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Calgary Flames vs Philadelphia Flyers Preview 2/29/2016

Trade deadline day and the Flames are in the City of Brotherly Love to throwdown with the Flyers.

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**This preview was written before the afternoon trade deadline and will be updated accordingly, because who knows who will be playing for either team by game time**

Calgary Flames @ Philadelphia Flyers, 7 PM ET, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA

Broadcast Schedule
Radio: Sportsnet 960 The Fan

The Flames open up a 4 game road trip on Trade Deadline Day by visiting the Flyers in the "City of Brotherly Love." Philadelphia hasn't been "Brotherly" nor shown love to the Flames over the years as they've amassed a 20-39-3 record in the city of Philadelphia. The Flames do currently own a 3 game win streak over the Flyers, including a 2-1 OT win in Calgary back in November. Over the course of that streak the Flames have outscored the Flyers 7-4. If the Flames choose to start Jonas Hiller, he has a career record of 3-1-1 and a .924 save % against Philadelphia. Joni Ortio on the other hand has never played against the Flyers. The Flames are 4-0 so far this season against the teams they'll be playing on this road trip (Philly, Boston, Buffalo and Pittsburgh). A win against the Flyers would be a great way to start this 4 game swing. Calgary has dropped 4 straight, while the Flyers have won 3 out of their last 4 and sit 4 points of the Wild Card in the East. Here's how the teams match-up:

Calgary Flames Philadelphia Flyers
26-31-4 Record 28-22-11
56 Points 67
6th Pacific Division 5th Metropolitan
11th West Conference 7th East (tie)
3-7 Last 10 Games 5-5
164 Goals For 150
188 Goals Against 159
Gaudreau (24) Goals Simmonds (21)
Gaudreau (62) Points Giroux (50)
Ramo (.909) SV % Neuvirth (.928)
29th (16.1%) PP 16th (18.5%)
30th (73.3%) PK 23rd (79.3%)

The Flames last played on Saturday night and blew two, 2 goal leads against the Ottawa Senators and lost 6-4. The Flames were led by Johnny Gaudreau who had 2 goals and an assist and TJ Brodie who had 3 helpers. Joni Ortio's hot streak came to an end as he gave up 5 goals on 25 shots. Here's the highlights:

The Flyers last skated on Saturday as well and beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-2. Claude Giroux returned to the lineup and got his 500th career point on a goal and Michal Neuvirth stopped 29 of 31 shots to get the win. Here's the highlights:

Calgary Flames Projected Lines (these are the projected line and can change at any time up until puck drops)

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Johnny Gaudreau Sean Monahan David Jones
Micheal Ferland Sam Bennett Josh Jooris
Joe Colborne Mikael Backlund Michael Frolik
Brandon Bollig Matt Stajan Lance Bouma
Left Defense Right Defense
Mark Giordano TJ Brodie
Deryk Engelland Dougie Hamilton
Jakub Nakladal Tyler Wotherspoon
Jonas Hiller (s) Joni Ortio

Scratches:  Dennis Wideman (Susp)

Injuries: Karri RamoLadislav Smid

Philadelphia Flyers Projected Lineup  (these are the projected lines and can be changed any time before the puck drop)

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Brayden Schenn Claude Giroux Wayne Simmonds
Michael Raffl Sean Couturier Sam Gagner
Scott Laughton Nick Cousins Matt Read
Chris VandeVelde Pierre-Édouard Bellemare Ryan White
Left Defense Right Defense
Nick Schultz Mark Streit
Andrew MacDonald Shayne Gostisbehere
Brandon Manning Radko Gudas
Michal Neuvirth (s) Steve Mason

Scratches: None

Injuries: Michael Del Zotto, Jakub Voracek, Jordan Weal