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Ducks drop Game 3 to Flames in OT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Mikael Backlund didn't need to see the biggest goal of his NHL career go in. The crowd and the rest of the Calgary Flames told him he'd scored the winner. Backlund scored on a delayed penalty call in overtime, lifting the late-charging Flames over the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 on Tuesday night. "It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe," said Backlund. "I...
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3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Gaudreau Sends Flames-Ducks Game 3 To OT With Perfect Shot (Video)

Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau’s first contribution to his team’s second-round playoff series against the Anaheim Ducks was a big one. The former Boston College star forced overtime in Tuesday night’s Game 3 with a perfect shot to beat Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen glove side with 20 seconds remaining in regulation. It was Gaudreau’s first point of the series...
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Flames Get Burned By Controversial No-Goal Call, Beat Ducks Anyway (Videos)

The Calgary Flames nearly had their playoff hopes all but extinguished by a controversial no-goal call Tuesday night. The Flames trailed the Anaheim Ducks by one goal early in the third period in Game 3 of their Stanley Cup Playoff series when forward Sam Bennett slid a puck on net. The puck was about to cross the goal line, but Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen made a pad save...
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Flames' refusal to flicker out vs. Ducks highlights Tuesday's best

Best game: Calgary 4, Anaheim 3 (OT). If you haven't fallen in love with the Calgary Flames by now, you must at least respect their indomitable spirit. Down two games to none, down a goal in Game 3 at home, and down on their puck luck after a controversial call went against them and negated the tying goal with less than seven minutes to play, the Flames could have rolled up the tents...
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Flames end Ducks' playoff win streak when Backlund scores in OT

  Mikael Backlund scored on a delayed penalty call in overtime, lifting the late-charging Calgary Flames over the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 on Tuesday night. Johnny Gaudreau scored with 19.5 seconds left in the third period to tie the game for the Flames, who had an apparent goal disallowed minutes earlier. Anaheim leads the second-round Western Conference series 2-1, with Game 4 on Friday...
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RECAP: Backlund's OT goal lifts Flames over Ducks 4-3

Mikael Backlund scored on a delayed penalty call in overtime, lifting the late-charging Calgary Flames over the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 on Tuesday night. Johnny Gaudreau scored with 19.5 seconds left in the third period to tie the game for the Flames, who had an apparent goal disallowed minutes earlier. Anaheim leads the second-round Western Conference series 2-1, with Game 4 on Friday...
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Refs Make Controversial ‘No Goal’ Call During Flames-Ducks Game

The Calgary Flames nearly tied up Tuesday’s Game 3 with the Anaheim Ducks with what appeared to be a Sam Bennett goal in the third period. With refs ruling it a ‘no goal’ on the ice, even after a long replay, the call was upheld due to inconclusive evidence the refs ruled. You be the judge: right […] The post Refs Make Controversial ‘No Goal’ Call During Flames-Ducks...
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Corey Perry is prepared for 'boring' game

If you're thinking about tuning into the Ducks-Flames game tonight, you may want to consider a different option if you aren't a hard-core fan. Go ahead and pop on Netflix. There's probably an episode of "Friends" on. Or you can even go ahead and start that marathon of "Pawn Stars" episodes you DVR'rd. Why? Corey Perry does not want to entertain you. "It's going to be a hostile environment...
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Lindholm looks like a special player at just 21

When it comes to defenseman Hampus Lindholm, it's quite easy to see the similarities and familiarities between he and those he looks up to.One defenseman he always kept his eye on was Nicklas Lidstrom, who is Swedish, like Lindholm, and became a legend with the Detroit Red Wings for pure brilliance and excellence on the ice.The other, Scott Niedermayer, serves as one of Lindholm...
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Ducks seek 3-0 advantage in Game 3 in Calgary

The Calgary Flames needed the "C of Red" to help them hit their stride during a first-round series win. Facing an unbeaten opponent, it may take an even more spirited crowd to inspire the Flames against the Anaheim Ducks. Down 2-0 to the Western Conference's top seed, the Flames return to home ice in desperate need of a victory Tuesday night and hope an energetic Calgary crowd can...
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Anaheim Ducks: Pure domination on both ends of the ice

The Anaheim Ducks have started off the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs in a historic fashion. The Ducks have defeated their opponents in the first six games of the postseason, sweeping the Winnipeg Jets in four games and beating the Calgary Flames in the first two games of the second round. The Ducks are the first team since 2008 to win their first six games entering the postseason; the...
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Blackhawks, Ducks could take 3-0 series strangleholds

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Although the Chicago Blackhawks and the Anaheim Ducks appear to be steamrolling toward a meeting in the Western Conference finals, they're only halfway there. The Minnesota Wild and the Calgary Flames both must climb out of an 0-2 series hole at home Tuesday night to give themselves much of a chance to turn the tide. Playoff-tested Chicago and talent-laden Anaheim...
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Early Conn Smythe Trophy Candidates From 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs

