Downin' Flames: Jets clobber Calgary

Calgary Flames defenceman Ladislav Smid tangles with Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien at the...

Calgary Flames defenceman Ladislav Smid tangles with Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Jan. 16, 2014. (STUART DRYDEN/QMI Agency)

Kirk Penton, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:08 AM ET

CALGARY - Olli Jokinen had no idea until informed by the media on Thursday morning that the Calgary Flames had scored just two goals in their previous six home games.

The Jets centre probably has a better understanding of just how dismal the hockey situation is in Cowtown after Winnipeg waltzed to a 5-2 victory over the Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday night.

It was win No. 2 in two attempts for new Jets head coach Paul Maurice, and he will go for No. 3 on Saturday afternoon against the equally woeful Edmonton Oilers. In other words, Maurice picked the perfect time to take over for the fired Claude Noel, because the Flames are just plain putrid. Their regulation loss on Thursday night was their franchise record seventh in a row at home. They have been shut out in four of their last seven home contests and have notched four goals during that span.

How is that even possible?

The Jets don’t care.


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