Atlanta (19-32-5) at Anaheim (28-24-5), 8:00 pm EST
ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) — Captain Scott Niedermayer and
the Anaheim Ducks aim for their first three-game winning streak
since November when they host the Atlanta Thrashers on Sunday.
Niedermayer scored a pair of goals, including the winner 55
seconds into overtime, as the Ducks edged the Calgary Flames,
3-2, on Wednesday to sweep the home-and-home series.
The 35-year-old defenseman, who ended a four-game pointless
streak, has recorded eight goals and 30 assists this season.
Anaheim is currently in thick of a tight playoff race in the
Western Conference. The seventh-place Ducks are one of five
teams with either 60 or 61 points, bottled up between fifth and
The Thrashers have lost seven of their last nine, including a
3-1 setback to the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday.
Atlanta, which is opening a four-game road trip, owns the
second-worst record in the NHL.