The Flyers tacked another game onto their win streak on Saturday afternoon after defeating the Calgary Flames in a 2-1 effort. Brayden Schenn and Claude Giroux scored for the Flyers, while Matt Stajan got Calgary’s lone goal. Philadelphia’s Ray Emery came up big in net, making 32 of 33 saves. Reto Berra stopped 21 of the Flyers’ 23 shots.
A quiet first period where both teams appeared a bit sloppy with the puck (a few whiffs, a few bad passes) gave way to a not-so-pretty second for the Flyers. Despite their sleepy play, they managed to score on one of Schenn’s many chances of the afternoon, a goal assisted by Wayne Simmonds and Andrej Meszaros. Calgary got 11 shots in on Ray Emery in the middle period, but as in the first, Emery came up big and held on to the one-goal lead for the team. Both the Flyers and the Flames took two penalties apiece, but neither team was able to capitalize on the man advantage and Philadelphia closed out the period with the lead. The Flames led in shots, 11-4.