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Preview: Calgary Flames vs Philadelphia Flyers 2/15/17 (58/82)

The Flames will look to rebound from their horrible loss to the Coyotes as the Flyers come to town for their only visit of the season.

Calgary Flames v Philadelphia Flyers
Calgary Flames vs Philadelphia Flyers, 7:30 PM MT, Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary AB
Broadcast Schedule
Radio: Sportsnet 960

The Flames will look to get back in the win column after a hugely disappointing loss to the Coyotes on Monday night as the Flyers come to town. Calgary sits only 1 point behind 8th place LA in the West, but the brand of hockey they played against Arizona certainly isn’t going to get them into the playoffs. The Flames up and down goaltending was down against the Coyotes and the culprit this time was Chad Johnson. It wouldn’t be shocking to see Glen Gulutzan throw Brian Elliott back in net to get the Flames rolling again. These two last met on November 27th with the Flyers beating Johnson and the Flames 5-3.

The Flyers had dropped 4 of their last 5 until the survived the San Jose Sharks with a 2-1 win in OT. The extra time win snapped a 3 game losing skid and slowed Philadelphia’s fall from the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Philly, like the Flames, sit in 9th place, but are 2 points behind 8th place Toronto. The Saddledome hasn’t been kind to the Flyers as they’ve dropped 2 straight, but from the “glass half full” side of things, Philly has gotten a win in 8 of their prior 10 visits to Calgary.

Here’s how the teams match-up:

Calgary Flames Philadelphia Flyers
28-26-3 Record 27-22-7
59 Points 61
5th Pacific Division 5th Metropolitan
9th West Conference 9th East
3-2-0 Last 5 2-2-1
146 Goals For 142
162 Goals Against 164
Monahan (19) Goals Simmonds (23)
Backlund (38) Points Voracek (47)
Tkachuk (92) PIM Simmonds (82)
Johnson (.912) Save % Mason (.900)
20.7 (11th) PP % 20.8 (10th)
80.4 (19th) PK % 80.6 (18th)
Starting Goalies (E=Expected, C=Confirmed)
Player Record GAA Save %
Flames: Elliott (E) 11-13-2 2.85 .895
Flyers: Neuvirth (C) 9-5-1 2.67 .897

What’s Happening With The Opposition?

Last Time Out

Calgary Flames 0 Arizona Coyotes 5

The Flames last attempted to play hockey on Monday night and had their doors blown off by the Coyotes 5-0. Nothing went right for the Flames as Chad Johnson was pulled after giving up 4 goals on 23 shots. Here’s our recap, highlights and stats from the contest.

Flames vs Coyotes Stats 2/13/17
Goals Shots Shots Allowed Hits PIM FOW Giveaways Takeaways PP PK
0 36 32 15 2 28/60 12 15 0/5 1/1

Philadelphia Flyers 2 San Jose Sharks 1 (OT)

Philly outlasted the Sharks in OT their last time out and won by the score of 2-1. Ivan Provorov and Wayne Simmonds scored for the Flyers as they snapped a 3 game losing streak. Broad Street Hockey has the recap and has the highlights.

Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

Calgary Flames

NHL: Arizona Coyotes at Calgary Flames Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Hot: Mikael Backlund (C). Backlund has 9 points in his last 11, including 4 points in 3 games before the break. Backlund is tops on the Flames with 38 points and second on the team in goals with 15.

NHL: Calgary Flames at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Not: Troy Brouwer (F). Brouwer, one of the Flames big signings, isn’t producing this season and his last 15 are a prime example. Brouwer has 2 points in his last 15, including a goose egg in 3 of his last 5.

Philadelphia Flyers:

NHL: Philadelphia Flyers at Carolina Hurricanes James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Hot: Wayne Simmonds (F). Simmonds has 11 points in his last 15 and goals in 2 straight games. The last time these two teams met Simmonds had a goal and an assist.

NHL: Edmonton Oilers at Philadelphia Flyers Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Not: Mark Streit (D). Streit is mired in a 3 game pointless streak and has only 3 points in his last 10 games. He also hasn’t scored a goal since December 8th, a run of 15 games.