ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) -- Calgary tries to earn the fifth seed in the Western Conference and two Flames try to capture personal achievements on Sunday (4 p.m. ET) as they visit the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.
Calgary has 94 points and is one point behind the Dallas Stars.
Should the teams finish with the same amount of points, the
Flames would own the tiebreaker because they have more wins.
Iginla is not the only Flame going for a personal
Miikka Kiprusoff (24-10-4), owns a league-leading 1.69 goals-against average and could break the
modern GAA record of 1.72, set last season by Dallas' Marty Turco, by sitting out Sunday.
However, Sutter refused to disclose if Kiprusoff will play.
"It's none of your business," Sutter said. "(Kiprusoff) didn't
get much work tonight. I haven't even thought about it. (But)
it's a team record."
The Flames are headed to the postseason for the first time since
1995-96. They ended the longest active drought with
Wednesday's 1-0 home win vs. the Phoenix Coyotes and extended
their winning streak to three game with Friday's 3-2 win at Los
Should Calgary finish fifth it would draw Colorado. But
positioning does not seem to matter to coach Darryl Sutter, who
is more concerned with travel issues.
"There's not a lot of difference in finishing fifth or sixth,"
Sutter said. "They're all good clubs. The biggest issue is
travel. With what we've been through since March 1, it would be
nice to cut down on our travel."
Anaheim, which was the surprise winner of the West last season,
will have little to play for. The Ducks had an outside chance
when it moved six points out of the final playoff spot following
a 5-2 win at Chicago on March 5.
But Anaheim is 3-9-1 in its last 13 games and has managed just
five goals in a four-game losing streak. On Wednesday, the
Ducks got a decent effort from backup goalie Martin Gerber in a
2-1 home loss to the Vancouver Canucks.
The Flames are trying to sweep the season series from the Ducks
for the first time.