Morning Report: Black Friday Matinée

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Morning Report: Black Friday Matin\u00E9e
In a few hours, the Ducks will host the Calgary Flames at Honda Center on Black Friday in the team\u2019s only afternoon game of the season.
By Kyle Shohara
AnaheimDucks.com

In a few hours, the Ducks will host the Calgary Flames at Honda Center on Black Friday in the team’s only afternoon game of the season.

The Ducks enter today’s game as the only team undefeated in regulation at home (9-0-1). After a disappointing loss in Dallas on Tuesday, the Ducks will look to regain the top spot in the Pacific Division against a team that hasn’t won in regulation at Honda Center since Jan. 19, 2004.

Anaheim’s 17-game regular season winning streak at home against the Flames is the longest home win streak vs. one opponent in franchise history. The Ducks are also 17-6-1 against its new division rival dating to Nov. 29, 2007.

Much like the Ducks, the Flames enter today’s game riddled with injuries. Minutes-eating defenseman Dennis Wideman is out 6-to-8 weeks with a broken hand after blocking a shot against Chicago on Wednesday, and rookie forward Sean Monahan is week-to-week with a hairline fracture in his foot. Captain Mark Giordano (ankle) and forwards Curtis Glencross (knee) and TJ Galiardi (lower back) are on injured reserve.

“There is no way we don’t think these guys are a tough opponent,” said head coach Bruce Boudreau. "It’s such an important game for us, and a big game. We want all hands on deck because all the visiting team does is its normal routine.”

SAKU’S RETURN?
Ducks center Saku Koivu had “two good practices” and will be a game-time decision, according to Boudreau. The veteran forward has missed 15 games.

TURKEY TALK
All-time, the Ducks have hosted 12 games the day after Thanksgiving (all day games), going 6-3-3. Overall, Anaheim owns an 8-4-4 record in day-after-Thanksgiving games, outscoring the opposition 45-39. This afternoon marks the second time the Ducks have hosted the Flames on the day after Thanksgiving at Honda Center (also Nov. 26, 2006, a 5-3 Ducks win).

DUCKS-FLAMES
Anaheim and Calgary continue a four-game season series this afternoon at Honda Center. The Ducks won the first contest of the series on Oct. 16 at Honda Center, a 3-2 win powered by Teemu Selanne’s 108th career game-winning goal. The Ducks own an all-time record of 42-33-8 against the Flames, including a 28-8-6 mark at Honda Center. Selanne leads Anaheim skaters in career scoring vs. Calgary, earning 82 points (39g/43a) in 74 games. The final two meetings of the season take place at Calgary on Mar. 12 and Mar. 26.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Perry 12 8 8 9 16
R. Getzlaf 12 2 14 9 16
J. Silfverberg 12 4 9 5 13
R. Kesler 12 4 5 4 9
H. Lindholm 12 2 7 2 9
P. Maroon 12 5 3 7 8
S. Vatanen 12 2 6 5 8
A. Cogliano 12 3 4 8 7
S. Despres 12 1 6 8 7
C. Fowler 12 1 6 9 7
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 10 2 2 .935 1.75

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