Postma scores pivotal goal as Jets top Flames

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Calgary, AB, Canada (4E Sports) – Paul Postma scored the crucial goal while Michael Hutchinson made 35 saves as the Winnipeg Jets outlasted the Calgary Flames, 5-3 Friday at Scotiabank Saddledome.

Michael Frolik’s rising shot hit Flames’ TJ Brodie in the chest and caromed past goalie Karri Ramo at 7:23 of the first period to give the Jets a 1-0 lead.

Then Evander Kane got a drop pass from Bryan Little and ripped a wrist shot into the top corner to make it 2-0.

Jiri Hudler’s redirection at 1:04 of the second as the Flames cut their deficit to 2-1.

Carl Klingberg answered back to give the Jets (37-35-10) a 3-1 lead.

Sean Monahan scored at 11:46 and 24 seconds later Kris Russell whipped a wrist shot past Hutchinson from 40 feet out to to make it 3-all.

Postma broke a 3-3 tie at 9:16 of the third, ripping a slap shot past Karri Ramo from the blue line.

A Blake Wheeler goal at 19:33 of the final period finalzed the sscore.

Ramo had 22 saves for the Flames (35-39-7).

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