The last playoff Game 3 between the Flames and Ducks saw Calgary come out on top with a thrilling 4-3 overtime victory to cut Anaheim's series lead to 2-1 back in the 2015 Western Conference Semi-Finals Series. The Flames are 11-7 in the 18 games where they played Game 3 on home ice and have victories in each of their last six at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
PLAYOFF HIGHLIGHTS vs. ANAHEIM
Mikael Backlund scored his first NHL playoff shorthanded goal at Anaheim on April 15.
Forwards Lance Bouma and Matthew Tkachuk both made their NHL post-season debuts against the Ducks, Bouma on May 8, 2015 and Tkachuk on April 13.
Alex Chiasson, as a member of the Dallas Stars, saw his first NHL playoff action on April 16, 2014 at the Honda Center and recorded his first post-season point that night. He scored his first playoff goal on April 18, 2014 against the Ducks.
FLAMES CAREER LEADERS vs. ANAHEIM IN THE PLAYOFFS
Games played - Alex Chiasson (8)
Goals - Sean Monahan (3)
Assists - TJ Brodie, Dennis Wideman (3)
Points - Johnny Gaudreau (4)
Penalty minutes - Deryk Engelland, Dougie Hamilton (8)
FLAMES CAREER PLAYOFF LEADERS
Games played - Troy Brouwer (100)
Goals - Kris Versteeg (17)
Assists - Dennis Wideman (31)
Points - Versteeg (46)
Penalty minutes - Brouwer (85)
Wins - Brian Elliott (15)
Saturday's game marked a milestone for Troy Brouwer, as the 31-year-old skated in his 100th NHL playoff game. The Vancouver product's playoff career was highlighted by a Stanley Cup win with Chicago in 2010 and has also included two trips to the Western Conference Finals: one with the Blackhawks in 2008-09 and one with the Blues in 2015-16. Brouwer had his best statistical post-season with 13 points (8G, 5A) with St. Louis in the playoffs last year and has 32 points (15G, 17A) and 85 penalty minutes in his 100 career games.
Flames centre Mikael Backlund got the club on the board in Saturday's tilt with a shorthanded marker late in the first period. It was the first shorthanded marker of the Swede's playoff career and the first goal scored by a Calgary player on the penalty kill since Sean Monahan's on Jan. 21 vs. Edmonton. The shorthanded goal was also the first by the Flames in the post-season since Joe Colborne's second-period marker in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals against Anaheim in 2015.
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
Kris Versteeg needs four playoff points for 50 in his career. He also needs nine playoff games for 100 in his career.