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Calgary Flames at New York Rangers [Game 55]

The New York metropolitan area trip continues

Michael Grabner is fast and should probably be someone the Flames look at.
Michael Grabner is fast and should probably be someone the Flames look at.
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5:00 PM MST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
960 AM CFAC SN Madison Square Garden MSG 98.7 FM WEPN
League Value Metric Value League
11th 59.3% Points Percentage 50.9% 24th
24th 14.04% Net Power Play Percentage 17.58% 12th
22nd 81.25% Net Penalty Kill Percentage 83.63% 16th
24th 95.29% Combined Special Teams Percentage 101.20% 13th
21st 2.83 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 2.91 14th
13th 2.83 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 3.11 23rd
15th .04 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) -.11 20th
5th 52.28% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 45.12% 31st
7th 52.56% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 46.38% 27th
16th 100.33% P.D.O. (5V5) 100.18% 17th
22nd 7.25% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 7.83% 11th
6th 93.09% Save Percentage (5V5) 92.35% 17th
Data from Hockey-Reference.com and Natural Stat Trick
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The Calgary Flames trip across the New York metropolitan area continues tonight as they take on the New York Rangers. The Flames are playing on back-to-back nights while the Rangers are rested, but also the Rangers are the Rangers. They've had a disastrous season and sent an e-mail to their fans letting them know that they're blowing up the roster, so this one is a hard one to gauge.

The Rangers are dead last in Corsi, Fenwick, and shot ratio while the Flames have been stellar in that category. One of the Flames most negative players in that category, Troy Brouwer, is out for the next ten days with a facial fracture. The Rangers do have superior special teams, but if the Flames stay out of the box then there's a good chance they can come away with this one despite the schedule makers working against them.

Curtis Lazar is back in tonight in place of the injured Brouwer. Mike Smith will get the start tonight as the Flames do the smart thing and avoid playing the same goalie on back-to-back nights. He'll be up agianst Ondrej Pavelec for the Rangers.