NHL Preview from The Sports Network|
Wednesday, February 11th
(All times eastern)
Calgary Flames (31-18-4) at Anaheim Ducks (27-24-5), 10 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Anaheim Ducks shoot for their second win over the
Calgary Flames in less than a week, as the two clubs square off tonight at the
The Ducks have been out of action since a 2-1 win over the Flames on Saturday.
Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 26 saves for his first victory in nearly a month.
He had been 0-4 with a 3.78 goals against average since a victory versus New
Jersey on January 11.
Bobby Ryan and Corey Perry tallied for the Ducks, who snapped a two-game road
losing streak and have won three of five overall. Perry has notched four goals
over his last four games, while Ryan has posted seven goals and three assists
in his past 13 contests.
The Ducks are tied with Dallas for both second place in the Atlantic Division
and fifth overall in the Western Conference. They begin a three-game homestand
tonight and hold a 14-11-3 mark as the host.
Anaheim has won four of five and five of its last seven versus the Flames and
is riding an eight-game home winning streak in the series. The Ducks haven't
been defeated as the host by the Flames since January 19, 2004.
Giguere's win on Saturday improved him to 14-9-0 with two ties and a 2.24
goals against average lifetime against Calgary.
Mike Cammalleri had the lone goal for the Flames on Saturday and scored again
in Monday's 6-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens. Cammalleri leads the Flames
with 28 goals on the season, with half of those tallies coming in his past 13
Matthew Lombardi and Dustin Boyd scored short-handed goals, as Calgary halted
a season-high four-game losing streak. Dion Phaneuf, Rene Bourque and David
Moss also lit the lamp and Lombardi added two assists.
Miikka Kiprusoff made 22 saves for the win. He is 9-7-0 with a 2.32 GAA versus
the Ducks, but did not face them on Saturday. Instead, Curtis McElhinney
allowed two goals on 25 shots in that loss.
Calgary, which leads the Northwest Division by eight points over Vancouver,
begins a three-game road trip tonight. The Flames have lost three straight as
the guest and are 11-11-1 on the road this year. They will also visit Los
Angeles and Phoenix on the trek.
02/11 10:50:38 ET