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Flames vs. Kings Stats Recap (Who cares? Playoffs!)

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Thanks Hiller.  We're in the Playoffs.
Thanks Hiller. We're in the Playoffs.
Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

The Calgary Flames are headed to the Stanley Cup playoffs!  That's right.  The Flames, the worst possession team in the Pacific, the second worst possession team in the West, and the third worst possession team in the N.H.L. punched their ticket by defeating the best possession team in the N.H.L. in regulation.  The Los Angeles Kings are mathematically eliminated by virtue of their loss and just about the only thing a Flames fan has to complain about is that this makes their game against the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday considerably less eventful.

The Box Score

All Situations Power Play Penalty Kill Score Adjusted 5v5
T G A I SC I CF BS Ht FO% + - G A I CF TOI SC A g +- TOI CF CA CF% OZS%
LAK 1 2 24 69 7 -1 .517 -1 0 0 0 0:00 1 0 2:00 62.9 39.5 .614 .634
CGY 3 6 25 41 24 1 .483 1 0 0 3 2:00 0 0 0:00 39.5 62.9 .386 .366
Los Angeles Kings Players
All Situations Power Play Penalty Kill Score Adjusted 5v5
# G A I SC I CF BS Hit PN +- TOI FO% + - G A I CF TOI SC A g +- TOI CF CA CF% CF% Rel OZS%
12 0 0 3 8 0 1 0 16:54 N/A -1 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 20.4 6 .773 .214 .800
11 0 0 2 3 0 1 0 18:06 .524 -1 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0:30 21.4 7 .754 .193 .800
14 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 17:36 N/A -1 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 20.4 7.9 .721 .147 .800
6 0 0 2 7 0 1 0 22:24 N/A -1 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0:54 26.5 11.6 .696 .130 .600
10 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 8:54 .444 1 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 12.4 5.5 .693 .095 .444
71 1 0 2 4 0 2 0 10:24 .000 1 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 13.3 6.6 .668 .067 .444
13 0 0 3 3 0 4 0 9:24 N/A 1 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 12.4 6.5 .656 .051 .444
8 0 0 1 9 0 0 0 29:18 N/A -2 0 0 0 0:00 1 0 1:24 32.2 18.8 .631 .034 .708
2 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 13:54 N/A 0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 12.9 7.6 .629 .018 .400
23 0 0 3 6 0 4 0 14:18 N/A -1 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0:30 16 10 .615 .001 .833
28 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 13:54 .545 -1 0 0 0 0:00 1 0 0:54 16 10 .615 .001 .833
3 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 20:24 N/A 0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 18.4 12.2 .601 -.019 .714
22 0 0 1 6 0 4 -1 13:48 N/A -1 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 16 11.2 .588 -.036 .833
27 0 1 0 3 1 1 0 16:48 N/A 1 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0:36 17.8 13 .578 -.052 .583
44 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 17:06 N/A 0 0 0 0 0:00 1 0 1:06 18.1 15.8 .534 -.120 .583
73 0 0 2 5 1 1 0 16:48 N/A 0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0:36 13.2 13.8 .489 -.170 .563
74 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 19:24 N/A 0 0 0 0 0:00 1 0 0:54 14.2 17.1 .454 -.231 .563
77 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 19:24 .556 0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0:36 13.2 17.1 .436 -.253 .563
Calgary Flames Players
All Situations Power Play Penalty Kill Score Adjusted 5v5
# G A I SC I CF BS Hit PN +- TOI FO% + - G A I CF TOI SC A G +- TOI CF CA CF% CF% Rel OZS%
4 0 0 1 3 5 0 0 28:42 N/A 1 0 0 0 1:06 0 0 0:00 25.2 23.6 .516 .249 .625
18 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 16:30 .625 1 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 10.6 11 .491 .133 .200
24 2 1 4 6 0 1 1 18:36 .000 2 0 0 0 1:24 0 0 0:00 18.3 19.8 .480 .150 .563
6 0 2 0 2 1 1 0 29:36 N/A 1 0 0 1 1:06 0 0 0:00 22 26.2 .456 .133 .625
13 1 1 3 4 0 0 0 20:12 N/A 1 0 0 0 1:36 0 0 0:00 17.1 21.5 .443 .092 .563
23 0 1 5 6 0 0 0 20:18 .400 1 0 0 1 1:36 0 0 0:00 16.8 21.7 .436 .081 .563
19 0 0 2 3 2 4 0 16:06 N/A 0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 7.9 11.3 .411 .031 .200
21 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 12:54 N/A 1 0 0 0 0:36 0 0 0:00 9.7 14.3 .404 .024 .286
79 0 0 2 3 1 6 0 15:12 N/A 0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 7.9 13 .378 -.010 .200
8 0 0 1 1 0 6 0 15:18 .667 0 0 0 0 0:24 0 0 0:00 8.6 15 .364 -.028 .375
7 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 28:06 N/A 0 0 0 0 0:54 0 0 0:00 15.3 33.7 .312 -.141 .182
29 0 0 1 2 4 4 0 23:24 N/A 0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 12.4 28.2 .305 -.134 .136
11 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 15:48 .571 0 0 0 0 0:24 0 0 0:00 7.3 17.8 .291 -.126 .375
3 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 7:36 N/A 0 0 0 1 0:54 0 0 0:00 4.2 10.3 .290 -.112 .500
60 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 7:24 .000 -1 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 4.8 12.4 .279 -.128 .000
25 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10:00 N/A -1 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 4.8 13.3 .265 -.147 .000
86 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 11:48 N/A -1 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 4.8 17.6 .214 -.220 .333
28 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2:30 N/A 0 0 0 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 4 .000 -.401 .500
Goalies All Situations Power Play Penalty Kill 5v5
Name T SA GA Sv% SA GA Sv% SA GA Sv% SA GA Sv%
Jonathan.Quick A 24 2 .917 0 0 N/A 2 0 1.00 22 2 .909
Jonas.Hiller H 34 1 .971 0 0 N/A 0 0 N/A 32 1 .969
Data from War-on-Ice.com
G: Goals | A: Assists | I SC: Individual Scoring Chances | I CF: Individual Corsi Chances | BS: Blocked Shots | PN + -: Penalty Plus Minus | HT: Hits | TOI: Time on Ice | FO%: Faceoff Percentage | + -: Plus Minus* | SCA: Scoring Chances Against | CF: Corsi Attempts For | CA: Corsi Attempts Against | CF%: Corsi For Percentage | CF% REL: Relative Corsi Percentage | OZS%: Offensive to defensive Zone Start Percentage

