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Jet Lag - Game #43
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Jet Lag 

The Jets(19-20-3) greet the Flames(22-18-2) in Winnipeg tonight(6pm MT SnetW), missing their star draft choice, the latest version of the Finnish Flash, Patrick Laine, who took hellacious hit against the Sabres and is out with a concussion. The Jets still have big guys like Big Buffy and Schieffle, and Cliff Thorborn will draw back in. Ehlers is still a threat.

The Jets have a big lineup with some talent, but lag behind in their Division, in part because of their undisciplined play. And special teams for Calgary have been an advantage for them in the past month. But 5 on 5 play is still the focus and the Flames will need to be on their toes in their own zone. They will probably go with the lineup that won on Saturday so Johnson should be in goal.

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A look back

It was game #31, Dec.10 and Chucky's Birthday when the Jets came to The Dome to play their first game of three against the Flames.  After a scoreless first period, The Flames lit it up in the 2nd with FOUR goals, Dougie with 2, Backs on the PP and Benny scored. In the 3rd Bouma scored to make it 5-0. At that point the Flames started to get cute and, on the Penalty Kill had all 4 players on the rush. They all got trapped and gave up a goal to make it 5-1.

Hathaway had been hitting everything that moved so the Big Buffyslug finally had enough and tried to flatten Garney's helmet with his fists. On the resulting powerplay Monny scores again. The Flames get a bit sloppy and give up a goal with 1 second left, for a 6-2 final. Johnson was in goal and Dougie, Backs and Chucky were the 3 stars, all with 3 points.

So, based on that formula, the Flames need to run around hitting everybody, draw a bunch of penalties and score big on the powerplay. Easy peasy. Meanwhile play shutdown defence in front of the CHAD who stops everything. That's what they were supposed to do on Saturday but it turned out to be a lot harder than expected.

The offensive pressure was there, the hitting was there, but the defensive effort at times resembled the Keystone Cop routine they started the year with. The cannot revert back to that style or even Johnson's brilliant goaltending will not save them, and they will be back to lagging behind. So pick it up Boyz, Be fast, be furious, be first to the puck.

Go Flames GO!
(Lag, bag, and drag, Jets!)
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Roger Millions ‏@RogMillions
an interesting look Monday at MTS Centre. #Jets will wear their Heritage Classic Jersey and #Flames their home red uniforms. SNW 6pm MT

The Flames should wear their vintage Reds vs the Jets whites.

I realize I was ragging on the Jets for being an undisciplined team, which has been their reputation. But who leads the league in 2 minute minors? The Flames, with 13 more than the Jets. Talk about undisciplined  Shocked

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Yes.. but that is in large part because of Tkachuk who has 30 minors, but also leads the league wih 29 drawn penalties.

Tkachuk, who leads the Flames in assists, +/- and penalty minutes & will trying to extend his scoring streak to 10games tonight.



The Flames need Monahan & Bennett to step up their games provide a little more offense.
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Millions tweets that Kulak has been recalled from Stockton.
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Millions tweets that Kulak is kicking soccer ball around and most likely will not play tonight. My own guess is Spooner will be going down.

Millions also tweets that THE CHAD will start in nets.
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Spooner has been sent down.
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Wills posts same line-up tonight that we saw on Saturday.
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From our friends at ESPN -
{written by AP, also on Yahoo)

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Yep, the Flames a really gonna miss Patrick all right  Icon_rolleyes

p.s. Is that Treliving good or what! Can't wait til he's healthy and playing with Johnny and Monny  Cool
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Maybe we traded Wideman for him.
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(2017-01-09, 12:56 PM)Nanuuk Wrote: Spooner has been sent down.

Just an addendum to this - Wotherspoon was nearing his 30 days called up which means he would have to go through waivers if they waited to send him down later. 

So Kulak is up to play with partner Orville Redenbacher  Mischief
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Chucky draws his 30th penalty so he's back to even.

POWER-play time!
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Ferly must have relatives in the crowd. Great hit on Shieffle. Lots of hits from both sides. Backs line buzzing.
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Buffy goes coast to coast around Gio and scores. 1-0 Wpg.
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Good game so far.  Both teams are engaged!!

Just need to see a Flames goal!!
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Worried about Gio. He has looked awful so far. Don't know what the issue is.
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Flames going to the PP

Let's get it together this time!!
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Another PP for the Fames as Chase on draws one. Lets go POWER play!
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(2017-01-09, 08:33 PM)FlameFilosi4 Wrote: Worried about Gio. He has looked awful so far. Don't know what the issue is.


He can't handle the pressure being put on him by Suity!!
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PP not sharp on either penalty. Wpg had better chances.
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Hathaway initiates a mini debate in the Winnipeg goal crease!!
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