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Game Day Set-Up: Flames @ Jets

Setting up this afternoon’s Jets and Flames game with projected lines, starting goalies, game notes and more.

Jets vs. Flames

When: Saturday, April 11, 2015

Time: 2:00 p.m. CST

Where: MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Records: Winnipeg Jets (42-26-13, 97 points, 8th in West), Calgary Flames (45-29-7, 97 points, 7th in West)

Television/Radio: SN, SNW, TSN3/ TSN 1290 Radio

On the Horizon: The first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Last Game: 1-0 shootout loss to the Colorado Avalanche

Top Scorers:

Winnipeg Jets: Andrew Ladd (24 goals, 38 assists, 62 points), Blake Wheeler (26 goals, 35 assists, 61 points), Bryan Little (24 goals, 28 assists, 52 points), Mark Scheifele (15 goals, 33 assists, 48 points), Dustin Byfuglien (18 goals, 27 assists, 45 points)

Calgary Flames: Jiri Hudler (31 goals, 45 assists, 76 points), Johnny Gaudreau (24 goals, 40 assists, 64 points), Sean Monahan (31 goals, 31 assists, 62 points), Dennis Wideman (15 goals, 41 assists, 56 points), Mark Giordano (11 goals, 37 assists, 48 points)

Game Day Notes:

– Today is the last regular season game for the Jets. Winnipeg is locked in 8th place in the Western Conference with the second Wildcard spot.

– The Jets have won 10 of their last 13 games.

– Jets Season Home Record: 22-13-5

– The Jets have a record of 9-8-3 against teams in the Pacific Division this year

– The Jets have a record of 30-2-6 when leading after two periods.

– The Jets have a record of 1-20-4 when trailing after two periods.

– The Jets have a record of 21-15-4 when they outshoot their opponent.

– The Jets have scored 10 shorthanded goals this year (1st in NHL)

– Calgary’s Season Road Record: 22-16-2

– The Flames won their last game 3-1 over the Los Angeles Kings and are 6-2-2 in their last 10 games.

Sean Monahan leads the Flames with 10 Power Play goals.

– This is the second and final of meeting of the season between the Jets and Flames. The Flames defeated the Jets 5-2 back on February 2nd.

Michael Hutchinson will start in goal for the Jets today as Ondrej Pavelec will not dress for the last regular season game. It will be Hutchinson’s first start since March 24th. In 37 games this season, Hutchinson has a record of 20-10-5 with a .913 save percentage, two shutouts and 2.43 Goals Against Average.

– Ondrej Pavelec’s three consecutive shutouts over the last four games means that he now owns the longest shutout streak in Winnipeg Jets history at 187:05.

– Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien will return to the line-up today after serving a four game suspension that was handed to him by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety.

– On Friday the Jets re-called goaltender Connor Hellebuyck from the St.John’s IceCaps of the American Hockey League. Hellebuyck will serve as a back-up goaltender for Hutchinson tonight. This season with the IceCaps, Hellebuyck played 58 games, posting a record of 28-22-5 with a 2.58 Goals Against Average and .921 Save Percentage.

Tobias Enstrom will return to the line-up today for the Jets after missing the last three games.

– It hasn’t been confirmed yet but there is a strong possibility that recently signed 2013 4th round pick Andrew Copp is in the line-up today as the Jets rest some of their veterans. Pre-game Update: Copp was in warm-up and will play today.

Bryan Little,Blake Wheeler and Andrew Ladd will not play for the Jets today as they will be resting during the last game for the playoffs. Matt Halischuk, TJ Galiardi, Eric O’Dell and Anthony Peluso are all options to play for the Jets today.

–  Tyler Myers, Mark Stuart and Jacob Trouba will also not play today and will be resting before tha playoffs.  Keaton Ellerby and Jay Harrison will play for the Jets today.

Joni Ortio is expected to start in goal for the Flames tonight. In 5 games this season, Ortio has a record of 4-1-0 with a 1.98 goals against average and .931 save percentage.

– Jiri Hudler, Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan will not play for the Flames today as they will be resting before the playoffs.

Sam Bennett will make his regular season NHL debut today. The 2014 4th overall pick was with the Flames in training camp before having shoulder surgery in October. Bennett was returned to the Kingston Frontenacs (OHL) in February, his junior team.

– Red Hot For the Jets: Mark Scheifele has four goals and five assists in the last 11 games.

– Red Hot for the Flames: Jiri Hudler has six goals and 10 assists in the last 11 games.

– The Flames average 2.91 goals for/game, 5th in the NHL. The Jets average 2.57 goals for/game, 15th in the NHL.

– The Flames average 2.76 goals against/game, 23rd in the NHL. The Jets average 2.51 goals against/game, 10th in the NHL.

– Defenseman Tyler Myers leads all Jets in ice time, averaging 24:38 of ice time per game.

– Defenseman TJ Brodie leads all Flames in ice time, averaging 25:12 of ice time per game.

– Flames Top Face-off Guy: Matt Stajan (51.2%)

– Jets Top Face-off Guy: Jim Slater (59.2%)

Special Teams Breakdown:

– Calgary PP (19.0%,3rd in NHL), Calgary PK (80.2%, 22nd in NHL)

– Winnipeg PP (18.1%, 17th in NHL), Winnipeg PK (81.7%, 13th in NHL)

Projected Winnipeg Jets Line Combinations*:

Drew Stafford- Mark Scheifele- Michael Frolik
TJ Galiardi- Adam Lowry- Anthony Peluso
Matt Halischuk- Andrew Copp- Lee Stempniak
Jiri Tlusty- Jim Slater- Chris Thorburn

Tobias Enstrom- Adam Pardy
Ben Chiarot- Dustin Byfuglien
Jay Harrison-Keaton Ellerby

Michael Hutchinson
Connor Hellebuyck

Healthy Scratches: Andrew Ladd, Bryan Little, Blake Wheeler, Jacob Trouba, Tyler Myers, Mark Stuart

*Coach Maurice indicated yesterday that there could be further changes to the lineup so we will know the likely composition during warm-up skate prior to the game.

Projected Calgary Flames Line Combinations:

Mason Raymond- Mikael Backlund- Joe Colborne
Michael Ferland- Matt Stajan- Emile Poirier
Brandon Bollig- Markus Granlund- Josh Jooris
David Wolf- Sam Bennett- Drew Shore

Ty Wotherspoon- Deryk Engelland
David Schlemko- Corey Potter
John Ramage- Brett Kulak

Joni Ortio
Jonas Hiller

Healthy Scratches: Sean Monahan, Johnny Gaudreau, Jiri Hudler, TJ Brodie, Dennis Wideman, Kris Russell

Injury Report:

Calgary Flames: Raphael Diaz (undisclosed), Lance Bouma (upper body), Karri Ramo (lower body), Paul Byron (lower body), Ladislav Smid (neck), Mark Giordano (biceps)

Winnipeg JetsGrant Clitsome (back surgery, indefinitely), Paul Postma (upper body), Mathieu Perreault (day to day)