The 2019-20 Tampa Bay Lightning played both the most and least efficient games in the past five postseasons

The Tampa Bay Lightning have had some uniquely noteworthy games already so far in the 2020 playoffs. They opened their postseason campaign with a quintuple overtime game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Most recently, Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final against the New York Islanders resulted in a lopsided win for the Lightning. These … Continue reading The 2019-20 Tampa Bay Lightning played both the most and least efficient games in the past five postseasons

TAMPA, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 12: Brayden Point #21 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates a goal during a game against the Calgary Flames at Amalie Arena on February 12, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

About Last Night #56: Flames fall in rematch against the Lightning

The highly anticipated rematch between two of the league's top teams had many folks excited to see some Grade-A hockey. The Calgary Flames were looking to break out of mini-slump and show the Lightning that they've got some competition. The game started off with fast action going both ways. Active sticks caused turnovers on both … Continue reading About Last Night #56: Flames fall in rematch against the Lightning

A circular barplot data visualisation depicting team scoring in the NHL during the 2018-19 season up to the NHL All-Star Game.

Visualising team scoring across the NHL

At the time of the 2019 NHL All-Star Game, the playoff picture in the league had become fairly clear. The race to the Presidents' Trophy looked to be a two-team ordeal between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Calgary Flames. The Western Conference wild card race was bottle-necking, while there were a few surprise teams … Continue reading Visualising team scoring across the NHL

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.

How the Flames have fared for December star selections

The Calgary Flames 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 … Continue reading How the Flames have fared for December star selections

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

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

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

About Last Night #22: Down in Dallas

The Calgary Flames gave up three separate leads in their bout against the Dallas Stars. One day removed from American Thanksgiving, the Stars were probably adding the Flames' defensemen onto their list of things they're thankful for. On multiple occasions, the Flames were unable to clear the puck from their zone and instead gifted the … Continue reading About Last Night #22: Down in Dallas

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 … Continue reading About Last Night #20: Capital Domination

Weekly Win Column: Week 4

What a week in the NHL. Erik Karlsson returned and to nobody's surprise is back to dominating the league. Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov are the NHL's clear dynamic duo, sitting first and second in overall point production. The New Jersey Devils sit atop the Metropolitan Division, looking down at the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington … Continue reading Weekly Win Column: Week 4