GAME AT A GLANCE: The Calgary Flames knew going into Friday night's matchup against the Anaheim Ducks, that the rivalry was going to get physical and fierce as both teams battle for points in a tight Western Conference. But it didn't go as planned for the Calgary club as they fell 3-1, losing for the third time this season to the 2007 defending Stanley Cup Champions.
Mathieu Schneider opened the scoring 35 seconds into the first period. The Anaheim defenceman fakes the first shot and then fires a laser inside the left post, giving the Ducks the early lead.
Todd Bertuzzi and Dion Phaneuf renew a rivalry and drop the gloves 5:31 into the first. Phaneuf gets a few blows on the heavy weight Ducks' forward, but as the fight ends, Bertuzzi is sent off the ice for a game misconduct for not using his tie down properly.
Anaheim's Cory Perry with a solid jolt on Cory Sarich, which ends up setting up the Ducks' second goal of the game at 13:55.
Scott Niedermayer uses Calgary's Eric Nystrom as a screen and fires a centering shot around the Flames' forward to beat Miikka Kiprusoff on the power play at 13:58 in the first.
Calgary makes a goaltending change in favour of Curtis Joseph to start the middle frame, sitting Kiprusoff on the bench.
Jim Vandermeer holds his own against big George Parros, landing a few good blows on the Ducks' forward.
The Flames put themselves on the board after a great play by Jarome Iginla to Dion Phaneuf on the man-advantage at 7:09. The Flames' capitalize on a quick turnover as Iginla feeds a cross ice pass to Phaneuf, who uses Rob Niedermayer as a screen, firing a quick wrister on the Ducks' net.
Matthew Lombardi comes within inches of tying the game at two at the half way mark of the final frame, but rings his wrist shot off the post after having Jean-Sebastien Giguere beat.
Craig Conroy also bounces the puck off the cross-bar at 16:01, as the Flames continue to look for their second goal of the game.
The Ducks have the two-man advantage after a holding, unsportsmanlike conduct and a game misconduct call against Calgary blueliner Dion Phaneuf. Teemu Selanne takes advantage of his team's power play and notches Anaheim's third and final goal of the game.