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 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 31 56 28 87
C. Perry 81 43 39 32 82
N. Bonino 77 22 27 14 49
M. Perreault 69 18 25 13 43
A. Cogliano 82 21 21 13 42
C. Fowler 70 6 30 15 36
K. Palmieri 71 14 17 9 31
D. Winnik 76 6 24 6 30
H. Lindholm 78 6 24 29 30
S. Koivu 65 11 18 3 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 20 5 0 .923 2.29
J. Hiller 29 13 7 .911 2.48

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