|45||OTTAWA||+310||Ov 6.5,+105||+375||Ov 6.5,-110|
|46||CALGARY||-400||Un 6.5,-125||-475||Un 6.5,-110|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||9-28-0||-9.1||9-28||-9.1||22-14||2.9||29.4||4.4||36.1|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||+1.3||2-3||+1.3||2-3||3.2||26.2||3.0||35.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||73||217||63||75||74||5||10||2185||9.9%||197||39||19.8%||371|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||37||106||29||32||43||2||3||1087||9.8%||94||18||19.1%||180|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||16||2||5||9||0||1||131||12.2%||12||1||8.3%||28|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||270||75||100||89||6||15||2632||10.3%||198||42||21.2%||446|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||163||44||67||50||2||11||1337||12.2%||91||18||19.8%||263|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||15||1||8||6||0||1||179||8.4%||16||4||25.0%||26|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (All Games)||44||41||1499||1354||90.3%||1||14-27||-7.2||14-27-0||-6||22-15|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (Road Games)||21||18||687||609||88.6%||0||3-15||-8.7||3-15-0||-9||11-6|
|CRAIG ANDERSON(vs. Non-Conference)||17||15||629||573||91.1%||0||4-11||-5.3||4-11-0||-6||8-5|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||139||124||89.2%||0||0-4||-4||0-4-0||-4||1-3|
|MIKE CONDON (All Games)||2||2||40||32||80.0%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|MIKE CONDON (Road Games)||2||2||40||32||80.0%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|MIKE CONDON(vs. Non-Conference)||1||1||11||8||72.7%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|MIKE CONDON (Last 4 Games)||2||2||40||32||80.0%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|MARCUS HOGBERG (All Games)||4||4||121||107||88.4%||0||0-4||-4||0-4-0||-4||3-1|
|MARCUS HOGBERG (Road Games)||1||1||36||32||88.9%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|MARCUS HOGBERG(vs. Non-Conference)||1||1||45||41||91.1%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|MARCUS HOGBERG (Last 4 Games)||4||4||121||107||88.4%||0||0-4||-4||0-4-0||-4||3-1|
|ANDERS NILSSON (All Games)||33||32||1019||924||90.7%||5||13-19||+6||13-19-0||+4||12-19|
|ANDERS NILSSON (Road Games)||20||20||595||532||89.4%||3||8-12||+4.9||8-12-0||+4||6-14|
|ANDERS NILSSON(vs. Non-Conference)||17||17||538||495||92.0%||3||10-7||+11.4||10-7-0||+10||7-9|
|ANDERS NILSSON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||141||130||92.2%||1||2-2||+2.3||2-2-0||+2||3-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||24-12-0||+5.1||24-12||+5.1||24-8||4.2||32.3||3.2||27.3|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+3||4-1||+3||2-2||5.0||33.0||2.4||26.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||73||260||72||77||106||5||20||2359||11.0%||245||52||21.2%||454|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||36||153||48||37||66||2||15||1164||13.1%||109||28||25.7%||278|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||25||7||7||11||0||2||165||15.2%||10||1||10.0%||45|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||208||71||73||57||7||8||2092||9.9%||227||46||20.3%||334|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||117||37||43||32||5||3||982||11.9%||104||24||23.1%||183|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||12||6||5||1||0||0||133||9.0%||14||2||14.3%||19|
