Postgame: A Deserving Win

Pat Steinberg
December 27 2010 10:27PM

EDMONTON, AB - NOVEMBER 29: Jarome Iginla  of the Calgary Flames celebrates his second period goal against the Minnesota Wild at Scotiabank Saddledome on November 29, 2010 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Dylan Lynch/Getty Images)

It's kind of refreshing to see the Calgary Flames win a hockey game where they were the better team and deserved to win it.  That was exactly the case on Monday night when the Flames took a 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres, good for Calgary's second straight win after a three game losing skid.

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Flames Scoring Chances - Game 37 versus Buffalo

Kent Wilson
December 27 2010 09:42PM

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20534

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Game No. 37: Outsuttered

Ryan Lambert
December 27 2010 06:25PM



You guys don't get to see as much Eastern Conference hockey as I do, and understandably so. For this reason, please keep in mind that what you are about to see tonight may be shockingly bad.

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FGD: Stay the Course! Staying the Course, Sir!

Pat Steinberg
December 27 2010 11:54AM

We've heard the three words "stay the course" plenty of times from Calgary Flames Head Coach Brent Sutter over the last two months or so.  As the Flames get set for the Buffalo Sabres tonight at the Scotiabank Saddledome (7 pm, Sportsnet West and The FAN 960), those three words remain the ones to live by for the embattled team.

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Size Has No Impact On Faceoff Percentage: 2009-10 Data

Jonathan Willis
December 24 2010 10:36AM

 

A question that has come up a few times is whether big players tend to have an advantage when taking faceoffs. There is a certain logic to the idea that they do: after all, bigger, stronger players should be able to outmuscle their smaller counterparts in the faceoff circle.

The data, however, suggests something else entirely: that there is no advantage to being big when it comes to taking face-offs.

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