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.

Team Leaders

Philadelphia FlyersGPGAPCalgary FlamesGPGAP
Travis Konecny2281523Matthew Tkachuk25101020
Claude Giroux2271017Johnny Gaudreau2551318
Oskar Lindblom229716Sean Monahan2551318
Sean Couturier226915Elias Lindholm2510717
Ivan Provorov 225914Mark Giordano254913
Player to Watch
48 Morgan Frost13 Johnny Gaudreau
Last 5 Games: 2 G, 1 A, 3 P, ELast 5 Games: 0 G, 1 A, 1 P, -10
Morgan Frost has started his NHL career with two excellent games and scored in both, becoming just the sixth player in franchise history to score in his first two NHL games. In the 53-year history of the Flyers, no rookie player has scored in his first three NHL games. All eyes will be on Frost as he pursues history.
The six-game losing streak has been a struggle for Johnny Gaudreau. In the last six games, he has just one assist and is a minus-11. In addition, Gaudreau's name has come up in trade rumors, and while GM Brad Treliving has said no moves to the coaching staff or top players are coming, it hasn't silenced much surrounding the Flames and their struggles.
Projected Goalie Matchup
79 Carter Hart33 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 WingCenterRight Wing
23 Oskar Lindblom14 Sean Couturier93 Jake Voracek
28 Claude Giroux48 Morgan Frost11 Travis Konecny
49 Joel Farabee13 Kevin Hayes21 Scott Laughton
25 James van Riemsdyk12 Michael Raffl18 Tyler Pitlick
9 Ivan Provorov15 Matt Niskanen
53 Shayne Gostisbehere61 Justin Braun
6 Travis Sanheim5 Phil Myers
79 Carter Hart37 Brian Elliott

Lineup Notes

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 WingCenterRight Wing
13 Johnny Gaudreau11 Mikael Backlund19 Matthew Tkachuk
88 Andrew Mangiapane23 Sean Monahan28 Elias Lindholm
17 Milan Lucic10 Derek Ryan29 Dillon Dube
36 Zac Rinaldo77 Mark Jankowski 67 Michael Frolik
5 Mark Giordano4 Rasmus Andersson
55 Noah Hanifin26 Michael Stone
58 Oliver Kylington6 Brandon Davidson
33 David Rittich39 Cam Talbot

Game Notes

  • 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

Kevin Durso is Flyers insider for 97.3 ESPN and Flyers editor for Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.

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