Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Cam Fowler Injured in Ducks Win over Calgary

The Anaheim Ducks stretched their unbeaten streak to 12 games on Tuesday with a 3-1 win over the Calgary Flames at Honda Center, but the Ducks lost defenseman Cam Fowler when he took a knee-to-knee hit from Flames defenseman Mark Giordano in the third period.

Giordano was not penalized for the hit, but the play set off a wild third period that featured 106 penalty minutes, a pair of fighting majors, and some retribution for Josh Manson, who fought Giordano shortly after the play.

“I think there's a lot of hate there,” Manson said after the game.

Ducks' coach Randy Carlyle had no update on Fowler. So it will be a wait and see for a team that is known for defense, but is now without three of its top blue-liners. Sami Vatanen and Hampus Lindholm are both day-to-day with upper body injuries and missed tonight's game.

Anaheim's win moves them four points clear at the top of the Pacific Division. The Sharks and Edmonton are tied, four points back of Anaheim with 97 points apiece. Anaheim won at home for the 25th consecutive time against the Flames--it's the longest home winning streak against a single team in NHL history. There is a chance the two teams could meet in the first round of the playoffs. Calgary and Nashville are tied with 92 points with the Flames holding the ROW tiebreaker, 40 to 38.