(SportsNetwork.com) - The NHL-leading Anaheim Ducks will attempt to extend a five-game winning streak on Tuesday night as they open up a stretch of road games with a contest versus the Vancouver Canucks.
The Ducks rolled to a 6-3 win over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday before the All-Star break, upping their league-leading point total to 68. That is three ahead of the Nashville Predators in the overall standings and they also own a 12-point edge over the second-place San Jose Sharks in the Pacific Division.
The Canucks are third in the division, one point behind the Sharks and two ahead of the Calgary Flames.
Anaheim got a goal from six different players versus Calgary, with Ben Lovejoy notching a goal and an assist. Tim Jackman, Pat Maroon, Kyle Palmieri, Ryan Kesler and Ryan Getzlaf also lit the lamp, while Frederik Andersen posted 30 saves despite battling the flu.
The Ducks moved to 9-2-1 over their last 12 games.
"Tonight was a night that we really wanted," said Lovejoy. "We felt like we wanted to rise to the occasion. We wanted to have a happy four days. We brought a lot of energy and had a great first period. As they often do, the Flames made a push. They worked hard all game, but it's nice to come away from the victory."
Getzlaf, an All-Star, comes out of the break tied for third in the NHL with 35 assists and is seventh with 50 points in 46 games. He'll look to keep Anaheim successful as it begins a stretch of two straight and seven of nine on the road.
Andersen likely will start tonight and has excellent career numbers versus the Canucks, going 5-0-1 with a 1.29 goals against average and .955 save percentage.
The Ducks are 8-0-1 in their past nine versus the Canucks overall, taking two straight since a shootout loss at home to Vancouver on Nov. 9. Anaheim has won five in a row at home in this series as well.
The Canucks, who begin a six-game homestand tonight, had a three-game win streak halted with last Tuesday's 4-1 setback to the Vancouver Canucks. Ryan Miller went in having allowed one goal over the run, but yielded three on 25 shots in the loss.
Defenseman Frank Corrado had the lone goal for Vancouver, which went 0-for-7 on the power play, with three unsuccessful 5-on-3 chances.
"It was disappointing because we had chances and we were in a good position there in the third," Miller told NHL.com. "I'm disappointed not to get a save for the guys to keep it close there. I could have done a better job to keep it closer."
The Canucks open their homestand without defenseman Kevin Bieksa, who is sidelined due to a broken hand suffered versus the Lightning while blocking a shot.
In 45 games this season, Bieksa has three goals and six assists for nine points.
Miller is 3-3-1 lifetime versus the Ducks with a 2.46 GAA and .925 save percentage in seven games (6 starts).