Is the Flames' shooting percentage sustainable?

March 13 2015 12:00PM

Arii recently pointed out that the Flames shooting percentage has jumped from 9.2% (#12 in the league) last season to 10.6% (#2 in the league) this season.  That may not sound like much, but if the Flames had shot 9.2% this season they'd have scored 26 fewer goals and would likely not be in the playoff race.  If the Flames shooting percentage were identical to the league average this year, they would have scored 29 fewer goals.  Team shooting percentage is considered, by many, to be the essence of luck in hockey, even more so than PDO.  PDO lumps shooting percentage together with save percentage, which can clearly be influenced by good goal-tending.   Is the Flames' luck destined to run out?  

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Douglas Murray Joins Flames On A Tryout

Ryan Pike
March 13 2015 10:03AM

No really, Douglas Murray is trying out with the Flames... 

Photo Credit: Eric Bolte/USA TODAY Sports

Around 9:30am MT this morning, the heavens opened up and the hockey world proclaimed with one confused exclamation.


The Flames announced prior to their practice this morning that defenseman Douglas Murray has joined the team on a try-out basis. He joined the team today.

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Looking At Corsi And Game-By-Game Results

Ryan Pike
March 13 2015 09:03AM

There's been a lot of discussion about puck possession lately, particularly how Calgary is succeeding despite some pretty awful metrics in that area.

With another game up tonight, let's take a gander at how, specifically, they're doing.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
March 13 2015 06:30AM


The Flames are not the Avalanche of last year, Kadri drama in Toronto, the perfect line combinations, player power rankings, leadership, the 2015 draft and more in this week's Roundup brought to you by Draftkings.

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Gaudreau Hits 50 Points - Let's Put It In Context

Ryan Pike
March 12 2015 01:00PM

Last night, wunderkind Johnny Gaudreau hit the 50-point mark by virtue of scoring a pair of goals in Calgary's 6-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks.

Gaudreau, who once was thought to be too small to play pro hockey, is the first Flames freshman to hit the 50-point plateau since somebody named "Jarome Iginla" back in 1996-67.

Where does this put Gaudreau all-time among Flames rookies with 15 games remaining?

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