What went wrong for the Flames and where do we go from here?

Weirdly, it wasn't the most shocking or heartbreaking playoff exit of the season. The Calgary Flames, winners of the Pacific Division, winners of the Western Conference, and second overall in the NHL only to the powerhouse Tampa Bay Lightning, saw their season come to an end on home ice last night. After winning the first…

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Road to the Smythe: NHL Playoff Player Rankings – Week 1

Welcome to Week 1 of the TWC Postseason Player Rankings: Road to the Smythe! Here at TWC, we use a statistical model to effectively rank players on a week to week basis. The model takes into effect individual statistics including goals and assists, as well as possession metrics like CF%, SCF%, HDCF%, and a correction…

Everything you need to know about the Colorado Avalanche

It took until the last day of the season for it to be official, but the Calgary Flames will open the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs with a first round matchup against the Colorado Avalanche. As Game 1 approaches on Thursday night at the Saddledome, here is everything you need to know about the Avalanche this…

About Last Night #80: Flames destroy Kings, earn 50th win

The Calgary Flames, fresh off a big win against the San Jose Sharks that secured them top seed in the West, took on the LA Kings last night. The Flames rested several key players in this contest, including Mark Giordano, Mikael Backlund, and Matthew Tkachuk. Long story short, the Flames made quick work of the…

How the Flames have handled back-to-backs this season

This weekend, the Calgary Flames will play on back to back nights for the 10th and final time against the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings. This mark of 10 ties the Flames for the fewest number of back-to-backs in the NHL this season with the Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers, and…

Using “required save percentage” to evaluate NHL teams

Goaltending is the most important position in the game. It doesn't matter how good your centers are, how solid your defence is, any game can be saved or lost because of goaltending. Good goaltending can make up for a bad night up front, and at the same time, bad goaltending can completely sink a great…

TWC Power Rankings: Week 24

Welcome to Week 24 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 #70: Flames score nine on Devils

Disclaimer: This recap is definitely not one day late, you're definitely dreaming. This recap actually showed up during the third period, just like the Flames. The Western Conference race is down to two teams, and they're playing shot for shot, point for point, win for win. On a night that saw the San Jose Sharks…

About Last Night #69: Nice

The Calgary Flames, on a four game losing streak, looked to snap their slide last night against the Vegas Golden Knights. For just the second day since mid-November, the Flames woke up yesterday morning not in first place in the West. But, with a division matchup against Vegas, they had a chance to start this…

About Last Night #63: Flames beat Islanders to extend winning streak to six

Currently one of the hottest teams in the NHL, the Calgary Flames looked to extend their winning streak to six games as they took on the New York Islanders on the road last night. The Flames hosted the Islanders last week and put together one of their most complete and dominant games of the season…