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Game Day Set-Up: Jets @ Flames

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

Jets at Flames 610 x 290

When: Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Time: 8:00 p.m. CST

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta

Records: Winnipeg Jets (26-17-8, 60 points, 6th in West), Calgary Flames (27-20-3, 57 points, 8th in West)

Television/Radio: TSN3, SNW/ TSN 1290 Radio

On the Horizon: Tuesday, February 3rd on the road against the Vancouver Canucks (9:00 p.m. CST)

Last Game: 5-2 loss to the Dallas Stars

Top Scorers:

Winnipeg Jets: Andrew Ladd (18 goals, 24 assists, 42 points), Bryan Little (18 goals, 20 assists, 38 points), Blake Wheeler (13 goals, 24 assists, 37 points), Dustin Byfuglien (12 goals, 21 assists, 33 points), Mathieu Perreault (17 goals, 14 assists, 31 points)

Calgary Flames: Mark Giordano (11 goals, 31 assists, 42 points), Jiri Hudler (14 goals, 27 assists, 41 points), Johnny Gaudreau (15 goals, 22 assists, 37 points), Sean Monahan (16 goals, 16 assists, 32 points), TJ Brodie (8 goals, 22 assists, 30 points)

Game Day Notes:

– Tonight is the Jets first game of a back-to-back Western Canadian set against Calgary and Vancouver. The Jets have lost three games in a row and are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games.

– Jets Road Record: 14-7-5

– The Jets have a record of 4-6-2 against teams in the Pacific Division this year.

– The Jets are 19-6-5 this season when they score the first goal of a game.

– The Jets have allowed 15 goals in the last three games (two empty net goals)

– Since the All-Star Break, the Jets have allowed 7 Power Play Goals on 13 opportunities.

– The Jets are the most penalized team in the NHL, averaging 14.4 penalty minutes/game.

– Calgary is 6-4-0 in their last 10 games.

– Milestone: Flames defenseman and Captain Mark Giordano will play in his 500th career game tonight. Giordano leads all NHL defensemen this season with 42 points.

– This is the second of three meetings between the Jets and Flames this year. The Flames defeated the Jets 4-1 way back on October 19th in Winnipeg. The Jets and Flames will play again in Winnipeg on Saturday, April 11th, the Jets last game of the season.

– As per Brian Munz of the TSN 1290 RadioMichael Hutchinson is expected to start in goal for the Jets tonight. It will be Hutchinson’s third straight start.

Jonas Hiller is expected to start in net for the Flames tonight. In 33 games this season, Hiller has a record of 15-14-2 with a 2.36 Goals Against Average and .914 Save Percentage and one shutout.

– On Monday Jets Head Coach Paul Maurice announced that defenseman Jay Harrison is day-to-day with an upper body injury.

– According to Scott Cruickshank of the Calgary Herald, Mikael Backlund did not take the morning skate and will be a game time decision tonight.

– Red Hot for Winnipeg: Jets Captain Andrew Ladd has nine points (two goals, seven assists) over the last 10 games.

– Red Hot for Calgary: Sean Monahan has seven points (five goals, two assists) over the last seven games

– Ice Cold: Mark Scheifele has not scored a goal since January 11th against Anaheim (8 games without a goal)

– The Flames average 2.82 goals for/game, 11th in the NHL. The Jets average 2.71 goals for/game, 19th in the NHL.

– The Flames average 2.56 goals against/game, 14th in the NHL. The Jets average 2.51 goals against/game, 10th in the NHL.

– Defenseman TJ Brodie leads all Flames in ice time, averaging 25:08 of ice time per game. Defenseman Mark Giordano is right behind him averaging 25:06 of ice time per game.

– Flames Top Face-off Guy: Matt Stajan (54.4%)

– Jets Top Face-off Guy: Jim Slater (56.6%)

Special Teams Breakdown:

– Calgary PP (16.8%, 23rd in NHL), Calgary PK (76.9%, 27th in NHL)

– Winnipeg PP (17.1%, 21st in NHL), Winnipeg PK (81.4%, 16th in NHL)

Projected Winnipeg Jets Line Combinations:

Andrew Ladd- Bryan Little- Blake Wheeler
Mathieu Perreault- Mark Scheifele- Michael Frolik
Evander Kane- Adam Lowry-Chris Thorburn
TJ Galiardi- Jim Slater- Anthony Peluso

Tobias Enstrom- Dustin Byfuglien
Ben Chiarot- Zach Bogosian
Mark Stuart- Jacob Trouba

Michael Hutchinson
Ondrej Pavelec

Healthy Scratches: Adam Pardy, Paul Postma

Projected Calgary Flames Line Combinations:

Johnny Gaudreau- Sean Monahan- Jiri Hudler
Mason Raymond- Josh Jooris- Joe Colborne
Lance Bouma- Sven Baertschi- David Jones
Paul Byron- Matt Stajan-Brandon Bollig

Mark Giordano-T.J. Brodie
Kris Russell- Dennis Wideman
Raphael Diaz- Deryk Engelland

Jonas Hiller
Karri Ramo

Healthy Scratches:

Injury Report:

Calgary Flames: Sam Bennett (shoulder), Curtis Glencross (lower body), Ladislav Smid (undisclosed), Mikael Backlund (illness, game time decision)

Winnipeg JetsGrant Clitsome (back surgery, indefinitely), Matt Halischuk (lower body, Injured Reserve), Jay Harrison (upper body)