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Calgary Flames at Anaheim Ducks [Game 3]

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8:00 PM MST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
960 AM CFAC PRIT Honda Center PRIT 830 AM KLAA
League Value Metric Value League
14th 50.0% Points Percentage 75.0% 12th
5th 28.57% Power Play Percentage .00% 26th
18th 80.00% Penalty Kill Percentage 77.78% 20th
11th 108.57% Combined Special Teams 77.78% 29th
16th .00 Goals +/- per Game (All Situations) .00 16th
11th 3.00 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 3.50 10th
11th 3.00 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 3.50 17nd
12nd .617 Penalty +/- per 60 Minutes (5V5) -3.292 29th
15th -1.23 Shot Attempt +/- per 60 Minutes (5V5) 2.63 13rd
22nd -4.93 Unblocked Shot Attempt +/- per 60 Minutes (5V5) 5.93 8th
18th -2.47 Shot on Goal +/- per 60 Minutes (5V5) 1.32 12nd
20th -.57 Expected Goal +/- per 60 Minutes (5V5) .70 6th
13th 100.38% P.D.O. (5V5) 101.69% 10th
21st 5.56% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 10.20% 11th
8th 94.83% Save Percentage (5V5) 91.49% 16th
Data from Hockey-Reference.com and Corsica.Hockey
The Enemies' Lair
Anaheim Calling

The Calgary Flames have left Alberta for the first time this year and have arrived in California to take on the Anaheim Ducks. The Honda Center is known for not exactly being friendly to the Flames where they haven't won since the NHL lost a season to a lockout. That's quite the trend to try and alter, but they should be flying pretty high after their six to three win against the Winnipeg Jets.

This game nearly didn't happen tonight as literal flames have dominated the headlines in the area. Fire is not a main concern at the moment, but the game was considered hour-to-hour due to smoke and air quality. The N.H.L. decided to go ahead with this one, but crowds may not be all that present tonight given the turmoil in the area.

Those hoping to see the debut of Jaromir Jagr will have to wait. There are no changes to the lineup tonight from the end of last game. Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan were split up onto separate lines. The lineup of Gaudreau along with Sam Bennett and Curtis Lazar was particularly effective. Tonight they'll have to figure out whether that just a small sample size or if this can be something real.

Mike Smith continues to get the starts in net. He's done much better than fans could have ever hoped for and with no back-to-backs scheduled just yet there's no reason to jump to Eddie Lack just yet. A win tonight breaking the Anaheim curse would cement him as not just a fan-favourite, but would at the very least make him a legend this season.

Calgary Flames Lineup

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Johnny Gaudreau Sam Bennett Curtis Lazar
Kris Versteeg Sean Monahan Micheal Ferland
Matthew Tkachuk Mikael Backlund Michael Frolik
Tanner Glass Matt Stajan Troy Brouwer
Left Defence Right Defense
Mark Giordano Dougie Hamilton
T.J. Brodie Travis Hamonic
Matt Bartkowski Michael Stone
Goalies
Mike Smith
Eddie Lack

Anaheim Ducks Lineup

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Andrew Cogliano Ryan Getzlaf Corey Perry
Ondrej Kase Rikard Rakell Jakob Silfverberg
Chris Wagner Antoine Vermette Logan Shaw
Dennis Rasmussen Derek Grant Jared Boll
Left Defence Right Defense
Cam Fowler Josh Manson
Francois Beauchemin Brandon Montour
Korbinian Holzer Kevin Beiksa
Goalies
John Gibson
Reto Berra