DUCKS (46-18-7) at FLAMES (30-35-7)
TV: TSN, FS-W
Last 10: Anaheim 4-4-2; Calgary 6-4-0
Season series: Anaheim and Calgary conclude a four-game season series Wednesday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The Ducks are 2-1-0 vs. the Flames this season, including a 3-2 win on Oct. 16 and 5-2 victory on Nov. 29 at Honda Center. Anaheim is 18-7-1 against its new Pacific Division rival dating to Nov. 29, 2007. The Ducks own an all-time record of 43-34-8 vs. the Flames, including a 14-26-2 mark in Calgary.
Big story: The Ducks have an opportunity to win the Pacific Division and perhaps the Presidents' Trophy, with their next eight games against opponents currently out of the playoff picture beginning Wednesday against the Flames.
However, Calgary has proven to be anything but a pushover. The Flames have won five of their past seven games, including an 8-1 win against the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday and a 2-1 shootout victory against the San Jose Sharks on Monday.
Ducks: After dropping two straight and six of eight to lose their grip on first place in the NHL standings, Anaheim regrouped for a 6-2 win against the Florida Panthers on Sunday. If the Ducks are able to win the Pacific, they will avoid a probable first-round matchup against the Los Angeles Kings.
"If we keep playing, it's not going to be over until Game 82," forward Corey Perry said. "We know as a group how good we can be. If we play the style we have to play to be successful, we're going to be all right. We just need to keep pushing forward."
Flames: A big part of Calgary's resurgence has been its performance on home ice, where it's won 10 of its past 13 games. The Flames may be on the outside of the postseason picture, but they're expecting this game to be one filled with playoff-like intensity.
"It's a learning experience when you're playing teams that are fighting for playoff spots or fighting for their playoff lives," center Joe Colborne said. "It's a much more intense game than even at the start of the year. That's the closest we're going to get to playoff hockey this year but it's going to be a good learning experience."
Who's hot: Ducks forward Teemu Selanne has two goals and four points in his past four games. Center Ryan Getzlaf has six points in his past three games and eight in his past five, and linemate Perry has six points (two goals, four assists) in his past five … Flames forward Mike Cammalleri had a three-goal and seven-game point-scoring streak snapped Monday. Goalie Karri Ramo made 33 saves Monday and has allowed three goals in his past three starts. Forward Mikael Backlund's four-game point streak ended Monday.
Injury report: Ducks forward Patrick Maroon (lower body) is questionable for Wednesday. Defenseman Cam Fowler (sprained MCL) is out. … Flames forwards Markus Granlund (upper body) and David Jones (shoulder), and defenseman Dennis Wideman (upper body) are out indefinitely.
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