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Winnipeg Jets at Calgary Flames [Game #70 Thread]

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The home stand continues.

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With 12 games left this season, the Calgary Flames are set to face the Winnipeg Jets for the final time this season. This is the fifth game for the Flames in a six game stay at home that's seen mixed results. The Flames are 2-1-1 in four games thus far and have scored 12 goals to their opponents' 12.

Calgary will turn to Joni Ortio in net. He's getting some extended time in net with Karri Ramo out and Jonas Hiller and Niklas Backstrom looking like their careers are winding down. While he hasn't quite excelled in net this year - he's posted a .914 5v5 save percentage, good for 56th out of 68 goalies that have played at least ten games - he's performed a bit better as of late with a .921 5v5 save percentage since his first recall start on February 15th, good for 27th out of 48 out of goalies with at least five games during that time span.

The Jets are coming into this game knowing that their season has been at least as disappointing as the Flames. They are dead last in the Central after getting swept by the Ducks in the playoffs last year and they'd basically need to win out just like the Flames to make it again this year. With that almost certainly being the case, it looks like their streak of zero playoff wins since the franchise's inception in Atlanta is going to continue. They'll have Ondrej Pavelec in net - a goalie who somehow continues to find work with Winnipeg despite having a horrid track throughout his career.

One thing to note will be whether or not Freddie Hamilton makes his debut tonight. The Flames recalled him on an emergency basis without really noting why and the practice lineups weren't really tweaked all that much. The rumor is that Monahan may miss tonight's game as he missed practice yesterday, but Bob Hartley was his typical silent self on the matter. Given the season the Flames are having it would make sense to play it safe with a pivotal part of the franchise going forward. If he does miss tonight's game, the lineups may face a major shakeup.

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League Value Metric Value League
27th 45.7% Points Percentage 45.7% 27th
29th 15.38% Power Play Percentage 15.72% 28th
24th 78.57% Penalty Kill Percentage 74.35% 30th
28th 93.95% Combined Special Teams 90.07% 30th
24th -.331 Goals +/- per 60 Minutes (All) -.401 26th
15th 2.6 Goals for per 60 Minutes (All) 2.7 7th
24th 2.9 Goals against per 60 Minutes (All) 3.1 30st
28th 47.5% Faceoff Percentage (All) 48.4% 27th
26th -1.314 Penalty +/- per 60 Minutes (All) 1.638 2nd
13rd 2.74 Corsi +/- per 60 Minutes (5V5 - Score Adjusted) -5.53 23rd
12nd 1.67 Fenwick +/- per 60 Minutes (5V5 - Score Adjusted) -2.80 22nd
13rd .91 Shot +/- per 60 Minutes (5V5 - Score Adjusted) -.94 19th
12nd .90 Scoring Chance +/- per 60 Minutes (5V5 - Score Adjusted) -.96 20th
13rd 100.69% P.D.O. (5V5) 99.12% 18th
15th 7.53% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 8.04% 7th
24th 92.08% Save Percentage (5V5) 91.30% 29th
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Winnipeg Jets Lineup

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Drew Stafford Mark Scheifele Blake Wheeler
Matheiu Perreault Alex Burmistrov Marko Dano
Scott Kosmachuk Adam Lowry Chris Thorburn
Matt Halischuk Andrew Copp J.C. Lipon
Left Defence Right Defense
Tobias Enstrom Dustin Byfuglien
Jacob Trouba Tyler Myers
Ben Chiarot Paul Postma
Goalies
Ondrej Pavelec
Michael Hutchinson

Calgary Flames Lineup

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Johnny Gaudreau Sean Monahan Micheal Ferland
Kenny Agostino Mikael backlund Michael Frolik
Lance Bouma Josh Jooris Joe Colborne
Brandon Bollig Matt Stajan Garnet Hathaway
Left Defence Right Defense
Mark Giordano Deryk Engelland
Jyrki Jokipakka Dougie Hamilton
Dennis Wideman Jakub Nakladal
Goalies
Joni Ortio
Jonas Hiller