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

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)

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…

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Visualising team scoring across the NHL

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

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…

Revisiting The Win Column’s Calgary Flames over/under predictions at the All-Star break

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)

At the start of the 2018-19 season, we put out The Win Column's over/under predictions for this year's iteration of the Calgary Flames. As Johnny Gaudreau is spending his weekend in San Jose to participate in the 2019 All-Star Game, let's take a look at which predictions are holding true and which are probably doomed.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…