There are plenty of things the
But there is one thing beyond their control in the series.
“We’re not going to grow,” said the Flames center
"We're on home ice. But they're still going to have the size advantage. But you have a little more control over it. We'll see how it plays out."
That would be the opportunity to make the last change, an advantage for the home team. Game 3 of the
The Flames are making at least one change: Defenseman
The veteran, Stajan, of course, has played against the Ducks in the days when they did not have center
"He definitely brings an element to the team that they were missing," Stajan said. "He's obviously not fun to play against and not very well-liked. But he's effective and it frees up their top guys from some matchups, some favorable matchups.
"That's why they've been so successful this year. They didn't win our conference for no reason and he's definitely been a part of that."
Kesler has six points in six playoff games and is a plus-three. On top of that, he has been asserting his leadership on the bench and in the dressing room.
"Year after year, you see guys step up in playoffs, for sure," Stajan said. "I'm not in their dressing room but this round he's definitely been effective.