Flames Take On Flyers Before Olympic Break


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It’s here! The last game before the Olympic break. The Calgary Flames and the rest of the NHL will be taking a two-week hiatus as some of the players will be representing their countries in Sochi, Russia during the 2014 Winter Olympics.

The biggest names in the NHL that will be playing on the world’s stage are Zdeno Chara, Sidney Crosby, Alexander Ovechkin, Zach Parise, Anze Kopitar, Henrik Zetterberg, and many other well-known NHL faces. This is sure to be the most entertaining Olympic hockey yet.

As for the Calgary Flames, they take on the Philadelphia Flyers today in one last effort to keep their winning streak alive. With Reto Berra earning his first regulation win last game against the New York Islanders, and Sean Monahan earning four points in his last five games, the Flames are sure to put up a fight in Philly today.

Today’s projected line-up shows Berra in net while we also see the return of Kevin Westgarth who will be linemates with T.J. Galiardi and Brian McGrattan.

Brayden Schenn got the game winning goal on December 31st, 2013 in the last game between these two teams. With only two games between these two teams this season, hopefully the Flames can come back and even the match-up.

Philadelphia has a record of 29-23-6 and sits in 3rd place in the Metropolitan Division with 64 points, while the Flames are slowly clawing their way up the ladder of the Pacific Division (6th place, 51 points, just below the Vancouver Canucks) with a record of 22-28-7.

The Flames next game in February 27th against the L.A. Kings.

Go Flames Go!