• Scoring chances for/against: Feb 5th: Edm at Stl

    by Dennis • February 5, 2009 • Uncategorized • 9 Comments

    Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20768

    Team Period Time Note Oilers Opponent  
    EDM 1 15:26 85 21 35 37 51 77 85 13 18 28 50 55 62 5v5
    EDM 1 10:51 PP 77 12 13 35 37 77 89 20 26 50 62 77 5v4
    EDM 1 10:20 51 18 26 35 44 51 77 5 13 18 43 50 57 5v5
    EDM 1 9:26 83 5 10 18 35 43 83 7 15 22 29 50 77 5v5
    STL 1 7:47 5 12 26 35 43 89 5 20 26 42 43 50 5v5
    EDM 1 6:09 85 21 24 35 44 51 85 21 29 50 57 74 77 5v5
    EDM 1 5:32 13 13 18 35 37 77 85 5 21 29 50 57 74 5v5
    EDM 1 4:33 26 5 12 26 35 43 89 15 22 28 42 43 50 5v5
    STL 1 3:23 12 24 26 35 44 89 21 29 50 57 74 77 5v5
    STL 1 3:10 5 10 35 43 51 83 5 7 20 26 43 50 5v5
    STL 1 2:27 PP 10 18 24 35 44 7 21 22 29 50 57 4v5
    STL 1 1:13 PP 26 35 37 77 85 7 21 22 28 50 57 4v5
    STL 2 19:10 10 24 27 35 44 83 15 22 28 42 50 62 5v5
    STL 2 14:33 10 21 24 35 44 46 13 18 29 50 55 77 5v5
    STL 2 13:20 5 12 26 35 43 89 15 22 29 42 50 77 5v5
    STL 2 9:43 5 21 24 26 35 89 15 21 29 50 55 77 5v5
    STL 2 8:26 10 12 35 37 77 83 15 22 28 42 50 62 5v5
    EDM 2 6:55 13 18 24 35 44 85 13 18 29 50 55 77 5v5
    EDM 2 3:14 Goal 44 12 26 35 37 44 51 13 18 28 50 55 62 5v5
    STL 2 0:25 13 35 37 43 46 51 5 18 20 29 50 74 5v5
    STL 3 17:43 5 21 24 35 51 85 13 18 28 50 55 62 5v5
    STL 3 14:31 PK Goal 27 35 37 44 83 89 5 13 18 43 50 5v4
    EDM 3 13:02 PP 12 12 13 26 35 37 44 5 13 18 50 77 5v4
    STL 3 12:31 5 21 24 35 46 51 7 15 22 28 29 50 5v5
    EDM 3 8:44 27 13 24 27 35 44 85 15 22 28 42 50 62 5v5
    STL 3 8:20 24 27 35 44 51 83 5 15 22 42 43 50 5v5
    EDM 3 4:52 12 12 26 35 37 43 89 15 22 29 42 50 77 5v5
    STL 4 3:53 26 35 37 43 89 22 29 42 50 77 4v4
    EDM 4 3:30 44 5 12 13 35 44 18 28 50 62 74 4v4
    EDM 4 0:28 26 5 26 35 43 89 18 28 50 57 77 4v4
    # Player EV PP SH
    5 L. SMID 18:51 4 6 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
    10 S. HORCOFF 9:21 1 4 2:21 0 0 3:20 0 1
    12 R. NILSSON 12:45 4 4 2:38 2 0 0:00 0 0
    13 A. COGLIANO 12:00 4 1 2:20 2 0 0:00 0 0
    18 E. MOREAU 12:33 4 0 0:11 0 0 4:26 0 1
    21 R. POTULNY 6:26 2 4 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
    24 S. STAIOS 21:17 3 7 0:47 0 0 4:14 0 1
    26 E. COLE 15:07 5 5 1:03 1 0 3:01 0 1
    27 D. PENNER 15:07 1 2 3:09 0 1 0:00 0 0
    35 D. ROLOSON 51:00 12 13 6:00 2 1 8:00 0 2
    37 D. GREBESHKOV 17:09 4 3 4:14 2 1 3:39 0 1
    43 J. STRUDWICK 18:56 4 5 0:00 0 0 1:00 0 0
    44 S. SOURAY 18:51 6 4 5:18 1 1 4:21 0 1
    46 Z. STORTINI 4:55 0 3 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
    51 K. BRODZIAK 15:53 4 5 0:11 0 0 3:28 0 0
    77 T. GILBERT 7:00 3 1 1:41 1 0 2:46 0 1
    83 A. HEMSKY 16:49 1 4 3:11 0 1 0:00 0 0
    85 L. REDDOX 10:20 5 1 0:00 0 0 1:45 0 1
    89 S. GAGNER 16:40 3 5 2:56 1 1 0:00 0 0
    Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
    1 7 5 6 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
    2 2 6 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    3 3 4 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    4 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Totals 14 16 12 13 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0

    9 Responses to Scoring chances for/against: Feb 5th: Edm at Stl

    1. February 5, 2009 at

      There was some early snickering about the new 18-13-85 line but they certainly graded out fine. Two chances apiece for both 13 and 85 means their line was driving the bus on scoring chances and not relying on their D teammates.

