FLAMES (5-7-1) VS. DUCKS (5-5-2)
BROADCAST: 7:30 PM MT; Sportsnet One (TV), Sportsnet 960 The FAN (radio)
SEASON SERIES: Sunday's game is the first of five meetings between the Flames and Ducks in the 2016-17 season. The Flames will be looking to break a 23-game losing skid at the Honda Center, with their last regular season win in Anaheim dating back to Jan. 19, 2004. Calgary dropped all five games against the Ducks in 2015-16. Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan led the Flames with four points each against the Ducks last year. Ryan Kesler and Ryan Getzlaf led all skaters in the season series with nine points in five games.
FLAMES TEAM SCOPE: Calgary is looking to bounce back from a 5-0 loss to the LA Kings on Saturday and go .500 on their four-game road trip. Brian Elliott made 34 saves on 39 shots in the shutout setback at the Staples Center. Prior to Saturday's loss, the Flames picked up a 3-2 victory in San Jose on Thursday and dropped a 5-1 decision to the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday. Michael Frolik leads the Flames in scoring with five goals and nine points. Troy Brouwer, Sam Bennett, Johnny Gaudreau, and Mikael Backlund are tied for second in scoring with seven points each.
DUCKS TEAM SCOPE: The Ducks could have Getzlaf and Nick Ritchie back in the lineup on Sunday. Both forwards took part in practice on Saturday and are considered day-to-day with their upper body maladies. Head coach Randy Carlyle told the media both will be evaluated after the morning skate. The Ducks have had an up-and-down season, struggling to find to consistency. They are coming off a 5-1 win over Arizona on Friday but dropped a 5-1 decision to Pittsburgh on Wednesday. Corey Perry leads the Ducks in scoring with four goals and 10 points in 12 games. Getzlaf trails him with one goal and nine points in nine games. Goaltender John Gibson is 5-4-2 this year with a 2.43 GAA and a .914 save percentage.