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Ducks @ Flames GAMETHREAD: Saddle Up

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Jumbled lines, new faces, and lots of water jokes in tonight's matchup in Calgary.

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Stat Pack

Anaheim Ducks VERSUS Calgary Flames
17-12-7 Record 19-16-2
3rd Pacific, 13th NHL Standings 4th Pacific, 1st Wildcard, 14th NHL
2.69 GF/GP 2.65
2.81 GA/GP 2.84
24.1% (2nd) PP 19.2% (14th)
80.8% (20th) PK 81.3% (17th)
Leaders STAT Leaders
Rickard Rakell (14) Goals Sean Monahan (10)
Ryan Getzlaf (24) Assists Johnny Gaudreau (16)
Ryan Kesler (29) Points Johnny Gaudreau (25)
Ryan Kesler (7) PP Sean Monahan (4)
Andrew Cogliano (2) SH Frolik/Giordano (2)
Cam Fowler (24:16), Ryan Kesler (21:36) TOI/GP (D&F) Mark Giordano (24:20), Johnny Gaudreau (18:54)
Hampus Lindholm (54.02), Andrew Cogliano (53.59) SAT% 5on5 (D&F) Dougie Hamilton (54.83), Matthew Tkachuk (57.07)
John Gibson GOALIES Chad Johnson
11-9-6 Record 13-7-1
.906 SV% .922
2.63 GAA 2.30

Projected Lines:

Anaheim:

Ritchie-Getzlaf-Kase

Cogliano-Kesler-Silfverberg

Rakell-Vermette-Perry

Cramarossa-Shaw-Boll

Fowler-Montour

Lindholm-Manson

Holzer-Bieksa

Calgary:

Versteeg-Monahan-Ferland

Gaudreau-Bennett-Chiasson

Tkachuk-Backlund-Frolik

Bouma-Stajan-Hathaway

Giordano-Hamilton

Brodie-Wideman

Jokipakka-Engelland

Johnson

Elliott

Numbers For Nerds

A Ritchie-Getzlaf-Kase line has the potential to gain possession of the puck and never give it back again. Kase is currently rocking a 53.53 CF% while Ritchie holds a 51.87 CF% and Getzlaf is down to 49.24 CF%. All 3 of these guys have held the mantle at the top of the Ducks Corsi leaderboard at some point this season, so even with Ritchie and Getzlaf having their numbers trend down over the last few games, the new-look lines could very well rocket them back up the leaderboard.

Poll

How long will the new lines last?

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    The entire game
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    2 weeks
    (0 votes)
  • 80%
    2 periods
    (4 votes)
  • 20%
    Wait why is Lindholm playing left wing?
    (1 vote)
5 votes total Vote Now