[9:30 PM] Ducks @ Flames

Who will WIN this matchup?

Anaheim Ducks (12-8-4)

@ Calgary Flames (12-13-2)


Starting Goalies:

Jonathan Bernier(ANA): Confirmed

Chad Johnson(CGY): Confirmed


The Flames, who enter the matchup occupying fifth place in the Pacific while having played the highest amount of games in the division, began their string at Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday with a 3-0 triumph over Toronto and outlasted Minnesota 3-2 in a shootout two nights later after winning only three of their first 10 at home.

Anaheim is wrapping up a three-game road trip that it started with a triumph in Vancouver on Thursday and followed up with an overtime loss at Edmonton two nights later. Captain Ryan Getzlaf notched a pair of assists Saturday to increase his team-leading point total to 21 and give him five in his last four games. Getzlaf and Corey Perry each recorded three assists while Ryan Kesler scored two goals in a 4-1 home victory over Calgary on Nov. 6.

Cam Fowler recorded an assist Saturday to extend his point streak to three games. It was the 89th career power-play point for the 24-year-old, moving him past Frederik Olausson for third place on the franchise list among defensemen and within five of tying Chris Pronger for second. Rickard Rakell has scored a team-high 10 goals in 16 games this season — half of the total he recorded in 72 contests last campaign.

A demotion to the fourth line apparently lit a fire under Sean Monahan, who made the move a short-lived one — 40 minutes, to be exact — and enters Sunday with a three-game point streak (one goal, two assists) after being kept off the scoresheet in eight of his previous nine contests. Chad Johnson has been one of the main reasons Calgary hasn’t sunk to the bottom of the Pacific, winning seven of his last nine starts while posting three shutouts in that span.

Anaheim had won each of its first five games against Canadian teams this season before Saturday’s setback.


StreakSmarts Pick: Anaheim Ducks

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick