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CALGARY, Alberta -- Following a slow start to the season, six straight wins have put the Calgary Flames in first place.Dougie Hamilton scored twice during a four-goal second period and added an assist to lead the streaking Flames over the Winnipeg Jets 6-2 on Saturday night.The Flames (16-13-2) vaulted into the top spot in the Pacific Division with their sixth consecutive victory -- the teams longest winning streak since last December.Weve just got to keep this rolling. Its been really fun the last little while when youre having success, said Calgary rkie Matthew Tkachuk, who had three assists.Mikael Backlund had a goal and two assists, while Sam Bennett, Lance Bouma and Sean Monahan also scored for Calgary. Chad Johnson made 26 saves.Were not relying on a couple guys, Tkachuk said. We know every night something different is probably going to happen and it seems like were getting basically everybody involved.Nikolaj Ehlers and Jacob Trouba had the goals for the Jets (13-15-3), who have lost three in a row. Michael Hutchinson turned aside 25 of 29 shots in 40 minutes before giving way to Connor Hellebuyck, who made six saves.After a scoreless opening period in which Calgary had a decided edge in play, Hamilton finally solved Hutchinson just before the midway point of the second with a pinpoint shot through a screen.Tkachuk set up the defenseman with a drop pass in the high slot, and Hamilton fired a shot through his teammates legs into the net.I yelled at (Tkachuk) pretty loud and he laid it in there perfectly for me and set a gd screen. Two gd plays by him, for sure, said Hamilton, who has four goals in the last four games. I saw their D and him and just kind of waited until I could see some white space in there. As sn as it opened up, I tried to put it through.After Bennett doubled the lead with a shot into the top corner, Hamilton got his second goal of the game with a drive from the point.Backlund added to the lead before the period ended with a sharp-angle shot on the power play.Right now were playing to win and were finding ways to win, said Tkachuk, who turns 19 on Sunday. At the beginning of the year, everybody knows it, we were finding ways to not win. We didnt have that belief we could win. Now were a really confident group.Bouma, playing his second game since missing 16 with a shoulder injury, and Monahan scored in the third. Monahans goal extended his point streak to seven games (four goals, nine points).Ehlers spoiled Johnsons shutout bid with a power-play goal in the third period, and Trouba scored with 0.1 seconds left.We were behind the game the entire night, Jets coach Paul Maurice said.The Flames won just five of their first 16 games, but have won 11 of 15 since. Johnson has been instrumental in the run, but this was one of the easier nights for him.Its not the same story for the Jets, or their goalies.Hutchinson started consecutive games for only the second time this season and first since late October, and it was a familiar result.The last time Hutchinson was in net for two straight games, he followed up a 37-save shutout in a 1-0 win over Colorado by giving up three goals on 15 shots and being pulled just past the midway point against Buffalo in a 3-1 loss.On Saturday, Hutchinson was lifted after the second period, having allowed four goals on 29 shots.We didnt play the game, Ehlers said. We didnt play hard enough. We didnt play smart.Game notes Calgarys Kris Versteeg (upper body) missed his second consecutive game but is likely to return this week. ... Jets rkie Josh Morrissey played as a pro in his hometown for the first time in his career. ... The home team has won the last six meetings between these teams. ... Calgarys power play has converted at least once in five straight games. ... With a pair of assists, Calgary forward Johnny Gaudreau has points in all four games since returning from a broken finger that sidelined him for 10 games. ... Winnipeg has been outscored 43-20 in the second period this season.UP NEXTJets: At the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night.Flames: Host the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night. Sean Newcomb Jersey . Shot outdrs against the stunning backdrop of Banff, Alta., the networks 30-minute original production airs tonight at 8pm et/5pm pt on TSN2. The four All-Star teams will play for $100,000 in prize money during TSNs annual skins game, airing live this weekend on TSN from The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre. Adam Duvall Jersey .ca! Kerry, Two nights after the Scott-Eriksson incident in Buffalo, the Bruins returned home to play San Jose. In that game, Zdeno Chara put a check on Tommy Wingels that clearly targeted his head. http://www.baseballbravesproshop.com/ozzie-albies-braves-jersey/ . The Canadian squad, skipped by Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg, got