The Ducks complete off a two-game set in opposition to Canadian division rivals tonight, web hosting the Calgary Flames at Honda Centre for the closing assembly of a 4-recreation season series.
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Anaheim gets again to action Wednesday right after an psychological working day at Honda Center as longtime Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf introduced his intention to retire from the NHL at the close of the period. Getzlaf, Anaheim’s all-time leader in details, helps and game titles played, will appear in his ultimate NHL contest on April 24 at Honda Center. Tickets are on sale now.
“I just want to say how thankful and blessed I am to be in a position to dwell out a dream and perform a match I appreciate,” he explained in an emotional speech Tuesday.
Getzlaf is not envisioned to engage in Wednesday while he proceeds his restoration from a lower-entire body harm. The 36-12 months-aged center has 31 factors in 49 online games this time.
The Ducks hope to get All-Star winger Troy Terry again in the lineup while following his injury Saturday night in Arizona. Terry, who qualified prospects Anaheim in scoring and targets, skated with the group yesterday but his status for returning to video game action remains unclear.
The Ducks have earned a few of 6 attainable standings points against Calgary as a result significantly, including an OT victory at Scotiabank Sattledome in the initial months of the period. The Flames received the past assembly at Honda Centre in a shootout soon after the Ducks experienced tied the video game in the third period.
Calgary (41-19-9) however sits atop the Pacific Division and will quickly clinch its 3rd playoff visual appeal in the past four seasons. The Flames began their four-match west coastline road excursion with a crucial 3-2 triumph Monday around the 2nd-put Kings, extending their division guide to four factors.
“It starts the excursion,” Flames head coach and former Ducks coaching advisor Darryl Sutter advised reporters postgame. “We’ve talked about it plenty of the previous pair of times about it acquiring a small stale at dwelling and setting up a trip. Does not subject who the opponent is, having off on the appropriate foot – and you are playing 4 in six, too, so you want to get off on the proper foot.”
Leading scorer Johnny Gaudreau notched two ambitions and an guide and is now just five factors from turning into the to start with Flame to rating 100 in a season in just about 30 yrs (Theo Fleury, 100 in 1992-93).
“Johnny was on fire [Monday],” Sutter reported. “He was amazing. He’s been really superior currently and ideally that will get the line heading all over again.”
Gaudreau has 6 points in three game titles against Anaheim this season.