Sunday night in Anaheim the Calgary Flames have a monumental match that could ultimately decide their fate in the 2010-11 NHL season. Currently the Flames lead the Ducks by two points in the Western Conference Standings. Calgary sits in eighth place with a record of 37-27-9, while the Ducks are in tenth with a record of 38-27-5. The game takes on added significance because the Ducks have three games in hand on the Flames.
The Ducks have remained in playoff position despite the absence of goaltender Jonas Hiller who is out with a serious case of vertigo. Dan Ellis and Ray Emery have played admirably in Hiller’s place, and have a combined 6-2-1 record. Jarome Iginla is producing at a rapid pace for the Flames. In his last nine games, he has seven goals and five assists.
The game can be seen on Sportsnet, Sunday at 6pm. Here are the other sports events I’ll be watching this weekend: