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Rip It Up And Start Again - Flames @ Ducks Round 2 Game 2 Preview

Can we just pretend that game one didn't happen? Please? No? Damn.

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Calgary Flames @ Anaheim Ducks - Round 2 Game 2 - 8PM MT (10e, 7p)

Sportsnet, NBCSN (TV)

You know when you go to say something, and know what you want to say, but you can't find the words to say it? That's me, right now. So I suggest this.

Whatever the plan was for Game 1 (recap/stats) was, it didn't work. You could say the Ducks played to their strengths well and kept the Flames quiet, but that means Bob Hartley has to show the tactical nous that has got him in contention for the Jack Adams to figure them out. Tough task, yes, but not impossible. Four wins from the next six games is doable - after all, it's 0-1, not 6-1.

Improved performances will be required all over the ice, but especially in goal. It was neither Karri Ramo nor Jonas Hiller's greatest nights as NHL goaltenders, although they certainly weren't helped by an incredibly passive defence. Add that to an offensive performance of making life easy for Frederik Andersen, and you can see why the Flames fell. It needs sorting, sharpish, if the Flames are to make any impression on the series.

Playoff Leaders

Calgary Flames Anaheim Ducks
4-3 Playoffs 5-0
0-1 Series 1-0
Goal Differential
-1 Playoffs +12
-5 Series +5
Time On Ice
TJ Brodie (26:51/gm) Defence Francois Beauchemin (23:06/gm)
Sean Monahan (19:30/gm) Offence Ryan Getzlaf (21:10/gm)
TJ Brodie (24:59/gm) Defence Cam Fowler (21:49/gm)
Matt Stajan (20:12/gm) Offence Ryan Kesler (17:50/gm)
Jiri Hudler (3)
Sam Bennett (3)
Goals Corey Perry (5)
Johnny Gaudreau (4)
Dennis Wideman (4)
Assists Corey Perry (6)
Ryan Getzlaf (6)
Jiri Hudler (6)
Johnny Gaudreau (6)
Points Corey Perry (11)
Sam Bennett (1) Goals Corey Perry (2)
Deryk Engelland (1) Assists Ryan Getzlaf (3)
Sam Bennett (1)
Deryk Engelland (1)
Points Corey Perry (4)
Ryan Getzlaf (4)
Special Teams
23.8% Powerplay 33.3%
5 Powerplay Goals For 5
75% Penalty Kill 87.5%
5 PK Goals Conceded 2
0 Shorthanded Goals For 0
0% Powerplay 50%
0 Powerplay Goals For 2
50% Penalty Kill 100%
2 PK Goals Conceded 0
0 Shorthanded Goals For 0
Mikael Backlund (23) Shots On Goal Corey Perry (23)
Jiri Hudler (27.3%) Shot % Ryan Kesler (37.5%)
Josh Jooris (4) Shots On Goal Corey Perry (7)
Sam Bennett (100%) Shot % Emerson Etem (50%)
Faceoff Leaders
Matt Stajan (60.18%) Playoffs Ryan Kesler (62.18%)
Josh Jooris (59%) Series Nate Thompson (78%)
Deryk Engelland (44) PIM Tim Jackman (12)
Micheal Ferland (43) Hits Simon Despres (20)
Matt Beleskey (20)
Kris Russell (31) Blocked Shots Clayton Stoner (11)
Brandon Bollig (14) PIM Tim Jackman (12)
David Jones (6) Hits Rickard Rakell (4)
Ryan Kesler (4)
Dennis Wideman (4) Blocked Shots Sami Vatanen (5)
5v5 Corsi/Fenwick
(minimum 10mins per game played)
David Schlemko (52.54%, 6gp)
David Jones (48.95%, 6gp)
Corsi For % Hampus Lindholm (58.71%, 5gp)
Francois Beauchemin (58.08%, 5gp)
David Schlemko (59.09%, 7gp)
Micheal Ferland (58.7%, 7gp)
Fenwick For % Francois Beauchemin (61.72%, 5gp)
Andrew Cogliano (61.7%, 5gp)
David Schlemko (70%, 1gp)
Tyler Wotherspoon (69.57%, 1gp)
Corsi For % Ryan Getzlaf (71.43%, 1gp)
Patrick Maroon (68.42%, 1gp)
David Schlemko (83.3%, 1gp)
Tyler Wotherspoon (80%, 1gp)
Fenwick For % Ryan Getzlaf (76.47%, 1gp)
Patrick Maroon (75%, 1gp)
Save percentage
Jonas Hiller (.919)
Karri Ramo (.881)
All Situations Frederik Andersen (.930)
Karri Ramo (.933)
Jonas Hiller (.914)
Even Strength
5 on 5
Frederik Andersen (.929)
Karri Ramo (.857)
Jonas Hiller (.786)
All Situations Frederik Andersen (.958)
Karri Ramo (.917)
Jonas Hiller (.727)
Even Strength
5 on 5
Frederik Andersen (.947)

Potential Starting Lineups (Subject To Change)

The Ducks are still missing John Gibson, who has the flu, but he is expected to travel to Calgary for games three and four. Chris Wagner is fit and ready to play, but whether he will is a different story

Meanwhile, Karri Ramo starts in goal for the Flames. Derek Will's projected lines have an unchanged side, however Raphael Diaz could be a game-time decision after taking a full practice on Saturday. Whatever was wrong with Jiri Hudler and Micheal Ferland doesn't seem to be stopping them play in game two.

Calgary Flames
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Johnny Gaudreau Sean Monahan Jiri Hudler
Sam Bennett Mikael Backlund Joe Colborne
Michael Ferland Matt Stajan David Jones
Brandon Bollig Josh Jooris Drew Shore
Left Defence Right Defence
TJ Brodie Deryk Engelland
Kris Russell Dennis Wideman
David Schlemko Tyler Wotherspoon
Karri Ramo
Jonas Hiller
Anaheim Ducks
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Patrick Maroon Ryan Getzlaf Corey Perry
Matt Beleskey
Ryan Kesler
Jakob Silfverberg
Andrew Cogliano Rickard Rakell
Kyle Palmieri
Emerson Etem Nate Thompson Tim Jackman
Left Defence Right Defence
Hampus Lindholm Francois Beauchemin
Cam Fowler Simon Despres
Clayton Stoner Sami Vatanen
Frederik Andersen
Jason LaBarbera

Join us in the gamethread, where we'll be sticking pins in a voodoo doll of Corey Perry.