The Five Takeaways: Flames vs. Ducks

Monday, 06.02.2012 / 10:01 PM / Calgary Flames Budweiser Game Day
By Torie Peterson  - CalgaryFlames.com (@toriepeterson)
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The Five Takeaways: Flames vs. Ducks




THE DISNEYLAND CURSE

The Flames have been unable to win in Anaheim for quite some time as their last victory came on Jan. 19, 2004 when they handed the Ducks a 5-1 thumping.

They have now lost 14 in a row at the Honda Center.

QUICK GOALS

The Ducks opened the scoring at 15:52 of the first period and then added their second of the night just 1:59 later.

Bobby Ryan's shot from the slot evaded Miikka Kiprusoff, thanks in large part to Corey Perry screening the netminder.

Matt Beleskey added the Ducks second goal when he was able to deflect a point shot from Sheldon Brookbank.

5-ON-3 CLOSE CALLS

Scott Hannan was handed an interference call at 6:27 of the second period and shortly after, Blair Jones smacked Teemu Selanne in the face with his stick and was forced to sit for four minutes.

The ensuing 5-on-3 Ducks power play caused chaos in the Flames zone but stellar play from Kiprusoff and a little help from the iron - Saku Koivu hit the cross bar and post on the same shift - held Anaheim off.

SO CLOSE TO A SHORTY

The Flames are the only team in the NHL without a short-handed goal scored this season, something they nearly rectified in Anaheim.

Alex Tanguay knocked home his sixth goal of the year 4:41 of the second period - just two seconds after Tom Kostopoulos' elbowing minor had expired.

ONE MILESTONE FOR IGGY, KIPPER STILL CHASING 300

Jarome Iginla scored his 20th goal of the season in the third period, pushing him to 13 consecutive seasons with 20+ goals.

Kiprusoff is still looking for career win 300. He recorded his 299th victory on in last week's battle against the Blackhawks. The netminder became the franchise leader in games played by a goaltender on Friday, suiting up for his 527th game in Flames silks. Mike Vernon previously held the record with 526 games played with the organization.