Weekly Win Column: Week 7

What a week in the NHL. The Vadim Shipachyov saga has finally concluded with his repayment of his $2M signing bonus and a "voluntary" retirement from the NHL. His frustration and apparent feud with the Vegas Golden Knights is unlikely to blow over just yet, however. After returning to Russia, Shipachyov sounded off about how [...]

About Last Night: Thoughts From Game #16

Opponent Thursday: Detroit Red Wings @ CGY Result  The Calgary Flames beat the Detroit Red Wings by a 6-3 score. It was easily one of the most fun and entertaining games the Flames have played this season. Mark Jankowski scored his first NHL goal, Sam Bennett registered his first point of the year, Johnny Gaudreau [...]

About Last Night: Thoughts from Game #14

Opponent Sunday:  New Jersey Devils @ CGY Result  The Calgary Flames recovered from another rough start to beat the New Jersey Devils 5-4 in a shootout. Mike Smith probably had his worst game as a Flame, yet still made several incredible saves to bail out his teammates during a less than stellar first period. This [...]

Weekly Win Column: Week 3

What a week in the NHL. The Vegas Golden Knights finally earned their first loss in franchise history, the last team to shed undefeated status. Auston Matthews and Alex Ovechkin are still scoring lots of goals, and the Edmonton Oilers look like a shadow of the team who shutout the Calgary Flames on day one. [...]

About Last Night: Thoughts on Game #6

Opponent Vancouver Canucks vs CGY   Result  To everyone’s surprise, Eddie Lack did not get the start despite the Calgary Flames playing their second game of a back-to-back with (short) travel in between. With the way the Flames played against Ottawa, they knew they needed to refine their game, stay out of penalty trouble, and [...]

TWC Power Rankings: Week 2

The Win Column Power Rankings is a weekly feature that will highlight the current rankings of all the NHL teams during that specific week. While their place in the standings will be taken into affect, each team's’ weekly performances will have the greater effect on how high, or low, they end up ranking. We officially [...]

Weekly Win Column: Week 2

What a week in the NHL. Most importantly, Jaromir Jagr finally has a home in Calgary (!!!!!) and we couldn't be more excited to have him back and in a Calgary Flames uniform. Alex Ovechkin is still a goal scoring beast, the Toronto Maple Leafs have 15 goals in their first two games, and the [...]

Inside the Boxscore: 2016-2017 NHL Season

With the abundance of metrics tracked in an NHL game nowadays, analyzing and understanding the data itself is a difficult task. With the fluidity in the sport of hockey, many different stats, methods, and models are applied in hopes of providing valuable insight. The challenge in presenting data to promote meaningful discussion is that it [...]

Visualizing Versteeg’s Shootout Prowess using 3D CAD

In Which Versteeg Was Our Biggest Shootout Blessing You can’t reminisce on the 2016-17 season without thinking about just how good Kris Versteeg was for the Calgary Flames in the shootout. A dreaded way to end any hockey game, Versteeg took matters into his own hands and put on shows that made staying until the [...]