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San Jose Sharks at Calgary Flames [Game 32]

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7:00 PM MST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
98.5 FM KFOX NBCS-BA Scotiabank Saddledome SN 960 AM CFAC
League Value Metric Value League
12th 60.3% Points Percentage 56.5% 16th
7th 18.63% Net Power Play Percentage 15.09% 18th
1st 92.78% Net Penalty Kill Percentage 80.00% 27th
2nd 111.41% Combined Special Teams Percentage 95.09% 23rd
26th 2.72 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 2.87 21st
2nd 2.38 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 3.10 19th
12th .17 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) .19 10th
6th 52.97% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 52.30% 10th
13th 50.78% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 52.35% 9th
28th 98.12% P.D.O. (5V5) 99.10% 22nd
30th 6.02% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 6.71% 27th
18th 92.09% Save Percentage (5V5) 92.38% 13th
Data from Hockey-Reference.com and Natural Stat Trick
The Enemies' Lair
Fear The Fin

The San Jose Sharks are in town to take on the division rival (for now) Calgary Flames. The Flames have played better as of late and a win tonight would put them ahead of the Sharks, but the Sharks will still have two games in hand. Games are starting to feel more important now that a little over 3/8ths of the season has passed.

At evens, the two teams are near mirrors of each other. The Sharks lead a bit in possession and while it would seem that the Flames had a bit better puck luck, that's not entirely true as they get a higher percentage of their shots in scoring situations. Because of that, their slight advantage in P.D.O. can't be entirely contributed to puck luck.

Special teams is an entirely different beast and the Sharks rake in that category. It behooves the Flames to cut back on the penalties as much as possible because giving San Jose power plays against this penalty kill seems like a recipe for disaster. They'll need to be on their best behaviour.

Mike Smith is in net tonight for the Flames. He'll go up against Aaron Dell for San Jose. Puck drop is at 7:05 P.M.