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Friday, April 11th (All times Eastern)

Winnipeg Jets (36-35-10) at Calgary Flames (35-38-7), 9 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Winnipeg Jets will bring their 2013-14 season to a close on Friday evening as they visit the Calgary Flames.

The Jets are hoping to conclude their schedule with a fourth victory in six games as they will miss the playoffs for a seventh straight season. The franchise has made the postseason only once since joining the NHL as the Atlanta Thrashers in 1999-2000 and this marked the club's third season since relocating to Winnipeg.

Tonight marks the back end of games on consecutive nights for the Jets, who bested the Boston Bruins 2-1 in a shootout on Thursday. Evander Kane had the game-tying goal with 1:57 to play and Bryan Little potted the lone goal of the tiebreaker.

It was another solid effort by netminder Michael Hutchinson. He made 16 saves in a tough-luck 1-0 loss on Monday versus Minnesota in his NHL debut, then stopped 32 shots through overtime last night before going perfect in the shootout to win his first career game.

"I felt determined and relaxed out there," said Hutchinson, a 2008 draft pick by Boston. "I just wanted to give the team a chance to win and fortunately we came out flying in the third period and we definitely took the play to them and we got rewarded with a goal."

The Jets will now try to secure just their second ever victory in Calgary. They had gone 0-6-0 on the road versus the Flames dating back to their days in Atlanta before notching a 5-2 victory in Calgary on Jan. 16.

That win also snapped Winnipeg's four-game slide overall to the Flames.

Calgary is coming off Wednesday's 4-3 shootout decision over the Los Angeles Kings, one that pushed its winning streak to four straight. The Flames are on their longest string of consecutive victories since claiming five straight from Jan. 22-Feb. 1.

The Flames failed to hold a 3-0 lead versus the Kings but recovered in the shootout. Jiri Hudler answered Marian Gaborik's shootout tally for the Kings and Sean Monahan then supplied the winner in the fourth round.

Karri Ramo posted 41 saves in the victory.

"His progression has been unbelievable and right now he's making a name for himself as a number one (goaltender)," Calgary head coach Bob Hartley said of Ramo.

Monahan also potted his 21st goal of the season, the most by a Flames rookie since Jarome Iginla had 21 in 1996-97. T.J. Galiardi had a goal and an assist, while Matt Stajan lit the lamp.

Calgary, which will end its regular season at Vancouver on Sunday, improved to 19-18-3 at home. That's an impressive number given that the club endured a franchise-worst seven-game home losing streak at one point this season.

04/11 10:37:27 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
2nd
ECU 70
UNCG 48
 
4:25pm Today
ATL
CAR
4:30pm Today
CLE
DET
7:00pm Tonight
SAN
HOU
7:30pm Tonight
DAL
OKC
9:00pm Tonight
POR
NYK
9:00pm Tonight
DEN
TOR
9:30pm Tonight
LAL
PHO
Final
STJ 82
TULA 57
Final
UCONN 81
CCST 48
 
Final
EMICH 100
CONC 42
 
Final
DREX 62
IONA 81
 
2nd
SIENA 66
BUCK 64
 
2nd
SAMF 59
CAMP 53
 
2nd
LIB 73
CCU 56
 
2nd
CLMB 61
COL 53
 
2nd
ARST 54
HARV 44
 
2nd
SYR 71
LBSU 60
 
2nd
BST 57
LONG 52
 
2nd
DUQ 69
MDES 77
 
2nd
ELON 60
MAR 46
 
2nd
MARQ 72
MRGST 47
 
2nd
LAF 65
YALE 62
 
2nd
BRO 71
SHU 69
 
2nd
ECU 70
UNCG 48
 
2nd
EVAN 74
COPST 73
 
2nd
INDST 52
UMKC 50
 
2nd
LIU 37
HOF 59
 
Half
SFLA 34
BGU 31
 
1st
RAD 55
CPNC 24
 
1st
ARMY 58
COASTGUARD 18
 
1st
SEMIZ 36
HSTOW 31
 
Half
SD 33
UWMIL 23
 
1st
NCAT 27
NCWES 22
 
Half
NDST 46
NRTHLAND 31
 
Half
SIUE 55
RMORISIL 25
 
1st
MON 29
RUTG 29
 
1st
NIOWA 39
SDKST 30
 
1st
KYST 23
TXSOU 19
 
1st
HIGH 34
THOMASGA 22
 
1st
ARK 20
NWST 15
 
4:00pm Today
XAV
FLGC
 
4:00pm Today
ORU
HASK
 
4:00pm Today
CORN
PETE
 
4:00pm Today
FRES
STKAT
 
4:00pm Today
RICH
WAKE
4:05pm Today
NARZ
SDCHR
 
4:30pm Today
MAST
JUD
 
5:00pm Tonight
TEMPL
DELST
 
5:00pm Tonight
BRAD
ILLCH
 
5:00pm Tonight
UMBC
LEH
 
5:00pm Tonight
FAIR
GHND
 
5:00pm Tonight
HOU
MVSU
 
6:00pm Tonight
GRCN
ABCHRIST
 
6:00pm Tonight
BUT
BEL
6:00pm Tonight
FORD
HOW
 
6:00pm Tonight
NEV
NWCHRIST
 
6:00pm Tonight
WASU
UCD
6:30pm Tonight
ALA
UCLA
8:00pm Tonight
WISC
BUF
8:00pm Tonight
WASH
USB
10:00pm Tonight
CAL
CALST
 
5:00pm Tonight
FLA
TOR
8:00pm Tonight
ANA
VAN
Final
NEP 9
BUF 17
 
4th
MIN 13
CHI 9
 
4th
BAL 13
CLE 10
 
4th
WAS 17
DAL 27
 
4th
TEN 10
IND 20
 
4th
HOU 23
JAC 17
 
4th
TAM 20
NOS 21
 
4th
MIA 24
NYJ 27
 
4th
NYG 26
PHI 31
 
4th
KAN 19
SDC 7
 
4:25pm Today
SFX
ARI
4:25pm Today
ATL
CAR
4:25pm Today
GBP
DET
4:25pm Today
DEN
OAK
4:25pm Today
SEA
STL
8:30pm Tonight
PIT
CIN