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Calgary Flames at Colorado Avalanche [Game 23]

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End of the road trip

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8:00 PM MST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
960 AM CFAC SN Pepsi Center ALT 950 AM KRWZ
League Value Metric Value League
14th 56.8% Points Percentage 57.1% 11th
12th 18.18% Net Power Play Percentage 15.91% 15th
28th 71.43% Net Penalty Kill Percentage 71.25% 30th
23rd 89.61% Combined Special Teams Percentage 87.16% 28th
13th 3.00 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 3.38 6th
22nd 3.18 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 3.24 23rd
17th .00 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) .38 7th
10th 51.63% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 47.22% 27th
6th 52.75% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 48.26% 20th
17th 100.02% P.D.O. (5V5) 99.92% 18th
26th 6.85% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 8.62% 9th
5th 93.17% Save Percentage (5V5) 91.30% 23rd
Data from Hockey-Reference.com and Natural Stat Trick
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The Calgary Flames road trip comes to an end in Denver as they take on the Colorado Avalanche. The Avalanche somehow are ahead of the Flames in points percentage and to be quite frank it's really befuddling as they aren't really a hockey team that does anything well. Their power play is okay and they're good at drawing penalties. One might say that it's their bread and butter, thus if the Flames stay out of the box they should be able to pick up the two points.

Matt Bartkowski is in for Brett Kulak for reasons unknown. Bartkowski is awful. Kris Versteeg has been scratched for Matt Stajan. While Stajan deserves to be in the lineup, it should be at the expense of Troy Brouwer, Curtis Lazar, Mark Jankowski, or Sam Bennett who have all been awful and not Versteeg who has been mediocre.

David Rittich will pick up his first N.H.L. start. Going from undrafted to starting an N.H.L. game in net is quite the feat and hopefully his feel good story can continue after tonight. It would be quite difficult for him to do any worse than Eddie Lack who had the fourth-worst five-on-five save percentage of any goalie that registered a single minute this season.

Puck drop is at 8:05 P.M. See you there!