|JON GILLIES (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JON GILLIES (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JON GILLIES(vs. Non-Conference)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|DAVID RITTICH (All Games)||42||39||1148||1046||91.1%||3||26-13||+8.6||26-13-0||+9||20-17|
|DAVID RITTICH (Home Games)||20||18||517||457||88.4%||0||12-6||+1.8||12-6-0||+3||13-3|
|DAVID RITTICH(vs. Non-Conference)||19||17||526||475||90.3%||0||12-5||+5.4||12-5-0||+6||8-8|
|DAVID RITTICH (Last 4 Games)||4||4||112||102||91.1%||0||4-0||+4||4-0-0||+4||2-1|
|MIKE SMITH (All Games)||36||34||940||842||89.6%||2||19-15||+0.7||19-15-0||+3||18-14|
|MIKE SMITH (Home Games)||19||18||464||410||88.4%||1||12-6||+3.3||12-6-0||+3||11-5|
|MIKE SMITH(vs. Non-Conference)||15||14||400||353||88.2%||0||8-6||+1.2||8-6-0||+1||9-4|
|MIKE SMITH (Last 4 Games)||4||4||96||87||90.6%||1||1-3||-3.2||1-3-0||-3||0-3|
|Average power rating of opponents played: OTTAWA 3.18, CALGARY 3.13|
|2/22/2019||COLUMBUS||0-3||L||0, +205||L||6.5 un||U|
|2/24/2019||CALGARY||1-2||L||0, +205||L||6.5 ov||U|
|2/26/2019||at WASHINGTON||2-7||L||0, +275||L||6.5 un||O|
|2/28/2019||EDMONTON||2-4||L||0, +120||L||6 ov||P|
|3/2/2019||at TAMPA BAY||1-5||L||0, +450||L||6.5 ov||U|
|3/3/2019||at FLORIDA||3-2||W||0, +240||W||6.5 ov||U|
|3/5/2019||at NY ISLANDERS||4-5||L||0, +260||L||6 un||O|
|3/7/2019||NY ISLANDERS||2-4||L||0, +170||L||5.5 ev||O|
|3/9/2019||at BOSTON||2-3||L||0, +350||L||6 ov||U|
|3/11/2019||at PHILADELPHIA||2-3||L||0, +240||L||6.5 ev||U|
|3/14/2019||ST LOUIS||2-0||W||0, +220||W||6 un||U|
|3/16/2019||TORONTO||6-2||W||0, +210||W||7 un||O|
|3/20/2019||at VANCOUVER||4-7||L||0, +160||L||6 un||O|
|3/21/2019||at CALGARY|| |
|3/23/2019||at EDMONTON|| |
|4/1/2019||TAMPA BAY|| |
|2/22/2019||ANAHEIM||2-1||W||0, -280||W||6 un||U|
|2/24/2019||at OTTAWA||2-1||W||0, -245||W||6.5 ov||U|
|2/26/2019||at NY ISLANDERS||3-1||W||0, -105||W||5.5 ov||U|
|2/27/2019||at NEW JERSEY||2-1||W||0, -210||W||6.5 un||U|
|3/2/2019||MINNESOTA||2-4||L||0, -190||L||6 un||P|
|3/4/2019||TORONTO||2-6||L||0, -130||L||6.5 ov||O|
|3/6/2019||at VEGAS||1-2||L||0, +140||L||6.5 un||U|
|3/7/2019||at ARIZONA||0-2||L||0, -130||L||6 un||U|
|3/10/2019||VEGAS||6-3||W||0, -145||W||6 ov||O|
|3/12/2019||NEW JERSEY||9-4||W||0, -500||W||6 ov||O|
|3/15/2019||NY RANGERS||5-1||W||0, -305||W||6 ov||P|
|3/16/2019||at WINNIPEG||1-2||L||0, +115||L||6.5 ov||U|
|3/19/2019||COLUMBUS||4-2||W||0, -130||W||6.5 un||U|
|3/23/2019||at VANCOUVER|| |
|3/25/2019||LOS ANGELES|| |
|3/31/2019||at SAN JOSE|| |
|4/1/2019||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|OTTAWA: LAST SEASON: 28-43-11, 67 points. Finished seventh in Atlantic Division and missed playoffs.
COACH: Guy Boucher (Third season, sixth NHL season)
ADDED: F Mikkel Boedker, C Chris Tierney, D Dylan DeMelo
LOST: D Erik Karlsson, RW Mike Hoffman
PLAYER TO WATCH: Mark Stone. Karlsson is gone, Hoffman is gone and the high-scoring 26-year-old forward is one of the only stars left with the Senators as they go into what owner Eugene Melnyk is unafraid to call a rebuild. Stone had 20 goals and 42 assists last season for a team that finished well out of the playoff race and will have to produce at least that much with less talent around them.
