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The Morning After Winnipeg: Who Needs The Third Period?

The Flames dominated early and sent the Jets packing with a 6-3 loss.

Winnipeg Jets v Calgary Flames Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images

Calgary Flames 6 Winnipeg Jets 3

We said this would be a test for the Flames to see how good they really are and well....they are pretty good! Average teams don’t chase Vezina Trophy caliber goalies from games after only 11 minutes. Average teams don’t kill off 4 penalties, 2 back to back, against one of the NHL’s best PP units. Average teams don’t hang 5 first period goals on one of the best and then withstand an all out assault by the opposition to get a win. What we’re saying here is: the Flames aren’t average. Here’s the rest of the best that wasn’t covered in the recap or Rate The Flames.

Tidbits

-First!: Dillon Dube notched his first career NHL goal last night, which tied the game at 1-1 in the first period. It took Dube 12 shots to get there and almost got his 2nd on a deflection.

-First Period Magic?: We know the Flames are good in the 3rd, but they’ve been owning the first as well. Calgary has now pumped in 5 goals in the first period for 2 straight games. Why wait for the third when you can roll teams in the first.

-Home Is Where The Wins Are: What a difference a year makes. The Flames were absolutley brutal at the Saddledome last season. The 6-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets moves the Flames home record to 7-3-1 in 2018-19.

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