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Calgary Flames at Buffalo Sabres [Game 68]

The Flames are desperate for a win as they take on the second worst team in the NHL.

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5:30 PM MST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
960 AM CFAC SN First Niagra Center MSG-B 550 AM WGR
League Value Metric Value League
19th 55.2% Points Percentage 40.2% 30th
22nd 15.65% Net Power Play Percentage 13.00% 27th
17th 82.82% Net Penalty Kill Percentage 83.51% 15th
18th 98.47% Combined Special Teams Percentage 96.51% 23rd
22nd 2.81 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 2.41 31st
17th 2.97 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 3.24 26th
16th .04 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) .09 14th
5th 52.73% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 46.09% 30th
6th 53.04% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 45.47% 29th
18th 99.61% P.D.O. (5V5) 98.49% 29th
23rd 7.17% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 6.36% 30th
14th 92.44% Save Percentage (5V5) 92.13% 19th
Data from and Natural Stat Trick
The Enemies' Lair
Die By The Blade

The Calgary Flames are in desperate need of a win. Fortunately they've been gifted the Buffalo Sabres on the schedule. The Sabres are not a good hockey team and if the Flames can't beat them then they don't deserve to make the playoffs.

Buffalo comes in with the worst offense, second worse goal differential, and are worse than the Flames in just about every category except for penalty killing and drawing penalties. The Flames have a huge advantage in this one. Hockey is a game of randoms, but nothing short of a miraculous performance by former Flame Chad Johnson should stop them from winning this game.

David Rittich will be in net tonight. Puck drop is at 7:35 P.M.