Game Takes: Flames 3 Canucks 2

February 14th, 2015 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

It’s going to almost get annoying with the number of times the words “four point game” or “must win”, or “biggest game of the year” are mentioned in the next few weeks.

However you just had to feel the Flames had to have this one if they wanted to hang on to a playoff spot, and reassert themselves in the West before they head out on a seven game trek later this week.

The loss in L.A. was humbling, as the Kings thoroughly outplayed them and had to have left some doubt in their hearts and minds, but tonight’s 3-2 victory over their rival Canucks once again proved the team is always good for a bounce back performance. - Full Article –


Game Takes: Kings 5 Flames 3

February 13th, 2015 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

I think we can all admit the Kings were due.

Handed three straight defeats in games against the Calgary Flames this season, some by comeback, some getting out played, all with a lot of implications in the ever tightening Western Conference playoff derby.

Tonight, the Flames found their luck had run out as the Kings steamrolled them to the tune of a 5-3 victory, moving to within three points of the Flames in the standings.

The silver lining for the Flames is a .500 record in two huge games on a two game California mini trip, following up a solid home stand. Big game against Vancouver on Saturday huh? - Full Article –


Playoff Race Schedule Ranking: 2-11-15

February 11th, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | By: D'Arcy McGrath

A quick look at the Western playoff race and the difficulty of schedule for each of the teams involved.

Table looks at the winning percentage of every opponent for every team broken down by road and home winning percentages in order to come up with a road, home and overall degree of difficulty and a ranking for each category.

Click on the image below to enlarge!


Advanced Stats Update 2/10/15

February 10th, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | By: D'Arcy McGrath


Flames win game and season series 4-1

February 10th, 2015 | Posted in Game Takes | By: Gary Cooper

It was the 5th and final meeting between these teams, and the third matchup in 23 days. The Flames had won 3 of the first 4, including both in SJ. And a win tonight would vault them over the Sharks and the Canucks, who lost earlier in the evening to the Wild.

The Sharks, frustrated by the Flames so far this year, we’re going to throw everything they had at the Flames in order to get one back. But the Flames had their own designs on this game and they played a fantastic road game, stifling the Sharks, skating them into the ground, playing physically, and generating all kinds of scoring chances. The result was a well-deserved 4-1 win and possession of second place in the Pacific division. - Full Article –



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