banner

NHL

more stats

5
Final 123Score
Winnipeg2215
Calgary0022
Preview | Matchup | Log | Wrap | Box
2


NHL Preview from The Sports Network



Thursday, January 16th (All times Eastern)

Winnipeg Jets (20-23-5) at Calgary Flames (16-25-6), 9 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Winnipeg Jets aim to pick up their second victory under new head coach Paul Maurice on Thursday night as they visit the Calgary Flames.

The Jets lost a season-high fifth game in a row on Saturday and the following day fired head coach Claude Noel. He was replaced by Maurice, who coached his first NHL game on Monday since being let go by the Carolina Hurricanes in November of 2011.

Despite minimal time with his new team, Maurice picked up a 5-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in his debut.

The Coyotes scored first at 12:16 of the opening period, but Olli Jokinen responded just 36 seconds later and Eric O'Dell's second career goal put Winnipeg ahead for good before the end of the frame.

"They did the one thing we had talked about that when adversity came to the doorstep that next goal was huge," said Maurice. "The bench didn't get quiet, we stayed positive and that's the start of the foundation of handling adversity over the course of the game and sticking with it."

Blake Wheeler added his club-leading 17th goal of the campaign and Devin Setoguchi and Michael Frolik also scored, while Ondrej Pavelec made 18 saves.

"I think we did a good job of being ready to play tonight," said Winnipeg winger Andrew Ladd. "We have some more work to do in getting down (Maurice's) system that he wants us to play, but we have plenty of time to get it going and make a push for the playoffs."

Setoguchi, is questionable to play tonight due to illness, while fellow forward Evander Kane is expected to miss his third straight game due to a hand injury.

While the Jets find themselves 10 points out of the eighth spot in the Western Conference, it is a steeper climb for the Flames, who sit 13th in the conference and 17 points behind that final playoff spot.

Calgary has lost eight of its last 10 games, shut out five times in that span while totaling just 10 goals.

The Flames did blank the Carolina Hurricanes 2-0 on Monday, but fell in defeat the following night 4-2 to the Nashville Predators, who got a pair of goals 2:40 into the third period to snap a tie game.

Lee Stempniak and Mikael Backlund both scored in defeat, with Jiri Hudler assisting on both goals and Karri Ramo recording 30 saves.

"We weren't ready coming into the third period," admitted Backlund, who scored in his third straight game.

Calgary played a second straight game without forward Michael Cammalleri, who is out with a concussion.

The Flames have won four in a row over the Jets franchise, including a 5-4 shootout victory in Winnipeg on Nov. 18.

The Jets also have never won in Calgary dating back to their days in Atlanta, going 0-6-0 all-time on the road in this series.

Ramo is 0-0-1 with a 3.30 goals against average in two career meetings with the Jets, including one start, while rookie Reto Berra made 43 saves in the shootout win that went eight rounds.

Rookie Sean Monahan had the winner in the tiebreaker, while Cammalleri and T.J. Brodie had a goal and an assist in regulation.

Pavelec is 0-2-0 with a 4.12 GAA in two previous starts against the Flames. Backup Al Montoya took the loss in November with 29 saves.

01/16 10:59:58 ET

Other Stories

Hurricanes

Hurricanes Oilers Hockey 6
Eberle powers Oilers past Hurricanes 6-3

It was just last week that the Edmonton Oilers and Carolina Hurricanes were the two remaining teams without a win in the NHL.

Related Stories
  • World Series: Kansas City at San Francisco

    Tonight at 7:30 on FOX50

  • NFL: Seattle at Carolina

    Tomorrow at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Indianapolis at Pittsburgh

    Tomorrow at 4:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Big Ten: Michigan at Michigan State

    Today at 3:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • World Series: Kansas City at San Francisco

    Tonight at 7:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • NFL: Carolina Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks

    Tomorrow at 1:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
1st
UVA 14
UNC 0
 
2:00pm Today
NCCU
SAVST
 
8:07pm Tonight
SFG
KAN
2nd
WISC 17
MD 0
 
2nd
SMU 0
MEM 14
 
2nd
ILL 14
MINN 3
 
2nd
RICE 14
UNT 14
 
2nd
NEB 14
RUTG 7
 
2nd
KST 6
TEX 0
 
2nd
ARK 21
UAB 0
 
1st
UVA 14
UNC 0
 
1:00pm Today
EMICH
NILL
1:00pm Today
NAVY
SJST
2:00pm Today
BST
AKR
2:00pm Today
GASTATE
GASO
2:00pm Today
TOL
UMASS
2:00pm Today
WMICH
OHIO
2:00pm Today
COL
UCLA
2:30pm Today
UMO
KSU
3:30pm Today
WAKE
BC
3:30pm Today
BUF
CMICH
3:30pm Today
MARS
FATL
3:30pm Today
PITT
GT
3:30pm Today
SMISS
LATU
3:30pm Today
MSU
MICH
3:30pm Today
KENT
MSST
3:30pm Today
STAN
ORST
3:30pm Today
TCU
TTU
3:30pm Today
OKST
WVU
4:00pm Today
WKENT
ODU
4:00pm Today
UTST
UNLV
4:00pm Today
MIZZ
VANDY
5:00pm Tonight
UCF
TEMPL
6:00pm Tonight
WASU
ARZ
7:00pm Tonight
CLEM
SYR
7:00pm Tonight
LAMON
TXST
7:00pm Tonight
TXSANANTO
UTEP
7:00pm Tonight
COLST
WYO
7:15pm Tonight
LSU
MISS
7:30pm Tonight
TENN
ALA
7:30pm Tonight
AUB
SCAR
8:00pm Tonight
PSU
OSU
10:00pm Tonight
UTAH
USC
10:45pm Tonight
WASH
ARST
11:59pm Tonight
HAW
NEV
4:00pm Today
SJS
BUF
7:00pm Tonight
TOR
BOS
7:00pm Tonight
NYI
DAL
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
DET
7:00pm Tonight
OTT
NJD
7:00pm Tonight
MON
NYR
8:00pm Tonight
STL
CHI
8:00pm Tonight
NAS
PIT
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
TAM
9:00pm Tonight
ARI
FLA
10:00pm Tonight
CAL
WAS
2:00pm Today
NCCU
SAVST