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The most notable offensive performance for the Flames came via their M.V.P. this season Jiri Hudler.  Hudler put home two goals (one which came with an empty net) and added an assist on Johnny Gaudreau's goal.  In net, Jonas Hiller played himself a hell of a game posting a .971 save percentage for the game while stopping 31 of 32 shots in five on five situations.  Dennis Wideman added two assists of his own with a positive relative Corsi for the game.

The media gave the first star to Hiller, the second to Hudler and the third to Wideman. One could be argue that Hiller and Hudler could be swapped as could Wideman and Gaudreau, but the hockey media probably got this one right.  The tandem of Kris Russell and Wideman looked as good as they have all season and Russell wound up as the only positive possession player for the Flames.

Corey Potter's performance was rather comical.  He had about two and a half minutes of ice time and the Flames didn't get a shot off with him on the ice.  The line of Markus Granlund, Brandon Bollig and Josh Jooris was terrible.  Bollig and Granlund are generally possession sieves and with them playing on the same line it was bound to be ugly.  They were also on the ice for the Flames lone goal against.

Hudler's game also carried over into the penalty column as he was able to draw the game's only penalty.  There was plenty of tomfoolery in yesterday's game and there probably should have been more penalties called, but the referees were swallowing their whistles all night long with the exception of making a few odd icing calls.  It was not a well officiated game, but at least they called it down the middle.

