Anaheim Ducks

Calgary flames out in 3-2 playoff loss

RYAN GETZLAF scored a goal and had an assist in the Anaheim Ducks’ 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames Thursday night (Flickr/Bridget Samuels photo).

By Pete Zarustica

There’s probably no Kryptonite under the ice at Honda Center, but, then again, the Calgary Flames are no Supermen. They proved that again on Thursday in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, losing 3-2 to the Anaheim Ducks. It was the Flames’ 28th straight loss in Orange County.

Jakob Silfverberg broke a 2-2 tie with a goal at the 17:47 mark of the second period to give the Ducks the win. Ryan Getzlaf scored in the first for Anaheim and Rickard Rakell in the second.

John Gibson had 30 saves in goal for Anaheim. Getzlaf and Silfverberg each contributed an assist and Shea Theodore had a pair.

Ducks’ coach Randy Carlyle singled out Getzlaf, the team captain, for praise. “Tonight was just the example of our guy making the difference,” he said.

As for Calgary, “We had our opportunities to tie it up and we didn’t,” said Flames forward Kris Versteeg. “Now we move on to the next one.”

Game two of the series will be on Saturday at Honda Center at 7:30 p.m.

 

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