Matinee Miseries: Revisiting the early start woes for the Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames had an infamous reputation surrounding them in the 2019-20 season: They did not show up for games until it was too late. A team consistently plagued by giving up the first goal and playing while trailing, the Flames made it far too easy for their opponents to open up with a lead. … Continue reading Matinee Miseries: Revisiting the early start woes for the Calgary Flames

2020 NHL Playoffs goals by game state and scorer: Conference Finals

The Dallas Stars and the Tampa Bay Lightning will face off for the Stanley after respectively sending the Vegas Golden Knights and New York Islanders home from the Edmonton bubble. By visualising scoring tendencies by game state (5v5, 4v5, 5v4, etc.), we can analyse where a team's scoring came from. While previous posts in the … Continue reading 2020 NHL Playoffs goals by game state and scorer: Conference Finals

EDMONTON, ALBERTA - SEPTEMBER 08: A general view is seen of warm-up before Game Two of the Western Conference Final of the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Dallas Stars and the Vegas Golden Knights at Rogers Place on September 08, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

Comparing the stats behind the East and West Conference Finals

Two different series, two different stories. Both the East and West Conference Finals are now four games deep, and both have one team on the brink of the Stanley Cup Final and the other team on the brink of elimination heading into their respective Game Fives. Of the four teams still in it, only the … Continue reading Comparing the stats behind the East and West Conference Finals

2020 NHL Playoffs goals by game state and scorer: Second Round

Continuing with the goals by game state and scorer series, we not look at the teams that were eliminated in the second round. Now as the goal totals are higher for the teams involved, we get to see different glimpses into each teams' scoring styles. In the second round, three series went to Game Seven, … Continue reading 2020 NHL Playoffs goals by game state and scorer: Second Round

2020 NHL Playoffs goals by game state and scorer: First Round

Following up on the goals by game state and scorer data visualisations for teams eliminated in the qualifying round, we now look at the eight teams who had their vie for the Stanley Cup end after the first round. The first round saw some surprise early exits, include the last two Cup champions in the … Continue reading 2020 NHL Playoffs goals by game state and scorer: First Round

2020 NHL Playoffs goals by game state and scorer: Qualifying Round

The 2020 NHL Playoffs have narrowed down to the final four, and though it's only been a month and a bit since they started, the Qualifying Round is now certifiably in the distant past. However, that doesn't stop us from looking back to what once was a chaotic time in the NHL bubbles filled with … Continue reading 2020 NHL Playoffs goals by game state and scorer: Qualifying Round

The 2019-20 Tampa Bay Lightning played both the most and least efficient games in the past five postseasons

The Tampa Bay Lightning have had some uniquely noteworthy games already so far in the 2020 playoffs. They opened their postseason campaign with a quintuple overtime game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Most recently, Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final against the New York Islanders resulted in a lopsided win for the Lightning. These … Continue reading The 2019-20 Tampa Bay Lightning played both the most and least efficient games in the past five postseasons

Calgary Flames 5v5 arena-adjusted shot distances in the 2020 Playoffs Shots grouped by playoff series, Calgary distances shown on the positive y-axis, opponent distances shown the the negative y-axis. Shots are labelled as goals, shots, or misses. Chart by Bill Tran of thewincolumn.ca. Data from MoneyPuck.com

Visualising the Calgary Flames’ 5v5 shot distances in the 2020 Playoffs

The Calgary Flames made it through ten games during the 2020 Playoffs. In those ten games, the team showed glimpses of both greatness and mediocrity. On one hand, the Flames had a stellar goaltending performance courtesy of Cam Talbot, a couple players really stepped up their game, including Andrew Mangiapane, Dillon Dube, and even Milan … Continue reading Visualising the Calgary Flames’ 5v5 shot distances in the 2020 Playoffs

TWC Playoff Power Rankings: Week 4

TWC is using our platform to draw attention to the violence, racial injustices, and systemic oppression that BIPOC constantly endure. We will do everything in our power to make hockey a more diverse and welcoming sport, and it starts with the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Click here to find our statement and resource page on #BlackLivesMatter. Welcome … Continue reading TWC Playoff Power Rankings: Week 4

A practical summary of Hockey in Society’s policy paper for anti-racism in Canadian hockey

If you're a fan of hockey, the policy paper for anti-racism in Canadian hockey from Hockey in Society should be at the top of your reading list. There's been far too much inaction from the sport of hockey when it comes to anti-racism, and we implore you to be the best fan you can be … Continue reading A practical summary of Hockey in Society’s policy paper for anti-racism in Canadian hockey