. Here’s the highlights.
Philadelphia Flyers 2 NY Rangers 3
The Flyers last took to the ice on Friday night and dropped a 3-2 decision to the NY Rangers. The Flyers out shot the Rangers 42-23 in the contest, but were only able to get 2 past Henrik Lundqvist. Here’s the highlights.