The Corsi Table

# Period One Period Two Period Three Total
CF CA CF% CF REL% CF CA CF% CF REL% CF CA CF% CF REL% CF CA CF% CF REL%
4 12.9 6.2 67.5% 30.5% 4.9 10.9 31.0% 16.5% 7.3 6.4 53.3% 29.5% 25.2 23.6 51.6% 25.0%
24 14.0 6.2 69.3% 35.5% 2.0 8.2 19.6% -5.3% 2.3 5.4 29.9% -9.6% 18.3 19.8 48.0% 15.1%
6 11.0 6.2 64.0% 22.0% 4.9 13.6 26.5% 8.7% 6.1 6.4 48.8% 19.9% 22.0 26.2 45.6% 13.4%
18 6.0 2.0 75.0% 29.6% 2.0 5.2 27.8% 6.1% 2.6 3.8 40.6% 4.5% 10.6 11.0 49.1% 13.3%
13 10.8 5.1 67.9% 27.3% 4.0 10.1 28.4% 9.9% 2.3 6.4 26.4% -14.8% 17.1 21.5 44.3% 9.2%
23 10.1 7.1 58.7% 13.0% 3.0 8.2 26.8% 5.8% 3.7 6.4 36.6% -.6% 16.8 21.7 43.6% 8.1%
19 3.3 4.0 45.2% -7.1% 2.0 2.6 43.5% 24.0% 2.6 4.7 35.6% -1.9% 7.9 11.3 41.1% 3.2%
21 5.1 5.2 49.5% -2.1% 2.0 3.5 36.4% 16.2% 2.6 5.6 31.7% -7.3% 9.7 14.3 40.4% 2.4%
60 4.3 5.1 45.7% -6.9% 1.0 6.1 14.1% -11.8% 2.6 1.8 59.1% 25.8% 7.9 13.0 37.8% -1.0%
8 2.9 5.1 36.3% -18.4% 3.0 4.6 39.5% 21.9% 2.6 5.3 32.9% -5.6% 8.6 15.0 36.4% -2.8%
3 2.1 4.0 34.4% -19.5% 2.0 2.5 44.4% 25.1% 0.0 3.7 .0% -42.2% 4.2 10.3 29.0% -11.2%
11 4.1 6.2 39.8% -15.0% 2.0 5.4 27.0% 5.2% 1.2 6.3 16.0% -27.9% 7.3 17.8 29.1% -12.6%
60 1.0 5.0 16.7% -40.2% 0.0 4.5 .0% -27.1% 3.8 2.8 57.6% 26.2% 4.8 12.4 27.9% -12.8%
29 6.2 10.2 37.8% -22.0% 1.0 8.8 10.2% -19.1% 5.2 9.2 36.1% -1.8% 12.4 28.2 30.5% -13.3%
7 10.2 10.1 50.2% -1.6% 1.1 10.8 9.2% -22.8% 4.0 12.8 23.8% -29.5% 15.3 33.7 31.2% -14.1%
25 1.0 5.0 16.7% -40.2% 0.0 4.5 .0% -27.1% 3.8 3.8 50.0% 17.2% 4.8 13.3 26.5% -14.6%
86 1.0 5.0 16.7% -40.2% 0.0 7.1 .0% -30.2% 3.8 5.4 41.3% 6.1% 4.8 17.6 21.4% -21.9%
28 0.0 4.0 .0% -56.5% 0.0 0.0 N/A N/A 0.0 0.0 N/A N/A 0.0 4.0 .0% -40.1%
Tm 21.2 20.3 51.1% 7.0 23.3 23.1% 11.3 19.2 37.0% 39.5 62.9 38.6%
Player Data from War-On-Ice.com
All data is five on five and score adjusted.

The Flames played fantastically during the first period and quickly got off to their two goal lead.  From there on the Kings were completely dominant.  There will certainly be parables thrown about in the media claiming that the Kings just didn't want it enough, but that simply wasn't the case.  They ran into a hot Hiller while Jonathan Quick was pedestrian and allowed a fluky goal where he basically carried it into his own net on his shoulder.  That was the margin of victory.

Looking at the mapped possession, it was pretty easy to see where the Flames started falling flat.

The Flames were never more than +4 in Corsi differential and didn't have control of possession from about a fifth of the way through the second period on.  The third was a bit better as the Kings looked quite gassed, but the Flames were still outshot by 12 chances in the period.  Without adjusting for score effects, their Corsi percentage was about 30 percent in the third which is still extremely bad.

