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Projected Lineup: Flames @ Jets

The Flames projected lineup for their game against the Jets on Tuesday night

by Calgary Flames Staff / CalgaryFlames.com

FLAMES @ JETS - 6:00 PM MT - SPORTSNET 960 THE FAN (RADIO)

The Calgary Flames take on the Winnipeg Jets in their third pre-season game of the 2016-17 season. The group that played in Edmonton on Monday night traveled to Winnipeg but there will be roster changes this evening.

Here is the projected lineup for the Flames in Winnipeg:

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Preview: Flames @ Jets

The Flames take on the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre at 6:00 PM MT

by Torie Peterson @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

FLAMES (0-2-0) @ JETS (0-0-0)
 
BROADCAST: 6:00 PM MT; TSN3 (TV), Sportsnet 960 The FAN (radio)
 
Season series: The Calgary Flames make a stop in Winnipeg on Tuesday for their third pre-season game of the year. The Flames dropped two games to the Edmonton Oilers in split squad action on Monday night, with the team in Calgary being edged 2-1 and the group in Edmonton falling 4-2. Tuesday's match-up will be Winnipeg's first exhibition game of the season. Mark Giordano scored in Calgary while Kenney Morrison and Freddie Hamilton netted the Flames goals in Edmonton.

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Flames trio showing signs of early chemistry

Bennett-Tkachuk-Brouwer unit buzzing all night against Oilers on Monday

by George Johnson @GeorgejohnsonCH / CalgaryFlames.com

CALGARY, AB -- They might not hit and hold the high C's like Pavarotti, Domingo and Carreras quite yet but, hey, Monday was their first rehearsal with something resembling the full orchestra.

The Three Tremors line -- left to right: Matthew Tkachuk, Sam Bennett and Troy Brouwer -- is already showing signs of being able to set shifts, periods and whole games to their particular brand of push-the-boundaries music.

"I lost count of the chances,'' lamented Bennett of one of those everything-but full-on assault third periods in the split-squad exhibition opener at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

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Flames fall to Oilers in second split-squad game

Mark Giordano scores lone goal for Calgary in pre-season opener

by Aaron Vickers @AAVickers / CalgaryFlames.com

CALGARY, AB -- Mark Giordano scored, but the Edmonton Oilers beat the Calgary Flames 2-1 in pre-season split-squad action at Scotiabank Saddledome on Monday.
 
Brian Elliott and Mason McDonald combined to make 19 saves for the Flames (0-2-0), who also lost 4-2 at Rogers Place in Edmonton. 
 
Anton Slepyshev and Jere Sallinen scored for the Oilers (0-2-0).
 
Trailing 2-0, Giordano one-timed a Dennis Wideman pass by Oilers reliever Laurent Brossoit with nine seconds remaining in regulation. The goal game after Sallinen hit the back of the empty net at 18:57 with McDonald on the bench for the extra attacker.

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Gillies strong in setback in Edmonton

Jon Gillies made 35 saves in the Flames 4-2 loss to the Oilers in Edmonton

by Torie Peterson @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

EDMONTON, AB -- Three third period Edmonton Oilers goals sunk the Calgary Flames on Monday night, with the visitors dropping a 4-2 decision in Edmonton.

"We tried forcing things, we couldn't get through the neutral zone and we couldn't get pucks behind their (defence)," was assistant coach Dave Cameron's assessment of the final period. "They just stood up on us and they just kept coming back and attacking. We didn't manage the neutral zone well enough."

Goaltender Jon Gillies went the distance at Rogers Place, turning aside 35 shots in 60:00 of action. Due to injury issues last season, Monday's game was just Gillies' second in the last 11 months.

"I thought he was exceptional," Cameron said. "I think he battled, battled, battled. We turned over way too many pucks tonight and the Oilers took advantage of it. He bailed us out.

"I thought for a guy who has been off as long as he's been, coming back and facing what he faced tonight, I don't know if he could have played any better."

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Jankowski hopes to soak in Flames debut

The Flames prospect has waited a long time to skate in an NHL game

by Aaron Vickers @AAVickers / CalgaryFlames.com

CALGARY, AB -- Mark Jankowski has been around long enough to know.

"Absolutely," said Jankowski, who will visit Rogers Place in the road side of a split-squad contest against the Edmonton Oilers on Monday (7 p.m. MT, CalgaryFlames.com).

"Hate the Oilers.

"It's going to be good. It's going to be a hard, intense game. It's the Battle of Alberta. You always want to beat Edmonton. Hate losing to them.

"It's going to be a really good game."

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Pollock ready to suit up as rival in hometown

Brett Pollock has mixed feelings about skating at Rogers Place as a member of the Flames

by George Johnson @GeorgejohnsonCH / CalgaryFlames.com

CALGARY, AB -- Any lingering Edmonton-area hockey residue has obviously been scraped off with the opening of training camp.

Squinting at the image on an iPhone 5 on Monday morning, Brett Pollock was asked for his initial impression of the Oilers' freshly-unveiled mascot, Hunter.

"I don't even know what to say about that," he deadpanned. "What's it supposed to be? A lynx? Okay …

"It's a little creepy. Like a Halloween costume gone bad or something."

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Gulutzan excited to get behind bench

Glen Gulutzan is looking forward to running his bench again for the first time in three years

by Aaron Vickers @AAVickers / CalgaryFlames.com

CALGARY, AB -- Turns out training camp isn't just for the players.
 
Calgary Flames coach Glen Gulutzan is looking to get back into the swing of things, too.
 
"I don't think I've put enough games in this league as a head coach," Gulutzan said. "I think I've got a hundred or so to watch from the stands.
 
"I'll make sure I'm on the bench as much as I can be."

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Flames vets seeking strong start to pre-season

by Aaron Vickers @AAVickers / CalgaryFlames.com

CALGARY, AB -- There's no dipping a toe into the water to test out the temperature.

Dive in head first, suggested Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano.  

"I don't think you can ease into it," said Giordano, who will take to Scotiabank Saddledome ice in the home side of a split-squad contest against the Edmonton Oilers on Monday (7:00 PM MT, CalgaryFlames.com).

"That's when injuries and things like that happen. You have to go out and play like it's a regular season game … with that mindset and intensity. I just think that's when you get into trouble if you think you're going to ease into these games. There are guys battling around the league looking for jobs and fighting for position.

"You've got to be ready."

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Projected Lineup: Flames vs. Oilers

The Flames projected lineup for their game vs. the Oilers at the Scotiabank Saddledome

by Calgary Flames Staff / CalgaryFlames.com

FLAMES VS. OILERS - 7:00 PM MT - CALGARYFLAMES.COM

The Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers will open up their respective pre-seasons with split-squad games on Monday, Sept. 26. One game will take place at the Scotiabank Saddledome and the other will be played at Rogers Place, both at 7:00 PM MT. Both games will be streamed on CalgaryFlames.com.

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