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Post-Sim Wrap-Up: Flames beat Jets 7-4

As we wait for the NHL season to hopefully resume, we’re catching up on the games the Calgary Flames haven’t played by simulating them with EA Sports’ NHL 20.

Next up, the March 14 meeting between the Flames and the Winnipeg Jets.

Lineups

Flames:

  • Forwards: Gaudreau-Monahan-Lindholm, Mangiapane-Backlund-Tkachuk, Lucic-Ryan-Dube, Bennett-Jankowski-Rieder
  • Defense: Giordano-Andersson, Brodie-Hamonic, Forbort-Gustafsson
  • Goalies: Talbot starting, with Rittich as backup

The Flames are missing Noah Hanifin due to injury. Elias Lindholm plays after missing the third period on March 12 against the Islanders.

Jets:

  • Forwards: Connor-Scheifele-Wheeler, Ehlers-Eakins-Laine, Copp-Lowry-Roslovic, Perreault-Shore-Appleton
  • Defense: Morrissey-DeMelo, Kulikov-Pionk, Beaulieu-Poolman
  • Goalies: Hellebuyck starting, with Brossoit as backup

Results

Score Scoring Line Details
1-0 Flames Dube 8 (Ryan 22, Forbort 3) 8:43 first Rebound off a rush chance.
1-1 tie Wheeler (Scheifele, DeMelo) 9:12 first Wrist shot off the rush.
2-1 Jets Laine (Ehlers, Eakin) 13:26 first Wrist shot off the rush.
2-2 tie Gustafsson 7 (unassisted) PP 14:58 first Rebound off initial blocked shot.
3-2 Flames Andersson 6 (Dube 11, Ryan 23) 17:34 first Rebound off a rush chance.
3-3 tie Laine (unassisted) 3:52 second Rebound off a rush chance.
4-3 Flames Backlund 18 (Lucic 14, Brodie 18) 8:10 second Wrist shot off the rush.
5-3 Flames Lindholm 31 (unassisted) 14:23 second Own rebound off initial breakaway.
6-3 Flames Ryan 11 (Gustafsson 25, Lucic 15) 19:10 second Rebound off initial point shot.
6-4 Flames Scheifele (Wheeler) 11:45 third Wrist shot off the rush.
7-4 Flames Mangiapane 19 (Gustafsson 26, Lucic 16) PP 19:39 third Rebound off initial point shot.

Three Stars

  1. Derek Ryan (Flames)
  2. Erik Gustafsson (Flames)
  3. Milan Lucic (Flames)

Updated Standings

With the win, the Flames improve to 38-27-7 and have 83 points. Updating the remainder of the relevant Western Conference standings with the Athletic’s game-by-game projections, here’s how things look at the end of the night on March 14.

Pacific Division

  1. Vegas – 86 points
  2. Edmonton – 85 points
  3. Calgary – 83 points
  4. Vancouver – 82 points
  5. Arizona – 77 points
  6. Anaheim – 69 points
  7. Los Angeles – 64 points
  8. San Jose – 63 points

Wild Cards

  1. Vancouver – 82 points
  2. Minnesota – 81 points
  3. Winnipeg – 80 points
  4. Nashville – 78 points