The Flames won their fourth straight on Saturday, scoring three consecutive third-period goals in a 5-3 win against the visiting Chicago Blackhawks. The Flames are outscoring opponents 28-11 in the third period; the Flames’ 28 third-period goals lead the NHL.
The Ducks lost at the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 on Tuesday, their eighth loss in the past nine games (1-6-2). Anaheim has scored more than two goals in regulation once in that span.
Players to watch
Flames center Sean Monahan has 10 points (four goals, six assists) in a six-game point streak. He needs one point for 300 in the NHL.
Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf has 25 points (six goals, 19 assists) in his last 19 games against the Flames.
They said it
“We’re playing well right now, we believe in ourselves, lots of confidence, but we’ve got lots of work to do.” — Flames coach Bill Peters
“Consistency, identity, we’re trying to find all that. Right now, I don’t believe we have that and we’ve got to find it soon.” — Ducks forward Ryan Kesler
Flames projected lineup
Johnny Gaudreau — Sean Monahan — Elias Lindholm
Matthew Tkachuk — Mikael Backlund — James Neal
Sam Bennett — Derek Ryan — Michael Frolik
Anthony Peluso — Mark Jankowski — Austin Czarnik
Mark Giordano — TJ Brodie
Noah Hanifin — Travis Hamonic
Juuso Valimaki — Rasmus Andersson
Scratched: Dalton Prout, Michael Stone, Garnet Hathaway
Injured: Dillon Dube (concussion protocol)
Ducks projected lineup
Jakob Silfverberg — Ryan Getzlaf — Patrick Eaves
Rickard Rakell — Adam Henrique — Pontus Aberg
Andrew Cogliano — Ryan Kesler — Kiefer Sherwood
Isac Lundestrom — Sam Carrick — Ben Street
Hampus Lindholm — Jacob Larsson
Cam Fowler — Andy Welinski
Marcus Pettersson — Brandon Montour
Scratched: Luke Schenn, Chase De Leo, Brian Gibbons
Injured: Josh Manson (upper body), Max Comtois (lower body), Ondrej Kase (concussion), Nick Ritchie (upper body), Carter Rowney (upper body), Corey Perry (knee surgery)
Dube was injured in the win against the Blackhawks on Saturday and placed on injured reserve on Wednesday, the same day the Flames recalled Peluso from Stockton of the American Hockey League. … Miller is scheduled to make his first start against the Flames as a member of the Ducks. He has saved 109 of 117 shots in four appearances this season (.932 save percentage), including three starts.
The Flames have five wins this season after trailing at the start of the third period. No other NHL team has more than two wins in that situation. … The Ducks have won 23 of the past 24 regular-season games and seven straight Stanley Cup Playoff games against the Flames at home since a 5-2 loss in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on April 25, 2006.