The Flyers went 3-5 in the pre-season, scoring 20 goals in the process, after multiple additions during the summer buoyed hopes of a return to the playoffs following the league's worst showing a year ago.
The Flames earned just one victory -- and it took a shootout to do it -- under new coach Mike Keenan in the exhibition schedule and are looking to show the Saddledome crowd the process will pan out in the long run.
Their last meeting was Dec. 6, 2005, and featured shutout performances from both Flyers G Antero Nittymaki and Flames G Miikka Kiprusoff. The Flyers came away with a 1-0 shootout victory at home on Mike Richards' winning goal. Calgary is 25-27-4-1 all-time against Philly.
FLAMES -- F Owen Nolan, D Adrian Aucoin, D Cory Sarich, D Anders Eriksson, G Curtis McElhinney.
FLYERS -- C Daniel Briere, F Scott Hartnell, F Joffrey Lupul, D Kimmo Timonen, D Jason Smith.
FLAMES -- F Tony Amonte, F Darren McCarty, F Jeff Friesen, F Byron Ritchie, D Roman Hamrlik, D Brad Stuart, D Andrei Zyuzin, D Mark Giordano, G Jamie McLennan.
FLYERS -- F Mike York, F Mark Cullen, F Geoff Sanderson, F Todd Fedoruk, F Denis Hamel, F Niko Dimitrakos, D Joni Pitkanen, G Robert Esche.
POWERPLAY -- 2006-07 statistics: Calgary 18.2% (73-401, 11th); Philadelphia 14.1% (53-376, 28th).
PENALTY KILLING -- 2006-07 statistics: Calgary 80.4% (22nd); Philadelphia 84.5% (9th).