Calgary Flames vs Anaheim Ducks, 7:30 PM MT, Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary AB
Calgary Flames 27-13-6 (60 pts) - Anaheim Ducks 23-17-9 (55 pts)
TV: SN360 - Radio: Sportsnet 960
Odds: Calgary (-110) Anaheim (-110) O/U: 5.5
|Calgary Flames||Anaheim Ducks|
|1st Pacific||Division||5th Pacific|
|21.1 (14th)||PP||25.4 (6th)|
|84.6 (3rd)||PK||83.7 (7th)|
|Mangiapane (24)||Goals Leader||Terry (25)|
|Gaudreau (60)||Points Leader||Terry (42)|
|Gudbranson (49)||PIM||Deslauriers (61)|
|Markstrom (.926)||Save%||Gibson (.921)|
Starting Goalies (E=Expected, C=Confirmed)
Calgary: Markstrom (E)- 20-10-5, 2.12 GAA, .926 SV%
Anaheim: Gibson (E)- 15-11-8, 2.54 GAA, .921 SV%
Anaheim: Josh Mason (Finger/Out), Sam Carrick (Personal/Out), Max Jones (Pectoral/Out)
Just The Facts (Mostly Facts)
-The Flames will try and extend their winning streak to 8 eight games tonight, which will continue to grow their season long best stretch of play.
-Goals are pilling up for the Flames as of late. In their last seven games Calgary has only scored less than four goals once (1-0 W vs Vancouver) and are averaging 4.28 GPG during the win streak.
-For the third straight game the Calgary defence chipped in with points with Erik Gudbranson getting a goal and Nikita Zadorov getting assist. That type of production gave the Flames 13 points from the blue line over the last three games.
-Despite being in 5th place right now, only 5 points separates the Ducks and Flames in the standings in the Pacific Division.
-Anaheim is now tied with Philadelphia for the most “loser points” with nine. Remember when that was Calgary’s thing?
-Anaheim can still give the Flames fits, even at the Saddledome. The Ducks are 5-5-0 in their last 10 visits to Calgary, though the Flames have won three straight at home against the Ducks.
-And even though we all know the Flames horrendous overall record against Anaheim (50-73-7), would you believe that’s not the worst winning percentage (41.2%) they have against an NHL franchise? Currently, it’s Vegas at 30.8, but that’s a small sample size at only 13 games. It would actually be the Boston Bruins, who Calgary owns a mere 39.8 Winning% against over the years.
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What’s Happening With The Opposition?
Anaheim Ducks SBN Coverage: Anaheim Calling
Last Time Out
Calgary Flames 6 - Columbus Blue Jackets 2
Anaheim Ducks 3 - Seattle Kraken 4
Players To Watch
Elias Lindholm (C): 7 points in last 5 games
Troy Terry (C): 6 points in last 5 games
On The Struggle Bus
Sean Monahan (C): 0 points in last 9 games
Ryan Getzlaf (C): 1 goal in last 12 games
Last Time They Tangled
12/3: Calgary Flames 4 @ Anaheim Ducks 3