Visualising the 2018-19 Flames Three Star Selections

Calgary Flames 2018-19 three star selections data visualisation poster.

The Flames have been out of action for nearly a month now. It's not an easy pill to swallow seeing how wide open the playoffs have been and how the Flames aren't competing anymore, but there's still plenty of reason to feel good about the Flames. Let's not forget how good of a campaign they…

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Visualising team scoring across the NHL during the 2018-19 season

The 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs are finally upon us. Before the first puck drop, it's high-time to revisit Point Share Shells one more time to see which teams enjoyed high-octane offence and which teams sorely suffered to score. The story lines from this season are abundant: from Tampa Bay's offensive dominance led by Nikita Kucherov,…

Comparing the 2000-01 Penguins to the 2018-19 Flames

During the Saturday night matchup between the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks, the Flames reached a feat that hasn't been accomplished by any team in nearly two decades. Five Flames have managed to reach the 70 point milestone this season: Johnny Gaudreau, Elias Lindholm, Matthew Tkachuk, Sean Monahan, and the latest Flame to do so,…

Visualising team scoring across the NHL after the Tampa Bay Lightning clinched

The Tampa Bay Lightning are the first team in the NHL to clinch a berth in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. In their journey so far, they have put together one of the most impressive seasons of recent memory. They clinched with 106 standing points, a whopping 15 points ahead of the second place Boston…

Visualising Mark Giordano’s elite scoring as a 35 year old

In the Calgary Flames' game against the New Jersey Devils, Mark Giordano did something very few other NHL players have ever done. He became the fourth ever defenceman to score 60 or more points while being 35 years old or older. https://twitter.com/Fan960Steinberg/status/1100930630341189632 To say that Giordano is enjoying his best season ever really complements the…

Entry into the Triple Gold Club is reserved for a lucky few

Getting into the Triple Gold Club in hockey is a coveted achievement, marking the occasion when a hockey player earns all three of an Olympic gold medal, World Championship gold medal, and of course, the Stanley Cup. Earlier this week, Nathan Yau of FlowingData released a data visualisation of EGOT winners, marking the year that…

A mid-season visualisation of Calgary Flames goals by scorer and game-state

The Calgary Flames are having some kind of run in 2018-19. Not only are they second in the NHL standings, they're also second in terms of goals for. At 190 goals scored in 51 games played, they're scoring at a prolific rate of 3.73 goals per game. Historically, in any given hockey game, a team…

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…

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…