Scoring Chances, TOR @ CBJ 11/3/11

Unsurprisingly for a game where you had a major goaltending meltdown, the numbers just don't add up. Nearly every Jackets dressed last night saw more scoring opportunities than given up. The Jackets dominated scoring opportunities with the man advantage. They even created a scoring opportunity shorthanded, which has been a rarity for the club. Yet, somehow, they were buried.

Best E/S Forward: Vinny Prospal (+5), but special mention to R.J. Umberger for his +4 at ES and +4 on the PP. He was in Scrivens' kitchen so often that the Leafs rookie probably thought he was cooking the post-game meal.

Worst E/S Forward: Sammy Pahlsson / Derick Brassard / Cody Bass (0) - Seriously, our worst differential at even strength was a flat 0. 

Best E/S Defenseman: Aaron Johnson (+5)

Worst E/S Defenseman: John Moore (-1)  - Aside from Steve Mason, Moore was the only Jacket with a negative E/S rating, but Moore was part of the one shorthanded scoring opportunity.

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20171

Team Period Time Note CBJ Opponent
CBJ 1 16:02 Prospal 1 5 18 21 22 61 12 30 36 42 51
5v4
CBJ 1 15:58 Johnson 1 5 18 21 22 61 12 30 36 42 51
5v4
TOR 1 13:51 Crabb - GOAL 1 4 21 22 24 61 19 24 30 42 46 51 5v5
TOR 1 10:52 Crabb 1 4 11 19 21 26 2 19 30 42 46 51 5v5
CBJ 1 10:26 Umberger 1 3 5 18 26 32 3 15 30 36 42 46 5v5
CBJ 1 8:50 Russell 1 5 10 16 19 50 12 24 30 36 42
5v4
TOR 1 7:29 Kulemin 1 3 4 18 26 32 2 16 30 41 51 84 5v5
CBJ 1 7:16 Nash 1 21 22 24 51 61 2 16 18 20 30 51 5v5
CBJ 1 2:49 Bass 1 18 21 26 32 51 8 12 19 24 30 81 5v5
CBJ 1 1:24 Calvert 1 3 4 11 15 50 3 15 30 36 42 46 5v5
TOR 1 0:15 MacArthur - GOAL 1 4 11 15 21 50 8 16 30 41 51 84 5v5
TOR 2 19:29 Kessel 1 18 21 26 32 51 3 12 19 30 36 81 5v5
TOR 2 19:10 Liles - GOAL 1 18 21 26 32 51 8 12 19 24 30 81 5v5
CBJ 2 15:01 Pahlsson 1 18 21 26 32 51 8 12 19 24 30 81 5v5
TOR 2 14:29 MacArthur - GOAL 1 21 22 24 51 61 8 16 24 30 41 84 5v5
CBJ 2 12:56 Vermette 3 4 41 50 61
16 30 36 41 51 84 4v5
CBJ 2 12:09 Vermette 5 10 11 19 41 50 15 30 36 42 46 51 5v5
TOR 2 11:56 Lombardi 5 10 11 19 41 50 15 30 36 42 46 51 5v5
CBJ 2 8:40 Vermette 5 10 11 19 41 50 2 15 30 42 46 51 5v5
CBJ 2 8:40 Johansen - GOAL 5 10 11 19 41 50 2 15 30 42 46 51 5v5
CBJ 2 6:42 Umberger 5 10 16 18 22 41 11 20 24 30 51
5v4
CBJ 2 4:52 Giroux 3 4 15 26 28 41 2 16 30 41 51 84 5v5
CBJ 2 2:20 Umberger 3 5 16 18 32 41 8 15 20 30 46 51 5v5
TOR 2 1:56 Brown 3 5 16 24 32 41 8 11 18 20 30 51 5v5
CBJ 2 0:56 MacKenzie 21 22 24 41 51 61 8 12 19 24 30 41 5v5
CBJ 2 0:15 MacKenzie 21 22 24 41 51 61 3 12 19 30 36 81 5v5
CBJ 3 16:49 Vermette 10 16 19 21 41 50 3 12 30 36 42
5v4
CBJ 3 15:58 Umberger 5 10 18 22 41 61 8 11 20 30 51
5v4
CBJ 3 15:10 Umberger 3 4 18 22 41 61 8 19 24 30 41 84 5v5
TOR 3 10:50 Grabovski 5 10 11 19 41 50 8 16 24 30 41 84 5v5
CBJ 3 10:37 Johansen 5 10 11 19 41 50 8 16 24 30 41 84 5v5
CBJ 3 10:22 Giroux 3 4 16 18 28 41 3 15 30 36 42 46 5v5
TOR 3 10:04 Lombardi 3 4 16 18 28 41 2 15 30 42 46 51 5v5
TOR 3 9:57 Bozak 3 4 16 18 28 41 2 15 30 42 46 51 5v5
CBJ 3 9:44 Umberger 3 4 16 18 28 41 2 15 30 42 46 51 5v5
CBJ 3 7:25 Umberger 5 10 18 22 41 61 8 16 24 30 41 84 5v5
CBJ 3 4:57 Umberger 18 21 22 41 51 61 3 12 19 24 30 81 5v5
CBJ 3 4:29 MacKenzie 5 21 22 24 28 41 8 19 30 36 41 84 5v5


