The Jets and Flames meet in the NHL’s best-of-five play-in round series...The Jets are the road team for Game 1, 2, and 5, if necessary...Calgary finished the regular season with a .564 winning percentage, compared to Winnipeg’s .563 winning percentage.
The Jets defeated the Flames 2-1 in overtime at the 2019 Tim Hortons Heritage Classic in Regina in October...It was the only meeting between the two clubs in the regular season, as the other two meetings were supposed to occur after the NHL paused the regular season due to the COVID-19 pandemic...Josh Morrissey forced overtime by scoring with 4:11 remaining in the third period on the power play, while Bryan Little netted the overtime-winner 3:04 into the extra session...Winnipeg outshot Calgary 45-30 in the contest.
Jets defenceman Josh Morrissey was born and raised in Calgary, while forward Adam Lowry grew up in Calgary after being born in St. Louis...Morrissey played minor hockey for the Calgary Royals, while Lowry played for the Calgary Bisons...Forward Mark Letestu hails from Elk River, while forward Bryan Little was born in Edmonton.
Fanning the Flames
The Jets have won their past two regular season games against the Flames...Winnipeg’s last four wins against Calgary have come by a 2-1 score...The Jets are 4-4-0 against the Flames in the past eight regular season meetings and the losing side has been limited to one goal or less in six of the eight contests.
Blake Wheeler leads the Jets in career scoring against the Flames with 19 points (7G, 19A) in 21 games...Bryan Little leads the team with eight goals...Three of Mark Letestu’s five goals against Calgary are shorthanded goals.
Marching to Victory
The Jets ended the regular season by winning all four of their games in March...Winnipeg outscored their opponents 15-5 in the quartet of contests...Kyle Connor (5G, 1A), Nikolaj Ehlers (2G, 4A), and Blake Wheeler (1G, 5A) each had six points in the four games...The Jets were supposed to put their four-game winning streak on the line against Calgary when the regular season ended abruptly.
The Jets are 2-2-0 all-time in neutral site games...Two of the games were outdoors – 2016 Heritage Classic vs. Edmonton (3-0 L) and 2019 Heritage Classic (2-1 OTW)...The other two games took place in Finland at Hartwell Arena against the Florida Panthers during the 2018-2019 regular season.
The Jets and Flames franchise both originated in Atlanta...Calgary played as the Atlanta Flames from 1972-79, while the Jets were the Atlanta Thrashers from 2000-2011...Neither franchise won a playoff series while being based in Atlanta.
Longest Winnipeg win streak vs. Calgary: 2 Games, 5x, Last: 3/16/19-Present
Longest Calgary win streak vs. Winnipeg: 3 Games, 2x, Last: 12/22/15-12/10/16
Last Winnipeg win at home: 3/16/19 (2-1)
Last Calgary win at home: 11/21/18 (6-3)
Last Winnipeg win at Calgary: 1/20/18 (2-1 SO)
Last Calgary win at Winnipeg: 12/27/18 (4-1)
Most goals by Winnipeg vs. Calgary: 6, 3/13/08 (6-4 W)
Most goals by Calgary vs. Winnipeg: 6, 3x, Last: 11/21/18 (6-3 L)
Most goals by both teams: 10, 3/13/08 (6-4 W)
Last Winnipeg shutout vs. Calgary: 1/9/17 (2-0 W)
Last Calgary shutout vs. Winnipeg: 3/11/17 (3-0 C)
Last Winnipeg hat trick vs. Calgary: Ilya Kovalchuk, 3/13/08
Last Calgary hat trick vs. Winnipeg: Johnny Gaudreau, 12/27/18
Last Winnipeg trade with Calgary: 1/30/12 - Jets acquire F – John Negrin from the Flames in exchange for F – Akim Aliu
Winnipeg’s overtime/shootout record vs. Calgary: 2-2