We are in Round 2 of the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs and the top candidates for the Conn Smythe Trophy — postseason MVP — are starting to emerge. Here are the top 5 candidates for the award entering Monday night’s games. 1. Corey Perry, Forward, Anaheim Ducks Perry has been nearly unstoppable this postseason with a league-leading 13 points, nine of which have come at even strength...
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Ducks-Flames Preview

The Calgary Flames needed the "C of Red" to help them hit their stride during a first-round series win. Facing an unbeaten opponent, it may take an even more spirited crowd to inspire the Flames against the Anaheim Ducks. Down 2-0 to the Western Conference's top seed, the Flames return to home ice in desperate need of a victory Tuesday night and hope an energetic Calgary crowd can...
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Ducks beat Flames 3-0 for two-game lead in 2nd Round

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Six games deep in the Stanley Cup playoffs, nobody has been able to beat the Anaheim Ducks. Although the Flames kept it uncomfortably close for 50 minutes Sunday night, Frederik Andersen kept Calgary off the scoreboard until his teammates grinded out another win in a championship chase that gathers momentum with every outing. Andersen made 30 saves in his...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames’ Cinderella Season Crashing Down Against Better, More Experienced Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks are a runaway freight train with six straight wins to open the Stanley Cup playoffs — the first team since the 2008 Pittsburgh Penguins to accomplish this feat. There is little the Calgary Flames can do to stop them after two demoralizing Round 2 losses, most recently a 3-0 defeat Sunday night in Anaheim. The Flames have defied the odds and analytics all season...
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Stamkos, Lightning have Canada's best Stanley Cup shot on ropes; Sunday's best

Best game: Anaheim 3, Calgary 0. The Ducks threw 29 shots at Calgary goalie Karri Ramo through two periods, but the only one they got past him came after a perfect, cross-ice saucer pass from Ryan Kesler gave Matt Beleskey an open net with which to work. Ramo was brilliant, making 31 saves, but Anaheim has found no equal in this postseason. Defenseman Hampus Lindholm's first career...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Ducks top Flames 3-0 in Game 2

Frederik Andersen made 30 saves in his first career postseason shutout, Matt Beleskey scored in the first period and the Anaheim Ducks remained unbeaten in the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 3-0 victory over the Calgary Flames on Sunday night in Game 2 of their second-round series. Hampus Lindholm scored his first career playoff goal with 8:45 to play for the Ducks, who have followed...
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Andersen's 30-save shutout propels Ducks past Flames in Game 2

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Frederik Andersen made 30 saves in his first career postseason shutout, Matt Beleskey scored in the first period and the Anaheim Ducks remained unbeaten in the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 3-0 victory over the Calgary Flames on Sunday night in Game 2 of their second-round series. Hampus Lindholm scored his first career playoff goal with 8:45 to play for the Ducks...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks top Flames 3-0 in Game 2, stay unbeaten in playoffs

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Frederik Andersen made 30 saves in his first career postseason shutout, Matt Beleskey scored in the first period and the Anaheim Ducks remained unbeaten in the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 3-0 victory over the Calgary Flames on Sunday night in Game 2 of their second-round series. Hampus Lindholm scored his first career playoff goal with 8:45 to play for the Ducks...
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Anaheim Ducks: Round 2 off to great start

The Anaheim Ducks kicked off Round 2 of the playoffs on Thursday night with a total knockout against the Calgary Flames. They didn’t end up getting the shutout that seemed to be in the cards for them but with a final score of 6-1, no one’s complaining. They faced former Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller and […] The post Anaheim Ducks: Round 2 off to great start appeared first on Along the Boards.
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Three keys to Anaheim Ducks’ success in Game 1 vs. Flames

In the most lopsided contest to date in the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs, the Anaheim Ducks dismantled the Calgary Flames, 6-1. Were it not for a freak Francois Beauchemin turnover in front of the net, Frederik Andersen would have earned his first playoff shutout. Here are three major keys that fueled Anaheim’s Game 1 victory. […] The post Three keys to Anaheim Ducks’ success...
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Rugged Beauchemin leads the corps

Francois Beauchemin knows the Flames in the playoffs all too well.   The veteran defenseman was just a rookie during the 2006 playoffs when his sixth-seeded Anaheim Mighty Ducks took on the third-seeded Calgary Flames in the playoffs, where the Ducks would come out victorious in a seven-game series.    Beauchemin's highlight of the series was when he squared off with Jarome Iginla...
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Perry, Getzlaf continue scoring trend, put the Flames in their place

For many years, the Ducks have been led by Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf. The two provided a tremendous amount of offensive scoring throughout their entire careers.Last night was no different. Corey Perry added two goals and two assists, and Ryan Getzlaf added a goal and three assists of his own in the 6-1 drubbing of the Calgary Flames in Game One."With those two going, they're unstoppable...
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Ducks rout Flames in 2nd Round opener

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Corey Perry had two goals and two assists and the Anaheim Ducks routed the Calgary Flames 6-1 on Thursday night in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series. Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and three assists, and Matt Beleskey, Patrick Maroon and Emerson Etem also scored for the top-seeded Ducks, who had a seven-day layoff following their first-round sweep...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss
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