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Calgary Flames announced that it had fired Geoff Ward’s head coach and replaced him with Darryl Satter shortly after defeating the Ottawa Senators 7-3 on Thursday night.
After a lively off-season where they brought in No. 1 goalkeeper Jacob Markstrom and defensive Chris Tanev, Flame is 11-11-224 games in the season. There are two games in the Canadians, but they are currently two points ahead of the Montreal Canadiens at the final Stanley Cup Playoffspot in the North Division.
After replacing Bill Peters with a head coach on November 29, 2019, Ward became 36-26-5 (a percentage of .575 points) as head coach of Flames in part of the two seasons. The team fell to the final Western Conference champion Dallas Stars in six games in the first round under the ward after defeating Winnipeg Jets in four games in the pre-season best five Stanley Cup qualifying series. Flames, who had three head coaches in the last two seasons, removed the “provisional” tag from the ward after the end of last season.
Flames have been 4-6-1 since February 12, 5-1 defeat to Vancouver Canucks (6th in the North on a 10-15-2 record), Edmonton Oilers (3rd place 14-11) -0 record), Senator Ottawa lost 6-1 (finally 8-17-1 record), Senator lost 5-1.
This season, Flames averaged 2.71 goals per game in 23rd place in the NHL, averaged 3.04 goals per game in 19th place, 21.4% power play efficiency 16th place, and 78.8% penalty kill rate 16th place star.
Sutter achieved 634-467-101 (a percentage of .565 points) in 1,285 career games behind the bench with Flames, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks, and Chicago Blackhawks, but has played a coaching role since 2017. Not playing. Since then, he has been an advisor to Anaheim Ducks.
The 62-year-old led the Kings to two Stanley Cup championships in three years after entering the mid-season in the 2011-2012 campaign. In addition, he is 42-27 (.609 win percentage) while behind the Kings bench and 89-81 (.524) in his Stanley Cup playoff career. Kings was fifth under Satter with a penalty kill rate of 83.5% and 15th with a power play efficiency of 18.1%. In addition, the number of goals per game was the lowest (average 2.27), and the average number of goals per game was 22nd (2.56).
During the three seasons behind Calgary’s bench, Satter went to 107-73-15 (a percentage of .581 points) and took him to Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 7 of the 2004 Stanley Cup Finals. .. He was also the general manager of the team from April 11, 2003 to December 28, 2010.
Flames has played the Stanley Cup Playoffs for two consecutive seasons, four of the last six seasons, but only one (2015) in the first round.
Flame will visit Rogers Place’s Oilers on Saturday night (10 pm Eastern Standard Time, NHL Network).
This is the team’s second head coach change this season after the Canadiens tentatively replaced Claude Julien with associate Dominique Ducharm on February 24th.
– NHL Sports
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