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After playing five straight overtime games and suffering a lopsided home defeat, the
After playing five straight overtime games and suffering a lopsided home defeat, the Anaheim Ducks are in need of a smooth victory. Jaire Alexander Jersey . Trips to Calgary have proved difficult in recent years, and the Flames team waiting for them Tuesday night isnt looking much like the Pacific Division pushovers they were a season ago. The Flames (11-6-2) have started a five-game homestand with back-to-back wins and are just two points behind the Ducks. Saturdays 4-2 win over Ottawa featured third-period goals from Markus Granlund, Josh Jooris and Lance Bouma. The trio finished with a goal and an assist each, and theres plenty of confidence spreading through the team. Calgary has won six of eight and scored at least four goals in each of its last eight victories. The Flames rank fifth with 3.05 goals per game after ranking 23rd (2.46) last season, and improved to 8-0-2 when entering the third tied or ahead. I think we just stuck to Calgary Flames hockey, Jooris told the teams official website. We are hard to play against. We had commitment coming back. We shut plays down and started from the net out tonight. I think we just had good will out there. We wanted to win this one and it showed. Anaheim led the league in scoring last season (3.21), but has dipped to 20th (2.58) this season. Jonas Hiller was a beneficiary of that scoring before moving to Calgary in the offseason and could face his former team for the first time. Hiller dropped his first two games with the Flames but has improved since, going 8-2-1 with a 2.07 goals-against average over 11 games. He could face his former backup, Frederik Andersen, who allowed four goals on 15 shots against Florida and was pulled for the second time in three games. Andersen has posted a 4.42 GAA in that stretch after starting 7-1-2 with a 1.56 GAA. Andersens only experience in Calgary came in relief of Hiller during a 7-2 loss on March 12, allowing four goals on 20 shots. Anaheim remains without defenseman Francois Beauchemin, who has missed four games with mumps, while forward Tim Jackman missed the la The Western Conference-leading Ducks (11-4-4) have started to get healthy, but that didnt seem to matter in Sundays 6-2 loss to Florida. Corey Perry returned from a five-game absence due to the mumps and Kyle Palmieri played for the first time this season after recovering from an ankle injury, but Anaheim fell to 1-1-4 in the two weeks since Perry last played. I felt better than I expected, but it didnt go the way we planned for anybody, said Perry, who had 11 goals and four assists in 13 games before becoming ill. Perry has 16 points in his last 14 games against the Flames, while linemate Ryan Getzlaf has 15 in his last 13 and wants to see improvement as the Ducks visit Calgary and Vancouver. Overall, were just embarrassed, Getzlaf said. Its embarrassing to play like that in our building. Top to bottom, we werent good (Sunday). We need to recognize that and get better. We have to learn. You have to get wins in your building, especially when youre heading out to some tough buildings. Emotionally, we need to get ready for Tuesday. The Ducks won three of four matchups last season, but the series has gone heavily in favor of the home team. The Ducks have won 18 straight in Anaheim while the Flames have won 16 of the last 23 in Calgary. st game with the flu. Forward Devante Smith-Pelly has been sidelined for two with an upper-body injury. The Flames confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that forward David Jones would miss the contest with an upper-body injury. Devin Setoguchi drafts into the line-up in his place. 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