WINNIPEG, MB -- The Calgary Flames close out the 2014 pre-season on Saturday in Winnipeg, taking on the Jets at 6:00 PM MT.
For players like Sam Bennett, Josh Jooris, and Johnny Gaudreau, the game marks their last chance to show management they deserve a roster spot in Calgary.
"If you're playing the last game, you have a chance to start the season here," head coach Bob Hartley emphasized on Friday afternoon. "At the same time, don't read into our lineup tomorrow because we still have so many bodies.
"Our original plan was to play the last two games with our regular team. Unfortunately, as we talked about, minor injuries kind of screwed up our plans. We have to keep going. Plus, some kids really opened our eyes."
Jooris, who scored twice in the Flames 4-2 win over the Jets on Thursday, is pleased with his performance in camp and wants to end the pre-season on a high note.
"Coming in here, I wanted to obviously show my stuff and it's gone pretty good so far. I can't really complain. I've kind of put myself on the map. It's an exciting time right now.
"We've got one game left so I'm looking forward to it."
In addition to evaluating their young charges, Flames management may also get to see a few veterans who have missed time with injuries.
Mikael Backlund, David Jones, and Mason Raymond skated with the team on Friday and made the trip to Winnipeg.
"They looked good," Hartley said. "There's possibility that one, two, maybe the three of them will be in the lineup ... in Winnipeg. We'll see how they are.
"We'll make decisions probably around morning skate."
The Flames are third in the Pacific Division in the pre-season with a 5-3-0 record. They have scored 15 goals through eight games.
- Gaudreau leads the league in shots on net in the pre-season with 18 in five games. Sean Monahan is tied for third in the NHL with 16 in four games.
- Gaudreau also leads the Flames in scoring in the pre-season with one goal and four points in five games. He is plus-two in that span. Monahan trails him with three goals in four games and Curtis Glencross rounds out Calgary's top three in scoring with two goals and three points in four outings.
- Brian McGrattan leads the Flames in penalty minutes with 18.
- In three pre-season appearances, Jonas Hiller has recorded a 0.86 GAA and a .958 save percentage. He has allowed two goals on 48 shots.
Sportsnet 960 The FAN (radio) will be broadcasting the game. The Flames will also be live-tweeting the game from Winnipeg. Follow @NHLFlames and the hashtag #WPGvsCGY.
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