About Last Night #34: Flames blow out Blues in St. Louis

The Calgary Flames were back in action, in a rare matinee back-to-back against the St. Louis Blues on Sunday afternoon. After squeaking by the Wild, due in large part to David Rittich, the Flames would go right back to the Czech netminder. The Blues have been struggling all season, and although they crushed the Flames earlier…

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TWC Power Rankings: Week 10

Welcome to Week 10 of the TWC Power Rankings! Here at TWC, we use a statistical model to effectively rank teams on a week to week basis.  The model takes into effect winning percentages, CF%, SCF%, HDCF% as well as SV%. Each statistical category is weighed and scored differently, giving each team a unique TWC Score…

About Last Night #33: Flames get the win and settles scores against the Wild

Matthew Tkachuk celebrates goal

After losing Mikael Backlund to injury and both Ryan Lomberg and Mark Giordano to suspensions in the last game against the Minnesota Wild, the Calgary Flames looked for both revenge and a win in Minnesota yesterday afternoon. Setting the stage for what had the makings of a nasty grudge match, the Flames dressed Dalton Prout…

Sunday Census: Epic comebacks and signing Matthew Tkachuk

Matthew Tkachuk celebrates goal

Welcome back to The Sunday Census. Throughout the week, The Win Column will be posing topical and intriguing polls on Twitter (@wincolumnblog) to gauge the fan-base’s stance on pressing issues. Want to make sure your opinion is taken into effect? Vote in the polls, start a debate, and propose alternative suggestions on the polls! https://twitter.com/wincolumnblog/status/1073406520677691392…

Andrew Mangiapane deserves to stay in the NHL

The Calgary Flames have found surprising success in the sixth round of the NHL draft. Last year they selected Mathias Emilio Pettersen who is tearing up the USHL, in 2017 they took D'Artagnan Joly who put up 68 points in 55 games in his draft+1 year, and in 2016 they drafted Matthew Phillips who broke…

TSN Power Rankings year-to-date summary

TSN NHL Power Rankings data visualization for the Atlantic Division from Weeks 1 through 11.

The Tampa Bay Lightning have been a top-tier team all season long; the Los Angeles Kings, not so much. The separation between teams has gotten clearer and the playoff race is well underway. How has TSN ranked the 31 NHL teams throughout the season so far in their power rankings? The TSN 7-Eleven Power Rankings…

About Last Night #32: The Flames complete another miraculous comeback

The Calgary Flames were back in action on Wednesday night after a two day break since their Battle of Alberta loss. They played host to the Philadelphia Flyers, who are embroiled in the midst of an organizational shift. The visiting team hasn't been playing their best hockey, but still only find themselves seven points out…

TWC Power Rankings year-to-date summary

The Win Column NHL Power Rankings data visualization for the Pacific Division from Weeks 1 through 9.

The 2018-19 NHL season is rapidly approaching the mid-way mark. Stanley Cup favourites have differentiated themselves from the rest of the league, the foggy playoff picture has cleared up more and more with each passing game, and all the same, anything can happen by the end of the regular season. Now is a good a…

About Last Night #31: Flames’ win streak ends with shutout loss to Oilers

Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames takes a sharp angle shot on Mikko Koskinen of the Edmonton Oilers. December 9, 2018.

The Calgary Flames woke up yesterday morning atop the Pacific Division and the Western Conference. They were on a five game winning streak and despite a difficult schedule and set to play their third game in four nights, had a chance to rise to second overall in the NHL with a win over their rival…

TWC Power Rankings: Week 9

The Win Column NHL Power Rankings Week 9. December 10, 2018.

Welcome to Week 9 of the TWC Power Rankings! Here at TWC, we use a statistical model to effectively rank teams on a week to week basis.  The model takes into effect winning percentages, CF%, SCF%, HDCF% as well as SV%. Each statistical category is weighed and scored differently, giving each team a unique TWC Score…