How the Flames have fared for November star selections

Elias Lindholm celebrates a goal with Johnny Gaudreau, Travis Hamonic, Sean Monahan, and Noah Hanifin.

The second month of the season concluded with the Calgary Flames comfortably in a playoff spot. As the calendar flipped over to December, they were first the Pacific with games in hand to boot. They entered December with a 15-9-2 record. How did star selections look for them in November? In 13 games played, 39…

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About Last Night #27: Flames hang on to defeat Blackhawks on the road

The Calgary Flames opened up a short two-game road trip last night at the United Center to face the Chicago Blackhawks. The Flames won the previous meeting between the two teams, and looked to win the season series with a second win. Also on the table: a return to the top of the Pacific Division…

TWC Power Rankings: Week 8

The Win Column NHL Power Rankings Week 8. December 3, 2018.

Welcome to Week 8 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 Score…

Sunday Census: Goalie prospects, first NHL goals, and unnecessarily early playoff predictions

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/1068725233253724160…

About Last Night #26: Flames take care of business against Kings

After what was a disappointing outcome against the Dallas Stars for many reasons, the Flames were right back to work against the lowly Los Angeles Kings. The Flames held the edge in the season series, after previously blanking the Kings on home ice early in the season. It has been a season to forget already for…

About Last Night #25: Flames stage third period comeback, but fall in OT to the Stars

The Calgary Flames returned home from a desert road trip that produced mixed results. On one hand they dominated the Coyotes, but on the other they were shutout by the Golden Knights. The Flames were looking for more of the former as they were back in the Saddledome to face the visiting Dallas Stars. Playing…

About Last Night #24: Flames dominate Coyotes to regain top spot in Pacific

After suffering their first shutout loss against the Vegas Golden Knights, the Calgary Flames looked to bounce back against the struggling Arizona Coyotes yesterday afternoon in Glendale. Mike Smith returned to the Flames' crease after David Rittich had started the previous four games, and it was a critical game for him to show the Flames…

TWC Power Rankings: Week 7

The Win Column NHL Power Rankings Week 7. November 26, 2018.

Welcome to Week 7 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 Score…

Sunday Census: First Quarter MVP, Dillon Dube, and personal achievements

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/1065818013486637056…

About Last Night #23: Flames draw a blank and get shutout in Vegas

The Calgary Flames faced off against the Vegas Golden Knights for the second time this week. Reverse jersey night was in full effect as the home team opted to wear their white jerseys. The team wearing red couldn't score and were ultimately shutout for the first time this season. The game got off to a…