Flames Fall 5-2 To Winnipeg Jets


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The Flames have been doused again, this time by the Winnipeg Jets, who are now 2-0-0 under the new coaching of Paul Maurice.

Brian McGrattan brought the heat early in the game when he took on Anthony Peluso, but it wasn’t enough to light a fire under the butts of the Flames.

Two quick goals by Jets players, Bryan Little and Dustin Byfuglien put Winnipeg ahead early in the first period.

After the second frame, with goals by Mark Scheifele and former Flames player, Olli Jokinen, Calgary was down 4-0 going into the third period.

Mark Giordano capitalized early in the third period, 40 seconds in to be exact, and scored for the Flames, breaking the Jets potential shutout. With 5 shots on net and 2 hits, Giordano worked hard to come back from falling behind the Jets, but couldn’t do it as a one-man show.

But Jacob Trouba netted one last goal for Winnipeg before Lance Bouma deflected a shot from Dennis Wideman to finalize the score at 5-2 for the Winnipeg Jets.

Reto Berra saved 18 of 23 shots and had a .783 save percentage during the game.

The Flames next game is against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night on CBC’s Hockey Night In Canada.

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