CALGARY FLAMES NOTES:
FLAMES LAST GAME RECAP
JANUARY 27, 2023 – CALGARY FLAMES  vs. SEATTLE KRAKEN 
The Calgary Flames travelled to Seattle for their last contest before the All-Star break. The Kraken opened the scoring just 5:20 into the game off the stick of John Hayden. The Flames would respond, first with Tyler Toffoli setting up Elias Lindholm who netted his 15th of the season, before Elias Lindholm set up Tyler Toffoli who scored his 18th of the season. Nikita Zadorov set a new career-high with his eighth goal with just five seconds left in the first, and the Flames headed into the break up 3-1. In the second, the Flames and Kraken combined for 21 shots, but it remained 3-1 through 40. Seattle tried to start a rally in the third after Eeli Tolvanen drew the Kraken within one halfway through the frame, but just over a minute later Noah Hanifin scored a dagger for the Flames to restore their two-goal lead. Blake Coleman would add an empty-netter, and the Flames strutted into the All-Star break in style with a 5-2 win.
CGY GOAL SCORERS: Lindholm (15), Toffoli (18), Zadorov (8), Hanifin (4), Coleman (10)
GOALIE: Vladar (28/30, .933 Sv%)
PP: 0/2 (0%)
PK: 5/5 (100%)
FLAMES LAST FIVE RESULTS, RECORD: 3-2-0
DATE RESULT GWG CGY GOALIE OPP. GOALIE
January 27th, 2023 CGY  at SEA  Zadorov Vladar Jones
January 26, 2023 CHI  vs. CGY  Katchouk Markstrom Stauber
January 23, 2023 CBJ  vs. CGY 4 Dube Vladar Korpisalo
January 21, 2023 TBL  vs. CGY  Dube Vladar Vasilevskiy
January 18, 2023 COL  vs. CGY  Lehkonen Markstrom Georgiev
*shootout winning goal
FLAMES UPCOMING SCHEDULE:
(MST) OPPONENT VENUE
February 6, 2023 5:30pm at New York Rangers Madison Square Garden
February 9, 2023 5:00pm at Detroit Red Wings Little Caesars Arena
February 11, 2023 10:30am at Buffalo Sabres KeyBank Center
February 13, 2023 5:30pm at Ottawa Senators Canadian Tire Centre
February 16, 2023 7:00pm vs. Detroit Red Wings Scotiabank Saddledome
TONIGHTS STORYLINES & STATS
This is the first of two matchups this season between the Flames and Rangers. The Flames swept the season-series in 2021-22, outscoring New York 11-1 in their two meetings. This is a Pacific Division versus Metropolitan Division matchup; The Flames have an overall record of 6-4-3 against Metropolitan Division opponents this season and a record of 9-8-5 against Eastern Conference opponents.
LAST SEASON VERSUS NEW YORK:
The Flames and Rangers squared off twice last season, with the Flames going 2-0 against the Metropolitan Division opponent. The Flames outscored New York 11-1 over their two contests with a 5-1 win at MSG in October of 2021 and a 6-0 triumph at the Saddledome in November of 2021. Andrew Mangiapane led the Flames with two goals at Madison Square Garden, while Chris Tanev, Mikael Backlund and Blake Coleman also got into the scoring act for the Flames during their last visit to New York. Jacob Markstrom backstopped the Flames to both wins, making 50 saves on 52 shotsagainst over the season-series for a .962 SV%.
CALGARY FLAMES vs. NEW YORK RANGERS
ALL-TIME HOME AWAY L10 STRK
CGY vs. NYR 60-42-15-5 34-14-10-2 26-28-5-3 6-4-0 W5
Calgary Flames vs. New York Rangers
Madison Square Garden
TV: Sportsnet West
Radio: Sportsnet Fan 960
2022-23 Season Series: 1-1-0 (Home: 0-1-0, Road 1-0-0)
Feb. 6, 2023 – CGY at NYR
Feb. 18, 2023 – NYR at CGY
2021-22 Season Series: 2-0-0 (Home: 1-0-0, Road: 1-0-0)
Last Home Win vs. NYR: November 6, 2021 – New York  vs. Calgary 
Last Road Win @ NYR: October 25, 2021 – Calgary  at New York 
Last Home Loss vs. NYR: March 2, 2017 – New York  vs. Calgary 
Last Road Loss @ NYR: February 9, 2017 – Calgary  at New York 
2022-23 CALGARY FLAMES
FLAMES RECENT TRANSACTIONS:
Feb. 5 – recalled Jakob Pelletier (F) and Dennis Gilbert (D) from Calgary (AHL)
FLAMES RECENT INJURIES (Total man games lost – 39)
Noah Hanifin – illness (1 game: Oct. 21)
Chris Tanev – upper-body (5 games: Nov. 3 – Nov. 10)
Jonathan Huberdeau – upper-body (3 games: Nov. 8 – Nov. 12)
Michael Stone – lower-body (11 games: Nov. 7 – Nov. 25)
MacKenzie Weegar – non-COVID illness (1 game: Dec. 12)
Elias Lindholm – upper-body injury (1 game: Dec. 12)
Chris Tanev – upper-body injury (3 games: Dec. 14 – Dec. 18)
Radim Zohorna – non-COVID illness (1 game: Dec. 18)
Dennis Gilbert – lower-body injury (4 games: Dec. 20 – Dec. 27)
Brett Ritchie – upper-body injury (8 games: Jan. 8 – Jan. 26)
Chris Tanev – upper-body injury (2 games: Jan. 26 – Jan. 27)
NEW YORK RANGERS NOTES:
New York Rangers 4, Vegas Golden Knights 1 – January 27, 2023 – Madison Square Garden
NYR Goals: C. Kreider (20), V. Trocheck (14), F. Chytil (16), J. Vesey (9)
VGK Goals: P. Kessel (9)
NYR Goalie: J. Halak (W – 33/34)
VGK Goalie: A. Hill (L – 36/39)
NYR Shots: 40
VGK Shots: 34
NYR PP: 0/2
NYR PK: 2/2
RECAP/NOTES: The Rangers headed into the break with a 4-1 win over the Vegas Golden Knights to close out January. New York scored two goals in the first and two in the third on the way to a win. In the win, Vincent Trocheck registered his 12th multi-point game of the season and Braden Schneider recorded his first multi-point game of the season and third of his career.
