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Staff Predictions & Lines: Still The Talbot Show

The Flames will stick with Cam Talbot in Game 3.

Staff Predictions

Calgary Flames vs Winnipeg Jets, 4:45 PM MT

Favorite: Calgary Line: -145 O/U: 5.5

Game 1: Calgary Flames 4 - Winnipeg Jets 1

Game 2: Calgary Flames 2 - Winnipeg Jets 3

Predictions

Mark: Calgary Flames 3 - Winnipeg Jets 2

I feel if the Flames can stay out of the box they will be just fine in Game 3. The key will be getting the PP going and not allowing Winnipeg any momentum to carry over from Monday’s 3-2 victory. The officials aren’t going to give the Flames any leeway, as witnessed yesterday. So be smart, stay out of the gutter and they should be just fine.

Gordie: Calgary Flames 3 - Winnipeg Jets 1

The Jets pushback was expected by seemingly everyone except the Flames themselves, who let a weak lineup get ahead in the score, and fed them countless powerplays. To win in Game 3, Calgary not only needs to tighten up the special teams, but not even give Winnipeg the chance to deploy them.

Renu: Calgary Flames 3 - Winnipeg Jets 0

I’m going to go out on a limb, and put some “Talbot with a shutout energy” out there. I hope Monahan gets things going soon. Flames defence better come to play today. I’m going to also predict a Giordano goal.

FORWARDS

Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm

Andrew Mangiapane - Mikael Backlund - Matthew Tkachuk

Milan Lucic - Sam Bennett - Dillon Dube

Zac Rinaldo - Derek Ryan - Tobias Rieder

DEFENCE

Mark Giordano - TJ Brodie

Noah Hanifin - Rasmus Andersson

Derek Forbort - Erik Gustafsson

GOALTENDER

Cam Talbot