About Last Night #47: Flames tie a franchise record in win against the Coyotes

Photo by Brett Holmes/NHLI via Getty Images

The Calgary Flames were back in action yesterday, looking to secure their 30th win of the season on Mark Giordano's 800th career NHL game. They faced the Arizona Coyotes, who had just played against the Edmonton Oilers the night prior. https://twitter.com/wincolumnblog/status/1084562403021316096 The game started slowly for both teams much of the first, but it was…

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About Last Night #46: Flames battle back to beat the Panthers

CALGARY, AB - JANUARY 11: Sean Monahan #23 and Mark Giordano #5 of the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Florida Panthers during an NHL game on January 11, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Friday night game between the Calgary Flames and the Florida Panthers got off to a slow start for the home team, while the visitors were hungry for redemption after blowing three separate leads to lose in the shootout against the Edmonton Oilers the night before. The Flames looked uncomfortable and it wasn't look before…

Active NHL goaltenders and their tendency to earn shutouts

Pekka Rinne celebrates a win in Nashville

Jonathan Quick recently recorded his 300th career win after 575 games played. As if that milestone wasn't enough to earn applaud, his 300th win was also his 51st shutout. That's works out to one shutout for every six starts over his career, which equates to earning a shutout in 17.0% of all his wins. Photo…

About Last Night #45: Rittich rescues the Flames to sweep the season series against the Avalanche

Michael Frolik #67 of the Calgary Flames celebrates with teammates after a goal against the Colorado Avalanche at Scotiabank Saddledome on January 9, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The Calgary Flames returned home on a four-game road trip where they were winners of three. They met the Colorado Avalanche for their third and final meeting of the season. The Flames got up to an early 1-0 lead from a mix-and-match forward line. With Elias Lindholm taking a breather after a penalty kill, James…

How the Flames have fared for December star selections

Matthew Tkachuk #19 of the Calgary Flames and teammates celebrate their 6-5 overtime win against the Philadelphia Flyers after an NHL game on December 12, 2018 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The Calgary held first place in the Pacific Division for the entirety of December, and ascended their way atop the entire NHL. Thanks to spectacular play from their top players, they find themselves having one of their first halves in franchise history. The Flames were scheduled for 14 games in December and out of 42…

About Last Night #44: The Gaudreau Show continues as the Flames win in Chicago

The Calgary Flames wrapped up their four-game road trip with a spirited battle against the Chicago Blackhawks. With the win, the Flames add to their lead in the tightening Pacific Division. Less than four minutes into the game, first-star-of-the-week Johnny Gaudreau picked up the loose puck and shot it into a wide open net to…

Sunday Census: All-Star Game nominees and making the penalty kill even better

David Rittich of the Calgary Flames.

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/1078482382259277824…

TSN Power Rankings year-to-date summary

TSN NHL Power Rankings data visualization for the Atlantic Division from Weeks 1 through 11.

The Tampa Bay Lightning have been a top-tier team all season long; the Los Angeles Kings, not so much. The separation between teams has gotten clearer and the playoff race is well underway. How has TSN ranked the 31 NHL teams throughout the season so far in their power rankings? The TSN 7-Eleven Power Rankings…

TWC Power Rankings year-to-date summary

The Win Column NHL Power Rankings data visualization for the Pacific Division from Weeks 1 through 9.

The 2018-19 NHL season is rapidly approaching the mid-way mark. Stanley Cup favourites have differentiated themselves from the rest of the league, the foggy playoff picture has cleared up more and more with each passing game, and all the same, anything can happen by the end of the regular season. Now is a good a…

About Last Night #29: Flames pick up shutout victory against Wild on home ice

Elias Lindholm of the Calgary Flames celebrating a goal with his teammates.

The Calgary Flames returned back to the Saddledome to face the Minnesota Wild. After posting a 9-6 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Flames were looking to tighten up their defence while continuing to ride their offensive breakout. The Flames started the period looking much better than the visitors, but both goaltenders were sharp…