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PREVIEW - FLAMES at DUCKS

The Flames visit Anaheim Tuesday night at 8 p.m. MTN

by ALEX MEDINA @alex_medina5 / calgaryflames.com

Flames (44-31-4) @ Ducks (43-23-13) 

Broadcast: 8 p.m.; Sportsnet One (TV) Sportsnet960 The Fan (Radio)

Season Series: Tuesday's game is the fifth and final meeting between the Flames and Ducks this season. It's also a rematch from Sunday night's game where the Ducks defeated the Flames 4-3 at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The Flames are 1-3 against their divisional rivals this year, picking up the lone win on Dec. 4 when they skated away with a 8-3 victory in Calgary. Johnny Gaudreau and Alex Chiasson lead the Flames in scoring in the season series thus far: Gaudreau has one goal and four points while Chiasson has two goals and four points.

Ducks' Team Scope: The Ducks currently sit first in the Pacific Division with 99 points, two ahead of the Edmonton Oliers, with three games left on their schedule. They have been racking up the points en route to sitting atop the division with a 7-0-3 record in their last 10 games. Offensively, captain Ryan Getzlaf (15 goals, 68 points), and assistant captains Ryan Kesler (21 goals, 57 points) and Corey Perry (18 goals, 51 points) lead Anaheim's high power offence. In net, John Gibson continues to show why the Ducks are so high on the young goaltender with a 23-16-9 record, to go along with a 2.29 GAA and a .921 save percentage. Back-up Jonathan Bernier, who stopped 18 shots for the win Sunday, has also held his own with a 20-7-4 record, putting up a 2.48 GAA and a .917 save percentage.

Flames' Team Scope: Dating back to 2004, the Flames are winless in their last 24 games at the Honda Centre. They'll look to finally break their losing ways in Anaheim for the first game of their three game California road swing to close out the regular season. Gaudreau continues to lead the team in point production (18 goals, 61 points), while Sean Monahan (27 goals, 58 points) and Mikael Backlund (21 goals, 51 points) round out the top three. With the Ducks being a possible first-round playoff match-up for the Flames, they'll look to set a statement with the last game of the season series and gain momentum headed down the stretch. "It has been a tough building for us in the past but this may be a matchup in the playoffs. We want to go in and have a good game and get some confidence playing in that building," said forward Troy Brouwer said.  

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