About Last Night #10: Flames play historically pathetic game in 9-1 blowout loss to Penguins

CALGARY, AB - OCTOBER 25: Pittsburgh Penguins Right Wing Phil Kessel #81 celebrates a goal with teammates against the Calgary Flames during an NHL game on October 25, 2018 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames returned home after a short road trip out east to face the Pittsburgh Penguins at home. Coming off three uninspiring performances, two of which saw them get hopelessly outplayed by lesser opponents, they set out to rebound against the powerhouse Penguins and stay above .500. If you've made it this far, I commend…

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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…

Changing of the guard: Small skill reigning tall in the new NHL

Johnny Gaudreau and Brad Marchand pose for a picture at the All Star Game in Columbus

The NHL has a longstanding reputation of being a tough league. Players were always lauded for their size, grit and toughness. A set of grinders was seen as an essential part of every team’s lineup, despite their ability to actually play the game of hockey. If they generated a fight, that was a roster spot…

About Last Night: Thoughts From Game #13

Opponent     Thursday:  Pittsburgh Penguins @ CGY Result  As both teams were tied in a scoreless contest with less than five minutes remaining in regulation, Kris Versteeg was sitting on the bench already thinking up what move he was going to try on Tristan Jarry in the shootout. Whenever the Calgary Flames play the…

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…