The Calgary Flames look to win the series 3-1 after the Flames won Game 3 6-2 Tuesday evening. The Winnipeg Jets look to tie the series with a potential win-or-go home scenario for Game 5 Saturday.
Calgary Flames Projected Lines and Defenceman Pairings
|Johnny Gaudreau||Sean Monahan||Elias Lindholm|
|Andrew Mangiapane||Mikael Backlund||Matthew Tkachuk|
|Milan Lucic||Sam Bennett||Dillon Dube|
|Mark Jankowski||Derek Ryan||Tobias Rieder|
|Mark Giordano||TJ Brodie|
|Noah Hanifin||Rasmus Andersson|
|Derek Forbort||Erik Gustafsson|
Unfit to Play: None
|Austin Czarnik||Byron Froese||Alan Quine||Zac Rinaldo||Buddy Robinson|
|Oliver Kylington||Michael Stone||Juuso Valimaki||Alexander Yelesin||Jon Gillies|
Winnipeg Jets Projected Lines and Defenceman Pairings:
|Kyle Connor||Blake Wheeler||Nikolaj Ehlers|
|Jansen Harkins||Cody Eakin||Mathieu Perreault|
|Andrew Copp||Adam Lowry||Jack Roslovic|
|Gabriel Bourque||Nicholas Shore||Logan Shaw|
|Josh Morrissey||Dylan DeMelo|
|Dmitry Kulikov||Neal Pionk|
|Nathan Beaulieu||Tucker Poolman|
Unfit to Play:
|Bryan Little||Mark Scheifele||Patrik Laine||Mason Appleton|
|David Gustafsson||Anthony Bitetto||Carl Dahlstrom||Mark Letestu||Sami Niku|
|Luca Sbisa||Mikhail Berdin||Eric Comrie|
1st Period Summary and Analysis:
Right at the faceoff a fight would break out between Calgary’s Milan Lucic and Winnipeg’s Nathan Beaulieu at the :02 mark. Dillon Dube would score his first goal of the postseason at the 3:21 mark, assisted by Erik Gustafsson and Sean Monahan, their third and fourth assists respectively.
Calgary’s Matthew Tkachuk would had down the tunnel for a bit of maintenance after taking an awkward puck shot at the 12:15 mark in the period but would return for his next shift so things look to be fine for Tkachuk.
Calgary would have made it a 2-0 contest had a Monahan shot not gone off the goalpost and gained possession for the Jets. At 15:45, Tkachuk would have a great deflection to avoid a tie game at 1-1, with puck possession being on their blue line.
The first few minutes in the period were quite eventful but after things settled down, the Flames would score with 00.7 left to head to the first intermission leading 2-0.
1st Period Results:
|CGY Pen||Milan Lucic||for||Fighting||5 min major||0:02|
|WPG Pen||Nathan Beaulieu||for||Fighting||5 min major||0:02|
|CGY Goal||Dillon Dube (1)||Assisted by:||Erik Gustafsson (3)||Sean Monahan (4)||3:21|
|CGY Goal||Sam Bennett (2)||Assisted by:||Noah Hanifin (2)||Matthew Tkachuk (1)||19:59|
1st Period Stats:
2nd Period Summary and Analysis:
Things are far more calm to start of the period, despite having a few faceoffs in the first two minutes of the period.
Calgary would go on their first Power Play of the game after a penalty is called on the Jets’ Jansen Harkins at 3:54 for boarding. Midway through the period, the play is still going well as Winnipeg is still battling to get enough puck possession so they can get on the board. However, the Flames are all over Winnipeg. The Jets aren’t able to get the puck around to the players on the ice.
Winnipeg gets the chance to get on the board at 8:14 but Calgary skates up the ice to stop Jack Roslovic from scoring.
Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck prevents Calgary from making the contest 3-0 at the 4:40 mark after two shots in front of the crease, stopping Dube from having his second goal of the evening.
Clearly there is frustration as well as desperation showing from the Jets as everything they are trying to get in the net is not going their way. Going into the second intermission, they will all need to get on the same page if they expect to get pucks in the net and advance to a Game 5 or their season will come to a close.
2nd Period Results:
|WPG Pen||Jansen Harkins||for||Boarding||2 min minor|
2nd Period Stats:
3rd Period Summary and Analysis:
Winnipeg’s Nikolaj Ehlers tries to get the Jets on the board again with a nice breakaway attempt but the shot ends up a few feet above the the net. Winnipeg will end up on the penalty kill when Dmitry Kulikov is called for a high stick on the Flames Tkachuk at the 1:26 mark in the period. Kulikov will return to the penalty box after he is called on an interference penalty at the 4:20 mark.
Winnipeg goes on their first power play of the contest when Calgary’s Rasmus Andersson is whistled for a tripping penalty at the 6:49 mark.
At 11:07, the Flames are yet again called for a Tripping penalty with TJ Brodie shown the penalty box for the infraction.
Winnipeg, with five minutes left in the game, is still looking to fight their way to get a goal. Winnipeg is definitely hurting after not having Patrik Laine as well as Mark Scheifele the last two contests. Winnipeg goes with the extra attacker on the ice just a minute later to get on the board however that is unable to work right away. Calgary scores the empty net goal a minute later at 16:59, with the goal going to Sean Monahan. 19 seconds later, Rasmus Andersson would score his first goal of the postseason, another empty net goal, giving Calgary a 4-0 lead and win over the Jets.
3rd Period Results:
|WPG Pen||Dmitry Kulikov||for||High-sticking||2 min minor||1:26|
|WPG Pen||Dmitry Kulikov||for||Interference||2 min minor||4:20|
|CGY Pen||Rasmus Andersson||for||Tripping||2 min minor||6:49|
|CGY Pen||TJ Brodie||for||Tripping||2 min minor||11:07|
|CGY ENG||Sean Monahan||Assisted by||Tobias Rieder (1)||Derek Ryan (1)||16:59|
|CGY ENG||Rasmus Andersson||Assisted by||Milan Lucic (3)||Sam Bennett (1)||17:18|
3rd Period Stats:
Calgary: qualifies for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs with the opponent TBD
Winnipeg: 2020-21 Season