GAME DAY

RANDY SPORTAK, CALGARY SUN

, Last Updated: 10:18 AM ET

FLAMES (10-8-2, PRIOR TO LAST NIGHT) AT DUCKS (16-2-6)

6 P.M., HONDA CENTRE

TV: SPORTSNET

RADIO: FAN 960

COMING IN

Calgary went into last night's game against the Los Angeles Kings having won seven of eight, the latest a convincing 4-1 victory over Chicago. They were on a 7-1-1 run before the L.A. game.

Anaheim remains one of the league's hottest squads, entering today's match on the heels of a 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils. The Ducks are 3-0-2 in their last five.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

The Ducks arrived in Calgary earlier this month unbeaten in regulation through 16 games -- the last NHL team in that position -- but were handed a 3-0 defeat with Miikka Kiprusoff collecting the shutout.

WHO'S HOT

FLAMES -- G Miikka Kiprusoff is in the zone, with a 1.13 goals-against average, .960 save percentage and a 7-1 mark in his last eight before facing the Kings.

DUCKS -- RW Teemu Selanne, who recently scored his 500th career goal, had a six-game point streak snapped against the Devils but has 12 points (4-8-12) in seven outings.

WHO'S NOT

FLAMES -- RW Chuck Kobasew is stuck on two goals, having failed to tickle the twine since Oct. 24.

DUCKS -- RW Corey Perry has one goal in nine games.

SPECIAL TEAMS

POWERPLAY -- Calgary 13.6% (15-110, 26th); Anaheim 21% (28-133, 4th).

PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 80.5% (25th); Anaheim 85.7% (5th).

INJURY REPORT

FLAMES -- C Stephane Yelle (ankle) is out. D Andrei Zyuzin (foot) could play.

DUCKS -- G Ilya Bryzgalov (lower body) remains out.

NOTABLES

In their last 82 games, the equivalent of a full season, Anaheim boasts a 50-18-14 record for 114 points. When U.S. Thanksgiving came in the fall of 2005, the Ducks were sitting at 8-11-4 .


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