SinBin.vegas

Praise Be To Foley, Vegas Golden Knights Hockey Website

Tag: Calgary Flames Page 1 of 2

San Jose Or Calgary; Who Do You Want First?

(Photo Credit: SinBin.vegas Photographer Brandon Andreasen)

If the Golden Knights were to achieve the pipe dream of getting into 2nd place, they probably needed to win in Calgary last night. However, even had that happened, the chances of Vegas going on to not only pass the Flames, but also the Sharks, is about as likely as the Golden Knights giving out a detailed injury report.

So, it’s become fairly clear that Vegas’ opponent in the first round will be the Pacific Division runner-up, either Calgary or San Jose.

The Golden Knights have completed their regular season slate against the Flames going 2-2-0 winning the home ones and dropping the away games. Of course, it should be noted that both games Vegas played in Calgary were on the back-end up back-to-backs and Marc-Andre Fleury did not start either.

As for the Sharks, Vegas is 1-1-0 with two road games to play. The Golden Knights dominated San Jose in the first meeting 6-0 before blowing a two-goal lead to lose the second matchup. The next two are on March 18th and 30th.

The question is, which team would Vegas rather play first. Naturally, it shouldn’t matter as the Golden Knights are likely to have to beat both of them to make it back to the Western Conference Final, but still, it’s an interesting debate as the Sharks and Flames go back and forth with the division lead.

Here’s a quick rundown of the two teams and how they stack up against the Golden Knights.

 CalgarySan JoseVegas
Record42-20-741-19-838-27-5
Points919081
Points Percentage.659.662.579
Home Record21-7-523-5-521-10-4
Away Record21-13-218-14-317-17-1
Goals For/Game3.493.622.99
Goals Against/Game2.833.042.77
PP%21.9%25.4%17.5%
PK%79.5%81.0%81.6%
Shots/Game32.336.334.4
Shots Against/Game28.828.429.1
5v5 Goals/Game2.122.382.07
Hits/Game15.218.527.9
Giveaways/Game13.810.19.6
Takeaways/Game9.79.010.7
Corsi For % (5v5)53.254.754.2
PDO1.0101.001.992
Scoring Chances For/Game (5v5)22.223.424.7
Scoring Chances Against/Game (5v5)20.019.920.1

Read More

CALGARY FLAMES 6 VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS 3 (38-27-5 81 PTS)

It was another horrid start in Calgary for the Golden Knights allowing a pair inside the first eight minutes of the 1st. Vegas struck back with a goal from Brandon Pirri but Calgary extended the lead back to two at the first intermission. Vegas came out flying the 2nd though scoring two quick ones. An unsuccessful power play slowed the momentum and a late period goal, with a little help from a goalie interference call that wasn’t, gave the Flames their lead back again.

Upcoming stories from the Vegas Golden Knights at Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome.

  • Who would you rather play in the 1st round? Calgary or San Jose.

Ken’s Three VGK Stars
*** Deryk Engelland
** Reilly Smith
* Mark Stone

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS 2 CALGARY FLAMES 1 (37-26-5 79 PTS)

A pair of 1st period penalties on the Flames helped the Golden Knights get on the board. Shea Theodore ripped one home with Mark Stone registering his second point in Vegas. Then, Calgary appeared to tie it up but a goalie interference call wiped the goal off the board. A late penalty sent the Golden Knights back on the PP heading into the 2nd. Vegas failed on that one and eventually conceded the lead as well. They would start the 3rd with 100+ seconds of power play time as well and would do nothing with it. A zinger from Deryk Engelland untied it to give Vegas the lead midway through the 3rd. The Flames had a few chances late with the goalie pulled but Marc-Andre Fleury kept them all out.

Upcoming stories from the Vegas Golden Knights vs Calgary Flames at T-Mobile Arena.

  • The path to the Western Conference Final goes through the Pacific Division, luckily that’s where VGK plays best.

Ken’s Three VGK Stars
*** Deryk Engelland
** Shea Theodore
* Marc-Andre Fleury

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS 2 CALGARY FLAMES (11-12-1 23 PTS)

Four nights ago it was 5-0 after one and 7-0 after two in favor of Calgary. Tied through one, and Vegas took the lead in the 2nd with an Alex Tuch tip in. A 3rd period power play goal from Colin Miller extended the lead to 2-0 and some terrific defense throughout kept the Flames off the board. Fleury’s fourth shutout of the year to give him the league lead.

Upcoming stories from the Vegas Golden Knights vs Calgary Flames at T-Mobile Arena

  • Daniel Carr: 3rd line stabilizer… at least for one night.

