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‘We better be ready’ versus Flames, says Boudreau

Apr 19, 2013, 2:57 PM EDT

Bruce Boudreau AP

After watching a Calgary team with nothing but pride on line beat the Red Wings on Wednesday, Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau isn’t about to take the Flames lightly tonight at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

“Calgary’s a great example of a team not throwing in the towel,” said Boudreau, per “To beat a hungry Detroit team in their last game says something to me. We better be ready.”

The Ducks are winless in their last three and a modest 5-7-2 since starting the season with an impressive 22-3-4 record. Two nights ago, they dropped a 3-2 overtime decision at home to Columbus.

Anaheim is still on track to win the Pacific Division and finish with the second seed in the Western Conference; however, Boudreau wants to make that official.

“We’ve got some guys banged up pretty good right now that are still playing through them,” he said. “We’d like to win and be able to, if it’s possible, rest some guys.”

  1. thehighcountrybear - Apr 19, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    From what page of the 2013 Official NHL Coach’s Mindless Cliché Handbook did Boudreau find this drivel residing…

    and from what part of being outshot 38 to 17 and benefitting from the thirty one point eight million gaffe machine were the Flames able to salvage all this pride?

    I see the barf meter, I see the barf meter, yes, I see the barf meter spiking…

    And Bruce, enough with trying to pass yourself off as Mickey Rooney’s double, Frank Gorshin and Rich Little already worked that routine thin…

  2. atwatercrushesokoye - Apr 19, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    I hope they are as well, I’d like to see the Flames run of solid games continue except that I want regulation losses! No more points, we have a high draft pick we need to clinch. Have it tied going into the third, and then lose it late.

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