The Calgary Flames faced off against the Winnipeg Jets for the third straight time to close out their road trip. Calgary looked to build momentum before returning back to the Saddledome to play the first iteration of this year’s Battle of Alberta this coming Saturday.
In the first period, the Flames finally managed to score first against the Jets after giving up the first goal in their past two games. Andrew Mangiapane had a perfect tip in off an intentionally wide Juuso Valimaki shot. Heading into the first intermission with a one goal lead was as good of a wish as any for the Flames, who were getting too familiar with playing while trailing.
Unfortunately, the second period was not a good one for the road team. Mason Appleton, Kyle Connor, and Mark Scheifele scored three straight goals for the Jets, and the Flames once again found themselves with a multi-goal deficit heading into the third period.
Cue the script of the trailing team having a high-octane third period, as that’s what the Flames did while the Jets looked to shut things down. Johnny Gaudreau saw lots of ice time in the third too, as he was trying to keep his point streak in tact. However, the Flames were unable to score at all, and with the net empty, Appleton scored his second goal of the night and sealed the win for the Jets.
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