The W.O.W.Y. Table

3 4 6 7 8 11 13 18 19 21 23 24 25 28 29 60 79 86
3 NA 0/0 1/1 3/5 2/2 1/4 1/3 NA 0/0 3/3 3/2 2/3 0/5 0/4 0/1 0/5 0/1 0/5 4/11
4 0/0 NA 21/26 2/0 4/3 3/3 16/16 7/4 4/2 4/3 13/16 15/15 2/3 NA 2/0 2/3 3/4 2/6 25/25
6 1/1 21/26 NA 0/2 5/5 3/6 15/18 6/4 3/2 4/4 12/16 13/15 1/3 NA 0/0 1/3 2/5 1/6 22/28
7 3/5 2/0 0/2 NA 3/14 4/14 3/6 3/10 3/12 5/10 5/6 6/5 2/8 0/0 9/30 2/7 4/9 2/10 14/38
8 2/2 4/3 5/5 3/14 NA 6/14 1/2 0/2 0/2 7/11 2/1 NA 0/0 NA 2/10 0/0 NA 0/2 8/18
11 1/4 3/3 3/6 4/14 6/14 NA 0/4 NA 1/0 6/12 NA 0/2 0/0 0/0 3/9 NA 1/1 0/3 7/19
13 1/3 16/16 15/18 3/6 1/2 0/4 NA 4/0 1/2 NA 14/20 16/20 NA 0/2 1/3 NA NA NA 18/23
18 NA 7/4 6/4 3/10 0/2 NA 4/0 NA 6/9 0/1 NA 4/2 0/1 0/0 4/10 NA 6/10 0/3 10/14
19 0/0 4/2 3/2 3/12 0/2 1/0 1/2 6/9 NA 0/1 0/5 NA 0/1 0/0 4/12 0/0 6/8 NA 7/14
21 3/3 4/3 4/4 5/10 7/11 6/12 NA 0/1 0/1 NA 3/1 2/0 NA NA 2/8 NA 0/1 0/1 9/15
23 3/2 13/16 12/16 5/6 2/1 NA 14/20 NA 0/5 3/1 NA 15/18 NA 0/2 1/6 NA 0/3 NA 17/23
24 2/3 15/15 13/15 6/5 NA 0/2 16/20 4/2 NA 2/0 15/18 NA 0/0 0/2 2/4 0/0 1/2 0/0 19/21
25 0/5 2/3 1/3 2/8 0/0 0/0 NA 0/1 0/1 NA NA 0/0 NA 0/2 3/7 4/13 NA 4/13 4/14
28 0/4 NA NA 0/0 NA 0/0 0/2 0/0 0/0 NA 0/2 0/2 0/2 NA NA 0/2 0/0 0/2 0/4
29 0/1 2/0 0/0 9/30 2/10 3/9 1/3 4/10 4/12 2/8 1/6 2/4 3/7 NA NA 3/6 5/9 3/9 11/32
60 0/5 2/3 1/3 2/7 0/0 NA NA NA 0/0 NA NA 0/0 4/13 0/2 3/6 NA 0/0 4/13 4/13
79 0/1 3/4 2/5 4/9 NA 1/1 NA 6/10 6/8 0/1 0/3 1/2 NA 0/0 5/9 0/0 NA 0/3 7/14
86 0/5 2/6 1/6 2/10 0/2 0/3 NA 0/3 NA 0/1 NA 0/0 4/13 0/2 3/9 4/13 0/3 NA 4/19
4/11 25/25 22/28 14/38 8/18 7/19 18/23 10/14 7/14 9/15 17/23 19/21 4/14 0/4 11/32 4/13 7/14 4/19 41/69
.267 .500 .440 .269 .308 .269 .439 .417 .333 .375 .425 .475 .222 .000 .256 .235 .333 .174 .373
Attempts For/Attempts Against - Even Strength Corsi Numbers With - Data from Natural Stat Trick

The possession numbers were so abhorrent that it's actually hard to decipher the positives.  Russell and Wideman were even better without the line of Bollig, Granlund and Jooris which is worth noting.  The fourth line was pretty good in their own right and they had positive possession away from TJ Brodie and Deryk Engelland.  That pair continues to be a tire fire on ice and deserves a quick and merciful death.