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GAME: Calgary Flames (4-5-1) at Anaheim Mighty Ducks (3-5-1).

TIME: Wednesday, 10:30 p.m. EDT.

The Calgary Flames look for just their second win in 12 games at Anaheim when they meet the Mighty Ducks Wednesday night in the middle game of a five-game road swing.

Calgary, the defending Western Conference champion, is only 1-7-3 at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim since a 2-1 win on Jan. 13, 1999.

The Flames have split the first two games of the road trip, both one-goal decisions. On Sunday, Chris Simon scored the game-winning goal with 30 seconds to play in the Flames' 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

Jarome Iginla also had an assist in the win, extending his points streak to a modest three games.

Iginla shared the scoring title in 2003-04 with Rick Nash of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Ilya Kovalchuk of the Atlanta Thrashers when they each scored 41 times. Iginla has failed to score in four straight games. He has not been held without a goal over five games in a row since an eight-game drought from Nov. 12-29, 2003.

Iginla has 17 goals in 33 career games against Anaheim.

Anaheim is coming off a 3-1 loss Tuesday to the Los Angeles Kings. Andy McDonald helped the Ducks avoid their first shutout of the season when he scored midway through the third period.

The Ducks have dropped four of their last five, but are looking for their third win in a row at home.

With Sergei Fedorov nursing a groin injury, the Ducks appeared to find an offensive spark in second-year player Joffrey Lupul.

Lupul, the seventh overall pick by Anaheim in the 2002 draft, had four goals in his first four games this season. He has managed just two assists in five games since.

STANDINGS: Flames - 9 points, 3rd place (tied), 8 PB, Northwest Division. Mighty Ducks - 7 points, 4th place (tied), 7 PB, Pacific Division.

TEAM LEADERS: Flames - Chuck Kobasew, 4 goals; Roman Hamrlik, 7 assists and 8 points; Darren McCarty, 30 PIM. Mighty Ducks - Teemu Selanne, 5 goals; Rob Niedermayer, 6 assists and 8 points; Kip Brennan, 18 PIM.

SPECIAL TEAMS (through Oct. 24): Flames - Power play: 10.1 percent (7 for 69), 28th in NHL. Penalty killing: 76.9 percent (50 for 65), 27th. Mighty Ducks - Power play: 14 percent (7 for 50), 21st. Penalty killing: 73.3 percent (44 for 60), 30th.

GOALTENDERS: Flames - Miikka Kiprusoff (4-5-1, 1 SO, 2.79 GAA); Philippe Sauve (0-0-0, 3.00). Mighty Ducks - Ilya Bryzgalov (1-3-0, 0, 3.06); Michael Wall (no record); Jean-Sebastien Giguere (2-2-1, 0, 2.95);

2003-04 SEASON SERIES: Flames, 3-1-0.

LAST MEETING: April 4, 2004; Mighty Ducks, 2-1. At Anaheim, Calif., Martin Skoula and Fedorov each scored in the third period and Giguere finished with 22 saves for the Ducks. Iginla scored his 41st goal of the season to match Nash and Kovalchuk for the scoring title.

ROAD/HOME RECORDS: Flames - 2-4-0 on the road; Mighty Ducks - 2-1-0 at home.

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