Rakell has two points, Ducks defeat Flames

Rakell has two points, Ducks defeat Flames

Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:17 am

They went on the man-advantage after Flames goaltender Mike Smith flipped the puck over the glass at 2:10 while being pressured by forward Chris Wagner behind the net.
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"I was trying to rim it around the boards and it went over the glass," Smith said. "The margin is so small down the stretch, and plays like that matter in games."

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Smith made 39 saves for the Flames (18-16-4), who have lost three games in a row (0-2-1).

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Flames forward Micheal Ferland tied the game 1-1 at 11:55 of the second period.

Smith gave the puck to defenseman Matt Bartkowski, who skated it into the Ducks zone and took a shot from the top of the right circle. Gibson made the save, but the rebound came out to the slot. Anaheim defenseman Francois Beauchemin couldn't find the puck, and Ferland skated in behind him and shot it past Gibson.

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Backlund was called for holding at 7:39 of the first, and Flames forward Garnet Hathaway received a double minor for roughing with 1:40 left in the period.

The Ducks appeared to score on the power play with 1.2 seconds left in the first, but video review showed Ryan Kesler used a distinct kicking motion to deflect the rebound of a Getzlaf shot into the net.

"We've been doing a good job lately of getting off to good starts, but we seem to kind of take our foot off the gas and let teams back into the hockey game," Fowler said. "They made their push in the second, but we were able to stick with it. I thought it was one of our most complete games all year."

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