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You do it to yourself: Flames @ Winnipeg Jets preview (4/82)

Many of the Flames' problems come in the second period, when they seemingly stop playing. They need to sort that.

Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

Calgary Flames @ Winnipeg Jets - 6pm MT

Broadcast Schedule
TV SportsNet Flames TSN3 (Likely blacked out)
Radio Sportsnet960 The Fan

Another game, another shoddy second period. It's very much a Flames problem. They do it to themselves.

So it's up to them to fix it.

That task starts tonight in Winnipeg. This is the Jets' home opener, after spending the first four games on the road, winning three. They've won in Boston, New Jersey and MSG, their only loss so far coming to the Islanders. Now's their chance to convert road form into home form at MTS Center.

What's been behind the Jets' good start to the season? Lots of good, talented kids, according to our siblings at Arctic Ice Hockey.

Season leaders
Calgary Flames Winnipeg Jets
2 Points 6
21st Overall Position 7th
11th (W) Conference 5th (W)
4th (P) Division 2nd (C)
1-2-0 Overall Record 3-1-0
10-8-1 Overall Vs 8-10-1
0-0-0 Season Vs 0-0-0
-4 Season Goal Difference +7
2.3 Goals For Average 3.75
3.6 Goals Against Average 2
Time On Ice/Game
Dennis Wideman (24:35) Defence Dustin Byfuglien (22:50)
Sean Monahan (21:04) Offence Andrew Ladd (19:38)
Jiri Hudler (2)
Goals Mark Scheifele (3)
Johnny Gaudreau (4) Assists Mathieu Perreault (4)
Johnny Gaudreau (5) Points Blake Wheeler (5)
Special Teams
25 Powerplay% 33.3
2 Powerplay Goals For 4
Dougie Hamilton (1)
Jiri Hudler (1)
PPG Leader Four skaters (1)
75 Penalty Kill % 82.35
2 PK Goals Conceded 3
0 Shorthanded Goals For 1
Michael Frolik (9)
Johnny Gaudreau (9)
Shots On Goal Nikolaj Ehlers (15)
Three skaters (25) Shot % Mark Stuart (100)
Faceoff Leaders
Matt Stajan (51.7) FO% Mark Scheifele (46.3)
Jiri Hudler (58.16) ZSO% Mathieu Perreault (52.31)
Brandon Bollig (17) PIM Mathieu Perreault (6)
Dustin Byfuglien (6)
Micheal Ferland (14) Hits Dustin Byfuglien (20)
Mark Giordano (8) Blocked Shots Jacob Trouba (9)
5v5 Corsi (min. 10mins per game played)
Deryk Engelland (61) Defence Ben Chiarot (51.8)
Sam Bennett (54.8) Forward Mark Scheifele (59.8)
5v5 Fenwick (min. 10mins per game played)
Deryk Engelland (56.9) Defence Ben Chiarot (51.4)
Michael Frolik (49.2) Forward Mathieu Perreault (60.3)
Save percentage
Jonas Hiller (89.7)
Karri Ramo (88.6)
All Situations % Michael Hutchinson (96.8)
Ondrej Pavelec (93.2)
Jonas Hiller (93.3)
Karri Ramo (88.6)
Even Strength
5 on 5 %
Michael Hutchinson (97.8)
Ondrej Pavelec (93.9)
Data courtesy of and

Don't I know you?

Hey, Adam Pardy's still a NHL player. Who knew? Michael Frolik joined the Flames from free agency after leaving the Jets at the end of last season.


St Louis Blues 4-3 Calgary Flames

Game recapStats recap

Two good periods there - unfortunately the middle period was awful, and the Flames kept the St Louis curse going. The first was good, and you couldn't fault the effort in the third, but the three unanswered goals in the second were killer. Must do better.

Projected lines

  • Karri Ramo starts in goal after Jonas Hiller was greatly let down against the Blues.
  • Lance Bouma's broken leg rules him out for three months. Josh Jooris takes his place.
  • Markus Granlund's call-up doesn't earn him a starting spot, he'll join Joni Ortio in the press box.
  • Sam Bennett and Michael Frolik will be Mikael Backlund's wingers. Bob Hartley has said the line will get a game to see how they fit together. Here's hoping.
Calgary Flames
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Johnny Gaudreau Sean Monahan Jiri Hudler
Sam Bennett Mikael Backlund Michael Frolik
Micheal Ferland Matt Stajan David Jones
Brandon Bollig Josh Jooris Mason Raymond
Left Defence Right Defence
Mark Giordano Dougie Hamilton
Kris Russell Dennis Wideman
Brett Kulak Deryk Engelland
Jonas Hiller Karri Ramo (s)

**UPDATE** - Practice lines this morning threw the above out of the window. Ferland joined Bennet and Backlund, with Frolik partnering Stajan and Jones. Your guess is as good as mine.

  • Ben Chiarot is day to day with an unspecified injury, so Adam Pardy will draw in.
  • Ondrej Pavelec gets the start in goal, as the Jets have been rotating their goalies each game.
Winnipeg Jets
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Andrew Ladd Brian Little Blake Wheeler
Mathieu Perreault Mark Scheifele Nikolaj Ehlers
Alex Burmistrov Adam Lowry Drew Stafford
Chris Thorburn Andrew Copp Nicolas Petan
Left Defence Right Defence
Adam Pardy Dustin Byfuglien
Tobias Enstrom Tyler Myers
Mark Stuart Jacob Trouba
Ondrej Pavelec Michael Hutchinson

Other games tonight

Road Home Time (MT)
San Jose New Jersey 5:00pm
Toronto Columbus 5:00pm
Carolina Detroit 5:30pm
St Louis Vancouver 8:00pm
Colorado Anaheim 8:00pm
Minnesota Los Angeles 8:30pm

Join us in the gamethread, where we'll be talking about Winnipeg's finest export, Chris Jericho.