Scoring Chances Digest: 2/26/12 - 3/3/12

CamSanity is taking hold as the young forward gets more and more comfortable at the NHL level. If his scoring chances are any indication, he's due for a breakout soon. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Back for more, eh?

There's no shortage of them from this week, but it's certainly a case of starting with a dud and ending with a bang - comparing the performance of the team against Pittsburgh to their efforts last night against Phoenix is like watching two totally different squads.

Best E/S Forward vs. PIT: Vinny Prospal (+2)

Worst E/S Forward vs. PIT: Rick Nash, Derek Dorsett (-4)

Best E/S D-man vs. PIT: Brett Lebda (0)

Worst E/S D-man vs. PIT: James Wisniewski / Jack Johnson (-6)

Best E/S Forward vs. DET: Cam Atkinson, Mark Letestu, R.J. Umberger (0)

Worst E/S Forward vs. DET: Ryan Russell (-3)

Best E/S D-man vs. DET: Nikita Nikitin / Fedor Tyutin (+1)

Worst E/S D-man vs. DET: Jack Johnson / James Wisniewski (-3)

Best E/S Forward vs. COL: Cam Atkinson / Derek Dorsett / Vinny Prospal (+3)

Worst E/S Forward vs. COL: Ryan Johansen (-2)

Best E/S D-man vs. COL: John Moore (+5)

Worst E/S D-man vs. COL: Jack Johnson (-1)

Best E/S Forward vs. PHX: Mark Letestu / R.J. Umberger (+2)

Worst E/S Forward vs. PHX: Darryl Boyce / Colton Gillies / Aaron Johnson (-3)

Best E/S D-man vs. PHX: Brett Lebda (+2)

Worst E/S D-man vs. PHX: Jack Johnson (-2)

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20926

Team Period Time Note CBJ Opponent
PIT 1 19:03 Neal 6 15 25 26 30 51 7 14 18 39 58 71 5v5
PIT 1 14:02 Letang 4 15 23 25 26 30 7 9 15 25 39 58 5v5
PIT 1 12:29 Kunitz 7 16 18 21 30 61 4 14 18 39 44 71 5v5
PIT 1 11:26 Park 6 9 19 26 30 51 7 12 24 39 46 58 5v5
CBJ 1 8:53 Atkinson 7 13 17 21 22 30 7 14 18 39 58 71 5v5
PIT 1 8:25 Malkin 7 9 19 21 24 30 7 18 39 46 58 71 5v5
PIT 1 8:02 Dupuis 6 16 18 30 51 61 4 9 11 26 39 44 5v5
PIT 1 5:07 Staal 7 9 16 21 30 61 7 9 11 14 39 58 5v5
CBJ 1 4:14 Dorsett 6 15 25 26 30 51 2 5 14 18 39 71 5v5
CBJ 1 2:47 Lebda 4 16 18 23 30 61 4 9 26 39 44 46 5v5
PIT 2 17:03 Malkin 6 15 25 26 30 51 7 14 18 39 58 71 5v5
PIT 2 14:51 Staal 4 6 15 30 51 61 2 11 25 26 39 71 5v5
PIT 2 12:16 Staal 7 9 19 21 24 30 7 11 14 18 39 58 5v5
CBJ 2 10:11 Nash - GOAL 6 26 30 51 61
14 18 26 39 58 71 4v5
CBJ 2 7:35 Letestu 7 13 17 21 22 30 4 11 27 39 44
5v4
CBJ 2 7:15 Atkinson 7 13 17 21 22 30 4 11 27 39 44
5v4
CBJ 2 7:09 Prospal 7 13 17 21 22 30 4 11 27 39 44
5v4
CBJ 2 4:42 Mackenzie 6 9 19 24 30 51 2 5 11 14 18 39 5v5
PIT 2 1:27 Staal 6 15 26 30 51
11 12 24 26 39 58 4v5
PIT 2 1:25 Cooke 6 15 26 30 51
11 12 24 26 39 58 4v5
PIT 2 1:14 Sullivan 6 15 26 30 51
11 12 24 26 39 58 4v5
PIT 2 0:48 Malkin - GOAL 7 21 24 25 30
14 18 26 39 58 71 4v5
PIT 3 15:49 Malkin 6 15 25 26 30 51 2 5 11 18 39 71 5v5
PIT 3 14:10 Dupuis - GOAL 7 16 18 21 30 61 4 9 11 26 39 44 5v5
PIT 3 9:18 Cooke 7 9 21 24 30
2 11 12 24 39 58 4v5
PIT 3 9:13 Letang - GOAL 7 9 21 24 30
2 11 12 24 39 58 4v5
PIT 3 5:05 Vitale 7 13 17 21 22 30 4 24 25 39 44 46 5v5
PIT 3 5:03 Vitale - GOAL 7 13 17 21 22 30 4 24 25 39 44 46 5v5
CBJ 3 4:53 Prospal - GOAL 7 13 17 21 22 30 7 24 25 39 46 58 5v5
CBJ 3 2:48 Tyutin 6 13 16 22 30 51 7 9 11 39 58 71 5v5
PIT 3 2:38 Dupuis 7 16 18 21 30 61 7 9 11 39 58 71 5v5
CBJ 3 1:25 Nash 6 19 22 26 51 61 4 24 25 39 44 46 5v5
CBJ 3 0:25 Prospal 6 7 16 22 61
7 14 18 39 58 71 4v5


