After forcing overtime to keep their early-season points streak alive, the Flyers suffered their first loss in a shootout in their last game on Saturday.

Their road trip takes them to Calgary now, where they will start their first back-to-back of the season against the Flames.

Game time is at 9 p.m.

Team Leaders

Philadelphia FlyersGPGAPCalgary FlamesGPGAP
Travis Konecny3336Johnny Gaudreau6347
Ivan Provorov3123Matthew Tkachuk6246
Oskar Lindblom3213Sean Monahan6224
Matt Niskanen3022Elias Lindholm6314
Sean Couturier3101Mark Giordano6123
Player to Watch
93 Jake Voracek13 Johnny Gaudreau
Last 5 Games: 0 G, 0 A, 0 P, -1Last 5 Games: 2 G, 3 A, 5 P, +3
In Saturday's game, Jake Voracek played just 14:30 and was shuffled off the top line. Alain Vigneault noted on Monday that he felt Voracek was making "uncharacteristic" decisions with the puck, and it led to the demotion. Following those actions, we'll see how Voracek, who still has no points this season, responds.
Johnny Gaudreau is always one to watch and he is off to another hot start this season with three goals and seven points in the first six games. The South Jersey native has four goals and 13 points in nine games against the Flyers.
Projected Goalie Matchup
37 Brian Elliott33 David Rittich
2018-19: 11-11-1, 2.96 GAA, .907 SV%5 GP, 2-2-1, 3.16 GAA, .906 SV%

Brian Elliott makes his season debut in the first of back-to-back games for the Flyers this week. Elliott gets the start against his former team in Calgary, where he posted a 26-18-3 record, 2.55 GAA and .910 save percentage in the 2016-17 season.

David Rittich has started five of the six games Calgary has played so far this season. In each of his three losses this season, Rittich has allowed four goals or more. His two wins include a 34-save shutout on Oct. 5.

Flyers Projected Lineup

Injuries: Nolan Patrick

Scratches: Sam Morin, Connor Bunnaman

Left WingCenterRight Wing
28 Claude Giroux13 Kevin Hayes93 Jake Voracek
23 Oskar Lindblom14 Sean Couturier11 Travis Konecny
25 James van Riemsdyk21 Scott Laughton81 Carsen Twarynski
44 Chris Stewart12 Michael Raffl18 Tyler Pitlick
9 Ivan Provorov61 Justin Braun
6 Travis Sanheim15 Matt Niskanen
8 Robert Hagg53 Shayne Gostisbehere
37 Brian Elliott79 Carter Hart

Lineup Notes

Aside from the change in goal, the only change to the lineup is Chris Stewart slotting in for Connor Bunnaman on the fourth line.

Flames Projected Lineup

Injuries: Juuso Valimaki

Scratches: Tobias Rieder, Michael Stone

Left WingCenterRight Wing
13 Johnny Gaudreau23 Sean Monahan28 Elias Lindholm
19 Matthew Tkachuk11 Mikael Backlund67 Michael Frolik
 17 Milan Lucic10 Derek Ryan88 Andrew Mangiapane
93 Sam Bennett77 Mark Jankowski 27 Austin Czarnik
5 Mark Giordano7 T.J. Brodie
55 Noah Hanifin24 Travis Hamonic
Oliver Kylington4 Rasmus Andersson
33 David Rittich39 Cam Talbot

Game Notes

  • Power Play: Flyers (T-2nd), Flames (21st)
  • Penalty Kill: Flyers (7th), Flames (15th)
  • 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)
  • Flyers Leaders vs. Flames
    • Claude Giroux - 16 GP, 2 G, 12 A, 14 P
    • Jake Voracek - 24 GP, 5 G, 16 A, 21 P
    • Sean Couturier - 12 GP, 4 G, 3 A, 7 P
    • Brian Elliott - 14 GP, 9-3-1, 1.96 GAA, .925 SV%

Where to Watch
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Radio: 93.3 WMMR/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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