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The Calgary Flames are sending 2013 out tonight, hopefully in style, against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers are one of many middling Eastern Conference teams that are barely above the .500 mark but still have playoff hopes. To be honest, the Flyers likely aren’t that much better than the Flames, but they benefit from playing the Eastern teams more.
In terms of line-ups, Ray Emery will start for the Flyers and Reto Berra goes for Calgary. If Kevin Westgarth arrives in time, he’ll slot in for the home side, so presumably your extra bodies for the Flames are Chris Breen, Markus Granlund and, possibly, TJ Galiardi.
The puck drops at 7pm MT and the game will be carried on various Sportsnet properties.
Have a safe, happy and healthy New Year’s everyone!