- The New York Rangers return from the All-Star Break and begin a three-game homestand as the Calgary Flames pay visit to Madison Square Garden (7:30 PM ET – TV: MSG Network – Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Rangers will play seven of their next eight games against Western Conference opponents. Against the West, New York is 14-5-3.
- The Blueshirts have earned points in four of their last five games (3-1-1) and 11 of their last 13 games (8-2-3). Dating back to November 30, Rangers have points in 21 of their last 26 contests (17-5-4).
- New York begins an 11-game February slate (5 at home, 6 on road). The Rangers finished January with a 8-2-2 record for 18 points in 12 games. In the NHL in January, the Rangers ranked tied for third in points percentage (.750) and allowed the third fewest goals-against per game (2.25).
- The Blueshirts have allowed the third fewest goals per game with a 2.59 clip and since Dec. 5, their 2.26 GA/GP is the second fewest.
- New York’s 61 third period goals rank tied for fifth in the NHL and their plus-16 third period goal differential ranks fourth.
- At home against the Flames, the Blueshirts have won six of their last eight games dating back to the 2009-10 season.
- Over his career against Calgary, Vincent Trocheck has points in four of his last five contests (1G-4A) and overall eight of 12 career games (5G-5A) against them.
- The Rangers defensemen group has collected 121 points, tied for the fourth most in the NHL and 95 assists, the third most. 28.5 percent of all Rangers points this season have been contributed to a defenseman.
UPCOMING GAMES (ALL TIMES ET)
DATE/TIME OPPONENT/LOCATION TV RADIO
Feb. 8/8:00 PM Vancouver/MSG MSG Network ESPN 98.7 FM
Feb. 10/7:00 PM Seattle/MSG MSGSN ESPN 1050 AM
Feb. 11/7:00 PM Carolina/PNC Arena MSG 2 ESPN 1050 AM
Feb. 15/10:00 PM Vancouver/Rogers Arena MSGSN ESPN 1050 AM
Feb. 17/9:00 PM Edmonton/Rogers Place MSG Network ESPN 98.7 FM
LAST FIVE GAMES
DATE OPPONENT RESULT
Jan. 27 Vegas W, 4-1
Jan. 25 at Toronto OTL. 3-2
Jan. 23 Florida W, 6-2
Jan. 19 Boston L, 3-1
Jan. 16 at Columbus W, 3-1
February 5 – Sammy Blais recalled from conditioning stint and Will Cuylle recalled Hartford.
ALL-TIME RECORD 47-59-15-1 (110 PTS)
NYR HOME 31-26-5-0 (67 PTS)
NYR AWAY 16-33-10-1 (43 PTS)
LAST FIVE MEETINGS 0-5-0
LEADING SCORER(S) – CURRENT RANGERS IN CAREER G: Trocheck/Zibanejad (5) – A: Panarin (7) – Pts: Trocheck (10)
LEADING SCORER(S) – ALL-TIME IN GAMES W/NYR G: Don Maloney (14) – A: Gilbert (22) – Pts: Gilbert (32)
2022-23 SEASON SERIES
February 6 at MSG 7:30 PM ET
February 18 at Scotiabank Saddledome 10:00 PM ET
BLUESHIRTS SINCE DECEMBER 5
Since December 5, the Rangers have a 16-4-3 record for 35 points. In that span, their 16 wins are tied for the sixth most in the NHL while their 35 points are the fourth most.
- The Rangers have been perfect on the penalty kill in four of their last five games (14-for-15).
- The Blueshirts’ 81.3 percent penalty kill ranks ninth in the NHL and their 26 power play goals against is tied for the third fewest in the NHL.
- New York has averaged the fourth fewest PIM/GP with a 7.6 mark.
- The Rangers’ plus-28:44 special teams time differential is the sixth highest clip in the NHL.