In need of a win to break out of their slump, the Philadelphia Flyers will take on the Calgary Flames in a Saturday matinee.
The Flames were the ones to end the Flyers’ road point streak less than a week ago. After Rasmus Ristolainen opened the scoring, Calgary scored three unanswered goals. Philadelphia didn’t give up, but couldn’t get the tying goal despite closing the gap to one two different times.
This is a special game for the Flyers. They will be celebrating their late founder and owner during the Ed Snider Legacy Game. The game will be in celebration of what would’ve been his 91st birthday. Philadelphia will honor Mr. Snider in a variety of ways, including having his daughter, Lindy Snider, take part in the ceremonial puck drop.
The Ed Snider Youth Hockey & Education program will also be highlighted throughout the afternoon. It will be a special afternoon for someone who meant an immense amount to the Flyers and the Philadelphia community.
“He’s still remembered and his legacy will live on forever, probably,” Sean Couturier said about Ed Snider. “He’s done a lot of great things for this city and this organization. There’s not going to be another one like him.”
The Flyers will also try to honor him by breaking out of their losing ways. They’ve lost three straight games, one of which was an ugly defeat to the Blue Jackets last time out. Travis Konecny scored twice shortly after being named to his second career All-Star. However, the Flyers blew the 2-0 lead and eventually lost in a shootout.
Flyers Projected Lineup
Joel Farabee - Sean Couturier - Travis Konecny
Owen Tippett - Morgan Frost - Bobby Brink
Tyson Foerster - Ryan Poehling - Cam Atkinson
Nicolas Deslauriers - Scott Laughton - Garnet Hathaway
Cam York - Travis Sanheim
Nick Seeler - Sean Walker
Egor Zamula - Rasmus Ristolainen
The Flames have played well as of late, winners of their last three games. They are coming off a dominant win against the Predators in which they scored four goals in the first period in an eventual 6-3 victory.
Jonathan Huberdeau broke out of a lengthy goalless drought recently. He has a point in two of his last three games. Blake Coleman remains hot for Calgary as he has seven points in his last five games. He has goals in three straight games and five in his last five. The Flames All-Star leads the team in goals (15) and points (29).
With Dan Vladar having faced the Predators, it should be the workhorse Jacob Markstrom in net. He leads all Flames’ goaltender in his category. In 22 games, he has a 2.65 GAA and a .907 SV%. He was in net the last time these two teams played, stopping 31 of 33 shots.
Flames Projected Lineup
Jonathan Huberdeau - Elias Lindholm - Yegor Sharangovich
Connor Zary - Nazem Kadri - Martin Pospisil
Andrew Mangiapane - Mikael Backlund - Blake Coleman
A.J. Greer - Adam Ruzicka - Dillon Dube
Noah Hanifin - Chris Tanev
MacKenzie Weegar - Rasmus Andersson
Jordan Oesterle - Nick DeSimone
When, Where, and How to Watch/Listen
Time: 1:00 PM
Where: Wells Fargo Center
Watch: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic
Live Stream: FuboTV
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