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Calgary Flames at Buffalo Sabres [Game #64 Thread]

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Puck Battles and Stuff.
Puck Battles and Stuff.
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The Calgary Flames continue their disastrous road trip east as they head into the Niagara Center to take on the Buffalo Sabres. The road trip so far has been a near death blow for the Flames playoffs hopes as they as they have now lost six straight games. Their save percentage has been .880 in that time period, so they'll switch things up from Joni Ortio to Jonas Hiller in an attempt to turn things around.

On the other side of the ice wait the Sabres who come into the season with just a slightly better record than the Flames with 58 points in 64 games to the Flames 56 points in 63 games. They'll square off against Robin Lehner who has turned his season around, but hasn't received any goal support from his team. Since the Flames last victory, Buffalo has 1.4 goals per game, so the Flames might actually get a better game in net than they've seen in the past.

The Flames playoff chances are down to .2 percent. Can Calgary stop the bleeding and prevent their playoff hopes from exsanguinating, or will tonight's game open their wounds even further? Some draft pick hopefuls might be hoping for the latter.

Calgary Flames Lineup

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Johnny Gaudreau Sam Bennett Michael Frolik
Micheal Ferland Sean Monahan Joe Colborne
Lance Bouma Mikael Backlund Garnet
Brandon Bollig Matt Stajan Josh Jooris
Left Defence Right Defense
Mark Giordano T.J. Brodie
Deryk Engelland Dougie Hamilton
Jyrki Jokipakka Jakub Nakladal
Jonas Hiller
Joni Ortio

Buffalo Sabres Lineup

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Evander Kane Jack Eichel Sam Reinhart
Marcus Foligno Johan Larsson Brian Gionta
Daniel Catenacci Cal O'Reilly Zemgus Girgensons
Nicolas Deslauriers David Legwand Matt Moulson
Left Defence Right Defense
Josh Gorges Rasmus Ristolainen
Jake McCabe Zach Bogosian
Carlo Colaiacovo Mark Pysyk
Robin Lehner
Chad Johnson

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League Value Metric Value League
28th 44.4% Points Percentage 45.3% 26th
29th 15.94% Power Play Percentage 19.49% 12nd
30th 72.94% Penalty Kill Percentage 83.03% 8th
30th 88.88% Combined Special Teams 102.52% 9th
25th -.423 Goals +/- per 60 Minutes (All) -.309 23rd
10th 2.6 Goals for per 60 Minutes (All) 2.3 26th
29st 3.1 Goals against per 60 Minutes (All) 2.6 15rd
27th 48.3% Faceoff Percentage (All) 49.4% 22nd
2nd 1.858 Penalty +/- per 60 Minutes (All) 1.461 5th
25th -6.13 Corsi +/- per 60 Minutes (5V5 - Score Adjusted) -7.01 27th
23rd -3.17 Fenwick +/- per 60 Minutes (5V5 - Score Adjusted) -5.43 27th
19th -1.25 Shot +/- per 60 Minutes (5V5 - Score Adjusted) -3.24 26th
19th -.92 Scoring Chance +/- per 60 Minutes (5V5 - Score Adjusted) -1.41 22nd
17th 99.04% P.D.O. (5V5) 95.05% 29th
7th 8.12% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 6.18% 28th
30th 91.25% Save Percentage (5V5) 92.46% 19th
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