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Vancouver Canucks at Calgary Flames [Game 15]

The Canucks are surprisingly decent



7:00 PM MST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
1040 AM CKST SN Scotiabank Saddledome SN 960 AM CFAC
League Value Metric Value League
12th 57.1% Points Percentage 57.1% 12th
27th 13.79% Power Play Percentage 14.29% 26th
10th 82.00% Penalty Kill Percentage 78.85% 21st
21st 95.79% Combined Special Teams 93.13% 26th
25th 2.64 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 2.50 29th
5th 2.43 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 2.71 7th
6th .57 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) -.21 21st
16th 50.47% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 51.05% 13th
18th 49.26% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 51.06% 9th
7th 102.09% P.D.O. (5V5) 100.17% 17th
15th 8.47% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 6.16% 29th
4th 93.62% Save Percentage (5V5) 94.01% 2nd
Data from and Natural Stat Trick
The Enemies’ Lair
Nucks Misconduct

The surprisingly decent

Vancouver Canucks

are in town to take on the

Calgary Flames

in what might be the Flames second biggest rivalry (depending on how one feels about the

Anaheim Ducks

). The Canucks were expected to compete for one of the top spots in the draft lottery, but they've done quite well under new head coach Travis Green and come in 12th in the league in points percentage. Whether or not that will be sustainable remains to be seen, but they aren't a possession tire fire like they once were and there's no real data that shows that they'll collapse.

The Flames are still without the services of Travis Hamonic. Matt Bartkowski played like absolute trash in their last game, so he’s back into the lineup while Rasmus Andersson remains a healthy scratch. Jaromir Jagr is back in on the third line while Curtis Lazar moves to the fourth and Matt Stajan – the Flames possession leader of anybody on anybody in the bottom six – is out of the lineup. Count this as questionable roster management by Glen Gulutzan.

Mike Smith is back in net for the Flames tonight. The Flames carry the second best five-on-five shooting percentage in the league and that’s entirely thanks to Smith. Jacob Markstrom is expected to go for the Canucks. The puck drops at 7:05 M.S.T.

by Les Mavus