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Ducks aim for third straight win vs. Flames

Anaheim's Gibson is day-to-day, Calgary's Jones returns

by Michael LoRe @michaellore / Staff Writer

DUCKS (27-19-8) at FLAMES (25-26-3)


Season series: The Anaheim Ducks defeated the Calgary Flames twice this season. Anaheim center Ryan Getzlaf had five assists and forwards Corey Perry and Rickard Rakell each had two goals and an assist in a 5-3 win on Nov. 24 at Honda Center. Anaheim forward Shawn Horcoff scored in the second period in a 1-0 win at Scotiabank Saddledome on Dec. 29, ending Calgary's franchise-record 11-game home winning streak.

Ducks team scope: Goalie John Gibson (upper body) didn't practice Sunday, could dress Monday and is "day-to-day at worst" according to the Orange County Register. Gibson was held out of the third period in a 3-2 overtime win against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday as precaution after colliding with Chicago right wing Richard Panik. Frederik Andersen is expected to start Monday. Goalie Anton Khudobin has been recalled from San Diego of the American Hockey League, according to the paper. Defenseman Clayton Stoner, who has been on injured reserve with a hip flexor, rejoined the Ducks for practice Sunday. Stoner has four points in 35 games this season.

Flames team scope: Forward David Jones, who missed one game with a lower-body injury, skated Sunday and will play Monday. Jones has 14 points in 53 games this season. Center Mikael Backlund and defenseman Kris Russell did not skate Sunday, but coach Bob Hartley said they are "good to go" against Anaheim. Hartley didn't provide an update on goalie Karri Ramo, saying he would be re-evaluated Monday or Tuesday. Ramo, who was injured with three minutes left in the third period of a 6-5 shootout win against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday when Sharks forward Joonas Donskoi was tripped and fell into him, was placed on injured reserve Friday. Jonas Hiller will start Monday. "All I want to do is play well and things will take care of themselves," Hiller told the Flames website. 

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