      12 giveth with his assist and SO goal but he tried to take it all away with that stunning o-zone blueline turnover midway through the second frame that produced a Boyes breakaway.

      24 struggled with his newfound responsibility and that should surprise no one. 10 got hurt before his night became really shitty but yet another poor night for the 10-83 duo. The good news about this development is we’ve got over a half-season’s worth of data and evidence that says their downturn won’t last much longer and when the hangover breaks they’re likely to win us two or three games on their line’s production alone.

      What did the rest of you make of it all and how do these numbers jive with those observations?

    2. February 6, 2009 at

      12 giveth with his assist and SO goal but he tried to take it all away with that stunning o-zone blueline turnover midway through the second frame that produced a Boyes breakaway.

      It was like Row-bert bottomed out on that play. He was going nowhere ’til then, and then the atrocious giveaway at the blueline led to a clear breakaway for the other team’s top sniper. Roli made the stop, and Nilsson was like a new man. He had an excellent second half of the game, a constant threat, and that shootout snipe was not the play of a man carrying a piano on his back. Maybe the spirit will move Robert for a while … lord knows we could use something out of him.

      Hard to believe Hemsky was on for just one SCF, but he was poor, there’s no doubt. That’s the second game running he’s been smoked. 0-1 on the PP too, and we all know what happened on that opportunity.

    3. David Staples
      February 6, 2009 at

      Staios and Souray — helluva pair last season, but this year, I’m not so sure. I saw that as a very rough game for ’24,’ as you call him. He drove the bus off the cliff on many of those ’7′ chances against, I’d say.

      Still, it was likely the best movefor MacT to make, as Staios and Strudwick is such a team killing duo, and Smid can at least carry Strudwick a bit, so long as they’re not out against the toughs. On this night, though, Smid tried to do too much. When he calms down, he and Strudwick can be OK.

      As for Staios/Souray, I remain hopeful Staios can crank it up one more time. In his own half of the ice, I see him as a better defender than Gilbert, not so error-prone, even if he’s nowhere near the puck mover. Souray will have to pick up slack in the puck-moving depot, but that’s a strength of his.

    4. February 6, 2009 at

      Dennis: Speaking of 83, I note you didn’t credit a chance in the last minute of regulation where he dipsy-doodle-dangled and fed Souray for a long but v.dangerous shot that Mason did well to keep out. Not to microanalyze every call you make, but that one seemed like a SC to me.

    5. February 6, 2009 at

      Good night for the PK which has improved tons since the start of the year. What do you guys think might be some reasons for that? I haven’t noticed too much in the way of systemic changes and the personnel certainly hasn’t changed much.

      Also, it’s good to see Moreau playing better. His last ten games he’s been close to the break even point. I’d also really like to see Potulny back up with Gagner and Cole. I know that leaves Nilsson high and dry on the fourth line or the PB (pending Horc’s injury status), but those three have done well every time they’ve been together.

    6. namflashback
      February 6, 2009 at

      An absence of Horc is going to hurt the EV time of Hemsky for sure. I’m not certain that Brodziak can go from being a 10 EVTOI 4SHTOI player to being a 14:5:5 (E:PP:SH).

      Based on experience, I would guess:

      89 gets about the #1 PP minutes with 27 and 83. We have seen this work last year.

      Then maybe, the coach mix and matches 51 and 89 for the EVTOI, and slots 13 with 12 and 26. Then 78 with 18 and 85. Fourth line of Potulny-Brule-Stortini? Which gives them all of 1 LH faceoff guy in 13 who isn’t particularly good at that skill.

    7. February 6, 2009 at

      Bruce: I can’t recall that play but if I didn’t have it as a chance I imagine it was close to the blueline and there wasn’t a screen. BTW, I don’t mind the quibbling:)

      Scott: I don’t know if it’s a chicken or egg thing but the PK has improved since we started being more aggressive and the down-ice pressure is a new old wrinkle. I was watching the game last night and thinking that when 34 comes back and we re-acquire Reasoner;), then we can roll three pairs of PK forwards and really have the energy to pressure in the O zone.

      NFB: Yes, that trio did some good work on last year’s PP and it could work well this year with the new wrinkle of 83 looking to shoot a little more.

    8. February 6, 2009 at

      Dennis: Yeah it was close to the blueline but Ales had the defenders scrambling about including the goalie, somebody (Penner?) was camped out in the crease, and Sheldon zipped in a wrister through traffic. One of those shots that make the home crowd shit their pants if its playoff overtime, or its regular season equivalent, a tie very late in regulation as was the case here. Not the sort of play I wanted to see develop in our end with both points still on the line, let’s put it that way. A full-fledged Scoring Chance? Meh.

    9. February 7, 2009 at

      Bruce: not sure if you caught the quote but 44 was talking about his goal and said the scoring has dried up because there’s not as much traffic as there used to be. I just took that as reinforcement that even guys with hammers like 44 aren’t very likely to score straight up on a goalie; given the fact they’re normally shooting so close to the blueline.

      BTW, I believe this quote passed under the radar too and it has nothing to do with scoring chances but did anyone read the Cole quote from last week about how he’s never seen anything like how it’s been with the Oilers this year in terms of all the pressure game in and game out? I wished I could’ve heard the intonation in his voice but it read weary and made me think the guy wouldn’t come back.

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