December 04 2014 08:30AM
1. Heaping praise on Giordano
I mentioned this on Puck Daddy yesterday but wanted to get a little more in-depth here: What TJ Brodie and Mark Giordano continue to do on the Flames blue line is nothing short of mind-bending.
Giordano was named the league's Player of the Month for November, and rightfully so. The latest GVT stats (which can be extremely hit-or-miss in terms of assessing value) currently rate him as being the No. 2 player in the league behind only Sidney Crosby, which is a crazy stat that I cannot actually believe.
December 03 2014 11:29AM
The Calgary Flames are a successful team, standings-wise. They enter today's NHL action with a 16-8-2 record, good for a 65.4 points percentage despite the Flames not having an amazing Corsi For percentage, which is held by the analytics community as a predictor of wins and points.
For some added context on how the Flames are doing, let's compare them with Edmonton and Buffalo - two truly not-good teams - on a Rolling 10 Game basis!
December 02 2014 11:45PM
A year ago, Josh Jooris was a relatively anonymous complementary player for the AHL's Abbotsford Heat. But life's weird sometimes, and tonight he scored three goals.
Seriously, in an NHL game. He now has 8 goals this season. He had 11 all of last season in the American League.
The Flames beat the Arizona Coyotes by a 5-2 score tonight at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Their string of strong play, combined with occasional good bounces, continues.
December 02 2014 11:58AM
The Calgary Flames (15-8-2) meet up with the Arizona Coyotes (10-12-3) tonight at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
It'll be their second meeting in four days - part of a home and home series between the Flames and the team from Phoenix - though the Coyotes had a stop-over in Edmonton to play the Oilers in-between games. The Coyotes won 5-2 by way of a special teams bonanza (two short-handed goals and a power-play goal) in the second period.
And after yet another successful road trip - the Flames have gone over .500 on every single trek they've taken - the Flames are trying to continue their steady play.
The puck drops at 7pm MT and you can catch the action on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan!
December 01 2014 01:10PM
Some rapid-fire news and notes for your Monday afternoon!