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Friday, November 29th (All times Eastern)

Calgary Flames (8-12-4) at Anaheim Ducks (17-7-3), 4 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Anaheim Ducks suffered a third-period collapse en route to a loss in their most recent game, but they'll get a chance to rebound in Friday's home tilt against the Calgary Flames.

The Ducks held a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes in Tuesday's road tilt in Dallas, but the Stars scored five times in the third period to post a 6-3 victory against Anaheim. Three goals in a span of less than a minute highlighted Dallas' five-goal third period at American Airlines Center.

Emerson Etem, Nick Bonino and Dustin Penner scored for the Ducks, who lost for the sixth time in their last eight. Jonas Hiller allowed five goals on 32 shots in defeat.

"We're up 2-1 after the second and in a key position and mental mistakes end up costing us the game," Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano said. "It just can't happen for a team like us."

Anaheim's 2-4-2 record over its last eight games has dropped the Ducks into a tie with San Jose for first place in the Pacific Division.

The Ducks hope to get back on track today on home ice, where Anaheim has yet to lose in regulation this season. Anaheim is 9-0-1 at the Honda Center, making the Ducks only team in the NHL without a regulation loss on home ice in 2013-14.

If recent history is any indication, the Ducks will keep their point streak on home ice alive today. Calgary has lost 17 straight road games against the Ducks and the Flames haven't won in Orange County during the regular season since Jan. 19, 2004. The Flames were able to win one game in Anaheim during the opening round of the 2006 playoffs, but they enter today's matchup having lost nine of the past 12 overall regular-season matchups in this series.

Calgary has split its last four games, going 2-1-1 during that stretch, which comes on the heels of a six-game losing streak from Nov. 5-16.

The Flames were dealt a regulation loss Wednesday night against visiting Chicago. The Blackhawks won the contest by a 3-2 score to drop Calgary to 1-1-1 on its three-game homestand.

Patrick Kane scored two third-period goals and goaltender Antti Raanta won his first career game to lead the Blackhawks, who trailed 2-0 early in the third period before storming back for the victory at the Saddledome. Kane notched the game-winner with 18 seconds remaining in the third.

Matt Stajan and Sean Monahan accounted for Calgary's two goals, while Reto Berra made 28 saves for the Flames.

"You make a few mistakes and they are so skilled they will make you pay for it and it's too bad because I thought we played very well and we showed up to play. I thought our players minus a few bad decisions in that third period, we played a great game," said Calgary head coach Bob Hartley on his team's performance.

Calgary is opening a two-game road trip today and also will visit Los Angeles on Saturday. The Flames are 4-7-1 as the road team this season.

11/29 10:54:39 ET

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