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Sports Flames ground Jets 4-1 to take series lead, Winnipeg's Scheifele injured

10:55  02 august  2020
10:55  02 august  2020 Source:   msn.com

Winnipeg Jets douse Calgary Flames 3-2 to even up qualifying series

  Winnipeg Jets douse Calgary Flames 3-2 to even up qualifying series EDMONTON — The Winnipeg Jets recovered from a gaffe and bad luck to edge the Calgary Flames 3-2 on Monday and draw even in their qualifying-round series. Nikolaj Ehlers broke a 2-2 tie with a goal at 10:24 of the third period, and the Jets held on to even the best-of-five series at 1-1. Adam Lowry led the Jets with a goal and an assist. Nikolaj Ehlers scored the eventual winner in the third period, rookie Jansen Harkins also scored for Winnipeg and Jack Roslovic contributed a pair of assists. Vezina Trophy finalist Connor Hellebuyck made 28 saves for the win. Elias Lindholm and Sam Bennett scored for the Flames. Calgary starter Cam Talbot stopped 23 shots in the loss.

Adversity is nothing new for the Winnipeg Jets , but the opening game of their best-of-five series with the Calgary Flames brought a whole new level of adversity - even for a Jets team that lost 406 man A Sam Bennett hooking penalty gave the Jets a chance to take the lead back, but a rimmed puck in

Winnipeg Jets top-line center Mark Scheifele suffered a leg injury in his team' s qualifying round Game 1 loss to the Calgary Flames 4 - 1 on Saturday. Less than six minutes into the clash in Edmonton, Scheifele tried to avoid a check from Matthew Tkachuk, and it appeared Tkachuk' s skate accidentally

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EDMONTON — The Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets had little history between them because they'd only met once in this truncated NHL regular season.

But playoff animosity didn't take long to brew in Calgary's 4-1 win over the Jets to start their qualifying round series Saturday.

Winnipeg didn't recover from losing centre Mark Scheifele to a left-leg injury in the first period. The Jets were outshot 33-18 and dominated by the Flames in the second period.

Maurice: No 'long-term concerns' with injuries to Scheifele, Laine

  Maurice: No 'long-term concerns' with injuries to Scheifele, Laine After getting eliminated from the postseason by the Calgary Flames, Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice offered some encouraging news about some of his injured stars. "No, we don't think there's any long-term concerns. Mark (Scheifele) finished with a second opinion today. We don't think there is any Achilles damage so he'll heal," Maurice said postgame. "Patrik (Laine) sprained his hand and it's the top hand on his stick, so he couldn't hold"No, we don't think there's any long-term concerns. Mark (Scheifele) finished with a second opinion today. We don't think there is any Achilles damage so he'll heal," Maurice said postgame.

Mark Scheifele left Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers for the Winnipeg Jets against the Calgary The center was injured on a play along the right boards in the Flames zone in the first period after The best-of-5 series will be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton, the Western Conference hub city.

The Official Site of the Winnipeg Jets . In a Qualifying Round series that is so statistically even, special teams could make a big difference between the Winnipeg Jets and Calgary Flames . 3:18 - Mark Scheifele and Kyle Connor average 3:18 of power play ice time per game, the most on the Jets .

Jets head coach Paul Maurice accused Flames winger Matthew Tkachuk of intentionally injuring Winnipeg's scoring co-leader, which Tkachuk denied.

"It was a filthy, dirty kick to the back of the leg," Maurice said. "He went after the back of the leg. He could have cut his Achilles (tendon). He could have ended the man’s career.

"It’s an absolutely filthy, disgusting hit."

Tkachuk's reputation is one of playing on the edge, but the forward insisted what happened to Scheifele was bad luck.

"It was such an accident and I feel terrible about it," Tkachuk said. "I hope he's OK because he's a top player in this league and he's great for the game."

Calgary's Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan produced power-play goals and Tobias Rieder scored shorthanded in the second. Andrew Mangiapane added an empty-net goal.

Flames ground Jets 4-1 to take series lead, Winnipeg's Scheifele injured

  Flames ground Jets 4-1 to take series lead, Winnipeg's Scheifele injured EDMONTON — The Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets had little history between them because they'd only met once in this truncated NHL regular season. But playoff animosity didn't take long to brew in Calgary's 4-1 win over the Jets to start their qualifying round series Saturday. Winnipeg didn't recover from losing centre Mark Scheifele to a left-leg injury in the first period. The Jets were outshot 33-18 and dominated by the Flames in the secondBut playoff animosity didn't take long to brew in Calgary's 4-1 win over the Jets to start their qualifying round series Saturday.

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Winnipeg beats Minnesota 5-0, wins series 4 - 1 . 1:47. Taking care of the Wild swiftly will be a big help to rest up and time for the injured players to heal in the next round, likely against the Presidents' Trophy-winning Nashville Predators, who hold a 3-2 series lead after their 2-1 loss to the

"It was a really good complete game from power play to penalty kill to goaltending, five on five I thought we did a great job tonight," Gaudreau said.