on the board first with two in the second end, and followed that with two more apiece in the fourth and sixth ends. Freddie Freeman Braves Jersey . All of the scoring came in the final 20:04. Lucic scored on a power play at 15:46 of the third period, when he tipped a shot over Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen for a 3-1 lead. Nick Markakis Braves Jersey . The injury bothered Bledsoe in the Suns victory over the Clippers on Monday and he sat out the teams home loss to Memphis on Thursday night. The Raiders, who beat Denver convincingly in Week 9 and have won three straight games, make their way into the top five in the Week 10 NFL Power Rankings. ESPNs power panel (a group of more than 80 writers, editors and TV personalities) also rewarded another Week 9 winner, the Falcons, who moved up four spots to cap off the top five.Methodology note: These rankings reflect which teams voters think would win head-to-head matchups. Higher-ranked teams would be favored against lower-ranked teams. Coming off a win doesnt guarantee a jump, and coming off a loss doesnt guarantee a fall.Check out the rest of the league and where each team ranks.Previous rankings: Week 9 | Week 8 | Week 7 | Week 6 | Week 5 | Week 4 | Week 3 | Week 2 | Week 1 | PreseasonESPN Stats & Information contributed the following research, with this weeks focus on a key stat for the first half of the season and a key stat lking ahead to the second half.1. New England Patriots2016 record: 7-1 | Week 9 ranking: 191.5: Tom Brady leads the NFL in Total QBR this season with a 91.5 mark. He has thrown 12 touchdowns and no interceptions since returning from a four-game suspension. The Pats were rolling without him (3-1) but have gotten to another level since his return. 38 percent: The Patriots are the heavy favorites to win the Super Bowl, according to NFL FPI, with a 38 percent chance of doing so. No other team has odds better than 15 percent.2. Dallas Cowboys2016 record: 7-1 | Week 9 ranking: 27: Rkie QB Dak Prescott has won seven straight games for the Cowboys and is only the third rkie since the 1970 merger to win that many games. But Prescott is not the only rkie making an impact. 1,782: Rkie RB Ezekiel Elliott is on pace for 1,782 rushing yards this season, which would be the second most of all time by a rkie (Eric Dickerson, 1,808 in 1983).3. Oakland Raiders2016 record: 7-2 | Week 9 ranking: 61st: Through nine weeks, the Raiders are in sole possession of first place in the AFC West for the first time since Week 12 in 2011. They missed the playoffs that season, but this year could be different. 81 percent: NFL FPI gives the Raiders an 81 percent chance of making the playoffs. The Raiders havent made the playoffs since 2002, when they lost to Tampa Bay in the Super Bowl.4. Seattle Seahawks2016 record: 5-2-1 | Week 9 ranking: 475.4: If we told you at the beginning of the season that through eight games, the Seahawks would be averaging 75.4 rushing yards per game, third fewest in the NFL, would you have expected them to still be 5-2-1? XLIX: The Seahawks might need that rushing offense to kick it into gear in Week 10, when they take on the Patriots in a Super Bowl XLIX rematch. Its the first time the two teams will meet since the Pats won 28-24.5. Atlanta Falcons2016 record: 6-3 | Week 9 ranking: 933.9: The Falcons offense leads the NFL in scoring this season and is averaging 33.9 points per game, a field goal better than the next-best team (Saints with 30.3). 2009: Scoring doesnt necessarily equal championships. The 2009 Saints are the most recent team to win the Super Bowl while leading the NFL in scoring. The team with the top offense at the end of the season has lost five of its past six Super Bowl appearances.6. Kansas City Chiefs2016 record: 6-2 | Week 9 ranking: 11.889: The Chiefs are 6-2 this season and 16-2 in their past 18 games, gd for an .889 winning percentage, best in the NFL since Week 7 of last season. .557: The Chiefs still have a tough road ahead, as they have the fifth-most difficult remaining strength of schedule (.557 opponent win percentage).7. Denver Broncos2016 record: 6-3 | Week 9 ranking: 33rd: It seems unusual for the defending champion Broncos to be third in the AFC West this late in the season, but at 6-3, they trail the Raiders (7-2) and Chiefs (6-2). 72 percent: NFL FPI still gives the Broncos a 72 percent chance of making the playoffs, fourth in the AFC, but with games against the Chiefs (twice), Raiders and Patriots remaining, those odds could hang in the balance.8. Cincinnati Bengals2016 record: 3-4-1 | Week 9 ranking: 1342.1: The Bengals got off to a slow start this season, partially because of an inability to convert red zone drives into touchdowns. They scored a touchdown on only 42.1 percent of red zone drives in their first six games. 