Calgary Flames @ Anaheim Ducks, 8:30 PM MT, Honda Center, Anaheim CA
TV: SNW - Radio: Sportsnet 960
Calgary Flames 9-5-1 (19 points) - Anaheim Ducks 6-7-3 (15 points)
Calgary is well rested and they are going to need it as they embark on a 3 game trip through California, starting with the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night. No longer will streaks about Honda Center be written about as the Flames exorcised those demons last season and the Ducks aren’t the Ducks of old.
Anaheim started this season red hot, winning 5 out of their first 7, but things are no longer magical in Anaheim. Since October 20th the Ducks are 1-6-2 and fallen deep in the doldrums of the Pacific Division. During this run of futility the Ducks have only scored 3 goals once, a 4-3 OT loss to the San Jose Sharks. To make things even worse the Flames come to town as Anaheim will be trying to figure out how the lost 4-1 to the lowly LA Kings on Tuesday night.
Calgary meanwhile is the exact opposite of Anaheim right now: good. The Flames are currently enjoying a 4 game winning streak and doing it the dramatic way. Calgary is winning games with some third period magic, leading the NHL is 3rd period markers with 28. The Flames top line is really clicking with Johnny Gaudreau in the Top in both points (19) and assists (13). As a team the Flames are 5th in the league in points (19), 4th in GF (52) and 7th in FOW% at 51.7%. So all in all, things are looking up for the Flames as they begin their 3 game trek through California.
Flames: Smith (E): 5-4-1, 3.71 GAA, .871 SV%
Ducks: Miller (E): 1-2-0, 2.44 GAA, .932 SV%
Goals: Lindholm (9) Points: Gaudreau (19) PIM: Bennett (25) Save%: Rittich (.927)
Goals: Silfverberg (4) Points: Rakell (11) PIM: Manson (16) Save%: Gibson (.935)
What’s Happening With The Opposition?
Anaheim Ducks Coverage: Anaheim Calling
Last Time Out
Calgary Flames 5 Chicago Blackhawks 3
Anaheim Ducks 1 LA Kings 4
Players To Watch
Michael Frolik (F): 7G 0A, 3 goals in last 4 games
Ryan Getzlaf (C): 2G 8A, 7 points in last 5 games