Andrew Copp countered for the Jets in the first period.

Cam Talbot earned his first playoff win as a Flame with 17 saves.

Whether it was the 33-year-old or David Rittich who would get the nod for the opener of the best-of-five series was much-debated in Calgary, and not revealed until game time.

Talbot had less work than Vezina Trophy nominee and Jets counterpart Connor Hellebuyck, who stopped 29 shots in the loss.

Calgary's goaltender weathered three straight Jets power-play chances in the third, however.

"Every save is important in a game like that especially when the guy at the other end is up for the Vezina," Talbot said. "You know he's not going to give up too many.

"You can't say enough about how well we played in our d-zone tonight. I didn't have to make a ton of Grade A saves tonight."

Calgary Flames take 2-1 series lead with 6-2 win over Winnipeg Jets

  Calgary Flames take 2-1 series lead with 6-2 win over Winnipeg Jets EDMONTON — Aware of how much back-to-back losses could devastate their playoff hopes, the Calgary Flames wrested momentum back in their series with the Winnipeg Jets with a 6-2 win Tuesday. The Flames lead the best-of-five qualifying series 2-1. Game 4 is Thursday. Calgary is a victory away from dispatching the Jets and advancing to the first round of an NHL post-season like no other because of the COVID-19 pandemic. "We have a chance to closeThe Flames lead the best-of-five qualifying series 2-1. Game 4 is Thursday.

Flames 4 , Jets 1 . A dominating special-teams performance, led by second-period power-play goals Top-line center Mark Scheifele left the game before the six-minute mark after his leg appeared to be clipped by They will attempt to take a commanding series lead on Tuesday in Game 2 of the series .

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The potential loss of Scheifele would be devastating for Winnipeg's Stanley Cup prospects. The Jets' No. 1 centre had 73 points, including a team-leading 44 assists this season.

Scheifele scored 14 playoffs goals for the Jets en route to the Western Conference final two years ago.

"We don't know the severity of it," Winnipeg captain Blake Wheeler said. "We don't know what's going to happen."

"Arguably your top offensive player and log so many minutes. You can't replicate what he brings to our lineup."

The Flames (36-27-7) ranked eighth in the conference and the Jets (37-28-6) ninth when the NHL suspended the season March 12 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Their one previous meeting was the Oct. 26 outdoor Heritage Classic in Regina, which Winnipeg won 2-1 in overtime.

Scheifele appeared to jam his left leg under him skating into the boards, as Tkachuk applied his arm to Scheifele's back.

While Scheifele writhed in pain, Winnipeg's bench directed a stream of expletives at Calgary's.  No penalty was called on the play at 5:41 of the opening period.

Tkachuk denied his skate made contact with Scheifele's.

Maurice misguided in suggesting Tkachuk intentionally injured Scheifele

  Maurice misguided in suggesting Tkachuk intentionally injured Scheifele A dirty, filthy, disgusting hit. Strong, misguided words from Paul Maurice after he lost two stars to injury in Game 1 between the Flames and Jets. The post Maurice misguided in suggesting Tkachuk intentionally injured Scheifele appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.That’s how Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice interpreted an early hit by Matthew Tkachuk on Mark Scheifele that may very well preclude the injured Jets star from returning this season.

WINNIPEG - Mark Scheifele got an up-close look at a couple of Winnipeg ' s top prospects. He liked what he saw. Scheifele had a pair of goals as the Jets Winnipeg would take a 2- 1 lead into the first intermission as Ehlers showed some patient play in front of the net. The 2014 first-round pick waited

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Wheeler summoned Tkachuk for retributive justice on the Flames forward's next shift. Tkachuk obliged and the two traded punches.

Just 31 seconds after that scrap, Adam Lowry dished a backhand from behind the net out front to Copp to whip over Talbot's glove.

But the Jets otherwise mustered little offence. Their power play held scoreless on seven chances.

Winnipeg's attack was further weakened in the third period when Patrik Laine headed to the dressing room after a collision with Flames captain Mark Giordano.

Backlund buried a high shot on Hellebuyck's blocker side at 18:14 of the second period. Calgary's Rieder shelved a backhand on a short-handed breakaway at 12:51.

The puck bobbling on a pass from Sean Monahan, Gaudreau deftly corralled it to get a sharp-angled shot away and by Hellebuyck's glove at 7:06.

In the lone Canadian-team matchup of the qualifying round, the Jets and Flames got their first taste of playoff hockey without fans.

The cold, cavernous interior of Edmonton's Rogers Place was tarted up with multiple large light screens throwing colour onto blue netting covering empty seats.

The clack of the puck on sticks and exhortations from the players' benches were often the only sounds heard after faceoffs.

Calgary was the home team Saturday and will be again for Game 2 on Monday. Winnipeg is the home club in Tuesday's Game 3.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published August 1, 2020.

Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

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