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NHL Preview from The Sports Network



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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Final
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FERST 82
 
1st OT
ARMY 68
MAINE 66
 
Final
QUIN 60
ORST 52
 
1st OT
CLST 68
USF 65
 
2nd
CARK 51
CCAR 68
 
2nd
UWGB 50
ARKLR 35
 
2nd
RAD 46
CORN 40
 
2nd
UNT 48
CREI 24
 
2nd
CAN 33
HC 30
 
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USB 39
GHND 35
 
2nd
OKST 35
MD 48
 
2nd
WINT 52
REIN 38
 
2nd
UGST 44
SMISS 35
 
2nd
NEOM 53
TXPA 42
 
2nd
STLU 35
VERM 34
 
2nd
UNCA 47
WCU 37
 
2nd
EVAN 47
ALAST 49
 
Half
HART 42
FIU 31
 
1st
VALPO 37
GOSHEN 25
 
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LIP 9
PEAY 4
 
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DEN 4
BRY 2
 
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MONT 4
SD 4
 
1st
MTST 11
TENST 0
 
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COKR
 
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NARZ
 
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ATL 20
 
3rd
HOU 16
BAL 7
 
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CLE 6
 
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CHI 14
DET 10
 
4th
TAM 3
GBP 13
 
3rd
PIT 17
KAN 6
 
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MIN 17
 
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