Calgary Flames over/under prediction results

Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames celebrates a goal in the Scotiabank Saddledome.

Game one is in the books, and already some pre-season bets are looking great while others are looking like early disasters. Prior to puck drop last night, TWC ran a voluntary questionnaire polling hockey fans about their predictions on the Calgary Flames this season. The entries have been compiled and the results tabulated, and there…

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Calgary Flames Over/Under Predictions 2018-19

Hockey is back. The Calgary Flames start their season on the road against the Vancouver Canucks in just two days time. This year, join us for the inaugural Are You Smarter Than The Win Column? We’ve put together a comprehensive list of things we think might happen for the Flames over the course of the…

Changing of the guard: Small skill reigning tall in the new NHL

Johnny Gaudreau and Brad Marchand pose for a picture at the All Star Game in Columbus

The NHL has a longstanding reputation of being a tough league. Players were always lauded for their size, grit and toughness. A set of grinders was seen as an essential part of every team’s lineup, despite their ability to actually play the game of hockey. If they generated a fight, that was a roster spot…

About Last Night #75: Anaheim Ducks up the Flames’ playoff hopes

It isn't even accurate to describe last night's game as a "must win". The Calgary Flames not only needed to beat the Anaheim Ducks, but also probably also bribe the NHL to award them more than two points for the victory. Sadly for the Flames, they fell to the Ducks in unspectacular fashion, 4-0. A…

About Last Night #71: Mike Smith shuts out Oilers in thrilling victory

The writing was on the wall. The Edmonton Oilers had won seven straight contests against the Flames and after winning three straight games, looked poised to extend that streak to eight. The Flames desperately needed points to keep pace in the playoff hunt but with Mike Smith fresh off the IR and coming off a…

About Last Night #67: Flames’ playoff hopes take another hit with OT loss to Penguins

All signs pointed to last nights outing against the defending champions being another deflating loss for the Flames. Jon Gillies surrendered two goals in the first 3:05 of the game and the Flames were playing comeback almost since the opening faceoff. It did not look promising, and the Flames desperately needed points to climb back…

About Last Night #57: Flames can’t keep up with powerhouse Bruins

The Boston Bruins have been the league's best and hottest team since the flip of the calendar. They've amassed 30 of a possible 36 points in that span for a whopping .833 points percentage. They are a fantastic team, and were the easy favourites heading into last night's contest. The Flames played the fifth of…

About Last Night #53: Flames sweep season series against Blackhawks

The Calgary Flames opened a six game road trip at the United Center last night to face the Chicago Blackhawks in their final meeting of the season. The Flames had won the previous two matches by identical 4-3 overtime decisions, and looked to sweep the season series against the Blackhawks for the first time since…

About Last Night #50: Flames feel weird winning in regulation, decide to give game away to Vegas

For 58 minutes, the Calgary Flames were the better team. For 58 minutes, the Flames outscored, outchanced, and outplayed the Western Conference leading Vegas Golden Knights, and looked to flip their recent four game losing streak around with a big win. For 58 minutes, the Flames seemed to be on the up and up and…

About Last Night #48: Flames lose third straight in extra time

The Flames played host the Los Angeles Kings last night, looking to extend their point streak to 10 games and get back into the win column after dropping two straight contests. One point ahead of the Kings with a game in hand, this game was a great chance to get some breathing room in the…