About Last Night #61: Mangiapane’s late goal gets the Flames past the Ducks

CALGARY, AB - FEBRUARY 22: Andrew Mangiapane #88, T.J. Brodie #7 and Dalton Prout #6 of the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Anaheim Ducks during an NHL game on February 22, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames finished up their three game home stand Friday night, taking on their Pacific Division rivals; the Anaheim Ducks. The Flames dropped the sole match-up early in the season on the road, so evening the season series was the main priority. Looking for their fourth win in a row, the team turned to…

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About Last Night #60: Flames double up Islanders, Gaudreau hits a milestone

CALGARY, AB - FEBRUARY 20: Matthew Tkachuk #19 of the Calgary Flames attempts to score on Thomas Greiss #1 of the New York Islanders during an NHL game on February 20, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames continued their three game home-stand on Wednesday night, as they hosted the New York Islanders; a clash between divisional leaders. After recording back-to-back wins, the Flames were looking to extend their winning streak and lead atop the Western Conference. Mike Smith made his fourth consecutive start for the Flames, going 2-0-1 over his…

About Last Night #59: Flames knock off Coyotes, earn back-to-back victories

The Calgary Flames were back in the Saddledome on Monday afternoon to face the Arizona Coyotes. After a rollercoaster of a trip through the east coast, the Flames were looking to extend their winning ways after just recently ending their slump against the Penguins. The Coyotes, on paper, presented that prime opportunity, as the past…

About Last Night #58: Flames hold off late Penguins push, snap losing streak

PITTSBURGH, PA - FEBRUARY 16: Andrew Mangiapane #88 of the Calgary Flames celebrates his first period against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena on February 16, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames looked to wrap up their four-game road trip on a high note during Saturday's matinee game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Going 0-1-2 so far on the trip, ending with a win would give the Flames much needed relief heading back to Calgary. It was a high scoring tilt between two of the…

Sunday Census: Confidence in David Rittich, a Jimmy Howard trade, and the Curtis Lazar recall

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/1095759680373018625…

Entry into the Triple Gold Club is reserved for a lucky few

Getting into the Triple Gold Club in hockey is a coveted achievement, marking the occasion when a hockey player earns all three of an Olympic gold medal, World Championship gold medal, and of course, the Stanley Cup. Earlier this week, Nathan Yau of FlowingData released a data visualisation of EGOT winners, marking the year that…

About Last Night #57: Calgary Flames losing streak hits four games

The Calgary Flames continued their road trip through the Sunshine State, stopping in Sunrise to face the Florida Panthers. Coming off a stale loss to the Lightning, the Flames were looking to avoid their first four game losing streak of the season. The team would turn to Mike Smith between the pipes; David Rittich isn't doing himself…

About Last Night #56: Flames fall in rematch against the Lightning

TAMPA, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 12: Brayden Point #21 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates a goal during a game against the Calgary Flames at Amalie Arena on February 12, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The highly anticipated rematch between two of the league's top teams had many folks excited to see some Grade-A hockey. The Calgary Flames were looking to break out of mini-slump and show the Lightning that they've got some competition. The game started off with fast action going both ways. Active sticks caused turnovers on both…

TWC Power Rankings: Week 18

Welcome to Week 18 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…