How the Flames have fared for February star selections

CALGARY, AB - JANUARY 18: Johnny Gaudreau #13 and teammates of the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Detroit Red Wings during an NHL game on January 18, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

Resuming hockey after the all-star break this season brought back shades of the last, bringing back haunting memories where things seemed to slip for the 2017-18 Calgary Flames. Despite a questionable start to February, the 2018-19 Flames shook off their demons and got back on track. They finished the month still first in the Western…

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How the Flames have fared for January star selections

CALGARY, AB - JANUARY 18: Matthew Tkachuk #19 and teammates of the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Detroit Red Wings during an NHL game on January 18, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames at this point in the season are probably switching their focus towards gunning for the Presidents' Trophy. The Tampa Bay Lightning are within reach and if things line up for the Flames, then there might be good reason to celebrate come April. The Flames only played 11 games in January, given the…

About Last Night #45: Rittich rescues the Flames to sweep the season series against the Avalanche

Michael Frolik #67 of the Calgary Flames celebrates with teammates after a goal against the Colorado Avalanche at Scotiabank Saddledome on January 9, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The Calgary Flames returned home on a four-game road trip where they were winners of three. They met the Colorado Avalanche for their third and final meeting of the season. The Flames got up to an early 1-0 lead from a mix-and-match forward line. With Elias Lindholm taking a breather after a penalty kill, James…

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 #5: Flames complete the comeback and dazzle in overtime

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 13: Elias Lindholm #28 of the Calgary Flames celebrates with teammates Sam Bennett #93 and Rasmus Andersson #4 after scoring a goal against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on October 13, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The Flames defeated the Avalanche 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames came into Denver looking to bounce back from their loss against the St. Louis Blues. On the last stop of their three game road trip, the Flames looked to end things strong against the Colorado Avalanche. Things didn't start off too well, as Nathan MacKinnon and JT Compher both capitalised early on…

The Calgary Flames must set their season tone on the road

PK Subban of the Nashville Predators defends against Mikael Backlund of the Calgary Flames in front of Pekka Rinne of the Predators.

After splitting a home-and-home against the Vancouver Canucks to open the season, the Calgary Flames embark on their first road trip. They will be paying visits to three Central teams: last year's Presidents' Trophy winners, the Nashville Predators; and two playoff bubble teams, the St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche. This road trip will be…

Breaking down Canadian scoring in the NHL during 2017-18

Data visualization of goals and assists from Canadian NHL hockey players based on geographic birthplace

Every season, more and more players from different countries pack their bags and lace their skates to play in the NHL. What once was a sport that was heavily saturated with Canadians, is now a league filled with players from around the world. In 2017-18, Canadians made up 45.3% of the league; the third consecutive…

About Last Night #20: Capital Domination

Other than allowing a goal to Lars Eller just 62 seconds into the contest, the Flames completely dominated the Washington Capitals last night, earning a 4-1 victory. Johnny Gaudreau scored on a partial break to tie the game early in the first period and there was no looking back for the Flames. Gaudreau extended his…

Pursuing Pastrnak: What a Trade with Calgary Could Look Like

It’s been a slow summer for RFAs. Many notable players from around the league remain unsigned, including breakout stars from last season Leon Draisaitl, Alexander Wennberg and David Pastrnak. The long negotiations between these players and their teams are almost surely linked to the nature of their success last year, potential lockout-proofing, and waiting for…