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Flames downed by Jets

by Torie Peterson / Calgary Flames

WINNIPEG, MB -- The Calgary Flames didn't wrap up the pre-season the way they would have liked, falling 4-1 to the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night.

"We'll learn from it because we weren't good enough at all," captain Mark Giordano said. "We got outplayed pretty badly.

"We have to learn that if we don't match the other team's intensity and work ethic, we don't have a chance. Tonight, that was the case."

David Jones opened the scoring at 9:17 of the first period. Deking around Grant Clitsome along the board and cutting to the front of the net, he slipped the puck past a turned-around Ondrej Pavelec.

Joe Colborne and Raphael Diaz collected the assists on Jones' first goal of the pre-season.

The lead was short-lived as the Jets were able to capitalize on their second power play of the period. Paul Postma sent a hard shot on net from the point and Blake Wheeler was able to deflect past Hiller.

The Jets took a 2-1 lead early in the second frame when defenceman Jacob Trouba's shot from the blueline bounced off a body in front of Hiller and into the back of the net.

Evander Kane made it 3-1 at 2:08 of the third stanza, taking a pass from Mark Scheifele and squeaking it through Hiller's arm.

Bryan Little added an empty-netter late in the game.

Jonas Hiller, in his fourth pre-season appearance, made 21 saves on 24 shots.

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