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Tampa Bay Lightning at Calgary Flames [Game 51]

Another game, another great opponent, no lineup changes

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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7:00 PM MST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
970 AM WFLA SUN Scotiabank Saddledome SN 960 AM CFAC
League Value Metric Value League
2nd 71.0% Points Percentage 58.0% 15th
3rd 21.97% Net Power Play Percentage 14.04% 24th
17th 83.83% Net Penalty Kill Percentage 82.32% 20th
5th 105.80% Combined Special Teams Percentage 96.35% 23rd
1st 3.52 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 2.78 22nd
4th 2.56 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 2.78 10th
15th .12 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) .14 14th
4th 52.90% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 52.41% 5th
1st 54.88% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 52.61% 7th
1st 102.48% P.D.O. (5V5) 100.26% 18th
5th 8.81% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 7.02% 22nd
1st 93.67% Save Percentage (5V5) 93.24% 5th
Data from Hockey-Reference.com and Natural Stat Trick
The Enemies' Lair
Raw Charge

The Calgary Flames take on the second best team in the league in points percentage, the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning have some of the best puck possession numbers in the league, but the Flames are right there with them. Even strength, this is a pretty tight matchup.

Special teams are a different story. The Flames special teams are hot trash while Tampa Bay is fifth in the league. Any dumb penalties could spell doom for the Flames particularly given their lackluster luck shooting the puck recently.

The lineup is exactly the same tonight as it was against the Vegas Golden Knights. The Flames played well, but once again coughed up a lead that they didn't deserve to lose. Vegas scored ten seconds later to permanently take the lead and iced it with an empty netter. If Calgary plays like they did at even strength, that should be enough to amount to a victory, but again the special teams...

Puck drop is at 7:05 P.M. M.S.T. It's on Sportsnet 360 tonight.