Three Stars
*** Colin Miller
** Alex Tuch
* Marc-Andre Fleury

CALGARY FLAMES 7 VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS 2 (9-12-1 19 PTS)

The Golden Knights never arrived in Calgary.

Upcoming stories from the Vegas Golden Knights at Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome

  • Pothier’s 1st quarter report card

Three Stars
*** Sean Monahan
** Matthew Tkachuk
* Johnny Gaudreau

CALGARY FLAMES 7 VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS 1 (51-24-7 109 PTS)

In the final game of the season apparantly no one told the Golden Knights the game began at 7:00 rather than 7:30. The Flames scored three within the first eight minutes of the game and it got worse as the game went on. Vegas headed to the locker room for the final intermission of the regular season down 6-1. In the 3rd the Flames added another as Marc-Andre Fleury was pulled for Malcolm Subban.

Upcoming stories from the Vegas Golden Knights at Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

  • Let’s talk about the 4 games with the Kings.
  • The 12th forward in the playoffs.

Three Stars
*** Matt Stajan
** Johnny Gaudreau
* Mark Jankowski

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS 4 (46-21-5 97 PTS) CALGARY FLAMES 0

After a mini-team meeting and a very angry locker room following the four game home losing streak, the Golden Knights were expected to come out guns blazing on the Sunday afternoon game. That didn’t happen as they were outshot 20-6 in the 1st and couldn’t seem to generate much offense. Then, the 2nd happened, and the old Golden Knight returned to the tune of four goals in less than 10 minutes including a natural (three in a row) hat trick by William Karlsson. The final period was about one thing, donuts, and Marc-Andre Fleury delivered the shutout necessary to earn everyone Krispy Kremes.

Upcoming stories from the Vegas Golden Knights vs. Calgary Flames at T-Mobile Arena.

  • We found a historic statistic for the Golden Knights, but we need to talk to David Perron before we share it.
  • The standings cushion giveth and the cushion taketh away.

Three Stars
*** Colin Miller
** William Karlsson
* Marc-Andre Fleury

A post shared by SinBin.vegas (@sinbinvegas) on https://twitter.com/SinBinVegas/status/975480346899894273

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS 6 (41-16-4 86 PTS) VANCOUVER CANUCKS 3

A wide open game led to a flurry of chances on both ends of the ice. Vegas scored first just 2:29 into the game as Tomas Hyka scored his first career goal. Then Vancouver strick for a pair before the Golden Knights came back to score four in a row and take the 5-2 lead into the second intermission. Vancouver added one more in the 3rd but the game was in hand the whole night, and night that will be remembered much more for the trade than the 41st win in franchise history.

Upcoming stories from the Vegas Golden Knights vs. Vancouver Canucks at T-Mobile Arena.

  • How close are the Golden Knights to clinching a playoff spot and the Pacific Division?
  • Much more on Reaves and the trade deadline.

Three Stars
*** Tomas Hyka
** Reilly Smith
* William Karlsson

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS 7 (40-16-4 82 PTS) CALGARY FLAMES 3

The Golden Knights and Flames played one of the highest paced games of the year at T-Mobile Arena. Vegas had leads of 1-0, 2-1, 3-2, and brought a 4-3 lead into the 3rd. It looked as if the Golden Knights had blown their fourth lead, but a successful offside challenge took the goal off the board. Unlike Monday, Vegas took the momentum shift of the disallowed goal and scored three more in the 3rd. Best offensive game of the year for a team that’s had a bunch of them.

Upcoming stories from the Vegas Golden Knights vs. Calgary Flames at T-Mobile Arena.

  • When the Golden Knights play well, they win. Not many teams (if any) can say that.
  • Should the Golden Knights start mixing up their forward lines? *Maybe*

Three Stars
*** Luca Sbisa
** David Perron
* Alex Tuch

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS 4 (33-12-4 70 PTS) CALGARY FLAMES 1

The Golden Knights struck first with a power play goal midway through the 1st, but a pair of 2nd period goals gave the Flames a lead heading into the final frame. The Golden Knights looked like a complete mess for a majority of the 3rd, but then a mistake by the Flames set up Erik Haula for a fortunate tap in to tie the game with just 1:46 left in the game. Ten seconds later, Jonathan Marchessault gave the Golden Knights a lead and then moments after that David Perron hit the empty netter. Three goals in 53 seconds. Vegas wins again, in stunning fashion.

Upcoming stories from the Vegas Golden Knights at Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome.

  • No clue, still trying to comprehend what just happened.

Three Stars
*** William Karlsson
** Sam Bennett
* Jonathan Marchessault

Page 1 of 2

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén

SinBin.vegas

SinBin.vegas