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Monday, November 18th (All times Eastern)

Calgary Flames (6-11-3) at Winnipeg Jets (10-10-2), 8 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - Aiming for their first victory in two weeks, the Calgary Flames will visit the city of Winnipeg for the first time in over 17 years as they battle the Jets on Monday night.

The Flames are in the midst of a six-game slide (0-5-1), their longest losing streak since an 0-6-3 skid from Jan. 11-28, 2010. They haven't won since Nov. 3 in Chicago and most recently went winless on a three-game homestand.

Calgary will hope to change its luck in Winnipeg, where it has not played since facing the original Jets on April 6, 1996. The Flames are one of two Canadian teams that have not played in Winnipeg since the Atlanta Thrashers relocated before the 2011-12 season. The Vancouver Canucks are the other.

The Flames have won three straight over the Jets franchise and had lost six in a row on the road in this series before a victory in Atlanta on Feb. 3, 2011.

Calgary finished its homestand with a 4-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday, yielding all four goals in the third period. Rookie Reto Berra gave up three of those on 23 shots faced total.

Sean Monahan and Dennis Wideman had the goals for the Flames.

"We gave them two goals out of three. After 40 minutes, I felt that we gave them nothing. We were playing our style. The first goal and third goal, there is only one word for those two goals -- awful," said Calgary head coach Bob Hartley.

The rookie Monahan notched his eighth goal in the season and is looking to return to his early-season form. He notched six goals and 10 points in 12 games last month, but has just two goals and an assist in eight November contests.

The Jets will try to rebound tonight after having a four-game win streak halted last night in Minnesota. They lost a 2-1 decision, giving up the winning goal with 3:12 left to play.

Dustin Byfuglien had tied the game with his fourth goal of the season just 54 seconds into the third frame. Ondrej Pavelec made 22 saves in defeat.

"It was a really tough game to lose because I thought our guys were very engaged in the game and really wanted to have a good outcome," said Winnipeg coach Claude Noel, whose club was without defenseman Zach Bogosian due to a strained groin.

The Jets will open a three-game homestand tonight and have won their past four as the host.

Pavelec has lost both of his previous career starts versus the Flames, posting a 4.12 goals against average, while backup Al Montoya, who has not started since Nov. 6, has never faced them.

11/18 10:28:32 ET

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3rd
CAR 2
WAS 0
 
4th
BOS 80
CHA 80
 
4th
IND 85
CLE 76
 
4th
PHI 79
WAS 73
 
4th
BOS 80
CHA 80
 
3rd
TOR 50
GSW 89
 
3rd
DET 65
NYK 63
 
4th
ATL 76
ORL 67
 
Half
HOU 53
BRK 57
 
Half
MEM 41
LAC 41
 
Half
NOP 54
MIA 54
 
Half
CHI 51
MIN 44
 
1st
DEN 3
UTA 9
 
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Final
QUIN 73
SIENA 63
 
Final
CORN 57
HARV 49
 
Final
CAN 72
FAIR 65
 
Final
IONA 79
MAN 75
 
Final
BRO 75
PENN 69
 
Final
YALE 81
PRIN 60
 
Final
MAR 69
PETE 67
 
2nd
CLMB 38
DART 40
 
2nd
AKR 40
OHIO 35
 
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VALPO
 
3rd
NJD 2
BOS 2
 
3rd
NYI 1
CAL 0
 
3rd
CAR 2
WAS 0
 
2nd Intermission
TAM 2
CHI 0
 
1st Intermission
DAL 0
COL 0
 
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