About Last Night #18: Flames fall to San Jose, referees

With a nail-biter win against the Los Angeles Kings the night before, the Calgary Flames looked to close out their first California road trip with a winning record. Facing the surging San Jose Sharks, it was a tough task for the Flames who opted to insert Michael Stone into the lineup in favour of Rasmus…

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TWC Power Rankings: Week 5

The Win Column NHL Power Rankings Week 5. November 12, 2018.

Welcome to Week 5 of the TWC Power Rankings! Here at TWC, we use a statistical model to effectively rank teams on a week to week basis.  The model takes into effect winning percentages, CF%, SCF%, HDCF% as well as SV%. Each statistical category is weighed and scored differently, giving each team a unique TWC Score…

TWC Power Rankings: Week 4

The Win Column NHL Power Rankings Week 4. November 5, 2018.

Welcome to Week 4 of the TWC Power Rankings! Here at TWC, we use a statistical model to effectively rank teams on a week to week basis.  The model takes into effect winning percentages, CF%, SCF%, HDCF% as well as SV%. Each statistical category is weighed and scored differently, giving each team a unique TWC Score…

TWC Power Rankings: Week 3

The Win Column NHL Power Rankings Week 3. October 29, 2018.

Welcome to Week 3 of the TWC Power Rankings! Here at TWC, we use a statistical model to effectively rank teams on a week to week basis.  The model takes into effect winning percentages, CF%, SCF%, HDCF% as well as SV%. Each statistical category is weighed and scored differently, giving each team a unique TWC Score…

About Last Night #8: Rittich shines bright on Broadway

Rittich makes save versus New York Rangers, October 21, 2018

Having not won at Madison Square Garden for nearly 10 years, The Calgary Flames looked to reverse their luck on Sunday night in their first matchup against the New York Rangers of the season. The Flames started the game off very flat. Were it not for a beautiful spin-o-rama goal by Johnny Gaudreau and a number of…

TWC Power Rankings: Week 2

The Win Column NHL Power Rankings Week 2. October 22, 2018.

Welcome back to the new and improved TWC Power Rankings! Here at TWC, we use a statistical model to effectively rank teams on a week to week basis.  The model takes into effect winning percentages, CF%, SCF%, HDCF% as well as SV%. Each statistical category is weighed and scored differently, giving each team a unique TWC…

TWC Power Rankings: Week 1

The Win Column NHL Power Rankings Week 1. October 15, 2018.

Welcome back to the new and improved TWC Power Rankings! This season we will be continuing our weekly power ranking series, but with a completely new take. We think will be able to provide a much more analytical look at the state of the NHL on week to week basis using our own developed model…

Arena Attendance Series Recap

Data visualization of NHL arena attendances of all 31 teams during the 2017-18 regular season.

  Click on the image for the full size! If you've followed along on the Arena Attendance Series, I hope you've enjoyed it! Would love to hear your thoughts at @mrbilltran or @wincolumnblog. Read the whole series, including more detailed charts, here: Arena Attendance Series Part 1: The Pacific Division Arena Attendance Series Part 2:…

Arena Attendance Series Part 4: The Atlantic Division

The Atlantic Division contains teams that are on the cusp of the Stanley Cup and also teams that are the middle of rebuilding. Attendance will definitely fluctuate depending on the how good a team is at home, and the Atlantic has a few great examples of how different factors can also come into play for…

The history of NHL final scores

Throughout the history of the NHL, 55,465 regular season games and 4,334 playoff games have been played. The league will see its 60,000 game in early November this coming season. How exactly can the entire history of the league be shown in just a few charts? Jeremy Frank (@MLBRandomStats) recently posted some baseball charts detailing…