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Philadelphia Flyers at Calgary Flames [Game 27]

Brian Elliott returns to town for presumably the last time this year.

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7:00 PM MST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
97.5 FM WPEN TCNP Scotiabank Saddledome SN 960 AM CFAC
League Value Metric Value League
28th 44.2% Points Percentage 55.8% 17th
24th 13.95% Net Power Play Percentage 16.48% 12th
23rd 74.74% Net Penalty Kill Percentage 72.09% 28th
24th 88.69% Combined Special Teams Percentage 88.58% 25th
27th 2.69 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 3.00 14th
20th 3.12 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 3.19 22nd
23rd -.35 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) .19 12th
19th 49.40% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 51.40% 10th
18th 48.66% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 52.39% 8th
9th 101.07% P.D.O. (5V5) 99.63% 19th
21st 7.45% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 7.10% 24th
2nd 93.62% Save Percentage (5V5) 92.52% 13th
Data from Hockey-Reference.com and Natural Stat Trick
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The Philadelphia Flyers are in town to take on the Flames in the first and last game this season. The Flyers are 28th in the league in points percentage - tied with the Florida Panthers - and aren't doing well in the slightest. They've lost ten straight games as fans have started to call for head coach Dave Hakstol's head.

The main story in this one is the return of former netminder Brian Elliott. Elliott is hardly responsible for the Flyers woes as he's actually top ten in adjusted save percentage in five-on-five situations out of goalies with at least 200 minutes. He actually ranks better than Mike Smith in that regard.

The Flames are of course coming off the loss in the battle of Alberta, a game they lost by two, but it should have been much worse. Matt Stajan is out and he'll be replaced by Curtis Lazar. Brad Treliving has done a horrid job in setting up the bottom six for the Flames, but Glen Gulutzan still continues to skapegoat the one useful player on the fourth line and all of it is quite questionable. The Flames should still win just looking at the numbers, but that line looks like a disaster and of course there's the questionable defense.

Puck drop is at 7:05 P.M. M.S.T.

Philadelphia Flyers Lineup

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Claude Giroux Sean Couturier Wayne Simmonds
Michael Raffl Valtteri Filppula Jakub Voracek
Jordan Weal Nolan Patrick Travis Konecny
Taylor Leier Scott Laughton Dale Weise
Left Defence Right Defense
Ivan Provorov Andrew MacDonald
Shayne Gostisbehere Robert Hagg
Travis Sanheim Brandon Manning
Goalies
Brian Elliott
Michal Neuvirth

Calgary Flames Lineup

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Johnny Gaudreau Sean Monahan Micheal Ferland
Matthew Tkachuk Mikael Backlund Michael Frolik
Sam Bennett Mark Jankowski Jaromir Jagr
Garnet Hathaway Curtis Lazar Troy Brouwer
Left Defence Right Defense
Mark Giordano Dougie Hamilton
T.J. Brodie Travis Hamonic
Brett Kulak Michael Stone
Goalies
Mike Smith
David Rittich