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…

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About Last Night #37: Flames drop third straight to Blues

In another weekend matinee against the St. Louis Blues, the Calgary Flames looked for a repeat performance following a big 7-2 win against the Blues just a week ago. Mike Smith started in the Flames crease and Jake Allen in the Blues'. The Flames didn't start out the game on the right foot. They looked…

About Last Night #36: Flames fall to Lightning in shootout thriller

In a true measuring stick match, the Calgary Flames hosted the league leading Tampa Bay Lightning last night. In a meeting between the number one and number two teams in the NHL, it had all the makings of an amazing game and it was exactly that. The Lightning opened the scoring off a broken play…

About Last Night #35: Flames get shutout by Stars in listless effort

The Calgary Flames finished out their three game road trip in Texas on Tuesday night, with a match-up against the Dallas Stars. After failing to stage a complete comeback in their previous meeting, the Flames were looking to even the season series this time around. They would be taking the ice down a few key…

About Last Night #34: Flames blow out Blues in St. Louis

The Calgary Flames were back in action, in a rare matinee back-to-back against the St. Louis Blues on Sunday afternoon. After squeaking by the Wild, due in large part to David Rittich, the Flames would go right back to the Czech netminder. The Blues have been struggling all season, and although they crushed the Flames earlier…

About Last Night #33: Flames get the win and settles scores against the Wild

Matthew Tkachuk celebrates goal

After losing Mikael Backlund to injury and both Ryan Lomberg and Mark Giordano to suspensions in the last game against the Minnesota Wild, the Calgary Flames looked for both revenge and a win in Minnesota yesterday afternoon. Setting the stage for what had the makings of a nasty grudge match, the Flames dressed Dalton Prout…

About Last Night #32: The Flames complete another miraculous comeback

The Calgary Flames were back in action on Wednesday night after a two day break since their Battle of Alberta loss. They played host to the Philadelphia Flyers, who are embroiled in the midst of an organizational shift. The visiting team hasn't been playing their best hockey, but still only find themselves seven points out…

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…

About Last Night #31: Flames’ win streak ends with shutout loss to Oilers

Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames takes a sharp angle shot on Mikko Koskinen of the Edmonton Oilers. December 9, 2018.

The Calgary Flames woke up yesterday morning atop the Pacific Division and the Western Conference. They were on a five game winning streak and despite a difficult schedule and set to play their third game in four nights, had a chance to rise to second overall in the NHL with a win over their rival…

About Last Night #30: Flames win fifth straight to claim top spot in the West

  It was a night of firsts for the Calgary Flames, looking to extend their winning streak last night against the Nashville Predators. The Flames and Predators sat first in their respective divisions heading into the game, and the the outcome would determine which team would claim top spot in the Western Conference. Mike Smith…