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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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Local
3rd
PHI 53
CHA 72
 
3rd
PHI 53
CHA 72
 
3rd
ORL 57
UTA 69
 
2nd
CLE 45
BRK 45
 
Half
BOS 53
MIN 48
 
Half
DET 52
TOR 52
 
2nd
MIA 51
WAS 52
 
2nd
MEM 22
CHI 20
 
2nd
SAN 20
POR 17
 
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DEN
LAC
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LAL
OKC
Final
YOUNG 92
WILB 71
 
Final
TULA 56
JST 49
 
Final
RAD 76
SIENA 66
 
2nd
BUCK 76
CASEWEST 59
 
2nd
LIB 74
CPNC 55
 
2nd
SCAR 52
CLEM 37
 
2nd
CMICH 79
CONC 52
 
2nd
MIAMI 29
EKENT 43
 
2nd
GWEBB 84
HIWASSEE 58
 
2nd
ODU 46
MDES 35
 
2nd
BUF 54
NIAG 34
 
2nd
KSU 46
NCAT 38
 
2nd
FAM 41
UNF 62
 
2nd
NORST 61
NARZ 43
 
2nd
DART 42
NILL 36
 
2nd
MORE 46
NKENTUCKY 62
 
2nd
UCSB 69
SDCHR 46
 
2nd
STJ 33
GAELS 39
 
2nd
ALA 47
STILL 29
 
2nd
HAMP 49
TENST 43
 
2nd
TENN 50
TENT 46
 
2nd
WMARY 77
WSHMD 39
 
Half
MERC 33
COOK 24
 
Half
FLGC 38
FUR 34
 
2nd
CALST 30
SDKST 30
 
1st
MTST 13
CHAT 12
 
1st
NDAK 15
DICKINSON 7
 
1st
LAMON 22
LSUALEX 19
 
1st
PRIN 30
LIP 19
 
1st
LAM 26
MLGN 15
 
1st
MINN 22
SEAT 15
 
1st
LOYC 22
SUTAH 9
 
1st
SELA 23
WINT 26
 
1st
SILL 17
NO 16
 
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MARQ
ALAAM
 
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TTU
ARKPB
 
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DEN
COLST
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CREI
TXPA
 
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CAL
EWASH
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UTST
IDST
 
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UTEP
ARZ
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CHAM
HAW
 
2nd
NJD 2
TAM 1
 
2nd
OTT 2
ANA 0
 
2nd
DET 1
NYI 1
 
1st
WIN 1
BOS 0
 
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CAL
DAL