The top-seeded Anaheim Ducks will look to put an exclamation point on their 2-1 best-of-seven series lead in Game 4 Friday as the Calgary Flames play host in a near must-win game. With home ice advantage, the Ducks can all but crush Calgary's hopes of advancing to the Western Conference finals with a victory.
In order to do that, Anaheim will need to rebound from a disappointing 4-3 loss in Game 3, after which the team enjoyed a brief getaway in Banff, Alberta, near Calgary. Now well-rested and ready to attack, the Ducks have to face a team motivated to protect its home ice.
Calgary could get a boost from forward Lance Bouma, who may dress on Friday and be ready for action after being out since April 7 with a shoulder injury. During practice, he participated in drills and appeared to have a real chance at playing.
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