There are only two teams left in the NHL who have yet to win a game at T-Mobile Arena. The only team to have never even recorded a point, the Calgary Flames, are in Vegas tonight.
Calgary’s 0-7-0 record is the worst of any team at T-Mobile Arena, followed by the Florida Panthers and their 0-4-1 mark.
The Flames have been outscored in Vegas 30-8, have been shut out by the Golden Knights three times, and have allowed VGK to score six or more times in three of the seven contests.
Maybe the most incredible stat in the series history at T-Mobile Arena is the fact that in seven games, 420 minutes of hockey, the Flames have held the lead for exactly two minutes and nine seconds. That’s 0.5% of the total time they’ve been on the ice in Vegas.
The Golden Knights have allowed just one 1st period goal in the seven meetings while scoring six. The dominance is even starker in the 3rd period too, VGK have outscored Calgary 13-2 while allowing both goals in the same game, the last time the Flames visited.
The Flames’ power play has converted on just 1 of 15 power play opportunities while the Golden Knights have scored on 5 of 20.
Tonight will mark the second time the Flames have come to T-Mobile on the second night of a back-to-back. The first time, Vegas stomped them to the tune of a 6-0 beatdown including four 3rd period goals. The Flames were also coming from Arizona on that occasion, but unlike last night where they won 6-3, they lost the prior game 3-0 to the Coyotes.
William Karlsson leads the Golden Knights with 10 points (6G, 4A) in the seven home games against the Flames. Karlsson posted a hat trick in March 2018 against the Flames and added a two-goal game in November 2019.
Aside from those two games, no other Golden Knight has scored multiple goals in the same game against the Flames. 18 different Golden Knights have scored at least one home goal against Calgary, but just four will be active tonight. There are 13 Golden Knights who have averaged at least a point per game including five who have participated in at last four games. Karlsson and Smith are the only two who will play tonight.
Marc-Andre Fleury has been in the goal for the Golden Knights in six of the seven contests. Robin Lehner manned the nets for Vegas in the other game. On the other side, David Rittich was on the losing end of four of the seven while Mike Smith, Cam Talbot, and tonight’s expected starter, Jakob Markstrom, each played one.
No matter how you slice it, the Golden Knights have played lights out against the Flames at T-Mobile Arena. Many of the names on each side are different now, but enough still remains that the trend holds weight.
Can the Golden Knights make it eight straight? We’ll find out tonight at 6 on ESPN.
^^This is my way of telling you the game is at a different time and on a different channel tonight.^^