Comparing the Calgary Flames’ starts in 2018 and 2019

After finishing first in the Pacific Division, first in the Western Conference, and second in the NHL through 82 regular season games last year, the Calgary Flames are floundering out the gate. They sit at a 6-6-2 record, good for just sixth place in the Pacific, ninth in the West, and 17th overall. They haven't … Continue reading Comparing the Calgary Flames’ starts in 2018 and 2019

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About Last Night 14: Flames fall apart in third period, lose to the Hurricanes

The Flames suffered a heart breaker last night. After a strong first and a generally steady second period, they struggled to get anything going in the third. Carolina completely dominated the Flames in the final frame, and put two past David Rittich on route to the win. Statistical Breakdown 5v5 SVACF%SCF%HDCF%xGF%39.5414042.260.5596057.8 Team Stats 5v5 Player … Continue reading About Last Night 14: Flames fall apart in third period, lose to the Hurricanes

About Last Night 13: Flames lose Heritage Classic in overtime

The Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets faced off in the 2019 Heritage Classic, outdoors in Regina, Saskatchewan. The snow was falling, both teams were wearing gorgeous retro jerseys, and it was a tight game throughout. Unfortunately, the Flames lost 2-1 in overtime, despite leading 1-0 with under five minutes to play in the third period. … Continue reading About Last Night 13: Flames lose Heritage Classic in overtime

About Last Night #12: Flames win barn burner against Panthers

Ten goals, two shootout goals, eight lead changes, 20 players with at least one point, and both goalies with under .800 save percentages. That was the story of last night's game, as the Calgary Flames edged the Florida Panthers in a wild affair ending in a shootout. Statistical Breakdown 5v5 SVACF%SCF%HDCF%xGF%51.644.547.744.648.455.552.355.4 Team Stats 5v5 Player … Continue reading About Last Night #12: Flames win barn burner against Panthers

Michael Stone celebrates scoring a goal against the Ducks

About Last Night #10: Flames beat Ducks in solid bounceback effort

After a pathetic effort against the Kings one night before, the Flames bounced back in a big way to return to the win column. Cam Talbot shone in his second start as a Flame, and the whole team looked closer to their best. Statistical Breakdown 5v5 SVACF%SCF%HDCF%xGF%53.450.3%41.654.646.749.758.445.4 Team Stats 5v5 Player Stats Calgary Flames Tobias … Continue reading About Last Night #10: Flames beat Ducks in solid bounceback effort

About Last Night #9: Kings blow out Flames in messy road match

At least they didn't get shut out. Statistical Breakdown 5v5 SVACF%SCF%HDCF%xGF%45.3%46.9% 41.8%54.0%54.7% 53.1%58.2%46.0% Team Stats 5v5 Player Stats Calgary Flames Sam Bennett led the Flames with 81.8% CF. Derek Ryan was a team low 30.0% CF. T.J. Brodie, Matthew Tkachuk, Ryan, and Mark Jankowski combined for zero on-ice HDCF in the game. Los Angeles Kings … Continue reading About Last Night #9: Kings blow out Flames in messy road match

About Last Night #8: Flames use strong third period to scorch the Red Wings

The Calgary Flames got out to the early lead last night, and kept it that way for the rest of the game. A complete performance from the home team resulted in a 5-1 victory. Statistical Breakdown 5v5 SVACF%SCF%HDCF%xGF%58.4%54,6%56.2%59.8%40.8%45.4%43.9%40.3% Team Stats 5v5 Player Stats Calgary Flames Mark Jankowski posted a ridiculous game high 88.9% CF%, albeit … Continue reading About Last Night #8: Flames use strong third period to scorch the Red Wings