As the final hours of 2023 hit, the Flyers will be spending that time playing one final game and the third of their four-game road trip. Following an overtime loss in Seattle on Friday, they will be looking to turn the page quickly before the calendar flips to 2024.
The Flyers will take on the Calgary Flames, who will be well-rested entering Sunday’s game having last played on Wednesday. They have lost two straight games since a three-game winning streak, but are just 4-5-2 in the month of December. Meanwhile, the Flyers bring a nine-game road points streak into Calgary, as well as an 8-1-3 record in December.
Game time is 8 p.m.
Joel Farabee was held off the scoresheet on Friday, but had four points over his previous two games, both multi-point showings. Farabee has four goals and nine points in his last 10 games.
Elias Lindholm has been among the team leaders for Calgary all season. He’s been held without a point in two straight games after earning points in four of the previous five games, including a three-point game against Anaheim on Dec. 21.
The Flyers did not have a morning skate, so any official goalie announcement will come closer to game time. The expectation is that Carter Hart gets another start. He made 27 saves on 29 shots in Friday’s overtime loss after making eight saves in a relief appearance on Thursday.
Jacob Markstrom gets the start for the Flames. Markstrom made 19 saves on 21 shots in a loss to Seattle in his last start on Wednesday. Markstrom will make his fifth straight start since returning from injury on Dec. 18. He is 2-2-0 with seven goals allowed in the four games, including a 25-save shutout against Anaheim on Dec. 21.
Flyers Scratches: Noah Cates (injury), Marc Staal (healthy), Rhett Gardner (healthy)
Flames Scratches: Jakob Pelletier (injury), Kevin Rooney (injury), Walker Duehr (healthy), Nick DeSimone (healthy)