Calgary Flames goals by game state and goal scorer

Eighteen games into the season, the Calgary Flames find themselves battling for the top spot in the Pacific Division. While it's true that the Pacific is weak this year, another reason the Flames are in the conversation for top Pacific team to begin with is their goal scoring. Last season, the Flames were unable to…

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How the Flames have fared for October star selections

Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, Mark Giordano, Elias Lindholm celebrate a goal.

The first month of the 2018-19 season is officially over for the Calgary Flames. They have played 13 games, and have a respectable 7-5-1 record. They have often looked dominant, but just as often looked dismal. As the Flames continue to work out what kind of team they are, certain players have already been standouts,…

About Last Night #12: Flames beat the Maple Leafs in convincing fashion

Mike Smith of the Calgary Flames celebrates with his team after winning against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Calgary Flames started their week with Monday Night hockey against the Toronto Maple Leafs. After managing just one point in three games last week, the Flames were looking to fix their issues and get back into their winning ways. Facing the league's highest scoring team, the Flames emerged victorious. The Flames opened up the game…

About Last Night #7: Flames fall to the Predators and lose at home for the first time

The Nashville Predators celebrate a win against the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Juuso Valimaki and Michael Stone are pictured skating off the ice.

The Calgary Flames welcomed the Nashville Predators to the Saddledome last night to play their second match of the season. The last time these two teams faced off, the Flames were dominant and convincingly beat the Predators with a 3-0 shutout. Things were a bit different this time around. Less than one minute into the game,…

Breaking down NHL roster changes in the Western Conference

Sean Monahan, Matthew Tkachuk, and Elias Lindholm celebrate after Lindholm scored the game-winning goal against Vancouver Canucks

The 2018-19 NHL season is well underway, and across the league, teams have already outperformed expectations, or underwhelmed the masses. The offseason was busy to say the least, many teams reconfigured their 23-man rosters with hopes of icing the best possible team night in and night out. How have rosters changed over the span of…

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About Last Night #5: Flames complete the comeback and dazzle in overtime

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 13: Elias Lindholm #28 of the Calgary Flames celebrates with teammates Sam Bennett #93 and Rasmus Andersson #4 after scoring a goal against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on October 13, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The Flames defeated the Avalanche 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames came into Denver looking to bounce back from their loss against the St. Louis Blues. On the last stop of their three game road trip, the Flames looked to end things strong against the Colorado Avalanche. Things didn't start off too well, as Nathan MacKinnon and JT Compher both capitalised early on…

The Calgary Flames must set their season tone on the road

PK Subban of the Nashville Predators defends against Mikael Backlund of the Calgary Flames in front of Pekka Rinne of the Predators.

After splitting a home-and-home against the Vancouver Canucks to open the season, the Calgary Flames embark on their first road trip. They will be paying visits to three Central teams: last year's Presidents' Trophy winners, the Nashville Predators; and two playoff bubble teams, the St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche. This road trip will be…

The ins and outs of the Calgary Flames opening night roster

Calgary Flames practising at the Rogers Arena prior to their 2018-19 season opener on October 3, 2018.

The Calgary Flames open their season on the road against the Vancouver Canucks. Eight players from last season are no longer a part of the organization, and seven players will make their official Flames debut. Ryan Pike of FlamesNation wrote an article about how the opening roster has changed from previous years, and this season…

Breaking down Canadian scoring in the NHL during 2017-18

Data visualization of goals and assists from Canadian NHL hockey players based on geographic birthplace

Every season, more and more players from different countries pack their bags and lace their skates to play in the NHL. What once was a sport that was heavily saturated with Canadians, is now a league filled with players from around the world. In 2017-18, Canadians made up 45.3% of the league; the third consecutive…

Arena Attendance Series Recap

Data visualization of NHL arena attendances of all 31 teams during the 2017-18 regular season.

  Click on the image for the full size! If you've followed along on the Arena Attendance Series, I hope you've enjoyed it! Would love to hear your thoughts at @mrbilltran or @wincolumnblog. Read the whole series, including more detailed charts, here: Arena Attendance Series Part 1: The Pacific Division Arena Attendance Series Part 2:…