Winnipeg Jets vs. Calgary Flames - 11/18/13
Calgary Flames (6-11-3) at Winnipeg Jets (10-9-2)
NHL Hockey: Monday, November 18, 2013 at 8:00 pm (MTS Centre)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -157 / Calgary Flames +143 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Flames look to shake off a tough home loss to the Oilers on Saturday while the Jets return home after dropping another contest in Minnesota Sunday afternoon.
The Calgary Flames have been up and down to start the season and while many expected to see more downs than ups for the Flames this year they have actually surprised many with how well they have played. Well that was until Saturday night when they blew a 2-0 lead to their archrivals from Edmonton who have had their own well documented struggles effectively ending any momentum the Flames have established. Calgary has lost two straight and are now five games under .500 putting them just above Edmonton for the worst record in the Western Conference and now they have to travel to Winnipeg and into the MTS Centre to face a Jets team who will be looking to make amends for last night’s loss. Reto Berra is assuming the starter’s role for the Flames and he will likely get the call here against Al Montoya of the Jets who will give Ondrej Pavelec the night off.
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The Jets had a very strong outing on the road against the Wild yesterday but ultimately the play of Josh Harding between the pipes for Minnesota made the difference as he continues to shine as the Wild starter. The Jets only managed a single goal but return home looking to take their frustrations out on the Flames who have had some difficulty keeping the puck out of the net and with the MTS Centre crowd likely to give it to Berra and the Flames defense it could make for a long evening. While the line for this one favours the Jets in a way where taking them money line isn’t worth the risk but to be honest I don’t think we even need the money line security here as I expect the Jets to respond from last night’s tough loss and wax the Flames here especially if Montoya gets the call for Winnipeg.