Tempers flare after Ducks lose Cam Fowler to injury against Flames


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Published 12:59 a.m. ET April 5, 2017 | Updated 1 hour ago

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Cam Fowler crumpled immediately after Mark Giordano’s knee-to-knee hit, and he couldn’t leave the ice under his own power.

Although the Anaheim Ducks moved significantly closer to a fifth straight Pacific Division title Tuesday night, postseason success seems farther away without their All-Star defenseman.

Patrick Eaves scored his eighth goal in nine games and John Gibson made 26 saves in the Ducks’ 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames, pushing Anaheim’s division lead to four points.

Kevin Bieksa ended his 47-game goal drought and Chris Wagner also scored as the Ducks recorded their 25th consecutive home regular-season victory over the Flames since Jan. 19, 2004, extending the longest such streak in NHL history.

Honda Center fans serenaded the Flames with a loud chant of “You can’t win here!” in the closing seconds, but it only happened after a fight-filled third period precipitated by Fowler’s game-ending…

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