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The Flames are off, but there's plenty of games with playoff implications ahead.

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports


The Calgary Flames are off today, but there are plenty of games that are on which have playoff implications for the club. Currently the Flames have a 15.8 percent chance at the playoffs according to Sportsclubstats.com. Their odds can decrease by up to 2.8 percent tonight or increase by as much as 4.7 percent (ways the games effect the Flames are listed beneath the tables).

Games with Flames Implications

1:00 P.M. M.S.T.

Nashville Predators at Colorado Avalanche
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1:00 PM MST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
102.5 FM WPRT 0 Pepsi Center 0 950 AM KRWZ
League Value Metric Value League
2nd 71.1% Points Percentage 58.6% 13th
4th 20.74% Net Power Play Percentage 15.06% 24th
11th 84.72% Net Penalty Kill Percentage 86.49% 4th
4th 105.45% Combined Special Teams Percentage 101.55% 13th
6th 3.28 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 3.16 9th
3rd 2.58 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 2.95 16th
21st -.19 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) .27 6th
4th 52.73% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 47.87% 23rd
14th 50.54% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 48.55% 21st
4th 101.68% P.D.O. (5V5) 101.35% 5th
10th 8.12% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 8.50% 7th
1st 93.56% Save Percentage (5V5) 92.85% 6th
Data from Hockey-Reference.com and Natural Stat Trick

The worst case scenario for the Flames is an Avalanche victory in overtime. The Flames playoff odds would fall by .8% should that happen while a shootout or regulation victory by the Avalanche would be just the tiniest bit less damaging. A loss in overtime by the Avalanche would increase the Flames odds by .1% while a loss in regulation would increase their odds a full percentage point.

2:00 P.M. M.S.T.

Chicago Blackhawks at Anaheim Ducks
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2:00 PM MST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
720 AM WGN 0 Honda Center 0 830 AM KLAA
League Value Metric Value League
24th 49.2% Points Percentage 58.5% 14th
26th 13.79% Net Power Play Percentage 15.91% 21st
9th 84.82% Net Penalty Kill Percentage 86.70% 3rd
20th 98.61% Combined Special Teams Percentage 102.60% 10th
19th 2.85 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 2.77 22nd
13th 2.91 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 2.77 8th
2nd .63 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) -.88 31st
3rd 53.39% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 48.87% 21st
3rd 53.61% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 48.54% 22nd
25th 99.04% P.D.O. (5V5) 100.56% 13th
23rd 7.17% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 7.60% 17th
24th 91.88% Save Percentage (5V5) 92.96% 4th
Data from Hockey-Reference.com and Natural Stat Trick

Again, the worst case scenario for the Flames here is a victory in overtime by the Ducks which would decrease their odds by .9% with a victory in regulation or a shootout being just a slightly bit better off. A Ducks loss in a shootout or overtime would increase the Flames odds by .3% while a loss in regulation would increase them 1.6 percent.

3:00 P.M. M.S.T.

Vegas Golden Knights at New Jersey Devils
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3:00 PM MST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
98.9 FM KRLV 0 Prudential Center 0 660 AM WFAN
League Value Metric Value League
4th 68.0% Points Percentage 56.9% 16th
6th 19.80% Net Power Play Percentage 17.09% 16th
18th 82.70% Net Penalty Kill Percentage 86.45% 5th
11th 102.50% Combined Special Teams Percentage 103.53% 8th
2nd 3.47 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 2.94 16th
10th 2.78 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 3.02 21st
12th .19 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) -.23 24th
8th 52.06% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 49.02% 19th
6th 52.95% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 49.27% 19th
9th 100.69% P.D.O. (5V5) 99.58% 18th
6th 8.65% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 7.93% 13th
18th 92.04% Save Percentage (5V5) 91.64% 28th
Data from Hockey-Reference.com and Natural Stat Trick

The Implications on this one are next to nil, but of course there's still the slightest chance that the Flames could catch the Golden Knights if the former goes on a crazy streak while the latter falls apart completely.

5:00 P.M. M.S.T.

