Talkin' Bout Faceoffs

Ryan Pike
April 24 2015 01:03PM

We're five games into the series, and much as we earlier checked out the Corsi and Fenwick breakdowns for the two clubs, let's revisit the face-off numbers for the primary centers for each teams.

The big fancy table after the jump!

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The Numbers Game Through 5 Games

Ryan Pike
April 24 2015 11:00AM

Well, we're five games into the series between the Calgary Flames and the Vancouver Canucks. With that many games under our belts, we have a decently-large enough sample size to dig into the underlying numbers a bit and see how each player is doing.

I split the data into home and away, and I'm looking at both Corsi (all shot attempts: on-net, blocked and missing the net) and Fenwick (unblocked shot attempts), in part because the Flames are block machines and in part because it could be interesting. Numbers are expressed in terms of plus/minus in each category.

Beware sample sizes, though: there have been 2 home games and 3 away games, so bear that in mind when you look at the gaps.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
April 24 2015 07:00AM

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Oilers gifted McDavid and reportedly hire Chiarelli. Injured Jets swept by Ducks, Leafs eye Todd Mclellan, can Canucks come back, playoff nastiness, Rob Ford, Sean Monahan, Michael Ferland and more in this week's Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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Playoff Post-Game: Wasted Chances

Ryan Pike
April 23 2015 11:34PM

The Calgary Flames moseyed into Vancouver this evening, hoping for a victory over the Canucks and to propel themselves into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Unfortunately for the Flames, that opportunity was wasted as the Canucks played their third straight strong game at Rogers Arena and eked out a narrow 2-1 victory over the Flames. It was narrow on the scoreboard, but the Canucks carried the play for the majority of the contest and if not for some really strong goaltending from Jonas Hiller, the game could've been much more one-sided.

Game 6 goes Saturday night in Calgary.

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Johnny Gaudreau Named Finalist For Calder

Ryan Pike
April 23 2015 04:48PM

Throughout his hockey career, Johnny Gaudreau has turned heads and earned accolades. He amassed a stellar resume through his USHL and NCAA tenures.

Following a whirlwind first National Hockey League season, the Calgary Flames rookie has added to that resume, being named one of three finalists for the Calder Trophy. Aaron Ekblad of the Florida Panthers and Mark Stone of the Ottawa Senators are the other two finalists, as announced by the NHL earlier this evening.

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