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Calgary Flames at Vancouver Canucks [Game 6]

Hopefully less painful than last night



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8:00 PM MST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
960 AM CFAC CBC Rogers Arena CBC 1040 AM CKST
League Value Metric Value League
15th 60.0% Points Percentage 50.0% 16th
13th 20.00% Power Play Percentage 12.50% 20th
10th 86.36% Penalty Kill Percentage 90.91% 5th
10th 106.36% Combined Special Teams 103.41% 13th
21st 2.40 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 2.33 22nd
13th 3.00 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 3.00 13th
23rd -.40 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) 1.67 2nd
12th 51.05% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 42.82% 30th
13th 51.03% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 39.11% 31st
19th 98.25% P.D.O. (5V5) 102.62% 7th
28th 5.00% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 9.67% 11th
10th 93.25% Save Percentage (5V5) 92.95% 11th
Data from and Natural Stat Trick
The Enemies’ Lair

Nucks Misconduct

The Calgary Flames are coming off their worst loss of the year and will hope to rebound tonight against the Vancouver Canucks. The Flames were blanked last night by Craig Anderson while Mike Smith was pulled for the first time this year. The six to nothing loss marked the end of the Flames three game winning streak.

Vancouver represents the perfect team to rebound against. They've been relying almost entirely on luck and penalty differential as they come in with some of the worst possession metrics in the league. If the Flames can stay disciplined, they should be able to take two points in this one.

Mike Smith will get the start in net despite getting pulled in the first game of a back-to-back. Starting the same goalie in back-to-back games is generally a bad idea; hopefully this isn’t a decision that will come back to bite the team. Some thought that Eddie Lack might get the start against his former team, but apparently that wasn’t meant to be.

by Les Mavus