Anaheim Ducks Lose 6-2 in Embarrassing Fashion to Florida Panthers

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Nov 16, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks center Andrew Cogliano (7) looks up after scoring a goal against the Florida Panthers during the third period at Honda Center. The Florida Panthers defeated the Anaheim Ducks 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Next for the Ducks is a two game road trip through Western Canada, where they will face two divisional opponents. Their next bout is on Tuesday against the Calgary Flames, who have surprised many with their strong play this season. The Flames, after defeating the Ottawa Senators 4-2 on Saturday, are 11-6-2 on the season, and their 24 points put them at third in the Pacific Division and fifth in the Western Conference (They are tied with Nashville and Vancouver with 24 points, but the Predators have only played 17 games and the Canucks have only played 18. Calgary has played 19 games already).

Mark Giordano is having a spectacular season, tied for fifth in the NHL with 21 points (with St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko and Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel). His 21 points are the most by a defenseman this season, four ahead of San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns. Giordano has 15 assists on the season, while the second leading scorer for the Flames has 15 total points on the season (T.J. Brodie). Giordano is an early candidate for the Norris Trophy as well: his +8 rating is second on the team behind Brodie, his defense partner, who is +10. Sean Monahan leads the Flames with seven goals. The Flames also got stronger in net when Jonas Hiller, who had spent his entire career with the Ducks, signed in Calgary during free agency this offseason. Hiller is 8-4-1 with a 2.30 GAA and .922 SV%.

Point Streaks, General Notes:

Both Kesler and Vatanen had their five game point streaks snapped. Etem is the only player now with an active point streak (two games, with a goal and two assists). Manson recorded his first NHL point with a primary assist on Cogliano’s goal.

Only one player on the Ducks topped 20 minutes on the night: Vatanen played 22:02. Perry led all Ducks forwards in ice time, despite it only being his first game back from the mumps (18:57).

The Ducks moved Devante Smith-Pelly to Injured Reserve with an upper-body injury. The Ducks, who were at 22 roster players entering the evening, activated both Perry and Palmieri. Injured Reserve stints must last seven days, so Smith-Pelly will be eligible to return to the Ducks by next Sunday against Arizona at the earliest.