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Flames end losing streak at six games

Nov 18, 2013, 11:16 PM EDT

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The Calgary Flames stopped their losing skid at six games on Monday, beating the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 via Sean Monahan‘s shootout winner.

Winnipeg already saw its four-game winning streak end against the Minnesota Wild on Sunday, but they saw their simmering shootout work conclude as well (the last three wins in that four-game run came from skills competition triumphs).

The Flames can feel a little better about their paltry goaltending for at least one night, as Reto Berra stopped 40 out of 44 shots to gain his second NHL win. Mike Cammalleri and TJ Brodie has a goal and an assist apiece tonight.

There are a couple pros among the cons for the Jets, too. The Jets dissolved four one-goal Flames leads to send this game beyond regulation, including Bryan Little‘s game-tying goal with just six seconds remaining. Dustin Byfuglien also remains red-hot lately, as his goal and assist give him 17 points in 23 games (including three goals and one assist in his last four contests).

Both of these teams might find themselves grasping at moral victories a little more often than they’d like, but at least they have that much. They can’t all be world-beaters, after all.

  1. pavelfitzgerald - Nov 19, 2013 at 12:50 AM

    Un fricking believable game. The Jets peppered Berra but he made some huge saves. The refs clearly dropped the puck on the “pick” goal in the 3rd.
    Having said that Berra looked spectacular & looked like an he could be “the guy” (even though he’s had his struggles this year)

  2. trbowman - Nov 19, 2013 at 12:56 AM

    They’ve got other problems, but it’s long overdue for the Jets to give up the ghost on Ondrej Pavelec. He’s had more than enough opportunities to prove he’s a starter, and he’s shown he’s a backup caliber netminder. Guy you count on in a pinch, not to be the man in net. I’d take several current backups over him.

    • bencia823 - Nov 19, 2013 at 3:03 AM

      you do realize that Al Montoya was in net tonight, right?

      • trbowman - Nov 19, 2013 at 10:17 AM

        I saw that afterwards, but it’s totally inconsequential as one game has no bearing on the many Pavelec has played in his entire career.

  3. storminator16 - Nov 19, 2013 at 4:43 AM

    What a fantastic game to watch! I wish my team had an ounce of heart that the Flames have. Watching those guys battle every game really makes me sick and tired of watching the candy Canes.

  4. pavelfitzgerald - Nov 19, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    Your knowledge in hockey (& football) is inconsequential. How’s Max Hall & John Skelton working out Bowman?

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