Flames Game Day

STEVE MACFARLANE, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:05 AM ET

COMING IN

Snapping a four-game losing skid, the Flames scored five unanswered goals over the final 40 minutes to claim a 6-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens Monday at the Dome. The Ducks are rested after three nights off following their win over the Flames Saturday.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

Taking a 2-1 series lead with a 2-1 win over the Flames Saturday at the Saddledome, the Ducks snapped the trend of each winning at home this year. All three games have been decided by a goal.

SPECIAL TEAMS

POWERPLAY -- Calgary 18.8% (46-244, 14th); Anaheim 22.1% (47-213, 6th).

PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 85.8% (3rd); Anaheim 81.2% (T-16th).

INJURIES

CALGARY -- RW Brandon Prust (jaw) is day-to-day. D Jim Vandermeer (ankle), C Wayne Primeau (foot), D Rhett Warrener (shoulder) are out.

ANAHEIM -- D Kent Huskins (foot), C Samuel Pahlsson (virus), LW Brad Larsen (hernia), D Francois Beauchemin (knee) are out.

IT'S WORTH NOTING ...

The Edmonton Oilers stamped out an Internet rumour yesterday that had Jaromir Jagr coming to the NHL club for the stretch drive. David Staples wrote on his blog Jagr, who is currently under contract in Russia for the remainder of this season and all of next season and would have to clear waivers if he returns to the NHL, is on his way to Edmonton. Oilers president of hockey operations Kevin Lowe and assistant GM Kevin Prendergast both denied the rumour ... Since being suspended by the league for an elbow he threw at Philadelphia Flyers rookie Claude Giroux Jan. 2, Ducks sniper Corey Perry has been figuratively elbowing opposition goaltenders in the teeth every time he takes the ice. Scoring 10 goals (and 14 points) in 13 tilts following the four-game punishment, Perry has matched his total from the first 39 games of his season. "Maybe I had time to shoot more pucks in practice," Perry told reporters in Calgary after their 2-1 win over the Flames Saturday afternoon. Just as impressive to head coach Randy Carlyle is the fact Perry has just 15 penalty minutes since the suspension. Carlyle wasn't happy about the elbow and many of the unnecessary fouls the young winger has committed at times this season ... In six games since sitting out more than a month with a nasty cut to his leg, veteran RW Teemu Selanne has yet to score a powerplay goal. He had an NHL-leading 13 on the man-advantage over the first few months but has been silenced in his past dozen games. The Ducks powerplay is 0-9 over their last three games after connecting at least once in their previous nine outings ... LW Michael Cammalleri has 14 goals and 27 points in 28 games against the Ducks in his career.

THREE STORYLINES TO WATCH

1. Road to the division title: It'll be interesting to see how the Flames do on the three-game road swing after struggling their last couple of times out. It won't be easy -- the Ducks have dominated the Flames at home over the years, and the Kings and Coyotes are good young teams with post-season appearances on their minds. The Flames' road record is .500.

2. Second to none: For months, the depth displayed by the Flames on the scoresheet was almost unmatched. But during recent struggles, LW Michael Cammalleri has been carrying the burden of being the only guy to light the lamp consistently. It was a huge positive to see the likes of Matthew Lombardi, David Moss and Dustin Boyd get back on the board Monday.

3. Parros vs. Roy, Part II: One of the only things that went the Flames' way Saturday afternoon when the two teams last met was the scrap between Andre Roy and George Parros. Known more for his courage and willingness than his actual pugilistic abilities, Roy clocked the Ducks heavyweight right in the beak with a right hook that left Parros bloodied all over.

PLAYERS TO KEEP YOUR EYE ON ...

FLAMES

C Matthew Lombardi. The 26-year-old centre was enjoying a nice January but went quiet when the calendar flipped to February. With a pair of goals and nine points in 11 games last month, Lombardi had quietly been contributing the way many expected coming into the season. Pointless in the first four games this month, he had his best outing of the year with a goal, two assists and a plus-four vs. the Habs Monday.

DUCKS

G Jean-Sebastien Giguere. The Ducks said they'd give him a chance to reclaim the starting job outright when his head was right, as he continues to deal with the death of his dad in December. After a solid effort in a 4-2 loss to Nashville last week, the Ducks gave him another start in Calgary, and he rewarded them with a fine showing at the Dome in their 2-1 win. His positioning was sound, and he made no mental errors.


Videos

Photos