83.3: However, since tight end Tyler Eiferts return, the Bengals are converting 83.3 percent of their red zone drives into touchdowns. This should bode well for Cincy down the stretch.9. Pittsburgh Steelers2016 record: 4-4 | Week 9 ranking: 8.250: QB Ben Roethlisberger is now 2-6 (.250) in his career in his first game back from an injury. The Week 9 loss to the Ravens dropped Pittsburgh to 4-4 this season. .685: The gd news is Roethlisberger has a .685 career winning percentage, excluding his first game back from injury, so the Steelers will have ample opportunity to get north of .500.10. Minnesota Vikings2016 record: 5-3 | Week 9 ranking: 72.7: Its easy to knock QB Sam Bradford, but he isnt getting much help. The Vikings are averaging an NFL-worst 2.7 yards per rush this season. 1953: To put that 2.7 yards per rush into perspective: If it holds, it would be the lowest average since the 1953 Giants averaged 2.6 yards per rush. It also would be the worst mark in franchise history.11. Green Bay Packers2016 record: 4-4 | Week 9 ranking: 5.500: The Packers have thrived and struggled this season, but they currently sit at .500 (4-4) through eight games for the first time since 2009. 1-2: The Packers are 1-2 on the road this season but have traveled only once since Week 3. Thatll change sn, as the Packers next three games are on the road.12. New York Giants2016 record: 5-3 | Week 9 ranking: 2256.4: Odell Beckham Jr. is averaging 84.5 receiving yards per game and is catching 56.4 percent of his targets this season, both the lowest of his career. 68.6:?The 5-3 Giants havent been as reliant on Beckham this season, as QB Eli Manning is completing 68.6 percent of his passes to all others, the highest rate of the Beckham era.13. Washington Redskins2016 record: 4-3-1 | Week 9 ranking: 15300: How much the Redskins have had to rely on QB Kirk Cousins is a direct indicator of how well theyve done. The Redskins are 0-3-1 when Cousins throws for 300-plus yards this season and 4-0 when he doesnt have to and throws for less. 3-0:?Coming up, the Redskins have tough games against the Vikings, Packers, Cowboys, Cardinals, Eagles, Panthers and Giants. But fear not: The Redskins are 3-0 this season against teams entering the game with a record better than .500.14. Detroit Lions2016 record: 5-4 | Week 9 ranking: 219: The Lions are 5-4 this season, which in itself is unremarkable. What is remarkable is that the Lions have trailed in the fourth quarter in all nine games, something only the 0-9 Browns have also done this season. 1993: If the Lions keep winning and the Vikings keep losing, Detroit could win its first division title since 1993.15. Baltimore Ravens2016 record: 4-4 | Week 9 ranking: 20+1: The Ravens are 4-4 this season, with every game decided by eight or fewer points. The Ravens have been about as even as you can get, wiith a plus-1 point differential.dddddddddddd 4: The fate of the Ravens season will likely fall on their four remaining division games. Baltimore is 2-0 in the division this season and gets the 0-9 Browns on Thursday.16. Arizona Cardinals2016 record: 3-4-1 | Week 9 ranking: 1237 percent: Running back David Johnson has accounted for 37 percent of the teams yards from scrimmage -- by far the highest total in the NFL. 54.2:?If the Cardinals want to get back above .500, theyll need QB Carson Palmer to return to form. His 54.2 Total QBR this season is 24.4 points lower than his mark for all of last season.17. San Diego Chargers2016 record: 4-5 | Week 9 ranking: 142nd: The Chargers have run 308 offensive plays with a lead this season. Only the Patriots have run more plays than San Diego in 2016. 2nd:?Why are the Chargers 4-5 overall? While forcing the second-most turnovers (1, theyve also committed the second-most turnovers (1.18. Philadelphia Eagles2016 record: 4-4 | Week 9 ranking: 1082 percent: The Eagles started the season 3-0 and had an 82 percent chance of making the playoffs, according to NFL FPI. That was fifth best in the NFL at the time. 29 percent: Since dropping four of their next five, the Eagles playoff chances have dipped to 29 percent, according to FPI, 16th in the NFL. The Eagles have the second-hardest remaining strength of schedule (.602).19. Houston Texans2016 record: 5-3 | Week 9 ranking: 17-30: Despite sitting 5-3 coming off their bye, the Texans have a minus-30 point differential this season, worst of any team with a winning record and eighth worst overall. 1: The Texans should have a chance to improve on that point differential. Only one of their remaining eight games is against a team that currently has a winning record (Raiders in Week 11).20. New Orleans Saints2016 record: 4-4 | Week 9 ranking: 1980: The Saints have won four of their past five, and though QB Drew Brees has been effective all season, he has posted a Total QBR of at least 80 in five straight games, the longest streak in the NFL this season. 