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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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Standings

2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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