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Preview: Calgary Flames @ NY Islanders 11/28/16 (25/82)

The Flames will end their 6 game road trip with a stop in New York to battle the Islanders.

Calgary Flames v New York Islanders Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Calgary Flames @ NY Islanders, 5 PM MT, Barclays Center, Brooklyn NY

Broadcast Schedule
TV: RSNW, MSG+
Radio: Sportsnet 960

The Flames brutal month of November will be close to ending when they pull into Brooklyn to take on the NY Islanders. The Flames haven’t been home in 10 days and are on the second back to back on the road trip. The Flames have been struggling to put the puck in the net and it cost them against the Philadelphia Flyers Sunday night. In 5 games on this current road trip the Flames have only scored 12 goals, but have managed to win 3 of the games they’ve played so far. A win would send Calgary home with a 4-2-0 record, a loss ensures they are at least .500 on the trip. The Flames have dropped 2 straight season series to the Islanders and will look to snap that 4 game losing skid on Monday night.

The Islanders are struggling as well and find themselves dead last in the Eastern Conference. November has been tough for the Isles as they’ve posted a record of 2-4-4. Two OT loses and two SO loses dot the landscape of a month the Islanders would like to forget. As mentioned above, the Islanders haven’t struggled with the Flames lately and they’ve outscored the Calgary 10-3 during their current 4 game win streak over the Flames.

Here’s how the teams match-up:

Calgary Flames NY Islanders
10-13-1 Record 6-10-4
21 Points 16
5th Pacific Division 8th Metropolitan
8th West Conference 12th East
3-2-0 Last 5 1-4-0
55 Goals For 48
74 Goals Against 61
Frolik (6) Goals Tavares (5)
Frolik (14) Points Tavares (15)
Johnson (.922) Save % Greiss (.915)
10.5 (30th) PP % 13.8 (25th)
75.8 (29th) PK % 79.9 (22nd)

Starting Goalies
(E=Expected, C=Confirmed)
Record GAA Save %
Flames: Brian Elliott (E) 3-9-0 3.43 .882
Islanders: Halak (E) 3-6-4 3.08 .904

Calgary Flames 3 Philadelphia Flyers 5

The Flames last took to the ice on Sunday night and were manhandled by the Philadelphia Flyers. The 5-3 score makes this contest look much closer than it really was. Chad Johnson got no help on defence as he was pummeled with shots, 43 to be exact. Alex Chiasson continued to play well getting a goal, but the Flames were never really in this contest after the first period. Here’s our recap, the highlights, Glen Gulutzan’s post game and stats from the contest.

Flames Stats vs Flyers 11/27/16
Goals Shots Shots Allowed Hits PIM FOW Giveaways Takeaways PP PK
3 32 43 33 34 34/72 14 5 1/1 5/6

NY Islanders 2 San Jose Sharks 3

The Islanders last skated on Friday night and fell at the hands of the San Jose Sharks, 3-2. This was NY’s 4th loss in 5 games and pushed the Islanders further down the Eastern Conference standings. Lighthouse Hockey has the recap and NHL.com provides the highlights.

Players To Watch

NHL: Ottawa Senators at Calgary Flames Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Calgary Flames: Alex Chiasson (F). Chiasson isn’t having the best of seasons, but he’s gotten 2 goals in his last 2 games, including the game winner against the Bruins Friday night. Chiasson had 4 SOG during the Flames 5-3 loss to the Flyers and seems to be getting into a groove. In his last 5 games against the Islanders he has only 1 point.

NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Islanders Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

NY Islanders: Nick Leddy (D). Leddy hasn’t been a +/- monster for the Islanders, but he’s heating up in the month of November. In 11 games he has 6 points (3 goals and 3 assists) and 5 of those 6 points have come at home. He has 3 points in his last 5 and got a 2 point night in NY’s loss to the Sharks. In his last 10 games against the Flames he’s been limited to 2 points.