Anaheim Ducks dominate Calgary Flames

By The Sports NetworkMay 1, 2015 at 12:57 AM
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Corey Perry had two goals and two assists while Ryan Getzlaf added a goal and three helpers as the Anaheim Ducks thumped the Calgary Flames, 6-1, in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series.

Emerson Etem, Patrick Maroon and Matt Beleskey each lit the lamp for the Ducks, who have yet to lose in the postseason as they swept the Jets in the opening round.

Frederik Andersen turned away 23 shots in the easy win.

Sam Bennett had the only goal of the game for the Flames, who defeated the Canucks in six games in the first round.

Jonas Hiller was pulled early in the second period after allowing three goals on 14 shots, while Karri Ramo also gave up three goals on 21 shots.

Calgary nearly took an early lead as Josh Jooris went in on a clean break two minutes in, but Andersen turned aside the shot.

It was all Anaheim from there.

The Ducks took a 1-0 lead at 10:17 when Hampus Lindholm blasted a shot from the high slot off the back wall and Kyle Palmieri one-timed a pass to the slot where Beleskey snapped it in for his first of the playoffs.

It was a 2-0 game three minutes later as Ryan Getzlaf threw a backhand to the slot from the left boards and Maroon pushed it in.

Perry made it a 3-0 game 2:13 into the second when his wraparound from the left side went inside the far post for his fourth of the playoffs, and Hiller was pulled from the net.

Ramo didn't have much better luck, as Etem jammed in a rebound just past the midway mark of the second for a 4-0 advantage.

The Ducks took a 5-0 lead just 44 seconds into the third on the power play as Getzlaf sent a pass from the left point to the low left side where Perry found a hole for his second of the game.

Getzlaf added a power-play marker of his own less than two minutes later for a 6-0 game.

Bennett was able to get Calgary on the board at 9:16 of the third when a bounce off an Anaheim player saw the puck go to the left wing where he one- timed it in for his third of the playoffs.

[SportsNetwork.com]

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