Detroit Red Wings at Minnesota Wild
-AT-
5:00 PM MST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
97.1 FM WXYT 0 Xcel Energy Center 0 100.3 FM KFAN
League Value Metric Value League
25th 48.4% Points Percentage 60.8% 8th
15th 17.30% Net Power Play Percentage 18.37% 10th
20th 82.00% Net Penalty Kill Percentage 82.74% 17th
18th 99.30% Combined Special Teams Percentage 101.11% 14th
28th 2.64 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 3.08 11th
16th 2.95 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 2.91 13th
25th -.23 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) -.46 28th
22nd 48.44% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 47.39% 25th
24th 47.79% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 50.26% 17th
20th 99.50% P.D.O. (5V5) 100.64% 11th
22nd 7.17% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 8.16% 9th
16th 92.33% Save Percentage (5V5) 92.49% 13th
Data from Hockey-Reference.com and Natural Stat Trick

Detroit could help the Flames by playing spoiler in this one as their season is all but over. A victory by the Red Wings in regulation would increase the Flames odds of making the playoffs by .9%. A victory in overtime would increase them by .2%. A loss in overtime would decrease the Flames odds by .3% while a loss in regulation or overtime would decrease them .5%.

Winnipeg Jets at Carolina Hurricanes
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5:00 PM MST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
1290 AM CFRW 0 PNC Arena 0 99.9 FM WCMC
League Value Metric Value League
5th 66.4% Points Percentage 53.1% 20th
3rd 22.07% Net Power Play Percentage 16.50% 19th
7th 84.86% Net Penalty Kill Percentage 80.65% 24th
3rd 106.93% Combined Special Teams Percentage 97.15% 23rd
3rd 3.39 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 2.68 26th
6th 2.70 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 3.00 20th
16th .06 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) .69 1st
7th 52.14% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 53.85% 2nd
5th 53.25% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 53.56% 4th
10th 100.68% P.D.O. (5V5) 97.87% 30th
5th 8.66% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 6.60% 29th
20th 92.03% Save Percentage (5V5) 91.27% 29th
Data from Hockey-Reference.com and Natural Stat Trick

Another game that has next to no significance (Even less than the Vegas game), but there's still a chance that the Jets could completely collapse which would open up a wild card spot.

9:00 P.M. E.S.T.

Columbus Blue Jackets at San Jose Sharks
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9:00 PM MST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
97.1 FM WBNS 0 SAP Center 0 98.5 FM KFOX
League Value Metric Value League
20th 53.1% Points Percentage 60.8% 8th
30th 12.09% Net Power Play Percentage 20.29% 5th
28th 77.71% Net Penalty Kill Percentage 88.24% 1st
30th 89.80% Combined Special Teams Percentage 108.53% 2nd
27th 2.65 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 2.98 13th
11th 2.83 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 2.77 8th
8th .25 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) .31 5th
10th 51.58% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 51.30% 13th
13th 50.95% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 50.31% 16th
19th 99.56% P.D.O. (5V5) 99.11% 24th
28th 6.86% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 7.39% 19th
10th 92.70% Save Percentage (5V5) 91.72% 27th
Data from Hockey-Reference.com and Natural Stat Trick

A victory by the Sharks in overtime or regulation would decrease the Flames odds by .6% while a victory in overtime would decrease them by .5%. A loss in overtime or a shootout would increase the odds by .2%. Obviously the best case scenario would see the Blue Jackets win in regulation which would increase the Flames odds by .9%.

Games without Flames Implications

1:00 P.M. M.S.T.

Philadelphia Flyers at Florida Panthers
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1:00 PM MST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
97.5 FM WPEN 0 BB&T center 0 560 AM WQAM
League Value Metric Value League
8th 60.8% Points Percentage 54.8% 19th
18th 16.67% Net Power Play Percentage 17.01% 17th
31st 76.11% Net Penalty Kill Percentage 83.87% 15th
28th 92.78% Combined Special Teams Percentage 100.88% 15th
12th 3.02 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 2.98 14th
13th 2.91 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 3.19 25th
3rd .55 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) .13 13th
18th 49.60% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 48.98% 20th
18th 49.45% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 48.50% 23rd
12th 100.63% P.D.O. (5V5) 99.16% 23rd
15th 7.77% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 7.22% 21st
5th 92.86% Save Percentage (5V5) 91.94% 23rd
Data from Hockey-Reference.com and Natural Stat Trick

Obviously this one has no significance for the Flames, but one has to admire the Florida Panthers push as they have won six straight games and are now favourites for the final spot in the Eastern Conference.