Calgary Flames goals by game state and goal scorer

Eighteen games into the season, the Calgary Flames find themselves battling for the top spot in the Pacific Division. While it's true that the Pacific is weak this year, another reason the Flames are in the conversation for top Pacific team to begin with is their goal scoring. Last season, the Flames were unable to…

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About Last Night #18: Flames fall to San Jose, referees

With a nail-biter win against the Los Angeles Kings the night before, the Calgary Flames looked to close out their first California road trip with a winning record. Facing the surging San Jose Sharks, it was a tough task for the Flames who opted to insert Michael Stone into the lineup in favour of Rasmus…

TWC Power Rankings: Week 5

The Win Column NHL Power Rankings Week 5. November 12, 2018.

Welcome to Week 5 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…

Sunday Census: Goalies, rookies, and the Pacific Division

Welcome to The Win Column's newest weekly feature: Sunday Census. Throughout the week, TWC 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…

About Last Night #17: Big Save Dave shuts out Kings

After suffering a streak-ending loss to the Anaheim Ducks a few nights ago, the Calgary Flames continued their California road trip in the Staples Center last night against the Los Angeles Kings. With David Rittich tending the net, the Flames looked to get back into the win column against a Kings team that has struggled…

About Last Night #16: Flames’ third period magic fails against the Ducks

After a three day break that felt like an eternity, the Calgary Flames made their way south to start a three game California road trip. Starting off against the Anaheim Ducks, the Flames looked to extend their four game winning streak, while simultaneously attempt to exorcise more of their Honda Center demons. The Flames got…

TWC Power Rankings: Week 4

The Win Column NHL Power Rankings Week 4. November 5, 2018.

Welcome to Week 4 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 #15: Flames mount third period comeback to beat Blackhawks

Since suffering one of the worst losses in franchise history to the Pittsburgh Penguins just over a week ago, the Calgary Flames have been among the best teams in the NHL. Riding a three game winning streak with points in four straight, they looked to keep things going against the Chicago Blackhawks last night. The…

About Last Night #14: Flames beat the odds and come back to beat the Avalanche

Sam Bennett of the Calgary Flames fights Ian Cole of the Colorado Avalanche.

Well, that was fun. After a successful quick two game road trip, with a dominant win against the Toronto Maple Leafs and comeback magic against the Buffalo Sabres, the Calgary Flames returned to the Saddledome to face the Colorado Avalanche. The Flames took the first meeting between the two teams, with a thrilling overtime victory…

How the Flames have fared for October star selections

Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, Mark Giordano, Elias Lindholm celebrate a goal.

The first month of the 2018-19 season is officially over for the Calgary Flames. They have played 13 games, and have a respectable 7-5-1 record. They have often looked dominant, but just as often looked dismal. As the Flames continue to work out what kind of team they are, certain players have already been standouts,…