Calgary Flames 2018-19 Shot and Goal Distances beeswarm plot. Data visualisation showing the distribution of shot distances between a shot attempt by a forward and the net.

Visualising the Calgary Flames’ shot and goal distances from 2018-19

The Calgary Flames scored a lot the past year. En route to clinching the 2019 Western Conference regular season, they scored 289 goals, which was good for a tie for second in the league with the San Jose Sharks. Only the Tampa Bay Lightning scored more with 325 goals. To score as many goals as … Continue reading Visualising the Calgary Flames’ shot and goal distances from 2018-19

Visualising Mark Giordano’s elite scoring as a 35 year old

In the Calgary Flames' game against the New Jersey Devils, Mark Giordano did something very few other NHL players have ever done. He became the fourth ever defenceman to score 60 or more points while being 35 years old or older. https://twitter.com/Fan960Steinberg/status/1100930630341189632 To say that Giordano is enjoying his best season ever really complements the … Continue reading Visualising Mark Giordano’s elite scoring as a 35 year old

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

A mid-season visualisation of Calgary Flames goals by scorer and game-state

The Calgary Flames are having some kind of run in 2018-19. Not only are they second in the NHL standings, they're also second in terms of goals for. At 190 goals scored in 51 games played, they're scoring at a prolific rate of 3.73 goals per game. Historically, in any given hockey game, a team … Continue reading A mid-season visualisation of Calgary Flames goals by scorer and game-state

Calgary Flames goals by game state and goal scorer

Eighteen games into the season, the Calgary Flames find themselves battling for the top spot in the Pacific Division. While it's true that the Pacific is weak this year, another reason the Flames are in the conversation for top Pacific team to begin with is their goal scoring. Last season, the Flames were unable to … Continue reading Calgary Flames goals by game state and goal scorer