Evaluating NHL goaltenders with goals saved above expected — Eastern Conference

While the hockey world continues to navigate through the unknown with the 2019-20 season being suspended dueto COVID-19, we continue to hope that appropriate actions and responses can be taken to prevent the virus from further wreaking havoc. With any luck, the NHL won't have to cancel the playoffs like they've resorted to before. Let's … Continue reading Evaluating NHL goaltenders with goals saved above expected — Eastern Conference

Evaluating NHL goaltenders with goals saved above expected — Western Conference

The hockey world has come to a standstill with the 2019-20 season suspended due to COVID-19. With pretty much everything uncertain, it'll be interesting to see what path the NHL will take amidst this pandemic. Preemptive action should help keep COVID-19 at bay, and we have to credit where it's due: kudos to the league … Continue reading Evaluating NHL goaltenders with goals saved above expected — Western Conference

SUNRISE, FL - MARCH 1: Johnny Gaudreau #13 of the Calgary Flames celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period against the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center on March 1, 2020 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images)

About Last Night 67: Flames finish road trip on a high note, shutting out Panthers

The Calgary Flames are heading back to the Saddledome finding themselves third in the Pacific Division thanks to a successful road trip and some out of town help. They capped it off with a shutout win over the Florida Panthers. The game had several big stories worth mentioning. Johnny Gaudreau scored an emotional goal after … Continue reading About Last Night 67: Flames finish road trip on a high note, shutting out Panthers

Sunday Census: NHL Trade Deadline thoughts and identifying the Flames top players

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! The … Continue reading Sunday Census: NHL Trade Deadline thoughts and identifying the Flames top players

Lucic versus Neal: Who was the better Flame?

At the conclusion of the Flames' both incredible and heartbreaking game against the Predators, a not-so-crucial-but-definitely-noteworthy milestone was reached. Milan Lucic had finally reached the same number of games played as James Neal in a Calgary Flames uniform: 63. Now's a good a time as any to break down how the two players have played … Continue reading Lucic versus Neal: Who was the better Flame?

CALGARY, AB - FEBRUARY 15: Elias Lindholm #28 of the Calgary Flames battles against Olli Maatta #6 of the Chicago Blackhawks at Scotiabank Saddledome on February 15, 2020 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Terence Leung/NHLI via Getty Images)

About Last Night 60: Flames lose fifth straight at home, doubled up by Blackhawks

Returning home from a largely successful road trip, the Flames looked to win their first game in the Saddledome since January 11th. Things got off to a bad start with Jonathan Toews scoring on the Blackhawks' first shot on net. The Flames answered back and Sam Bennett tied it up. Chicago scored again later in … Continue reading About Last Night 60: Flames lose fifth straight at home, doubled up by Blackhawks

Johnny Gaudreau versus Sean Monahan, Calgary Flames. Regular season shot totals over their careers. The two players are compared by looking at their game-by-game shot totals using a ridge line plot data visualisation.

Comparing Johnny Gaudreau versus Sean Monahan’s career shot totals

The Calgary Flames have been blessed with two phenomenal players for over half a decade now. Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan have been household names for the Flames' offence ever since their arrivals in 2014 and 2013, respectively. One's known for playmaking, the other for being a pure goal scorer; surely, these archetypes should translate … Continue reading Comparing Johnny Gaudreau versus Sean Monahan’s career shot totals

#CBJHAC: A datavis-first approach to figuring out the world of hockey analytics

Over the weekend of February 8-9, 2020, the Columbus Blue Jackets hosted their Hockey Analytics Conference (CBJHAC). Organised by Alison Lukan (@AlisonL) of The Athletic, the conference gave an in-depth look into the current state of the art in hockey analytics. I was very fortunate to be able to attend with a million thanks to … Continue reading #CBJHAC: A datavis-first approach to figuring out the world of hockey analytics

Noteworthy Flames stats from the first half of the season

The All-Star Game has come and gone, and the Pacific Division captured victory. The focus is back onto the regular season and the remaining games hold great importance for the Calgary Flames if they want to secure their spot in the playoffs. As the Flames resumed play, they find themselves in the Pacific deadlock, with … Continue reading Noteworthy Flames stats from the first half of the season

Visualising team scoring across the NHL halfway through the 2019-20 season

The 2019-20 regular season has officially passed its halfway point, as 638 of 1271 total regular season games have been played by the end of January 2, 2020. Now was a good a time as any to take a look at how Point Share Shells so far this season have turned out. Looking at the … Continue reading Visualising team scoring across the NHL halfway through the 2019-20 season