|5:30 PM MST|
|960 AM CFAC||SN||First Niagra Center||MSG-B||550 AM WGR|
|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|
|23rd||7.17%||Shooting Percentage (5V5)||6.36%||30th|
|14th||92.44%||Save Percentage (5V5)||92.13%||19th|
|Data from Hockey-Reference.com 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.