Calgary Flames Midterm Report Cards: Defence

Earlier this week we dished out some midterm report cards to the forward crew of the Calgary Flames! Today we are turning our attention to the defensive corps of the Flames. Just like the forwards, these rankings are generated from the statistics compiled from Game 21 (November 13th, a 3-1 loss to Dallas) to Game … Continue reading Calgary Flames Midterm Report Cards: Defence

About Last Night 43: Gaudreau, Monahan lead Flames over Rangers

It was not exactly the smoothest game, but the Flames will take the win. Johnny Gaudreau started a wild first period for the Flames with a slick breakaway goal four minutes in. Soon after, while killing a five on three powerplay, Mikael Backlund finished his own breakaway attempt. But the Rangers kept their two man … Continue reading About Last Night 43: Gaudreau, Monahan lead Flames over Rangers

About Last Night 38: Dominant special teams lead to win over Stars

The Flames continued the recent trend of starting the first period strong, which led to Andrew Mangiapane's goal to open the scoring. Seconds later though, Denis Gurianov had a spectacular individual effort to tie the game at one. The story from there was the Flames Powerplay which scored three times and looked dangerous all night. … Continue reading About Last Night 38: Dominant special teams lead to win over Stars

Michael Stone celebrates scoring a goal against the Ducks

Stone or Kylington? Who should be the Flames’ 6th defensemen?

While the Flames have recently put their forward lines into the proverbial "blender," their defensive pairings have been relatively consistent. With the exception of Rasmus Andersson and TJ Brodie occasionally flip flopping, the pairings have been pretty much the same. The only thing that really changes is whether Michael Stone or Oliver Kylington plays as … Continue reading Stone or Kylington? Who should be the Flames’ 6th defensemen?

TWC Roundtable: Calgary Flames Holiday Wishes

'Tis the season! As the calendar flips over to December, the holiday season is upon us. With this season comes holiday wishes, whether they be for gifts, for good fortune, or for some new developments. Flames fans are sure to have their own holiday wish lists for their club, especially considering the slow start through … Continue reading TWC Roundtable: Calgary Flames Holiday Wishes

Last Minute Success: How the Flames have fared with and against empty nets

While hockey analytics have generally focused on performance at even strength, it is often easy to forget about the other situations that lead to winning or losing hockey games. One of the most forgotten situations is the play with one goalie pulled. In late game situations, playing at 6V5 to try and tie the game, … Continue reading Last Minute Success: How the Flames have fared with and against empty nets

About Last Night 29: Flames above .500 with solid win over Senators

The Flames have won two games in a row for the first time since November 7th, and three out of their last four. Dillon Dube scored right before the end of the first frame on an opportunistic backhand shot off a face-off. The game was then goalless for almost two periods until Jean-Gabriel Pageau snuck … Continue reading About Last Night 29: Flames above .500 with solid win over Senators

About Last Night #28: Rittich, Tkachuk lead Flames to victory over Sabres

Coming off one of the worst and unluckiest stretches in recent team history, the Flames finally got some bounces, and finished up a bizarre road trip with an overtime win. T.J. Brodie got the scoring started off a point shot that found a path through Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark. Buffalo responded with two straight goals from … Continue reading About Last Night #28: Rittich, Tkachuk lead Flames to victory over Sabres

About Last Night #23: Shutout streak continues, Flames lose big to Golden Knights

Oh boy. This was an ugly one for the Flames. They started the game out ok, but a few bad bounces left them in an early hole. But when adversity struck, the team completely fell apart, and in the third period when they were down a defensemen, that was when the wheels really came off … Continue reading About Last Night #23: Shutout streak continues, Flames lose big to Golden Knights