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Quack! Quack! Flames vs Ducks Preview 12/29/15 (36/82)

The struggling Ducks come to town as the Flames go for 12 in a row at home.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim Ducks vs Calgary Flames, 9:00 PM ET, Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta

Broadcast Schedule
TV: RSNW PT25 FSSD SN West
Radio: Sportsnet 960 The Fan

Well, for the Flames at least they are getting the Ducks in their house. Anaheim is a house of horrors for the Flames, but the Saddledome has been equally as nightmarish for the last 11 opponents who've taken the ice there. Calgary comes in on a franchise record 11 game home win streak and they can extend that to 12 by beating the last place Anaheim Ducks. Yes, you read that correctly. The major advantage the Ducks have going for them is their PK. They are tops in the league, while Calgary's PP sits dead last. The Ducks are off to a horrible start and the Flames look to keep that trend going and climb the ladder out West. Anaheim took the only meeting so far this season 5-3 back in November. Here's what the match-up looks like:

Calgary Flames Anaheim Ducks
17-16-2 Record 13-15-6
36 Points 32
4th Pacific Division 7th Pacific
8th (tie) West Conference 11th West
8-2 Last 10 Games 5-5
95 Goals For 65
115 Goals Against 86
Gaudreau (17) Goals Perry (13)
Gaudreau (39) Points Perry (23)
Ramo (.907) SV % Gibson (.923)
30th (13.0%) PP 23rd  (17.4%)
30th (74.2%) PK 1st (87.4)

Calgary last skated on Sunday night in a thrilling come from behind, 5-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers. As it's been lately, it was the Johnny Gaudreau show. Here's the highlights:

The Ducks came back from the Christmas Break on a two game skid and the Flyers proved the perfect remedy as they knocked off Philly 4-2. Here's how that contest went down:

Calgary Flames Projected Lineup (these are the projected lines and can be changed any time before the puck drop)

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Johnny Gaudreau Sean Monahan Jiri Hudler
Micheal Ferland Mikael Backlund Joe Colborne
Sam Bennett Markus Granlund David Jones
Lance Bouma Matt Stajan Brandon Bollig
Left Defense Right Defense
Mark Giordano TJ Brodie
Kris Russell Dougie Hamilton
Deryk Engelland Dennis Wideman
Goalies
Karri Ramo (s) Jonas Hiller

Scratches: Mason RaymondLadislav Smid, Josh Jooris

Injuries: Michael Frolik

Anaheim Ducks Projected Lineup  (these are the projected lines and can be changed any time before the puck drop)

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Rickard Rakell Ryan Getzlaf Corey Perry
Carl Hagelin Ryan Kesler Jakob Silfverberg
Jiri Sekac Shawn Horcoff Mike Santorelli
Patrick Maroon Nate Thompson Andrew Cogliano
Left Defense Right Defense
Cam Fowler Kevin Bieksa
Hampus Lindholm Josh Manson
Clayton Stoner Sami Vatanen
Goalies
John Gibson (s) Frederik Andersen

Scratches: None

Injuries: Simon Despres, Cam Fowler