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Morning Report: Black Friday Matinée

Friday, 11.29.2013 / 1:23 PM / News
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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 ANA 66 42 17 7 196 179 91
2 NSH 66 41 18 7 196 162 89
3 STL 64 40 19 5 198 162 85
4 CHI 64 38 21 5 188 152 81
5 MIN 64 35 22 7 181 164 77
6 VAN 64 36 24 4 184 176 76
7 WPG 65 32 21 12 180 175 76
8 CGY 64 35 25 4 182 165 74
9 LAK 64 31 21 12 175 167 74
10 SJS 65 32 25 8 185 183 72
11 DAL 65 29 26 10 203 215 68
12 COL 64 28 25 11 170 183 67
13 ARI 65 21 37 7 142 220 49
14 EDM 64 18 36 10 145 213 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 63 20 41 13 61
C. Perry 51 27 18 15 45
R. Kesler 66 17 24 1 41
S. Vatanen 57 12 22 6 34
M. Beleskey 56 21 9 13 30
J. Silfverberg 65 10 20 11 30
H. Lindholm 63 6 23 20 29
P. Maroon 58 7 21 -4 28
C. Fowler 65 6 22 3 28
R. Rakell 55 6 19 5 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 30 8 5 .917 2.34
J. Gibson 9 5 0 .924 2.41

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