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Anaheim tries to extend home winning streak to five games; Calgary playing second of back to back

by Dan Arritt / Independent Correspondent

FLAMES (4-4-1) at DUCKS (6-2-0)

9 p.m. ET; SN360, PRIME, NHL.TV


The Game

The Anaheim Ducks will try to win their first five home games of a season for the second time in their history when they play the Calgary Flames at Honda Center on Sunday.

The Ducks started 8-0-0 at home in 2013-14. They won the first two games of a three-game homestand by defeating the Buffalo Sabres (5-2) and Carolina Hurricanes (4-2), each of whom were division leaders at the time.

The Flames are coming off a 4-1 loss at the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.


Players to watch

Flames forward Sean Monahan had four points (two goals, two assists) the last time he played the Ducks, a 6-1 win in Calgary on March 29.

Ducks forward Rickard Rakell has six points (two goals, four assists) in a four-game point streak.


They said it

"You want to go out there and dictate, and when we're at our best we're quick, we're dictating the pace. We're not waiting, sitting on our heels waiting to see what's happening. We have to go after it. I think the best thing is we can get right back into it (Sunday) night, immediately. And we'll be ready." -- Flames defenseman Travis Hamonic

"We're doing a good job of staying calm and making sure we're still out there to score that next goal. We're not just sitting back and receiving the game. I think when you start doing that, you end up getting caught and get extended shifts. That leads to trouble." -- Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg


Flames projected lineup

Johnny Gaudreau -- Mikael Backlund -- Elias Lindholm

Milan Lucic -- Sean Monahan -- Sam Bennett

Matthew Tkachuk -- Derek Ryan -- Austin Czarnik

Michael Frolik -- Mark Jankowski -- Tobias Rieder

Mark Giordano -- Rasmus Andersson

TJ Brodie -- Noah Hanifin

Michael Stone -- Travis Hamonic

Cam Talbot

David Rittich

Scratched: Alan Quine

Injured: Andrew Mangiapane (upper body), Juuso Valimaki (knee)


Ducks projected lineup

Max Comtois -- Ryan Getzlaf -- Ondrej Kase

Rickard Rakell -- Adam Henrique -- Jakob Silfverberg

Max Jones -- Sam Steel -- Troy Terry

Nick Ritchie -- Derek Grant -- Carter Rowney

Hampus Lindholm -- Josh Manson

Michael Del Zotto -- Cam Fowler

Jacob Larsson -- Korbinian Holzer

John Gibson

Ryan Miller

Scratched: Nicolas Deslauriers, Devin Shore

Injured: Brendan Guhle (lower body)


Status report

The Flames recalled Quine from and assigned defenseman Oliver Kylington to Stockton of the American Hockey League. If Quine plays, it will be his third game in three days after he played with Stockton on Friday and Saturday. … Mangiapane is not on the two-game road trip after he was injured against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday.


Stat pack

Lucic will be playing in his 900th NHL game and Andersson his 100th. ... The Ducks have allowed 14 goals, a team record through eight games.

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