28th: Brees will need to keep it up to keep New Orleans winning. The Saints rank 28th in defensive efficiency, according to NFL FPI, which explains why they are 4-4, despite having the fourth-most efficient offense.21. Buffalo Bills2016 record: 4-5 | Week 9 ranking: 1834: The Bills are not built to win high-scoring games, and they fell short once again Monday against the Seahawks. It was the Bills 34th consecutive loss when allowing at least 24 points in a game. 26.3: The Bills are averaging 26.3 points per game this season, and if they keep hitting that average, they could get wins against the Bengals and Jags the next two weeks.22. Indianapolis Colts2016 record: 4-5 | Week 9 ranking: 2522nd: The Colts have had some flashes of strong play (see: Week 9 vs. the Packers), but NFL FPI has them ranked as the 22nd-most efficient team through Week 9. 18: The Colts efficiency could rise if QB Andrew Luck & Co. could string together some wins. Luck hasnt won consecutive starts in his past 18 games, but he will get an opportunity in Week 11 against Tennessee.23. Tennessee Titans2016 record: 4-5 | Week 9 ranking: 235: QB Marcus Mariota has improved this season, but he needs to limit critical errors. He has had five turnovers returned for touchdowns this season -- most in the NFL -- with the Titans going 0-3 when that happens. 85.2: When Mariota is on, the Titans can do some damage. Only Ben Roethlisberger (85.3) has a higher QBR in wins the past two seasons than Mariota (85.2), which makes his play the biggest key to Tennessees success.24. Carolina Panthers2016 record: 3-5 | Week 9 ranking: 16.417: The Panthers are off to a 3-5 start, and besides last season, that record is pretty par for the course for QB Cam Newton, who has a career .417 winning percentage in September and October. .721: Once the calendar turns to November, however, Newton and the Panthers take off. Newton is 31-12 in his career from November through January, gd for a .721 winning percentage.25. Miami Dolphins2016 record: 4-4 | Week 9 ranking: 28100: Thats the magic number for the Dolphins rushing attack, as they are 4-0 when rushing for 100-plus yards this season (and 0-4 when rushing for fewer than 100). 3: The Dolphins have won three straight thanks to Jay Ajayi, who has at least 100 yards and a touchdown in all three games. Hes one game shy of tying the longest such streak in franchise history (Ricky Williams in 2002).26. New York Jets2016 record: 3-6 | Week 9 ranking: 2712: The Jets have the fourth-worst second-half point differential this season, thanks in large part to QB Ryan Fitzpatricks 12 second-half interceptions (one in the first half). 0.7 percent: The Jets struggles have them with a 0.7 percent chance of making the playoffs, according to NFL FPI.27. Los Angeles Rams2016 record: 3-5 | Week 9 ranking: 2440.2: Case Keenum, who has taken every offensive snap for the Rams this season, has a 40.2 Total QBR, worst in the NFL. 3rd: Jared Goff, the 2016 No. 1 overall pick, has yet to see the field this season. Hes now the third quarterback to go first overall and not play in the first half of the season, joining Carson Palmer and JaMarcus Russell.28. Tampa Bay Buccaneers2016 record: 3-5 | Week 9 ranking: 263-1: The Buccaneers are one of five teams with a 3-1 or better road record so far this season. 0-4: On the other hand, the Bucs are 0-4 at home this season and have lost six straight home games dating to last season. Tampa Bay has four home contests remaining and is allowing 34.3 points per home game this season.29. Chicago Bears2016 record: 2-6 | Week 9 ranking: 2931st: Despite a team with offensive talent in Alshon Jeffery, Jordan Howard and Zach Miller, Chicago ranks 31st in points scored (16.4 PPG). 2004: If the Bears offense continues to struggle, they could post their lowest offensive ranking in a season since 2004, the season they finished dead last (14.4 PPG) in the league.30. San Francisco 49ers2016 record: 1-7 | Week 9 ranking: 31193.0: In eight games this season, opponents have averaged 193.0 rushing yards against the 49ers, which, as you might guess, is the worst in the NFL. 3,008: The 49ers are on pace to allow 3,008 rushing yards this season. No team has allowed 3,000 rushing yards in a season since the 1980 Saints.31. Jacksonville Jaguars2016 record: 2-6 | Week 9 ranking: 3066: The Jaguars have held the lead on an NFL-low 66 plays this season, and 57 of those came in one game (a 30-27 win over the Colts in Week 4). Its not going to get much easier for Jacksonville. .559: The Jaguars have the fourth-most difficult remaining schedule, with their opponents combining for a .559 win percentage.32. Cleveland Browns2016 record: 0-9 | Week 9 ranking: 320: The Browns remain the only winless team in the NFL this season. Its the first time since 1975 that the franchise has started 0-9. 15 percent: According to NFL FPI, the Browns have a 15 percent chance of losing out. No other team has more than a 5 percent chance of doing so. ' ' '