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Flames at Ducks [First Round - Game 2]

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The Honda Curse continues

Matt Bartkowski with the NHL 17 style pass block
Matt Bartkowski with the NHL 17 style pass block
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Try though they might, the Calgary Flames failed to take out the Anaheim Ducks in game one at the Honda Center. Many were less than impressed with the officiating to say the least, but this is the NHL where vigilante justice seemingly reigns supreme until random penalties are called, so who should be surprised? They'll go after it again in game two as they hope to even it up.

There will be no changes to the lineup which means that the healthy scratches will once again be Freddie Hamilton, Curtis Lazar, and Dennis Wideman. There's nothing two overwhelmingly surprising about this even if some are calling for changes after a single playoff game. The lines and pairs should remain the same as well.

Chad Johnson is back as the backup tonight. Brian Elliott will once again get the start. John Gibson will get the start for the Ducks.

Calgary Flames Lineup

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Matthew Tkachuk Mikael Backlund Michael Frolik
Johnny Gaudreau Sean Monahan Micheal Ferland
Kris Versteeg Sam Bennett Alex Chiasson
Lance Bouma Matt Stajan Troy Brouwer
Left Defence Right Defense
Mark Giordano Dougie Hamilton
T.J. Brodie Michael Stone
Matt Bartkowski Deryk Engelland
Goalies
Brian Elliott
Chad Johnson

Anaheim Ducks Lineup

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Rickard Rakell Ryan Getzlaf Patrick Eaves
Andrew Cogliano Ryan Kesler Jakob Silfverberg
Ondrej Kase Antoine Vermette Corey Perry
Chris Wagner Nate Thompson Logan Shaw
Left Defence Right Defense
Sami Vatanen Josh Manson
Hampus Lindholm Brandon Montour
Shea Theodore Kevin Bieksa
Goalies
John Gibson
Jonathan Bernier