# Player EV PP SH
4 J. MOORE 12:27 1 2 0:00 0 0 0:53 0 0
6 N. NIKITIN 18:47 4 6 1:46 0 0 4:56 2 3
7 J. JOHNSON 16:51 2 8 2:22 3 0 4:16 1 3
9 C. GILLIES 6:33 1 4 0:00 0 0 0:21 0 2
13 C. ATKINSON 12:39 3 2 2:26 3 0 0:00 0 0
15 D. DORSETT 12:08 1 5 0:04 0 0 1:52 0 3
16 D. BRASSARD 16:07 2 5 1:32 0 0 0:45 1 0
17 M. LETESTU 12:47 2 2 2:24 3 0 0:00 0 0
18 R. UMBERGER 15:12 1 4 1:30 0 0 0:00 0 0
19 R. JOHANSEN 8:00 2 3 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
21 J. WISNIEWSKI 16:23 2 8 2:14 3 0 3:04 0 3
22 V. PROSPAL 14:28 4 2 2:26 3 0 1:00 1 0
23 B. LEBDA 12:18 1 1 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
24 D. MACKENZIE 6:45 1 2 0:00 0 0 3:43 0 3
25 R. RUSSELL 11:08 1 4 0:04 0 0 2:20 0 1
26 S. PAHLSSON 12:11 2 5 0:04 0 0 4:22 1 3
30 C. SANFORD 47:27 6 15 4:00 3 0 7:00 1 6
51 F. TYUTIN 19:24 4 6 1:38 0 0 2:51 1 3
61 R. NASH 16:25 2 6 1:30 0 0 2:37 2 0


Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 3 7 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 5 7 1 3 3 4
0 0 1 0
0 0
3 4 7 3 5 0 2
0 0 1 0
0 0
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 12 21 7 15 3 6
0 0 2 0
0 0

This game was the textbook definition of being pushed around the ice. Also, I hate to sound catty, but look at how many times you see "Malkin" on the sheet. Look at how many times you see "Nash". Both guys supposedly play a very similar style, but one was effective, and one was relatively silent despite his SHG.

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20941

Team Period Time Note CBJ Opponent
DET 1 16:54 Zetterberg 6 15 30 51 61
4 18 31 40 51 96 4v5
DET 1 16:46 Filppula 6 15 30 51 61
4 18 31 40 51 96 4v5
DET 1 15:52 Franzen - GOAL 7 9 21 24 25 30 2 4 11 31 44 93 5v5
CBJ 1 13:08 Nash 7 16 18 21 30 61 11 23 31 43 55
5v4
CBJ 1 13:05 Nash - GOAL 7 16 18 21 30 61 11 23 31 43 55
5v4
DET 1 12:41 Miller 6 13 17 22 30 51 18 20 31 37 43 93 5v5
DET 1 4:59 Cleary 4 7 9 17 30
4 11 18 31 44 93 4v5
DET 1 1:14 Holmstrom 6 25 30 43 51 61 2 4 31 39 48 96 5v5
CBJ 1 0:01 Letestu 7 15 17 21 22 30 11 23 31 43 55
5v4
CBJ 2 15:33 Umberger 6 16 18 30 51 61 11 23 31 43 55
5v4
DET 2 13:11 Kronwall 4 15 17 22 23 30 23 26 31 40 51 55 5v5
CBJ 2 12:02 Russell 6 19 25 30 43 51 18 26 31 37 39 93 5v5
CBJ 2 11:07 Umberger 7 16 18 21 30 61 23 26 31 40 55 96 5v5
CBJ 2 10:30 Umberger 7 17 18 21 30 61 23 26 31 40 51 55 5v5
CBJ 2 9:32 Prospal 6 13 17 22 30 51 8 11 18 31 37 44 5v5
DET 2 7:05 Cleary 7 13 17 21 22 30 11 18 31 37 43
5v4
CBJ 2 6:36 Brassard 6 16 30 51 61
4 18 31 40 93
4v4
DET 2 6:15 Franzen 7 16 21 30 61
2 31 40 55 93
4v4
DET 2 2:40 Zetterberg 7 19 21 25 30 43 2 4 26 31 40 51 5v5
DET 3 19:30 Filppula 7 16 18 21 30 61 23 26 31 40 51 55 5v5
CBJ 3 18:32 Atkinson 6 13 17 22 30 51 18 20 31 37 43 44 5v5
CBJ 3 17:47 Mackenzie - GOAL 6 17 24 30 51
26 31 40 51 55 96 4v5
DET 3 16:41 Cleary 4 7 9 24 30
4 11 18 31 44 93 4v5
DET 3 16:27 Filppula 4 7 24 30 61
26 31 40 44 51 55 4v5
DET 3 16:17 Kronwall - GOAL 4 7 24 30 61
26 31 40 44 51 55 4v5
CBJ 3 14:20 Russell 4 7 15 25 30
26 31 40 51 55 96 4v5
DET 3 14:06 Zetterberg 4 7 9 25 30
26 31 40 51 55 96 4v5
DET 3 11:34 Zetterberg - GOAL 7 16 18 21 30 61 23 26 31 40 51 55 5v5
DET 3 10:45 Mursak - GOAL 4 19 23 25 30 43 18 31 37 39 48 96 5v5
CBJ 3 6:37 Prospal 7 13 17 21 22 30 23 31 40 51 55 93 5v5
DET 3 6:08 Filppula - GOAL 7 13 17 21 22 30 31 37 40 51 55 93 5v5
DET 3 3:18 Hudler 6 13 17 22 30 51 2 4 26 31 40 51 5v5


