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Anaheim must be stopped: Flames @ Ducks preview (22/82)

Up next, it's the team that dumped the Flames out of last season's playoffs. The swines.



Calgary Flames @ Anaheim Ducks – 8pm MT

Broadcast Schedule
TV Sportsnet West FS-W
Radio Sportsnet960 The Fan
Get the lowdown on the opposition at Anaheim Calling

This is the bit where I usually segue into a humorous or relevant song choice. I'm not doing that today.

Everybody has that one team who they utterly despise. There's no real reason for it (unlike my loathing of Vancouver or Edmonton), you just hate them. That team, for me, is the god damn Anaheim Ducks.

No, I don't know why. It is what it is.

I mean, it could be because of the record against them, especially in the Ponda Center. Maybe. I don't know.

It’s not like they’re even that good this year. They’re not. Hell, they even added to their douchebaggery by getting Kevin Bieksa. But it’s Anaheim on the road, so I’m expecting nothing from this.

Regardless, here's some loud music to get you in the mood. Not safe for work.

Season leaders
Calgary Flames Anaheim Ducks
17 Points 18
12th (W)
6th (P)
11th (W)
5th (P)
Last 10
Ov. Vs
Sea. Vs
Time On Ice/Game
T.J. Brodie (25:19) Defence Cam Fowler (22:34)
Sean Monahan (20:06) Offence Ryan Kesler (19:22)
Key Stats
David Jones (7)
Sean Monahan (7)
Goals Corey Perry (5)
Johnny Gaudreau (15) Assists Ryan Getzlaf (8)
Johnny Gaudreau (20) Points Corey Perry (12)
Brandon Bollig (42) PIM Kevin Bieksa (36)
Michael Frolik (58) SOG Jakob Silfverberg (51)
David Jones (17.5) Shot % Mike Santorelli (14.6)
Derek Grant (56.8) FO% Ryan Kesler (55.9)
Special Teams
14.29 PP% 15
8 PPG For 9
Sam Bennett (2) PPG Leader Corey Perry (3)
74.58 PK% 88.16
15 PKGA 9
0 SHGF 1
5v5 Corsi (min. 10mins per game played)
T.J. Brodie (51.53) D
Hampus Lindholm (53.86)
Mikael Backlund (52.39) F Jakob Silfverberg (54.34)
5v5 Fenwick (min. 10mins per game played)
T.J. Brodie (53.71) D Hampus Lindholm (53.62)
Mikael Backlund (53.69) F Carl Hagelin (55.01)
Save percentage
Jonas Hiller (86.14)
Joni Ortio (90.05)
Karri Ramo (89.81)
All Frederik Andersson (91.39)
Anton Khudobin (91.67)
Jonas Hiller (86.47)
Joni Ortio (90.88)
Karri Ramo (89.55)
EvS 5 on 5 Frederik Andersson (92.66)
Anton Khudobin (91.27)
Data courtesy of and

Oh look, Kevin Bieksa leads PIMs, what a surprise.

Fun fact of the day: In Anaheim, the Flames are 9-36-6. Oh goody.

Fortunately, this year's Ducks are awful going forwards. They are 29th in the league on scoring, with just Philadelphia behind them.


Chicago Blackhawks 1-2 Calgary Flames (AOT)

Game recap

Johnny Overtime

Projected lines

  • Mason Raymond slotted in for the flu-stricken Jiri Hudler on the top line against Chicago, and didn’t look out of place. In practice on Monday, Hudler rotated rushes with Micheal Ferland, so it remains to be seen if last year’s top scorer makes it into the lineup. Kris Russell left the game against Chicago early, but Bob Hartley says he should be good to go. If not, Ladislav Smid will join Dougie Hamilton.
Calgary Flames
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Johnny Gaudreau Sean Monahan Mason Raymond
Sam Bennett Mikael Backlund Michael Frolik
Joe Colborne Matt Stajan David Jones
Micheal Ferland Josh Jooris Brandon Bollig
Left Defence Right Defence
Mark Giordano T.J. Brodie
Kris Russell Dougie Hamilton
Deryk Engelland Dennis Wideman
Karri Ramo (s) Joni Ortio
Anaheim Ducks (c/o
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Rickard Rakell Ryan Getzlaf Corey Perry
Nick Ritchie Ryan Kesler Jakob Silfverberg
Carl Hagelin Shawn Horcoff Andrew Cogliano
Patrick Maroon Mike Santorelli Chris Stewart
Left Defence Right Defence
Cam Fowler Kevin Bieksa
Clayton Stoner Sami Vatanen
Korbinian Holzer Josh Manson
Anton Khudobin (s) John Gibson


A win would be Karri Ramo's 50th (if he plays). Dougie Hamilton plays in his 200th NHL game. Michael Frolik continues his quest for his 100th goal.

Other games today

Road Time (MT) Home Narrative
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Join us in the gamethread, where there will be blood.

by Liam McCausland