@ PROJECTED LINEUP - FLAMES VS. DUCKS FORWARDS Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - James Neal Sam Bennett - Derek Ryan - Michael Frolik Austin Czarnik - Mark Jankowski - Anthony Peluso/Garnet Hathaway (TBD later today) DEFENCEMEN Mark Giordano - TJ Brodie Noah Hanifin - Travis Hamonic Juuso Valimaki - Rasmus Andersson GOALTENDER Mike Smith 5 THINGS - FLAMES VS. DUCKS US The Flames have won four straight, most recently a 5-3 decision over the Chicago Blackhawks at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday. The homeside outshot the visitors 41-15 but trailed 3-2 heading into the third period. Matthew Tkachuk had brought them within one thanks to a lazer of a wrist shot at 18:26. However, for the fifth time this season, the Flames rallied for a victory, with Sean Monahan and Michael Frolik scoring 66 seconds apart to take the lead before Mikael Backlund put the cherry on top with an empty-netter … Calgary has now scored an NHL leading 28 third-period goals, including five straight two games ago when they came-from-behind after trailing 4-1 to beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-5 at home. They have outscored their opponents 28-11 in the final frame for a +17 differential in the third period of games. THEM The Ducks lost 4-1 to the L.A. Kings on Tuesday night, with the lone goal coming courtesy of Ryan Kesler in the second period when Anaheim was already trailing 3-0. John Gibson made 23 saves on 26 shots in the contest … The Ducks are now 1-6-2 in their last nine games, having snapped a seven-game losing skid on Sunday with a 3-2 overtime win against the Blue Jackets. US vs. THEM The two clubs split their season series last year, each winning twice. The Flames finally broke their run of bad luck at the Honda Centre with a 2-0 shutout on Oct. 9. Mike Smith stopped a franchise-record 43 shots in that one. They also skated to a 3-2 victory on Jan. 6 at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The Ducks edged the Flames 2-1 on Dec. 29 and 4-0 on March 21 … This is the first of four matchups this season between the Flames and Ducks. These two teams will meet again on Feb. 22 in Calgary … This is a divisional match-up, with the Flames 1-1-0-0 against Pacific foes this season. THIS, THAT & THE OTHER This: The Flames trio of Johnny, Mony and Elias have been one of the NHL's top lines this season. Gaudreau (6-13 - 19), Monahan (8-10 - 18), and Lindholm (9-8 - 17) have combined for 54 points through just 15 games … That: The Flames are second in the NHL in penalty-time differential at a +27:35, meaning the Flames draw a lot more penalties than they take as they've drawn a league leading 60 penalties this season … The Other: This will be captain Mark Giordano 's 45th game against the Ducks.