Looking At Flames Zone Entries Through 19 Games

Ryan Pike
November 18 2015 11:00AM

So we're basically at the point of the season where roughly a quarter of the games have been played - I still have to re-watch the 20th game to count entries - so now seems like a great time to revisit the zone entry data we're collecting this season.

Who carries it in? Who dumps it in a lot? And how have these figures changed since the 10-game check-in? Let's dive in, gang!

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Post-Game: Flames Edge Devils

Ryan Pike
November 17 2015 10:08PM

After a road trip where they took just two of a possible eight points, I think it's safe to say that the Calgary Flames really needed a win tonight. In front of a surprisingly boisterous Scotiabank Saddledome - given the opponent, day of week and weather - the Flames weren't pretty at times, but they managed to skate to a 3-2 victory over the visiting New Jersey Devils.

Here's how it happened.

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FGD #20: Home Ice Advantage - The Flames Welcome The Devils

Ryan Pike
November 17 2015 12:00PM

(Candice Ward / USA Today Sports)

The Calgary Flames are back home after a disappointing four-game sojourn throughout the United States that saw them capture just two (of a possible eight) points. Now, the Flames hope to get back into the win column and try to create some momentum for themselves when they face the New Jersey Devils.

The Devils have drawn comparisons to Calgary from last season; they're not overly amazing at anything, but they've been good enough when it counts to bank a good amount of points in the standings. Now, the Flames are looking up at the Devils and probably going "Man, why can't we do that?" (It's their defensive zone play, by the way.)

The puck drops just after 7pm MT on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan!

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Addition of Kevin Poulin Bumps Contract Count Up

Ryan Pike
November 17 2015 09:00AM

The Calgary Flames added goaltender Kevin Poulin late last week in a trade that saw precisely zero assets head the other way. This means that they've added a contract without divesting themselves of one, which complicates their ability potentially to do other things later on in the season.

This begs the question: how many active contracts do the Flames have right now?

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Post-Game: Flames Lose To Stanley Cup Champions

Ryan Pike
November 15 2015 10:04PM

So, how's everyone doing?

Tonight, the Calgary Flames polished off their four-game road trip tonight in Chicago. Despite playing a Blackhawks team that suited up last night, in a different city, and played a tough, emotional game against St. Louis, the Flames lost 4-1. Aside from a brief stretch of the early second period when they had a 1-0 lead, the Flames weren't ever really in this game.

With the loss, the Flames head home with a 6-12-1 record through 19 games.

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