|Calgary Flames vs Philadelphia Flyers, 7:30 PM MT, Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary AB|
|TV: TCNP, RSNW|
|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|
|5th Pacific||Division||5th Metropolitan|
|9th West||Conference||9th East|
|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)|
|Flames: Elliott (E)||11-13-2||2.85||.895|
|Flyers: Neuvirth (C)||9-5-1||2.67||.897|
What’s Happening With The Opposition?
They got so beautifully awkward because that’s what Valentine’s Day is all about. https://t.co/gHPKbTHJVJ— Broad Street Hockey (@BroadStHockey) February 14, 2017
Our Midterm 25 Under 25 continues today as we look at players 20 to 16 on our ranking: https://t.co/QtfvZB6cjV— Broad Street Hockey (@BroadStHockey) February 14, 2017
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.
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 NHL.com has the highlights.
Who’s Hot, Who’s Not
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.
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.
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.
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.