OUTLOOK: Pain. It's going to be a rough season in Ottawa and likely several of them after trading two-time Norris Trophy-winning Karlsson to San Jose for spare parts, prospects and draft picks. The Senators are in for a lot of losing and more trades, including pending free agents like Matt Duchene and maybe even Stone to make way for more teenagers and young players.
|CALGARY: LAST SEASON: 37-35-10, 84 points. Finished fifth in Pacific Division and missed playoffs.
COACH: Bill Peters (first season, fifth NHL season)
ADDED: F James Neal, D Noah Hanifin, F Elias Lindholm
LOST: D Dougie Hamilton, F Micheal Ferland, RW Troy Brouwer
PLAYER TO WATCH: LW Johnny Gaudreau. Calgary's top line of Gaudreau, center Sean Monahan and anyone on right wing can be one of the best in the NHL. The 5-foot-9 playmaker from South Jersey is primed for another big season after putting up 84 points in 80 games. It's no exaggeration to say he has become one of the best players in hockey.
OUTLOOK: The Flames should be much improved after firing
COACH Glen Gulutzan, replacing him with Peters, trading Hamilton and Ferland to Carolina for Hanifin and Lindholm and signing Neal. Captain Mark Giordano can go back to playing with old defense partner T.J. Brodie on a deep blue line. Calgary's playoff hopes rest on veteran goaltender Mike Smith in net, or, if he falters, 24-year-old Jon Gillies.
|Flames want to avoid slipup vs. Senators|
Sitting first in the Western Conference and already with a playoff berth in their pocket, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Calgary Flames look past their next opponent.
Up next for the Flames are the Ottawa Senators, the NHL's last-place squad, for a Thursday night clash in the Stampede City. And the Senators are coming off a 7-4 road loss Wednesday night to the Vancouver Canucks, while Calgary had the night off.
However, the Flames (45-21-7, 97 points) are well aware the importance of their game with Ottawa isn't so much about the opposition as it is for them to start cranking up their play for what's coming in a few weeks: the Stanley Cup playoffs.
"We can't lose like 10 games in a row and expect to start the playoffs at a high (level)," Calgary goalie David Rittich said. "We want to be ready for that, and the only way to do it is to play every game until then as if it's a playoff game. Plus, we want to finish first in the division. That's our (motivation) right now."
Calgary has won four of five, the latest a 4-2 victory over the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night. The Flames are three points ahead of the San Jose Sharks in the race for the top berth in the West.
"Every game's important, especially for us," Flames forward Austin Czarnik said. "We have to come in with the mindset that we need the two points every single night to get to where we want to be and set ourselves up as well as we can for the playoffs."
Meanwhile, the Senators (25-42-6, 56 points) are looking for motivation. They are already eliminated from postseason contention.
"Guys, in a lot of cases, are playing for contracts next year," interim Ottawa head coach Marc Crawford told Postmedia. "This is an organization that needs players, needs bodies, and there's a lot of guys in our organization whose contracts are up. It's nice they're getting great opportunity to show themselves, and they've shown themselves well."
Speaking of showing well, Max Veronneau, whom the Senators signed as a free agent out of Princeton University a couple of weeks ago, netted his first NHL goal against the Canucks, giving him one goal and two points in three big-league games.
Unfortunately, the task for Ottawa may have become a little harder. The Senators are already without top defenseman Thomas Chabot -- who may return from a broken toe Saturday against the Edmonton Oilers -- and blue-liner Cody Ceci left the Vancouver game due to an upper-body injury.
Meanwhile, the Flames might get some key players back in the lineup very soon. Top-line center Sean Monahan (illness) and forward Sam Bennett (upper-body injury) could return after missing the past two games, while veteran winger James Neal (upper-body injury) is nearing a return having sat out 16 games -- although he's not expected to suit up against Ottawa.
"He's getting closer, but sometimes you need a game, too. That'll hopefully be this weekend," Calgary coach Bill Peters said of Neal.
--Field Level Media
|Last Updated: 4/21/2019 9:42:43 PM EST|