7:01 PM EST, Thu February 27, 2020
Staff Predictions & Lines: The Captain Is Back.... Potentially.

Staff Predictions & Lines: The Captain Is Back.... Potentially.

We're all super positive!!! Staff Predictions Calgary Flames @ Nashville Predators, 6 PM MT Preview Favorite: Nashville Line: -125 O/U: 6.0 Calgary @ Nashville: 19-19-1 Calgary vs Nashville Overall: 37-35-4 Calgary vs Nashville 2019-20: 0-1-0 10/31: Calgary Flames 6 @ Nashville Predators 5 (OTW) 2/6: Calgary Flames 2 vs Nashville Predators 3 Calgary Last 10: 6-4-0 Boston Last 10: 6-3-1 Predictions Mark: Calgary Flames 4 - Nashville Predators 2 I like the way the Flames are playing lately and their win over Boston should boost their confidence. Their star players are starting to contribute...
Matchsticks and Gasoline 3 hours ago
Mark Giordano Could Be Back Tonight

Mark Giordano Could Be Back Tonight

Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via The might be getting their best blue liner back tonight. The Flames lineup could get quite a shot in the arm as Mark Giordano is listed as a "game time decision" for Calgary's game in Nashville. The Flames captain and best defenceman has been out of the lineup since he injured his quad during Calgary's February 4th loss to the San Jose Sharks. The return of Giordano to the lineup, plus the new additions of Erik Gustafsson and Derek Forbort should start to stabilize a Flames defensive core that has been plugged with random bodies since both Giordano and...
CBC News 4 hours ago
All-female broadcast crew to work NHL game between Flames, Golden Knights

All-female broadcast crew to work NHL game between Flames, Golden Knights

An all-female broadcast team will cover an NHL game between the Calgary Flames and Vegas Golden Knights on Sportsnet next week.
Matchsticks and Gasoline 5 hours ago
Statistical Summarization — CGY @ BOS

Statistical Summarization — CGY @ BOS

Photo by John Crouch/Icon Sportswire via “We HaVe a PeRfEcTiOn LiNe” - Yeah well we got our 3M line back, new and improved, and ready to bury you behind the 7/11. If i were Brad Marchand I’d also want to stare longingly into Mikael Backlund’s eyes. Especially after seeing him put up another amazing performance. Anyways it’s time for stats, yesterday I looked into “Score & Venue Adjusted” (SVA) metrics to try and understand them. Putting it into more simple terms SVA curves what a player does on the ice, giving some actions more/less importance depending on the score. So a...
Matchsticks and Gasoline 14 hours ago
Preview: Calgary Flames @ Nashville Predators, 2/26/20 (65/82): Flames Look For Third Straight Win

Preview: Calgary Flames @ Nashville Predators, 2/26/20 (65/82): Flames Look For Third Straight Win

Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via They’ve also won eight out of their last 10 in Nashville. Calgary Flames @ Nashville Predators, 6:00 PM MT, Bridgestone Arena, Nashville TN TV: ESPN+, SNW - Radio: Sportsnet 960 Calgary Flames 33-25-6 (72 pts) - Nashville Predators 31-23-8 (70) NHL Standings The Flames will take their modest two game winning streak to Nashville Thursday night as they take on the Predators in game three of their five game road trip. Calgary took down the NHL’s best in the Boston Bruins Tuesday night in what was without a doubt their best effort on the...