Calgary vs. Anaheim Preview

The Calgary Flames and the Anaheim Ducks will meet on the ice at Honda Center on Sunday in a battle of division rivals.

Calgary at Anaheim
When: 10:00 PM ET, Sunday, May 10, 2015
Where: Honda Center, Anaheim, California
TV: 10 p.m. ET, NBCSN, RSN, TVA
PREDICTION: Ducks 5, Flames 2
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Oddsmakers currently have the Ducks listed as 215-moneyline favorites versus the Flames, while the game’s total is sitting at 5½.

Anaheim was a 4-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Flames. They won as -140 favorites, while the total score of 6 made winners of OVER bettors.

Calgary is winless in four trips to Honda Center in 2014-15, scoring a total of six goals in the defeats. Mikael Backlund, who scored in overtime of Game 3, believes the Flames are due. “At some point, you’ve got to win there,” he said. “Things are going to happen if you play well, and I think this year we haven’t played a good full 60 minutes there. If we find a way to play a real solid 60 minutes, we have a chance to win.”

Team record: 50-35-7
Calgary is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Calgary’s last 5 games
Calgary is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Calgary is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Anaheim

Matt Beleskey’s hand remained hot Friday as he snapped a 2-2 tie during a power play early in the third period, giving him a goal in each game of the series. The four-game streak matches the franchise playoff record set in 2009 by Corey Perry and equaled two years later by Teemu Selanne. Beleskey, who set career highs during the regular season with 22 goals and 32 points, led the team with eight game-winning tallies and tops the club again with two this postseason.

Team record: 58-24-8
Anaheim is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Anaheim’s last 6 games
Anaheim is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Anaheim is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Calgary

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