About Last Night Round 1 Game 3: Flames dominated by Avalanche, blown out in Denver

DENVER, CO - APRIL 15: Erik Johnson #6 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrates after scoring a goal against the Calgary Flames in Game Three of the Western Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Pepsi Center on April 15, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Flames 6-2. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)

With the series tied at one game a piece, the Calgary Flames and Colorado Avalanche headed to the mile high city for game three on Monday night. Coming off the overtime defeat on Saturday, the Flames were looking to regain their home ice advantage edge. The Flames would make one alteration to their lineup, with…

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About Last Night Round 1 Game 2: Flames lose in overtime, series evened by Avalanche

After taking the first game of the series on Thursday, the Calgary Flames looked to take a commanding 2-0 lead over the Colorado Avalanche. Coming off a 4-0 win, the Flames would keep the same lineup heading into game two. The Avalanche would surprisingly do the same, but hoping this time around to get a…

Re-evaluating first round series using different playoff seeding formats

The 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs officially start today, which frankly has been a long time coming. The three full days between the end of the regular season and first playoff game are always unbearably long, especially after the series match-ups have been determined. With some final tweaking on Saturday, the eight first round series were…

TWC Power Rankings: Week 26

Welcome to Week 26 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…

About Last Night #82: Flames fall to Oilers in regular season finale

CALGARY, AB - APRIL 6: Mark Jankowski #77 of the Calgary Flames is knocked down by Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Edmonton Oilers during an NHL game on April 6, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

Just like that, 82 regular season games have come and gone. The Calgary Flames were in action against their provincial rivals last night for their final tune-up before the playoffs. Although the game had appeared to have little meaning for both teams, that actually wasn't the case. Playing for some final bragging rights, Johnny Gaudreau's…

Sunday Census: Best regular season performance, the 6th defenseman, and the optimal third line

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/1114543814058827776…

About Last Night #79: Flames crush Sharks, clinch the Pacific Division and Western Conference

SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 31: Michael Frolik #67 and Rasmus Andersson #4 of the Calgary Flames celebrate scoring a goal at SAP Center on March 31, 2019 in San Jose, California (Photo by Brandon Magnus/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames had to embrace their inner BTO and take care of business themselves against the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night. After the Sharks came back to win against the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night, the Flames needed a victory in any matter to clinch both the Pacific Division and Western Conference.…

TWC Power Rankings: Week 25

Welcome to Week 25 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…

Sunday Census: Playoff performers, first round match-up, scariest team in the West, and Infinity Stone madness

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/1112002422027620352…

About Last Night #78: Flames score six unanswered to roast the Ducks

CALGARY, AB - MARCH 29: Sean Monahan #23 of the Calgary Flames skates against Adam Henrique #14 of the Anaheim Ducks during an NHL game on March 29, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

The last two games haven't been the Calgary Flames' best, but luckily the same can be said for the rest of the Pacific division. Therefore, the Flames still control their own destiny in terms of clinching home ice throughout the playoffs, but a win against the lowly Anaheim Ducks would surely help right the ship.…