(Photo: Kate Frese)
The Flyers five-game road trip started with two very different results over the weekend. After rallying for a 6-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday, they were handed another lopsided defeat, 7-1, in Winnipeg on Sunday.
For the Flyers to avoid more significant changes as the season progresses, finding some consistency in the results is imperative. The next chance for a victory comes on Wednesday night against the Pacific Division leading Calgary Flames.
Game time is at 8:30 p.m.
|Philadelphia Flyers||GP||G||A||P||Calgary Flames||GP||G||A||P|
|Claude Giroux||28||11||25||36||Johnny Gaudreau||31||12||27||39|
|Jake Voracek||28||8||15||23||Sean Monahan||31||18||17||35|
|Sean Couturier||26||10||10||20||Elias Lindholm||31||16||18||34|
|Travis Konecny||28||9||10||19||Matthew Tkachuk||31||13||20||33|
|Wayne Simmonds||28||10||4||14||Mark Giordano||29||3||26||29|
|Player to Watch|
|14 Sean Couturier||13 Johnny Gaudreau|
|Last 5 Games: 2 G, 3 A, 5 P, E||Last 5 Games: 2 G, 8 A, 10 P, +8|
|41 Anthony Stolarz||41 Mike Smith|
|6 GP, 2-1-1, 3.39 GAA, .898 SV%||19 GP, 11-7-1, 2.88 GAA, .894 SV%|
Anthony Stolarz came on in relief on Sunday in a 3-1 game after a solid afternoon in Buffalo on Saturday and got lit up for four more goals. It's certainly difficult for Stolarz to be put in that situation cold. He should be able to fully prepare as the starter for Wednesday.
Mike Smith still gets the bulk of the starts for the Flames, but nothing is certain with David Rittich experiencing a lot of success in the crease this season.
Flyers Projected Lineup
Injuries: Brian Elliott, Corban Knight
Scratches: Jori Lehtera, Jordan Weal, Christian Folin
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|25 James van Riemsdyk||28 Claude Giroux||11 Travis Konecny|
|12 Michael Raffl||14 Sean Couturier||93 Jake Voracek|
|21 Scott Laughton||19 Nolan Patrick||17 Wayne Simmonds|
|23 Oskar Lindblom||44 Phil Varone||22 Dale Weise|
|9 Ivan Provorov||53 Shayne Gostisbehere|
|8 Robert Hagg||47 Andrew MacDonald|
|6 Travis Sanheim||3 Radko Gudas|
|41 Anthony Stolarz|
With Sean Couturier back in the lineup, Jori Lehtera exits. The rest of the roster is the same for Wednesday with a lot of shuffling within the lines.
Flames Projected Lineup
Injuries: Michael Stone, Michael Frolik, Mikael Backlund
Scratches: Dalton Prout, Ryan Lomberg
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|13 Johnny Gaudreau||23 Sean Monahan||28 Elias Lindholm|
|19 Matthew Tkachuk||10 Derek Ryan||27 Austin Czarnik|
|88 Andrew Mangiapane||77 Mark Jankowski||18 James Neal|
|93 Sam Bennett||89 Alan Quine||21 Garnet Hathaway|
|5 Mark Giordano||7 T.J. Brodie|
|55 Noah Hanifin||24 Travis Hamonic|
|58 Oliver Kylington||4 Rasmus Andersson|
|41 Mike Smith|
- Power Play: Flyers (29th, 27th on road), Flames (12th, 5th at home)
- Penalty Kill: Flyers (31st, 30th on road), Flames (18th, 30th at home)
- Recent History vs. Flames
- Nov. 18, 2017 - Flames 5, Flyers 4 (F/OT) (at PHI)
- Dec. 4, 2017 - Flyers 5, Flames 2 (at CGY)
- Flyers Leaders vs. Flames
- Jake Voracek - 22 GP, 5 G, 15 A, 20 P
- Claude Giroux - 14 GP, 2 G, 10 A, 12 P
- Scott Laughton - 4 GP, 2 G, 1 A, 3 P
- Milestone Watch
- James van Riemsdyk needs one point to reach 400 in his career.
- Wayne Simmonds needs three goals to reach 200 as a Flyer.
- Robert Hagg will play in his 100th NHL game tonight.
Where to Watch
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia+
Radio: 93.3 WMMR