Advantage Margin: +36
The Flames were a rarity -- they had more power plays than their opponents at home (plus-30) and on the road (plus-6)
Special Teams Goal Margin: +7
The Flames tied San Jose for the most power-play goals at home with 41 and they were second in success rate at 25.6 percent; on the road, they scored just 21 power-play goals and were next-to-last at 13.3 percent.
Goals by defensemen: 33
The Flames got a boost from Anton Babchuk
, who scored eight times after coming over from Carolina. Mark Giordano
went from 11 goals in 2009-10 to 8 last season, but had a career-high 43 points.
2010-11 SEASON STATS
||94(10th West/17th NHL)
|Change from 2009-10
||51(7th West/11th NHL)
||43(11th West/18th NHL)
Total: 11-5-7 OT: 2-5 SO: 9-7
The Flames had their best season ever in the shootout, winning nine times. They got a major boost from Alex Tanguay
, who led all NHL scorers with 10 goals (in 16 tries) and tied for the lead with 4 game-deciding goals.
Times Scored First: 39
The Flames did a good job of getting the jump on the opposition at home -- they scored first 24 of 41 times at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Road games, though, were another story: Calgary got the opening goal just 15 times away from home
Best 2010-11 Number: 9-2-4
Calgary's record on Fridays, the most wins by the Flames on any day of the week. They also were 6-1-2 on Sundays -- but sandwiched those marks around a 5-6-2 performance on Saturdays.
Worst 2010-11 Number: 8
The number of road games in which the Flames led after two periods, the fewest in the League. The only good news: They were 7-0-1 in those games.
The Flames have a chance for a fast start -- they play seven of their first 10 games at home, including six in a row. They also finish with five of their last six at Scotiabank Saddledome. The hardest part of the schedule is a seven-game holiday trip through the East and Midwest while the World Juniors take over the Saddledome.