A Tale of Three Cities: A Series of Charts

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…


Post-Game: Arizona Gets 86ed by Jooris

#459193594 / gettyimages.com 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…


FGD #26: A Rematch with Arizona (7pm; SNW)

#458681944 / gettyimages.com 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…


Where Do Scoring Chances Come From?

#459594836 / gettyimages.com It’s Monday and we’re all on a high after a really fun Grey Cup game last night, so it’s probably good time to chat stats! We’ve been tracking two key metrics here at FlamesNation: scoring chances and zone entries. The interesting thing is how they mesh together.


Revenge of Revenge of the Nerds: A Comic

Folks, we have something new for you this morning. Ryan Lambert, who you all know, and Matt Lubchanksy (@lubchansky) have collaborated on a comic that we hope you enjoy. Check it out after the jump and let us know if you like it in the comments. We may have more in store for you in the…