The Calgary Flames dressed their opening night lineup, give or take a player or two, in Tuesday’s tuneup against the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets, conversely, did not. The Flames looked every bit the better team in a fairly one-sided, if sloppy, 2-0 exhibition win over Winnipeg.
The opening period of this game – and really much of its first half – was rather blah. The Flames had four minutes of power play time early on after Tucker Poolman clipped Dillon Dube with a high stick. They generated five shots and didn’t score. The entire period was rather choppy and sloppy, with both clubs struggling to make plays and passes.