I have no idea how to start this off without a WTF…Are you ready for this?
The Anaheim Ducks continue their three game home stand with a rematch against the Calgary Flames. These two teams met last Tuesday, with the Flames overcoming a 2-0 deficit after 40 minutes before winning 4-3 in the shootout. The Flames have continued to surprise many people throughout the season: they are one of three teams in the NHL to have scored at least 70 goals (with the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Tampa Bay Lightning).
The Anaheim Ducks have earned their 19th straight home victory against the Flames on Tuesday, hanging on for a 3-2 victory after the Flames scored twice in the third period. Not even the Calgary Flame’s collection of comeback victories could help them get the Anaheim Ducks to give it up.
Kyle Plamieri and Corey Perry also scored and Frederik Anderson made 32 saves for the Ducks.
“We like to keep thins interesting,” said Palmieri. “It wasn’t pretty, but at the end of the day we got the two points.”
Jiri Hudler, who spent his first seven seasons between the pipes for the Ducks, allowed all three goals on 29 shots in his return to Anaheim, but another third-period rally eluded the Flames, who also scored twice with their goaltender pulled in Saturday’s shootout win over the New Jersey Devils.
“We can’t just hope we win every game in the last 5 minutes,” Said Jones Hiller “We’ve got to be ready from the first minute on.”
Anaheim has not lost to Calgary at home during the regular season since Jan. 19, 2004.