# Player EV PP SH
4 J. MOORE 12:45 0 2 0:00 0 0 2:14 1 5
6 N. NIKITIN 16:24 4 3 2:08 1 0 5:39 1 2
7 J. JOHNSON 16:14 3 6 3:32 3 1 3:13 1 5
9 C. GILLIES 11:03 0 1 0:00 0 0 2:21 0 3
13 C. ATKINSON 10:08 3 3 2:09 0 1 0:00 0 0
15 D. DORSETT 12:06 0 1 0:40 1 0 3:49 1 2
16 D. BRASSARD 13:52 2 3 3:19 3 0 0:09 0 0
17 M. LETESTU 9:55 4 4 1:44 1 1 2:24 1 1
18 R. UMBERGER 13:34 2 2 3:34 3 0 0:50 0 0
19 R. JOHANSEN 8:33 1 2 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
21 J. WISNIEWSKI 16:12 3 6 3:31 3 1 0:59 0 0
22 V. PROSPAL 10:11 3 4 2:05 1 1 0:00 0 0
23 B. LEBDA 13:24 0 2 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
24 D. MACKENZIE 11:48 0 1 0:00 0 0 2:51 1 3
25 R. RUSSELL 9:12 1 4 0:00 0 0 3:03 1 1
30 C. SANFORD 45:29 7 11 5:39 4 1 8:52 2 7
43 D. BOYCE 8:27 1 3 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
51 F. TYUTIN 16:21 4 3 2:07 1 0 5:39 1 2
61 R. NASH 14:21 3 4 3:26 3 0 2:17 0 4


Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 3 6 0 3 3 3
0 0 0 0
0 0
2 6 4 5 3 1 0
0 0 0 1
0 0
3 4 9 2 5 0 4
0 0 2 0
0 0
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 13 19 7 11 4 7
0 0 2 1
0 0

The best way to look at this game, particularly after all the deadline drama, is that it was an improvement. Columbus was still out-chanced, but a much lower margin, and the team clearly came to play = they just got let down in the final period.

