Preview: Flames at Ducks
Sean Monahan has been unstoppable of late, registering two points in each of the last four contests of his six-game point streak. The 24-year-old center looks to extend the run and reach a milestone Wednesday as the Calgary Flames seek their fifth straight win when they kick off a three-game road trip against the Anaheim Ducks.
Monahan has collected four goals and six assists during his point streak, putting him one away from 300 for his career. The sixth overall pick in the 2013 draft, he has recorded all four tallies and four assists during the Flames’ winning streak to earn the NHL’s First Star of the Week honors. Anaheim’s struggles continued Tuesday as it dropped a 4-1 decision in Los Angeles two days after ending its seven-game slide. Ryan Kesler ended his eight-game goal-scoring drought in the loss by the Ducks, who are in the midst of a stretch during which they play 11 of 13 at home.
TV: 10:30 p.m. ET, Sportsnet West (Calgary), Prime Ticket (Anaheim)
ABOUT THE FLAMES (9-5-1): Michael Frolik is heating up as he has scored three of his seven goals over his last four games. The 30-year-old Czech, who recorded only 10 tallies in 70 contests last season, has yet to notch an assist in 2018-19 – keeping him at 199 for his career. Captain Mark Giordano was kept off the scoresheet in Saturday’s 5-3 victory over Chicago after collecting a goal and seven assists during a four-game point streak.
ABOUT THE DUCKS (6-7-3): Captain Ryan Getzlaf was back in the lineup Tuesday after missing one game with an upper-body injury. The 33-year-old center, who is second on the team with 10 points, was a minus-2 and had his four-game point streak halted but registered four shots, four hits and three blocked shots while going 12-8 on faceoffs. Randy Carlyle’s next victory will be his 461st as an NHL coach, breaking a tie with Roger Neilson for 30th place on the all-time list.
1. The Flames have scored a league-leading 28 goals in the third period this season.
2. Anaheim C Chase De Leo was a healthy scratch Tuesday after being recalled from San Diego of the American Hockey League earlier in the day.
3. Calgary rookie C Dillon Dube, who was injured in Saturday’s win over Chicago, has not practiced and remains in concussion protocol.