Calgary Flames vs Winnipeg Jets, 8 PM MT, Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary AB
Calgary Flames 12-3-5 (29 pts) - Winnipeg Jets 9-7-4 (22 pts)
TV: CBC, SN, CITY - Radio: Sportsnet 960
Odds: Calgary (-105) Winnipeg (-115) O/U: 5.5
After so many games in a short amount of time the Flames finally return to the ice after a three day break that seemed like a month off. With that said, it was a well deserved rest for a Flames team that played seven road games in 11 days and went 4-1-2 on a trip through the East.
Tonight’s battle with the Jets will be Calgary’s second game a of a brief three game homestand before they hit the road for a four game trip through California and Nevada and the Jets are mired in an ugly losing skid right now. Winnipeg has dropped five in a row, the last being a 7-1 thumping at the hands of the Minnesota Wild on Friday night. Their reward for that debacle? A post game flight to Calgary for a date with the red hot Flames on Saturday night. Not exactly the best way to heal your wounds after being beaten down the night before.
As for Calgary, they’re riding a four game winning streak and have points in their last seven games. The Flames are the top team in the Western Conference and have the second best point total in all of the NHL thanks to their ability to win in regulation and lose in OT. Calgary currently has five loser points to their name, which is tied with Washington for the league lead (who they beat in OT).
Calgary is an even 5-5-0 in their last 10 games against the Winnipeg Jets at the Saddledome. Puck drop is at 8 PM MT tonight.
|Calgary Flames||Winnipeg Jets|
|Pacific (1st)||Division||Central (4th)|
|Mangiapane (15)||Goals Leader||Connor (12)|
|Gaudreau (23)||Points Leader||Connor (22)|
|Gudbranson (26)||PIM||Dubois (22)|
|Vladar (.946)||Save%||Hellebuyck (.915)|
|24.6 (7th)||PP||19.6 (13th)|
|87.7 (3rd)||PK||67.9 (30th)|
|Flames: Markstrom (E)||8-3-4||1.73||.940|
|Jets: Comrie (E)||3-2-0||2.49||.913|
What’s Happening With The Opposition?
Winnipeg Jets SBN Coverage: Arctic Ice Hockey
Last Time Out
Calgary Flames 5 - Chicago Blackhawks 2
Winnipeg Jets 1 - Minnesota Wild 7
Players To Watch
Elias Lindholm (C): 6 assists in last 5 games
Pierre-Luc Dubois (C): 2 goals in last 4 games
On The Struggle Bus
Tyler Pitlick (F): pointless in last 11 games
Connor Hellebuyck (G): 0-3-1 last 4 starts, 9 GA (.919 Save%)