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The Calgary Flames have completed six full seven game segments so far this season. Our breakdowns after every segment offer a nice macro look at the season to that point, but it’s worth digging into each segment to get a sense of just how the Flames’ individual players stack up across the team and across the season.

Goalies

(Each player’s segment listed with games played, even strength save percentage and average game score.)

Games 1-7 Games 8-14 Games 15-21 Games 22-28 Games 29-35 Games 36-42
Rittich 6gp, .905es
0.808
5gp, .922es
0.620
5gp, .926es
1.130
6gp, .912es
0.783
5gp, .921es
0.830
5gp, .929es
0.550
Talbot 1gp, .880es
-0.550
3gp, .907es
0.750
2gp, 915es
0.600
1gp, .862es
-1.400
2gp, .973es
1.925
3gp, .934es
1.383

The league’s average even strength save percentage is .915 and the bolded segments are the ones where the team had above-average performances from their goalies. As you can see, Talbot recovered from a pretty blah start. Rittich had a couple blips but has been reasonable consistent. Both netminders have been quite good over the past two segments.

Defensemen

(Each player’s segment listed with games played, goal, assists and average game score.)

Games 1-7 Games 8-14 Games 15-21 Games 22-28 Games 29-35 Games 36-42
Giordano 7gp, 1g / 3a
0.943
7gp, 2g / 3a
0.475
7gp, 1g / 3a
0.793
7gp, 0g / 1a
0.532
7gp, 0g / 3a
0.457
7gp, 0g / 2a
0.596
Hanifin 7gp, 2g / 0a
0.375
7gp, 0g / 0a
0.382
7gp, 1g / 4a
0.654
7gp, 0g / 0a
0.057
7gp, 0a / 1a
0.107
7gp, 1g / 1a
0.389
Andersson 7gp, 1g / 1a
0.521
7gp, 0g / 0a
0.186
7gp, 1g / 3a
0.704
7gp, 0g / 2a
0.543
7gp, 0g / 2a
0.454
7gp, 1g / 0a
0.104
Hamonic 7gp, 0g / 0a
0.132
7gp, 0g / 2a
0.225
7gp, 1g / 1a
0.721
2gp, 0g / 0a
-0.013
6gp, 1g / 2a
0.429
7gp, 0g / 0a
0.350
Brodie 7gp, 0g / 2a
0.404
7gp, 0g / 4a
0.475
7gp, 0g / 2a
0.357
2gp, 1g / 1a
0.938
7gp, 0g / 0a
-0.025
6gp, 0g / 2a
0.408
Kylington 5gp, 0g / 0a
0.190
5gp, 0g / 0a
-0.010
4gp, 0g / 1a
0.463
7gp, 0g / 1a
0.118
4gp, 0g / 1a
0.494
5gp, 1g / 0a
-0.060
Stone 2gp, 0g / 0a
-0.175
2gp, 1g / 0a
0.475
3gp, 0g / 1a
0.258
7gp, 0g / 0a
-0.061
4gp, 0g / 1a
0.425
3gp, 0g / 0a
-0.203
Davidson 3gp, 0g / 0a
0.367

So, uh, nobody has had a blow-away segment from the blueline this season. Giordano and Hanifin have each had a five point segment, but those are counteracted by some very quiet ones. This is primarily a symptom of the team’s overall offensive inconsistency, but also a bit due to Giordano’s step back individually – when he’s going like he was last season, he drags a lot of people into the fray with him.

Forwards

(Each player’s segment listed with games played, goal, assists and average game score.)

Games 1-7 Games 8-14 Games 15-21 Games 22-28 Games 29-35 Games 36-42
Lindholm 7gp, 4g / 1a
0.812
7gp, 4g / 1a
0.764
7gp, 2g / 5a
0.877
7gp, 2g / 0a
0.234
7gp, 2g / 2a
0.524
7gp, 2g / 6a
1.033
Gaudreau 7gp, 3g / 4a
1.059
7gp, 0g / 4a
0.718
7gp, 2g / 5a
0.866
7gp, 0g / 2a
0.219
7gp, 4g / 2a
0.932
7gp, 1g / 4a
0.589
Backlund 7gp, 0g / 2a
0.509
7gp, 2g / 0a
0.332
7gp, 1g / 3a
0.602
7gp, 0g / 2a
0.209
7gp, 0g / 4a
0.314
7gp, 2g / 1a
0.325
Monahan 7gp, 2g / 2a
0.747
7gp, 0g / 4a
0.449
7gp, 3g / 6a
0.917
7gp, 1g / 2a
0.376
7gp, 4g / 4a
0.959
7gp, 3g / 2a
0.728
Tkachuk 7gp, 2g / 4a
0.943
7gp, 2g / 2a
0.665
7gp, 6g / 4a
1.575
7gp, 1g / 2a
0.432
6gp, 1g / 3a
0.650
7gp, 3g / 6a
1.043
Ryan 7gp, 0g / 2a
0.146
7gp, 1g / 2a
0.318
7gp, 2g / 2a
0.555
7gp, 1g / 1a
0.636
7gp, 1g / 5a
0.623
7gp, 1g / 2a
0.333
Lucic 7gp, 0g / 0a
-0.056
7gp, 0g / 3a
0.419
5gp, 0g / 0a
0.026
7gp, 0g / 1a
0.339
7gp, 3g / 1a
0.433
7gp, 0g / 1a
0.233
Mangiapane 7gp, 1g / 0a
0.358
5gp, 1g / 2a
0.538
7gp, 1g / 2a
0.564
7gp, 2g / 0a
0.445
7gp, 1g / 0a
0.228
7gp, 2g / 3a
0.681
Frolik 7gp, 1g / 0a
0.216
7gp, 0g / 2a
0.066
5gp, 0g / 0a
0.063
7gp, 0g / 1a
0.184
7gp, 3g / 1a
0.532
5gp, 1g / 1a
0.415
Rieder 5gp, 0g / 0a
-0.032
5gp, 1g / 0a
0.370
5gp, 0g / 0a
0.318
4gp, 0g / 0a
-0.053
7gp, 1g / 3a
0.547
7gp, 0g / 2a
0.211
Jankowski 6gp, 0g / 0a
0.099
5gp, 0g / 0a
0.082
7gp, 0g / 0a
0.056
7gp, 0g / 0a
0.054
6gp, 0g / 1a
0.144
2gp, 0g / 0a
-0.188
Bennett 7gp, 0g / 1a
0.015
5gp, 2g / 0a
0.516
7gp, 1g / 1a
0.454
1gp, 0g / 0a
0.690
6gp, 1g / 0a
0.259
Dube 6gp, 1g / 1a
0.332
7gp, 2g / 4a
0.429
5gp, 0g / 0a
0.102
Quine 3gp, 0g / 0a
0.025
6gp, 1g / 0a
0.256
Czarnik 3gp, 0g / 0a
0.192
5gp, 2g / 1a
0.516
Rinaldo 3gp, 0g / 0a
-0.092
2gp, 2g / 1a
1.538
3gp, 0g / 0a
-0.267

Well, the good news is some forwards have been consistently good offensively. Four players – Lindholm, Gaudreau, Monahan and Tkachuk – have scored at a point-per-game or higher pace over two segments. Granted, these good segments have been countered by some very meh ones, but that’s the 2019-20 Flames for you.

Coincidentally, those four players have been the most consistent performers in game score per segment. Everyone else has seen pretty dramatic swings from segment to segment. The Flames’ depth challenges are arguably best illustrated by the lack of consistent secondary scoring from segment to segment.