Flames Fancy Stats Through 17 Games

Ryan Pike
November 12 2014 09:30AM

We're 17 games (or just over 20%) into the Calgary Flames schedule, so it's time for another check-in regarding how the club's players are doing in all areas fancy stats.

We have a mix of stuff we're tallying ourselves (scoring chances and zone entries), and stuff we're putting from data collected by the fine folks at War on Ice and Hockey Analysis.

Except for zone entries, all stats refer to even-strength numbers, and we're limiting things to players who have played 10+ games due to sample size concerns.

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The Nation Minute

Nation World HQ
November 11 2014 10:30AM

The Nation Minute is a quick look at NHL stats and fun facts that we found interesting this week including the Leafs and Jets staying hot, Edmonton possession numbers, Flames blueliners, Nick Bonino and more.

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A Century On, Have We Learned Anything?

November 11 2014 08:35AM


Editor's Note: Today is Remembrance Day in Canada and Veterans Day in the United States. So we're taking a brief intermission from outright hockey talk and engaging in a look back with our pal Rex.

This past summer marked the centennial anniversary of the beginning of the Great War, what would later come to be called World War I. Coverage of the various observances and speeches to mark that date dominated much of the news cycle of August, when it wasn’t focusing on outbreaks of Ebola in West Africa; conflict, annexation and military brinkmanship in the Ukraine; and the rise of an ideological pseudo-state in central Iraq and Eastern Syria.

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Post-Game: Caned By The Canes

Ryan Pike
November 11 2014 01:41AM

The Calgary Flames finished their second big road trip of 2014-15 with a whimper, dropping a 4-1 decision to the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena in Raleigh on Monday night. The loss concludes a five-game road trip that saw the Flames go 3-2-0.

It's a shame, too, because the Flames played a good first period and had a lot of jump, but never seemed to get their legs (or hearts) back into things after they got down by a goal in the second.

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FGD #17: Road Trip Finale in Raleigh (5pm MT; Sportsnet West)

Ryan Pike
November 10 2014 11:56AM

Standing tall with a 9-5-2 record and a sterling 7-3-0 road record, the Calgary Flames will complete their second big road trip of the season tonight against the Carolina Hurricanes (4-6-3).

The 'Canes got a whuppin' from the Flames in Calgary last month by a 5-0 score, but since then they have gone 4-2-1. They lost their next two games on their western swing, then have gone undefeated in regulation in games against Arizona, Los Angeles, Columbus (twice) and Washington.

The Flames? Since crushing the Canes, they've gone - hilariously - also 4-2-1. But the Canes needed those wins a lot more than Calgary.

Tonight's game goes at 5pm and can be found on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.

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