Game Day: Anaheim Ducks at Calgary Flames

 

Keep your eyes on Michael Cammalleri and Patrick Maroon

 
 
 
 
Calgary Flames veteran Mike Cammalleri has four points in the last five games.
 

Calgary Flames veteran Mike Cammalleri has four points in the last five games.

Photograph by: David Moll

Anaheim (43-15-7) at Calgary (25-33-7)

8 p.m., Scotiabank Saddledome

TV: Sportsnet West

Radio: The FAN 960

THE FLAMES

Keep an eye on

Michael Cammalleri — Four points, including three goals, in last five games. Veteran has 101 points in 111 dates at Saddledome.

The Lineup

* M.Cammalleri M.Backlund L.Bouma

* C.Glencross S.Monahan T.J.Galiardi

* M.Reinhart J.Colborne P.Byron

* K.Westgarth C.Knight B.McGrattan

* M.Giordano T.J.Brodie

* K.Russell C.Butler

* L.Smid T.Wotherspoon

* J.Ortio

* J.MacDonald

The Injuries

* G Karri Ramo (knee), D Dennis Wideman (upper body), C Matt Stajan (personal), C Markus Granlund (upper body), LW Jiri Hudler (upper body), RW David Jones (shoulder)

THE DUCKS

Keep an eye on

Patrick Maroon — Product of NAHL Texarkana Bandits, hefty winger from St. Louis has muscled his way into Anaheim’s forward corps.

The Lineup

* K.Palmieri R.Getzlaf C.Perry

* P.Maroon N.Bonino J.Silfverberg

* D.Winnik S.Koivu A.Cogliano

* M.Beleskey M.Perreault T.Selanne

* F.Beauchemin H.Lindholm

* B.Lovejoy C.Fowler

* B.Allen M.Fistric

* J.Hiller

* F.Andersen

The Injuries

* D Sheldon Souray (wrist), D Stephane Robidas (leg), D Luca Sbisa (lower body)

FIVE THINGS TO WATCH

1. NO. 37 IS NO. 1, FOR NOW . . . With G Karri Ramo sidelined, G Joni Ortio (2-3-0, 2.24 GAA, .907) makes his fifth straight start. “I like Joni,” coach Bob Hartley said of the 22-year-old. “He’s very calm. He’s under control. His technique is very, very good. We look at the goals he’s given up — he’s been beaten by tips or deflections. He didn’t get beat by bad rebounds or stuff like this. I think he’s been pretty solid. We’re very happy with him.”

2. ABOUT THE DUCKS . . . Only 3-4-2 in their last nine — including Monday’s 3-1 setback against Leafs — Ducks have fallen from the NHL’s top spot. “We’re in a funk,” Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau said. “And we’ve just got to get out of it before too long, and do what we do. We’ve just got to get back on our horse.” . . . C Ryan Getzlaf, with 71 points, is third in NHL scoring. At plus-28, he is fifth . . . D Hampus Lindholm, at plus-24, is the NHL’s top rookie . . . Offensively, second. Defensively, fifth . . . Power play, 18th. Penalty killing, 13th.

3. JACKMAN RE-UPS . . . In 21 games with his new employers, RW Tim Jackman has picked up three points and 53 penalty minutes. Even better news for the 32-year-old? Ducks signed him to a one-year extension worth $637,500. In the early-season swap, Flames picked up a sixth-round pick. Soon after, they used their own sixth-round pick to acquire, from Dallas, a younger version of Jackman. However, LW Lane MacDermid, 24, recently retired.

4. GAMESMANSHIP . . . Only two players have suited up more times for Ducks than C Ryan Getzlaf, who’s made 617 appearances. Ahead on Anaheim’s all-time charts — RW Teemu Selanne, 953 games; RW Corey Perry, 639 . . . C Andrew Cogliano has played 522 straight games since making his debut Oct. 4, 2007, for Edmonton. Only five players in NHL history have managed 500 consecutive games from the start of a career — Murray Murdoch, 508; Cogliano; Bill Harris, 576; Andy Heberton, 630; Doug Jarvis, 964.

5. INS, OUTS, WHAT-HAVE-YOUS . . . In 47 games last season, D Mark Giordano collected 15 points (and 58 shots). In this season’s 47 games — 35 points (and 131 shots) . . . At 46.3 per cent, Calgary and New Jersey and Winnipeg are deadlocked for last in faceoff efficiency . . . Flames, in 65 dates, are 19-13-7 in one-goal games . . . Offensively, 29th. Defensively, 25th . . . Power play, 27th. Penalty killing, 17th.

 
 
 
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Calgary Flames veteran Mike Cammalleri has four points in the last five games.
 

Calgary Flames veteran Mike Cammalleri has four points in the last five games.

Photograph by: David Moll

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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