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Flames at Canucks [Stanley Cup Playoff Game #1 Thread]

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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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League Value Metric Value League
16th 59.1% Points Percentage 61.6% 8th
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
4th 101.59% P.D.O. (5V5) 100.08% 14th
2nd 8.93% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 7.73% 16th
18th 92.21% Save Percentage (5V5) 91.66% 25th
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