# Player EV PP SH
1 S. MASON 19:26 5 7 4:00 3 0 2:00 0 0
3 M. METHOT 16:52 7 4 0:00 0 0 1:49 1 0
4 J. MOORE 17:55 5 6 0:00 0 0 1:46 1 0
5 A. JOHNSON 12:29 8 3 3:46 5 0 1:05 0 0
10 K. RUSSELL 10:44 5 2 4:17 4 0 0:00 0 0
11 M. CALVERT 13:04 5 4 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
15 D. DORSETT 8:45 2 1 0:00 0 0 1:08 0 0
16 D. BRASSARD 10:38 3 3 4:03 3 0 0:00 0 0
18 R. UMBERGER 13:24 9 5 4:36 4 0 0:49 0 0
19 R. JOHANSEN 13:33 4 3 3:24 2 0 0:00 0 0
21 J. WISNIEWSKI 19:50 7 6 4:54 3 0 2:14 0 0
22 V. PROSPAL 17:09 7 2 4:36 4 0 0:00 0 0
24 D. MACKENZIE 11:30 4 3 0:00 0 0 1:00 0 0
26 S. PAHLSSON 9:00 4 4 0:00 0 0 1:55 0 0
28 A. GIROUX 10:07 4 2 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
32 C. BASS 7:37 4 4 0:00 0 0 1:32 0 0
41 A. YORK 28:28 14 5 4:00 3 0 2:00 1 0
50 A. VERMETTE 12:52 5 3 3:24 2 0 1:05 1 0
51 F. TYUTIN 18:13 6 3 3:03 0 0 1:06 0 0
61 R. NASH 16:24 6 2 3:57 3 0 0:31 1 0

I think I've finally cracked the Aaron Johnson enigma. The reason he's got so many positive scoring chances is that he's the most aggressive roamer. In fact, it's far more likely that he'll shoot the puck from inside of the high success area than anywhere else - and that's also why he's so frequently burned defensively.

So here's my radical idea for the day: Convert him to a RW and put him on the third line in place of Cody Bass, and let's see what happens.


Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 7 4 4 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 10 5 8 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
3 9 3 7 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 26 12 19 12 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

For all the talk about the Jackets not getting good quality shots (and there were a number of those - I'd probably say 15-20 of the 39 shots weren't terribly good opportunities), we have to also recognize that this team did a LOT of things right last night. 

Head To Head

20171_medium

Interesting to see that the Nash line was generally used as a power for power matchup against Kessel, and that really, it worked very well. Same with Tyutin and Wiz, and you can see pretty clearly that Umberger was simply in Beast Mode all night.

Marc Methot also turned in a surprisingly strong performance - if he can keep playing like this, you have to think it will start making life easier for whomever ends up in net going forward.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Cannon

You must be a member of The Cannon to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Cannon. You should read them.

Join The Cannon

You must be a member of The Cannon to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Cannon. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker