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Something From Nothing - Flames Vs Ducks Game 4 Preview

The Flames have taken something from nothing all season - surely not again?

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Anaheim Ducks @ Calgary Flames - Round 2, Game 4 - 7:30pm MT (9:30ET/6:30PT)

Sportsnet, NBCSN

Give me the flammable life, I'm cold as a match, ready to strike. So here I go...

Here lies a city on fire, singing along, the arsonist choir. Now here I go...

It started with a spark, and burned into the dark, now here I go...

Oh sweet ignition be my fuse, you have no choice you have to choose. Bid farewell to yesterday, say goodbye I'm on my way....

- Foo Fighters, Something From Nothing

I'm going to stop singing now and get on with the preview. Fitting, no? You think there's nothing left. The Flames find something from it.

There was a very strong possibility of a series sweep. Then Calgary did the third period thing, and the heart just starts to overrule the head. Can they? No, they can't. But...can they? No. They can't.

Are you sure? Because I'm not. They need one game in the Pond. Just one. They can't do it. Can they? Goddamnit Calgary, be awful or brilliant. I can't handle both in such a short space of time.

Anyway, we worry about that on Sunday. There's a job to do tonight, on home ice, where the Flames are good. Very good. Go do the thing.

Playoff Leaders

Calgary Flames Anaheim Ducks
5-4 Playoffs 6-1
1-2 Series 2-1
Goal Differential
-3 Playoffs +14
-7 Series +7
Time On Ice
TJ Brodie (27:00/gm) Defence Francois Beauchemin (23:35/gm)
Sean Monahan (19:40/gm) Offence Ryan Getzlaf (20:43/gm)
Dennis Wideman (26:52/gm) Defence Francois Beauchemin (23:50/gm)
Mikael Backlund (19:37/gm) Offence Ryan Kesler (19:17/gm)
Jiri Hudler, Sam Bennett,
Johnny Gaudreau (3)
Goals Corey Perry (6)
Dennis Wideman (5) Assists Ryan Getzlaf (10)
Johnny Gaudreau (7) Points Corey Perry (14)
Sam Bennett, Brandon Bollig,
Joe Colborne, Johnny Gaudreau,
Mikael Backlund (1)
Goals Corey Perry, Matt Beleskey (3)
Deryk Engelland, TJ Brodie,
Markus GranlundMason Raymond,
Dennis Wideman, Kris Russell (1)
Assists Ryan Getzlaf (7)
11 Skaters (1) Points Ryan Getzlaf (8)
Special Teams
20% Powerplay 23.8%
6 Powerplay Goals For 5
80.8% Penalty Kill 88%
5 PK Goals Conceded 2
1 Shorthanded Goals For 0
8.3% Powerplay 20%
1 Powerplay Goals For 2
80% Penalty Kill 91.7%
2 PK Goals Conceded 1
1 Shorthanded Goals For 0
Mikael Backlund (28) Shots On Goal Corey Perry (30)
Jiri Hudler (27.3%) Shot % Nate Thompson (33.3%)
Mikael Backlund (8) Shots On Goal Corey Perry (14)
Johnny Gaudreau, Joe Colborne (25%) Shot % Emerson Etem, Hampus Lindholm,
Nate Thompson (33.3%)
Faceoff Leaders
Matt Stajan (58.21%) Playoffs Nate Thompson (67.65%)
Josh Jooris (54.17%) Series Nate Thompson (67.65%)
Deryk Engelland (46) PIM Tim Jackman (12)
Micheal Ferland (43) Hits Matt Beleskey (27)
Kris Russell (38) Blocked Shots Clayton Stoner (14)
Brandon Bollig (14) PIM Tim Jackman (12)
David Jones (16) Hits Matt Beleskey (10)
Kris Russell, Dennis Wideman (10) Blocked Shots Sami Vatanen (8)
5v5 Corsi/Fenwick
(minimum 10mins per game played)
David Schlemko (56.18%, 9gp)
TJ Brodie (51.01%, 9gp)
Corsi For % Andrew Cogliano (57.31%, 7gp)
Hampus Lindholm (55.71%, 7gp)
David Schlemko (59.48%, 9gp)
David Jones (53.73%, 9gp)
Fenwick For % Andrew Cogliano (62.18%, 7gp)
Ryan Getzlaf (59.12%, 7gp)
David Schlemko (63.33%, 3gp)
TJ Brodie (58.88%, 3gp)
Corsi For % Ryan Getzlaf (63.77%, 3gp)
Matt Beleskey (57.89%, 3gp)
David Schlemko (67.50%, 3gp)
TJ Brodie (54.67%, 3gp)
Fenwick For % Ryan Getzlaf (65.45%, 3gp)
Patrick Maroon (59.26%, 3gp)
Save percentage
Jonas Hiller (.919)
Karri Ramo (.896)
All Situations Frederik Andersen (.928)
Jonas Hiller (.914)
Karri Ramo (.904)
Even Strength
5 on 5
Frederik Andersen (.940)
Karri Ramo (.893)
Jonas Hiller (.786)
All Situations Frederik Andersen (.933)
Karri Ramo (.891)
Jonas Hiller (.727)
Even Strength
5 on 5
Frederik Andersen (.965)

Potential Starting Lineups (Subject To Change)

Lance Bouma should make his first NHL playoff appearance, replacing Markus Granlund on the third line. However, Granlund was also on the ice with Drew Shore and Micheal Ferland, so that's something to keep an eye on. David Schlemko missed Thursday's practice, but he was on ice this morning, so expect him to be good to go.

As for the Ducks, Bruce Boudreau played with his lines during practice on Thursday. Tomas Fleischmann joined the third line, and Jiri Sekac was on the fourth line. Both could be expected to go.

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

Join us in the gamethread, where we will be taking deep breaths.