Road to the Smythe: NHL Playoff Player Rankings – Week 5

Welcome to Week 5 of the TWC Postseason Player Rankings: Road to the Smythe! Here at TWC, we use a statistical model to effectively rank players on a week to week basis. The model takes into effect individual statistics including goals and assists, as well as possession metrics like CF%, SCF%, HDCF%, and a correction…

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The Colorado Avalanche defied odds to make their mark in history

DENVER, CO - MAY 06: J.T. Compher #37 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrates after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks in Game Six of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Pepsi Center on May 6, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)

The 2018-19 Stanley Cup Playoffs have already gone into the history books as one of the most bizarre playoffs brackets in the history of the league. With all four number one seeds being eliminated after the first round, it's the indisputably the year of the underdog. The Colorado Avalanche, among the underdogs, were one of…

Road to the Smythe: NHL Playoff Player Rankings – Week 4

Welcome to Week 4 of the TWC Postseason Player Rankings: Road to the Smythe! Here at TWC, we use a statistical model to effectively rank players on a week to week basis. The model takes into effect individual statistics including goals and assists, as well as possession metrics like CF%, SCF%, HDCF%, and a correction…

Road to the Smythe: NHL Playoff Player Rankings – Week 3

Welcome to Week 3 of the TWC Postseason Player Rankings: Road to the Smythe! Here at TWC, we use a statistical model to effectively rank players on a week to week basis. The model takes into effect individual statistics including goals and assists, as well as possession metrics like CF%, SCF%, HDCF%, and a correction…

Road to the Smythe: NHL Playoff Player Rankings – Week 2

Welcome to Week 2 of the TWC Postseason Player Rankings: Road to the Smythe! Here at TWC, we use a statistical model to effectively rank players on a week to week basis. The model takes into effect individual statistics including goals and assists, as well as possession metrics like CF%, SCF%, HDCF%, and a correction…

How the Flames couldn’t counter the Avalanche’s onslaught

Now that the ashes have settled, most fans will remember the 2018-19 Calgary Flames as the top seed in the West that bowed out in the first round, rather than the 50 win Pacific Division Champions. The recency of the first round exit, losing in five games against the underdog team, will mask a lot…

About Last Night Round 1 Game 5: The season’s over for the Flames

CALGARY, AB - APRIL 19: Teammates of the Calgary Flames acknowledge the crowd after Game Five of the Western Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Colorado Avalanche on April 19, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames returned to the Saddledome trying to extend their postseason. With their backs against the wall, the Flames needed to string together three straight wins to get past the Colorado Avalanche. Things went south early for the Flames. Midway through the first, the Avalanche opened up the scoring. Gabriel Landeskog tipped a Tyson…

About Last Night Round 1 Game 4: Flames undone by poor puck possession in crucial Game 4 loss

DENVER, CO - APRIL 17: Mikko Rantanen #96 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrates after scoring the game winning goal against the Calgary Flames in Game Four of the Western Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Pepsi Center on April 17, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Flames 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)

After what can only be described as a nightmare of a Game 3, the Calgary Flames looked to bounce back and tie their Round 1 series up at two games a piece. Mike Smith got his fourth straight start in net and looked to lock it down for the Flames. The first period started out…

About Last Night Round 1 Game 3: Flames dominated by Avalanche, blown out in Denver

DENVER, CO - APRIL 15: Erik Johnson #6 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrates after scoring a goal against the Calgary Flames in Game Three of the Western Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Pepsi Center on April 15, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Flames 6-2. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)

With the series tied at one game a piece, the Calgary Flames and Colorado Avalanche headed to the mile high city for game three on Monday night. Coming off the overtime defeat on Saturday, the Flames were looking to regain their home ice advantage edge. The Flames would make one alteration to their lineup, with…

Road to the Smythe: NHL Playoff Player Rankings – Week 1

Welcome to Week 1 of the TWC Postseason Player Rankings: Road to the Smythe! Here at TWC, we use a statistical model to effectively rank players on a week to week basis. The model takes into effect individual statistics including goals and assists, as well as possession metrics like CF%, SCF%, HDCF%, and a correction…