Sunday Census: Trade deadline pieces, Michael Frolik, and the Mark Giordano snub

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Active NHL goaltenders and their tendency to earn shutouts

Pekka Rinne celebrates a win in Nashville

Jonathan Quick recently recorded his 300th career win after 575 games played. As if that milestone wasn't enough to earn applaud, his 300th win was also his 51st shutout. That's works out to one shutout for every six starts over his career, which equates to earning a shutout in 17.0% of all his wins. Photo…

How the Flames have fared for December star selections

Matthew Tkachuk #19 of the Calgary Flames and teammates celebrate their 6-5 overtime win against the Philadelphia Flyers after an NHL game on December 12, 2018 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The Calgary held first place in the Pacific Division for the entirety of December, and ascended their way atop the entire NHL. Thanks to spectacular play from their top players, they find themselves having one of their first halves in franchise history. The Flames were scheduled for 14 games in December and out of 42…

About Last Night #44: The Gaudreau Show continues as the Flames win in Chicago

The Calgary Flames wrapped up their four-game road trip with a spirited battle against the Chicago Blackhawks. With the win, the Flames add to their lead in the tightening Pacific Division. Less than four minutes into the game, first-star-of-the-week Johnny Gaudreau picked up the loose puck and shot it into a wide open net to…

About Last Night #43: Flames comeback again against the Flyers

The Calgary Flames made their third stop of a four game road-trip in Philadelphia to visit the Flyers. Coming off a loss to the Bruins, the Flames were looking for a much better effort against a lowly Flyers team. A good sign for the Flames was that David Rittich returned to the crease Saturday afternoon,…

About Last Night #42: Flames fall to Bruins in a back and forth affair

The Flames were in action on Thursday night, in the second game of a back-to-back situation. After taking the victory in Detroit, the Flames looked to continue their 2019 winning ways against the Boston Bruins. In the second game of a four game road trip, Calgary would once again go back to Mike Smith in…

About Last Night #41: Flames storm back to start 2019 on a winning note

Welcome to 2019 Flames Fans! The Calgary Flames looked to start off the new year on the right foot, as they were in Detroit to take on the Red Wings Wednesday evening. The Flames were struck with bad news earlier in the day, as David Rittich would be listed as day-to-day with a lower body…

About Last Night #40: Flames finish 2018 atop the Pacific with big win over Sharks

It was probably one of the biggest games of the year. The Calgary Flames' final game of 2018 was a fierce battle against the San Jose Sharks, with the winner going home in first place in the Pacific Division to close out the calendar year. In a game with high stakes, it did not disappoint.…

About Last Night #39: Flames fall in overtime, cold streak continues

  With just one win in their last four games, the Calgary Flames looked to get back on track against the Vancouver Canucks last night. The season series was knotted at one win apiece going into the game, and unlike the Flames, the Canucks were on a roll as of late. The Canucks were the…

About Last Night #38: Gaudreau hat-trick powers Flames to victory over Jets

The Calgary Flames were back in action on Thursday night, after a lengthy holiday break, to face the Western Conference leading Winnipeg Jets. The Flames were coming into the game limping a bit, after losing their previous three contests, in addition to the conference lead they once held. Coming off of a dreadful loss to…