Flyers-Flames: Game 23 Preview
The Flyers got back on the right track on Thursday night with a big win on the road. They erased a 2-0 deficit in the first and managed to score twice in the third period in a 5-3 win over the Hurricanes, snapping a four-game winning streak for Carolina.
The Calgary Flames come in going in the opposite direction. The Flames enter Saturday's game on a six-game losing streak, including five regulation losses in a row. On the six-game losing streak, the Flames have been outscored, 23-5, and have been shut out in their last three road games, allowing 14 goals in the process.
Game time is at 1 p.m.
|Philadelphia Flyers||GP||G||A||P||Calgary Flames||GP||G||A||P|
|Travis Konecny||22||8||15||23||Matthew Tkachuk||25||10||10||20|
|Claude Giroux||22||7||10||17||Johnny Gaudreau||25||5||13||18|
|Oskar Lindblom||22||9||7||16||Sean Monahan||25||5||13||18|
|Sean Couturier||22||6||9||15||Elias Lindholm||25||10||7||17|
|Ivan Provorov||22||5||9||14||Mark Giordano||25||4||9||13|
|Player to Watch|
|48 Morgan Frost||13 Johnny Gaudreau|
|Last 5 Games: 2 G, 1 A, 3 P, E||Last 5 Games: 0 G, 1 A, 1 P, -10|
|Projected Goalie Matchup|
|79 Carter Hart||33 David Rittich|
|14 GP, 6-5-2, 2.72 GAA, .896 SV%||19 GP, 9-7-3, 2.85 GAA, .909 SV%|
Carter Hart gets back between the pipes for the Flyers on Saturday. Hart was pulled in the second period of the Flyers 5-2 loss to Florida on Tuesday after allowing four goals on 18 shots.
David Rittich is expected to get the start for the Flames on Saturday. Rittich has been in goal for the last three games of the six-game losing streak, allowing five goals in Thursday's loss to the Blues. Rittich did make 21 saves in a 3-1 win over the Flyers on Oct. 15.
Flyers Projected Lineup
Injuries: Nolan Patrick
Scratches: Chris Stewart, Robert Hagg
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|23 Oskar Lindblom||14 Sean Couturier||93 Jake Voracek|
|28 Claude Giroux||48 Morgan Frost||11 Travis Konecny|
|49 Joel Farabee||13 Kevin Hayes||21 Scott Laughton|
|25 James van Riemsdyk||12 Michael Raffl||18 Tyler Pitlick|
|9 Ivan Provorov||15 Matt Niskanen|
|53 Shayne Gostisbehere||61 Justin Braun|
|6 Travis Sanheim||5 Phil Myers|
|79 Carter Hart||37 Brian Elliott|
Scott Laughton returns to the lineup and is expected to skate on the third line with Joel Farabee and Kevin Hayes. Tyler Pitlick moves to the fourth line. Ivan Provorov missed practice on Friday, taking a maintenance day. He is considered a game-time decision, but is expected to play.
Flames Projected Lineup
Injuries: Sam Bennett, Austin Czarnik, Juuso Valimaki, T.J. Brodie, Travis Hamonic
Scratches: Tobias Rieder, Alexander Yelesin
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|13 Johnny Gaudreau||11 Mikael Backlund||19 Matthew Tkachuk|
|88 Andrew Mangiapane||23 Sean Monahan||28 Elias Lindholm|
|17 Milan Lucic||10 Derek Ryan||29 Dillon Dube|
|36 Zac Rinaldo||77 Mark Jankowski||67 Michael Frolik|
|5 Mark Giordano||4 Rasmus Andersson|
|55 Noah Hanifin||26 Michael Stone|
|58 Oliver Kylington||6 Brandon Davidson|
|33 David Rittich||39 Cam Talbot|
- Power Play: Flyers (14th), Flames (23rd)
- Penalty Kill: Flyers (6th), Flames (5th)
- Recent History vs. Flames
- Dec. 12, 2018 - Flames 6, Flyers 5 (F/OT) (at CGY)
- Jan. 5, 2019 - Flames 3, Flyers 2 (F/OT) (at PHI)
- Oct. 15, 2019 - Flames 3, Flyers 1 (at CGY)
- Flyers Leaders vs. Flames***
- Jake Voracek - 25 GP, 5 G, 16 A, 21 P
- Claude Giroux - 17 GP, 2 G, 12 A, 14 P
- Kevin Hayes - 10 GP, 3 G, 4 A, 7 P
- Sean Couturier - 13 GP, 4 G, 4 A, 8 P
- Carter Hart - 1 GP, 0-0-1, 2.90 GAA, .906 SV%
- Milestone Watch
- Jake Voracek needs one goal to reach 200 for his career.
- Kevin Hayes needs three goals to reach 100 for his career.
Where to Watch
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic/97.3 ESPN