SUN Hockey Pool

Game Day

RANDY SPORTAK -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:38 AM ET

FLAMES (16-11-3) AT DUCKS (25-4-6)

8 P.M., HONDA CENTER

TV: SPORTSNET

RADIO: FAN960

COMING IN

Calgary finally snapped its road losing skid by thumping the Phoenix Coyotes 6-3 Saturday in the desert. The Flames have a 6-1-1 mark in their last eight.

Anaheim blew a third period lead to fall 4-3 to San Jose Saturday, only the fourth regulation-time loss this season for the NHL-leading Ducks. They were riding a five-game win streak, all road games, and had won 10 of 11.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

Calgary was the first team to beat Anaheim in regulation, taking a 3-0 decision in the Stampede City Nov. 10 but the Ducks evened the season series with a 5-3 win in California a few weeks later.

WHO'S HOT

FLAMES --RW Jarome Iginla had his second four-point game in three outings against Phoenix. He's netted 20 points (11-9-20) in the last 11 games.

DUCKS -- There are no shortage of candidates. C Andy McDonald is on a six-game point streak, with one goal and seven helpers.

WHO'S NOT

FLAMES -- RW Chuck Kobasew is stuck on three goals, tallying only once in 22 games.

DUCKS -- C Samuel Pahlsson has a 10-game goal-scoring drought. His last goal came against Calgary.

INJURY REPORT

FLAMES -- D Roman Hamrlik (groin), D Andrei Zyuzin (groin), D Rhett Warrener (leg), LW Marcus Nilson (knee).

DUCKS -- G Ilya Bryzgalov (groin) is out.

SPECIAL TEAMS

POWERPLAY -- Calgary 15.7% (26-166, 22nd); Anaheim 22.8% (42-184, 3rd).

PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 80.2% (24th); Anaheim 86% (8th).

NOTABLES

The Flames, panned by some observers for being such a low-scoring team, have moved up to 16th spot in the NHL for goals per game with an average of 2.93.


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