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Flames' winning streak ends at six games after 3-2 loss to Ducks

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ANAHEIM, Calif. - Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist to help the Anaheim Ducks move in front and they held off Calgary 3-2 on Sunday night to end the Flames' six-game winning streak.

In a match of teams that struggled at the start of the season but recently have been on a roll, the Ducks won for the sixth time in seven games. They also continued their domination of the Flames in Anaheim, where they've beaten Calgary in the last eight regular-season meetings.

Getzlaf scored 1:46 in to put Anaheim ahead to stay. He assisted on Chris Pronger's goal at 1:23 of the second period, then Ryan Carter made it 3-0 when he scored 45 seconds later.

Curtis Glencross finally got Calgary on the board midway through the second period, and Todd Bertuzzi scored 1:40 into the third to narrow the gap to 3-2.

Goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere made that stand up for Anaheim and finished with 34 saves, the same number Miikka Kiprusoff had for Calgary.

Jarome Iginla assisted on both Calgary goals, but hasn't scored against the Ducks in the past four meetings.

Bertuzzi took a lead pass from Daymond Langkow, split two defenders down the slot, swerved to his right and flipped a shot past Giguere for his seventh goal. Glencross scored his second goal of the season when he swiped the puck past Giguere during a scramble.

Carter had given Anaheim its three-goal pad when he poked a shot between Kiprusoff's pads for his second goal. Pronger had just scored his third on a snap shot down the slot that sailed over the goalie's outstretched right leg.

Getzlaf started and finished the play that led to his fourth goal of the season.

Skating down the right boards, Getzlaf fired a wrist shot that Kiprusoff blocked, then Corey Perry took a shot at close range that bounced off the goalie and into the crease. Getzlaf, cutting across the slot, flicked the loose puck into the net.

Notes: Kiprusoff, who has played every minute for the Flames this season, had allowed a total of just nine goals during Calgary's six-game win streak, a contrast to the 22 the Flames gave up during their 1-3-1 start. ... Giguere improved his mark against Calgary in Anaheim to 11-2-2. ... Anaheim started the season 1-5. ... The Ducks' Teemu Selanne, who had seven goals in the previous four games, had an assist in the win over the Flames.

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