A change of scenery on the road isn’t helping the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Seattle Kraken secured their season series against the Flyers in back-to-back games. Then the Canucks, after two empty-net goals by Elias Pettersson, made their point. Losers of four straight games, Philadelphia dropped the last two with identical final scores, 6-2.
In an afternoon contest, the Flyers visit the Calgary Flames. The Flames lead the season series, 1-0-0, winning 5-2 during Philadelphia’s ten-game losing streak.
Calgary Flames (26-19-11)
Calgary is 5-3-2 in their last ten games. On Saturday, the Flames defeated the New York Rangers in a shootout, 3-2.
Andrew Mangiapane (12G, 17A) started the scoring versus the Rangers in the first period. He drove to the net with might, scoring one of two Calgary goals in the first minute of regulation. That goal was his only point in the last five games. Earlier this season, against the Flyers, Mangiapane notched an assist on the game-winner scored by Rasmus Andersson.
Mikael Backlund (11G, 25A) scored the game-winner in overtime versus the Rangers. Jonathan Huberdeau put the shot on goal, and Backlund deflected it for the 3-2 win. In the last five games, Backlund scores at a point-per-game pace (2G, 3A.) Philadelphia did keep him out of the stat sheet earlier in the season.
Here’s the tentative lineup for the Calgary Flames:
Philadelphia Flyers (22-25-10)
The Flyers are 2-5-3 in their last ten games. A win today snaps a four-game losing streak.
Tony DeAngelo (-22, 60BLK, 45GV, 51.1%CF) is struggling to help his goaltenders keep the puck out of the net. He attempted seven shots against Vancouver, where three were on goal, including one from the neutral zone. Without a point in the last five games, DeAngelo could contribute if he takes more quality shots. He was outmuscled and outplayed with the puck versus the Flames earlier this season.
Scott Laughton (13G, 19A) tied the game in the first period against the Canucks a little more than a minute after Anthony Beauvillier gave his team a lead. Justin Braun, who Philadelphia carried as an extra defenseman for additional support along the blue line, put the shot on goal which caught a piece of Laughton. He has three points (1G, 2A) in the last five games. Laughton missed the previous matchup between these two clubs, healing after taking a nasty hit into the boards in a shootout loss to the Montreal Canadiens.
Here’s the tentative lineup for the Philadelphia Flyers:
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You can watch the Philadelphia Flyers at the Calgary Flames on NBC Sports Philadelphia. The radio broadcast is available on 97.5 the Fanatic. The puck drops at 4pm.
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