FLAMES (29-23-6) at DUCKS (23-26-7)
10 p.m. ET; FS-W, SNW, NHL.TV
The Calgary Flames will try to move into third place in the Pacific Division when they play the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Thursday.
The Flames are 2-1-0 during the first three games of a four-game road trip but lost 5-3 at the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday. Calgary, which has the first wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference, has 64 points, the same as the Vegas Golden Knights and Arizona Coyotes. Vegas is third in the division.
The Ducks are 3-0-2 in their past five games and will try to extend their season-best point streak to six. It's their first game since their game against the St. Louis Blues at Honda Center on Tuesday was postponed after Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester had a cardiac episode with 7:50 remaining in the first period.
Players to watch
Flames forward Elias Lindholm scored two goals against the Kings on Wednesday and has nine points (four goals, five assists) during an eight-game point streak.
Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf has 27 points (eight goals, 19 assists) in his past 20 games against the Flames.
They said it
"A great opportunity heading into Anaheim to get three wins on this road trip. We put ourselves in position by winning the first two games to make it a really good road trip, and that's what our whole focus has to be moving forward." -- Flames forward Milan Lucic
"We've been able to keep the puck out of our net in a number of different of ways, but the reality is we have to play an excellent game to win, and that's OK because I think that's what every team in the league is aspiring to do." -- Ducks coach Dallas Eakins
Flames projected lineup
Johnny Gaudreau -- Sean Monahan -- Elias Lindholm
Andrew Mangiapane -- Mikael Backlund -- Matthew Tkachuk
Milan Lucic -- Derek Ryan -- Dillon Dube
Zac Rinaldo -- Mark Jankowski -- Tobias Rieder
Noah Hanifin -- Rasmus Andersson
TJ Brodie -- Michael Stone
Oliver Kylington -- Brandon Davidson
Scratched: Sam Bennett, Buddy Robinson, Alexander Yelesin
Injured: Mark Giordano (hamstring), Travis Hamonic (upper body)
Ducks projected lineup
Rickard Rakell -- Ryan Getzlaf -- Devin Shore
Max Jones -- Sam Steel -- Jakob Silfverberg
Nick Ritchie -- Adam Henrique -- Troy Terry
Nicolas Deslauriers -- Derek Grant -- Carter Rowney
Hampus Lindholm -- Josh Manson
Cam Fowler -- Michael Del Zotto
Jacob Larsson -- Korbinian Holzer
Scratched: Brendan Guhle
Injured: Ondrej Kase (illness), Erik Gudbranson (upper body)
Talbot will start after Rittich made 28 saves against the Kings. Talbot made 29 saves in a 2-1 win against the Ducks on Oct. 20.
Backlund has six points (two goals, four assists) during a four-game point streak. Tkachuk has four points (two goals, two assists) during a four-game point streak. … The Ducks are second in the NHL with 10 shorthanded goals, which is tied for the most in a season by Anaheim.