March 22 2015 01:00PM
We're nearing the end of the major-junior and college hockey seasons. The majority of the Calgary Flames' prospects are about to begin their playoffs.
So who's playing where?
March 22 2015 01:00PM
Spring is finally here!! *Looks out window. Can't see due to snow covering window* Ehh.... Well we may have to wait a little longer on that one, but no need to wait for this weeks edition of First Star, Worst Star!!
March 22 2015 11:00AM
The Flames' sudden jump in shooting percentage is one of the reasons they're in a playoff position this year. Following my piece, Beloch pointed out the Flames' top point-getters are all beneficiaries of this phenomenon; and as of today, are the team's only 20 goal scorers. Kent touched on this some in his most recent mailbag as well.
As Jiri Hudler is experiencing the second best shooting percentage of his career - and up 3.2% from last season - he's having a career year offensively. Many of us predicted Sean Monahan to regress based on his rookie shooting percentage of 15.7%, but he's only exceeded that, scoring even more along the way. Johnny Gaudreau's new so we can't really compare him to his previous performances, but we can note his clip isn't as high as his linemates'.
What are they doing to succeed so efficiently?
March 21 2015 05:03PM
The Calgary Flames had a home game against a non-playoff, non-conference opponent this afternoon.
They entered the third period with a one-goal lead. However, they only got a point, as they lost to the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets in overtime by a 3-2 score.
Their loss moves them a point closer to the vaunted 95-point mark and a potential playoff spot, but it makes life a bit more difficult for them the rest of the way.
March 21 2015 09:00AM
And for some wacky reason, instead of the Calgary Flames playing a game at 8pm MT on Hockey Night in Canada, we get a 2pm MT game on Sportsnet West against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Whatever the reason, games are games and points are points, and the Flames have a scant 11 games remaining on their regular season schedule and an opportunity to move themselves closer to a playoff spot this afternoon against the Blue Jackets.
The Jackets are firmly in spoiler mode, having played a strong game on Thursday evening against the Vancouver Canucks. The Flames will need to play a strong 60 minutes to get two points and inch closer to the post-season.
The puck drops at 2pm MT on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan!