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Jets vs Flames Preview (Feb 9, 2021)

Heading on the road to face the Calgary Flames, the Winnipeg Jets will be away from home ice for the first time in 8 games. Having been at Bell MTS Place for a very outstanding 7 game home-stand, the Jets managed to earn a record of 4-2-1. These 2 teams have seen a lot of each other so far, as mentioned in our last pregame report. Tuesday night’s game will be the fourth time in a row the Jets will face the Calgary Flames. 

The Jets’ aggressive play in the past few contests put them in a position to outscore the Flames 19 to 9 so far in all of their meetings (not including shootouts). Winnipeg has a record of 3-0-1 versus Calgary this season, earning at least one point in all 4 of the contests.

At the beginning of February, Winnipeg played three games in four nights and tonight’s matchup is the Jets’ sole game in a 6-day stretch. When coming out a rest period that spans three to four days, the Jets sit at 1-2-0. Tuesdays are excellent nights for the Jets it seems. This will be the fourth consecutive Tuesday night game the team will play this season. They have a perfect 3-0 record in these games.

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After scoring twice during Thursday night’s game, Mason Appleton earned his first multi-goal game for the first time in his career. Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck notched his 153rd career victory to set the record for most wins by a goalie for the Winnipeg Jets franchise. Kyle Connor continues his skillful display of dominance over opponents. He leads Winnipeg in scoring versus the Flames so far this in the season. In just 4 games he has 6 points, getting 4 goals and earning 2 assists, and scoring in 3 out of the 4 games.

Being back on the road tonight for just only their 4th game away from home, this will be the only odd one-game trip of the season, coming back to Bell MTS Place to host the Ottawa Senators for 2 games. With their 2-1-0 record during their mere 3 road games so far, Winnipeg has played the second-fewest road games among all NHL teams. The Jets finished last season with a road record of 17-14-3.

In case you missed last game these two played one another, the Winnipeg Jets managed to score 4 unanswered goals to close out a 7 game homestand this past Thursday night. Earning a 4-1 victory over the Calgary Flames. Connor Hellebuyck protected the net very nicely for the Jets, making 23 saves and stopped all of the 13 total shots Calgary sent his way in the second and third periods.

Milestone Watch

With 2 goals, Nikolai Ehlers can pass Dustin Byfuglien for 8th place in scoring amongst the Winnipeg Jets Franchise. Byfuglien currently holds the spot with 122 goals. Mathieu Perreault will be looking to reach 200 assists for his career, he needs just two to reach the milestone. Lastly, Josh Morrissey is one game away from 300 NHL career games.

Projected Lineup

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ScratchedSami Niku, David GustafssonAnton Forsberg
InjuredNate Thompson (LBI), Jansen Harkins (LBI)

GO JETS GO!

Keith McKnight

Keith is an avid sports lover with passions in hockey, basketball, and more.

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