Everybody at the beginning of the season knew we would be here, right? The time has finally come - game one of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Calgary Flames are in Vancouver to take on the Canucks as they look to steal home ice advantage. They're coming in well rested as a plethora of individuals sat against the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday.
The match up seems to favor the Canucks at first glance given that they have more points. They also have better possession numbers, but that doesn't translate well to scoring chances. They also have the third best special teams in the league.
The problem for Vancouver is that they take a lot more penalties than the Flames. The Canucks are the fifth most penalized team in the league while Calgary is the least. This leads to a lot more chances for Calgary who has the highest special teams goal differential in the league.
The Flames also have the P.D.O. advantage. Their fourth ranked P.D.O. puts them ten spots ahead of Vancouver. They'll look to maintain their second ranked shooting percentage and attempt to have that carry them to victory.
Sam Bennett will make his playoff debut in his second professional game tonight. He draws in for a slumping Mason Raymond. Raphael Diaz is still out and will be replaced by Corey Potter once again who will play alongside David Schlemko.
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|CFAN 960||CBC/TVA/USA||Rogers Arena||CBC/TVA/USA||CKST 1040|
|13th||18.82%||Power Play Percentage||19.33%||9th|
|20th||80.65%||Penalty Kill Percentage||85.71%||2nd|
|22nd||99.47%||Combined Special Teams||105.04%||3rd|
|8th||.289||Goals +/- per 60 Minutes (All)||.193||15th|
|6th||2.8||Goals for per 60 Minutes (All)||2.8||6th|
|17rd||2.6||Goals against per 60 Minutes (All)||2.7||19th|
|26th||47.5%||Faceoff Percentage (All)||46.7%||28th|
|1st||.866||Penalty +/- per 60 Minutes (All)||-.446||26th|
|28th||-12.73||Corsi +/- per 60 Minutes (5V5 - Score Adjusted)||-.68||20th|
|27th||-6.85||Fenwick +/- per 60 Minutes (5V5 - Score Adjusted)||.62||18th|
|26th||-4.32||Shot +/- per 60 Minutes (5V5 - Score Adjusted)||.42||19th|
|27th||-5.32||Scoring Chance +/- per 60 Minutes (5V5 - Score Adjusted)||-1.65||22nd|
|2nd||8.93%||Shooting Percentage (5V5)||7.73%||16th|
|18th||92.21%||Save Percentage (5V5)||91.66%||25th|
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