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Projected lineups for Flames, Ducks

Friday, 03.08.2013 / 3:48 PM

By Curtis Zupke - NHL.com Correspondent / 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

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Projected lineups for Flames, Ducks

ANAHEIM -- Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau mock-winced when asked about his team's profound dominance against the Calgary Flames.

Perhaps it was out of superstition, but Boudreau is aware of the history even though he only has been in Anaheim since 2011. The gist: Anaheim has won 15 straight at home against Calgary, which last won a regular-season game at Honda Center on Jan. 19, 2004.

That breaks down to an 0-10-5 record going into Friday's game. The past eight meetings have been decided by one goal, with two in overtime and three by shootout.

"Every game we play Calgary is a one-goal game, and [with] them finally getting above .500, I think this will be the toughest game of the bunch," Boudreau said.

Here's how the teams could line up Friday:

FLAMES

Alex Tanguay - Mike Cammalleri - Blake Comeau

Jiri Hudler - Roman Cervenka - Jarome Iginla

Curtis Glencross - Matt Stajan - Lee Stempniak

Brian McGrattan - Steve Begin - Tim Jackman

Mark Giordano - Jay Bouwmeester

Chris Butler - Dennis Wideman

TJ Brodie - Derek Smith

Miikka Kiprusoff

Joey MacDonald

Injured: Mikael Backlund (knee), Paul Byron (hand)

Scratched: Sven Baertschi

DUCKS

Bobby Ryan - Ryan Getzlaf - Corey Perry

Matt Beleskey - Nick Bonino - Teemu Selanne

Andrew Cogliano - Saku Koivu - Daniel Winnik

Brandon McMillan - Peter Holland - Emerson Etem

Sheldon Souray - Francois Beauchemin

Toni Lydman - Cam Fowler

Ben Lovejoy - Luca Sbisa

Viktor Fasth

Jonas Hiller

Injured: Kyle Palmieri (upper body), Bryan Allen (flu)

Scratched: Brad Staubitz

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