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Calgary Flames at Boston Bruins [Game 57]

The Flames take on the scary-good Boston Bruins

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5:00 PM MST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
960 AM CFAC SN TD Garden NESN 98.5 FM WBZ
League Value Metric Value League
13th 58.9% Points Percentage 70.4% 2nd
24th 14.36% Net Power Play Percentage 18.56% 8th
24th 81.18% Net Penalty Kill Percentage 88.13% 2nd
25th 95.54% Combined Special Teams Percentage 106.69% 3rd
21st 2.84 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 3.33 4th
13th 2.84 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 2.43 2nd
17th .04 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) .13 11th
5th 52.42% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 54.39% 1st
6th 52.88% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 55.08% 1st
15th 100.28% P.D.O. (5V5) 101.57% 4th
21st 7.24% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 8.34% 7th
7th 93.04% Save Percentage (5V5) 93.23% 3rd
Data from Hockey-Reference.com and Natural Stat Trick
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The Calgary Flames eastern road trip continues as they take on the second best team by points percentage in the Boston Bruins. Calgary is coming off of a gutty, incredible win where it was unfortunate that they didn't win by more. They had downed the New York Islanders by a score of three to two, but dominated them at even strength.

Boston is going to be a considerably tougher task than the Islanders however. The Bruins are the top possession team in the league in just about every metric. The Flames aren't too far behind them in that aspect, but they've had much better puck luck than the Flames have had so far this season. In addition to all of this, they have tremendous special teams as opposed to the Flames who have tremendously awful special teams.

David Rittich gets the call tonight as he replaces the injured Mike smith. He'll be up against Tuukka Rask. It's going to be a tough task for Rittich against this stellar Bruins team - if he weathers this one well it would be a great sign of things to come for the Flames.

Puck drop is at 5:05 P.M. M.S.T. and can be found on Sportsnet.