The Winnipeg Jets visit the Calgary Flames tonight in the back half of a home-and-home set…Winnipeg won the front half of the home-and-home 4-1 on Sunday night….The Jets are playing their fifth of seven pre-season games…After tonight’s game, the Jets host the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday and visit the Minnesota Wild on Sunday to finish the pre-season.
Sep. 22 vs. CGY – 4-1 W
Jets Scorers: Roslovic (1), Wheeler (2), Luoto (1), Ehlers (2)
Flames Scorers: Ruzicka (2)
Jets Goaltender: Brossoit (22 sv, 1 ga)
Flames Goaltenders: Talbot (25 sv, 3 ga)
Jets PP: 0-for-3
Jets PK: 1-for-2
Recap: The Winnipeg Jets scored three times in the third period to down the Calgary Flames 4-1 on Sunday night at Bell MTS Place…Blake Wheeler scored the eventual game-winning goal at 9:43 of the third period and added an assist for his second multi-point game of the pre-season…Mark Scheifele also turned in a two-point performance with two assists…Laurent Brossoit improved to 2-0 during the pre-season by turning away 22 of 23 shots…Brossoit has stopped 42 of 44 shots in his two starts for a .955 save percentage, which is second among NHL goaltenders that have faced 40-or-more shots.
Three Stars: 1. Brossoit | 2. Luoto | 3. Heinola
Andrew Copp is the leading pre-season scorer among the Jets playing tonight with three points (1G, 2A) in two games…He had two points (1G, 1A) in the first 1:37 of the game on Sept. 18 against Minnesota in a 3-1 win…He had three two-point games all of last season.
On the Road
The Jets are looking for their first road win of the pre-season after falling 2-0 to the Edmonton Oilers in the first game of the pre-season on Sept. 16…Winnipeg went 22-18-1 on the road last season, which included an 8-1-0 stretch from Nov. 24-Dec. 31/18.
Against the Flames
The Jets went 1-2-0 against the Flames last season, winning the last meeting of the season on Mar. 16 2-1 at Bell MTS Place…Blake Wheeler leads the Jets in career scoring against the Flames with 18 points (6G, 12A) in the 18 games.
The Jets are scheduled to face the Calgary Flames at Mosaic Stadium in Regina on Oct. 26 for the 2019 Tim Hortons Heritage Classic…This is Winnipeg’s second outdoor game, as the Jets hosted the Edmonton Oilers in 2016 Tim Hortons Heritage Classic at IG Field.
The Jets play five of their first six games on the road to begin the regular season, including a four-game road trip to start the season…Winnipeg visits the New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, and Pittsburgh Penguins to kick off the 2019-20 campaign…The Jets were 22-18-1 on the road last season, which was 13th in the NHL.
The Jets went 1-2 during the Rookie Showcase earlier this month in Belleville, Ont…The Jets rookies beat Montreal 2-1, while they dropped the two games to Ottawa (8-1 and 2-1 OTL)…Cole Maier led the Jets contingent in scoring with three points in three games (1G, 2A).