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Anaheim could have Getzlaf in lineup for attempt to extend home winning streak vs. Calgary to 30

by Dan Arritt / NHL.com Correspondent

FLAMES (1-1-0) at DUCKS (1-0-1)

10 p.m. ET; PRIME, SNF, NHL.TV

 

The Game

The Anaheim Ducks will try to extend a 29-game home winning streak against the Calgary Flames at Honda Center on Monday. The Ducks have won 22 consecutive regular-season games and seven straight Stanley Cup Playoff games against the Flames at home since a 5-2 loss in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on April 25, 2006.

Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf will be a game-time decision after missing the first two games of the season because of a lower-body injury sustained during practice Sept. 27. Getzlaf led the Ducks with 73 points (15 goals, 58 assists) in 74 games last season.

The Flames will stick with the same lineup it used in a 6-3 win against the visiting Winnipeg Jets on Saturday. Forward Jaromir Jagr will not play. The 45-year-old signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Flames on Oct. 4.

 

Players to watch

Flames forward Sean Monahan had five points (four goals, one assist) in four games against the Ducks in the 2017 Western Conference First Round.

Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg has 12 points (five goals, seven assists) and a plus-7 rating in 18 career games against the Flames. The 12 points are the most he has scored against any NHL team.

 

They said it

"I could care less about any streak in the past. ... I think we're up to the challenge." - Flames goalie Mike Smith on the team's history at Honda Center

"He says that he feels pretty good but we're going to have to wait until after warmups." -- Ducks coach Randy Carlyle on Getzlaf's availability against the Flames

 

Flames projected lineup

Kris Versteeg -- Sean Monahan -- Micheal Ferland

Matthew Tkachuk -- Mikael Backlund -- Michael Frolik

Johnny Gaudreau -- Sam Bennett -- Curtis Lazar

Tanner Glass -- Matt Stajan -- Troy Brouwer

Mark Giordano -- Dougie Hamilton

TJ Brodie -- Travis Hamonic

Matt Bartkowski -- Michael Stone

Mike Smith

Eddie Lack

Scratched: Freddie Hamilton, Jaromir Jagr, Brett Kulak

Injured: Marek Hrivik (undisclosed)

 

Ducks projected lineup

Andrew Cogliano - Ryan Getzlaf -- Corey Perry

Jakob Silfverberg -- Rickard Rakell -- Ondrej Kase

Derek Grant -- Antoine Vermette -- Chris Wagner

Logan Shaw -- Dennis Rasmussen -- Jared Boll

Cam Fowler -- Josh Manson

Francois Beauchemin -- Brandon Montour

Korbinian Holzer -- Kevin Bieksa

John Gibson

Reto Berra

Scratched: Jaycob Megna, Giovanni Fiore

Injured: Patrick Eaves (lower body), Ryan Miller (upper body), Nick Ritchie (lower body), Ryan Kesler (hip), Hampus Lindholm (shoulder), Sami Vatanen (shoulder)

 

Status report

Ritchie will be a game-time decision after sitting out the 3-2 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. Eaves and Miller will be eligible to come off injured reserve when the Ducks host the New York Islanders on Wednesday.

 

Stat pack

Gaudreau has 13 points (four goals, nine assists) in 14 career games against the Ducks, but his minus-7 rating is his lowest against any team in the League. … The Ducks will try to earn points in the first three games of the season for the second time in franchise history. They had at least one point in their first 16 games in 2006-07.

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