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20955

Team Period Time Note CBJ Opponent
COL 1 18:41 Landeskog 1 7 15 16 18 21 1 8 27 37 44 92 5v5
COL 1 17:32 McLeod 1 6 9 19 43 51 1 5 6 16 55 88 5v5
CBJ 1 15:45 Umberger 1 4 16 18 23 61 1 8 27 37 44 92 5v5
CBJ 1 11:27 Gillies 1 4 9 15 23 24 1 5 6 26 40 54 5v5
CBJ 1 10:31 Nikitin 1 6 13 17 22 51 1 5 6 16 55 88 5v5
CBJ 1 10:16 Tyutin 1 6 13 17 22 51 1 5 6 16 55 88 5v5
CBJ 1 8:28 Gillies 1 4 7 9 15 43 1 9 22 23 26 46 5v5
COL 1 8:11 O'Reilly 1 7 16 18 21 61 1 5 6 16 37 92 5v5
CBJ 1 7:07 Nikitin - GOAL 1 6 13 17 22 51 1 5 6 11 16
5v4
CBJ 1 5:43 Atkinson 1 6 13 17 22 51 1 8 16 37 44
5v4
CBJ 1 5:42 Prospal 1 6 13 17 22 51 1 8 16 37 44
5v4
CBJ 2 18:52 Nash 1 7 16 18 21 61 1 8 27 37 44 92 5v5
COL 2 13:16 Mueller 1 7 9 13 21 24 1 5 9 26 46 88 5v5
CBJ 2 13:05 Atkinson 1 6 13 17 22 51 1 5 6 16 23 55 5v5
COL 2 11:05 Jones 1 4 17 19 22 23 1 5 6 11 40 54 5v5
CBJ 2 9:57 Dorsett 1 7 9 15 21 24 1 5 6 9 26 88 5v5
COL 2 9:37 Hunwick 1 7 9 15 21 24 1 16 22 23 46 55 5v5
COL 2 7:34 McGinn 1 6 16 18 51 61 1 8 11 40 44 54 5v5
CBJ 2 4:49 Tyutin - GOAL 1 6 13 16 22 51 1 22 27 37 44 92 5v5
CBJ 2 1:31 Brassard 1 4 16 18 21
1 8 9 23 44
4v4
CBJ 2 1:14 Wisniewski 1 4 16 18 21
1 8 9 23 44
4v4
CBJ 3 19:47 Atkinson 1 6 13 17 22 51 1 22 23 27 37 46 5v5
CBJ 3 14:08 Gillies 1 7 9 15 21 24 1 5 6 9 26 88 5v5
CBJ 3 11:13 Atkinson 1 7 13 17 21 22 1 5 27 37 44 92 5v5
COL 3 11:04 Landeskog 1 7 13 17 21 22 1 5 6 27 37 92 5v5
COL 3 10:39 O'Brien 1 6 16 18 51 61 1 5 6 9 26 88 5v5
CBJ 3 10:04 Dorsett 1 4 9 15 23 24 1 9 22 40 46 54 5v5
COL 3 6:25 Landeskog 1 7 13 17 21 22 1 5 6 27 37 92 5v5


# Player EV PP SH
1 S. MASON 53:51 15 10 2:31 3 0 3:38 0 0
4 J. MOORE 13:31 6 1 0:00 0 0 1:08 0 0
6 N. NIKITIN 21:43 5 3 1:28 3 0 1:24 0 0
7 J. JOHNSON 18:51 5 6 1:03 0 0 2:30 0 0
9 C. GILLIES 16:28 5 3 0:12 0 0 0:00 0 0
13 C. ATKINSON 11:41 6 3 1:16 3 0 0:00 0 0
15 D. DORSETT 15:41 5 2 0:12 0 0 1:46 0 0
16 D. BRASSARD 16:12 5 4 1:03 0 0 0:00 0 0
17 M. LETESTU 14:06 5 3 1:16 3 0 1:40 0 0
18 R. UMBERGER 15:53 4 4 1:03 0 0 0:00 0 0
19 R. JOHANSEN 8:14 0 2 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
21 J. WISNIEWSKI 20:07 6 6 1:03 0 0 1:34 0 0
22 V. PROSPAL 13:38 6 3 1:16 3 0 0:00 0 0
23 B. LEBDA 12:33 3 1 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
24 D. MACKENZIE 15:15 4 2 0:12 0 0 1:01 0 0
25 R. RUSSELL 6:58 0 0 0:00 0 0 0:39 0 0
43 D. BOYCE 9:26 1 1 0:00 0 0 0:38 0 0
51 F. TYUTIN 20:57 5 3 1:28 3 0 0:40 0 0
61 R. NASH 16:01 2 3 1:03 0 0 1:32 0 0


Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 8 3 5 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 6 4 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 4 3 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 18 10 15 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Make no mistake, Steve Mason was a very good player in this game, but I suspect he would gladly admit that part of the victory came from the team pushing Colorado to the perimeter, especially late, and not letting them get any traction.

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20969

Team Period Time Note CBJ Opponent
PHX 1 15:30 Ekman-Larsson 1 6 16 18 51 61 11 13 17 23 32 41 5v5
PHX 1 13:41 Rundblad 1 4 5 6 25 43 2 8 20 22 37 41 5v5
CBJ 1 12:57 Atkinson 1 13 17 21 22 51 19 23 28 32 41 50 5v5
CBJ 1 11:16 J. Johnson 1 7 16 18 21 61 2 14 15 20 41 89 5v5
CBJ 1 11:06 Umberger 1 7 16 18 21 61 2 14 15 20 41 89 5v5
CBJ 1 7:39 Atkinson 1 6 13 17 22 51 11 17 20 33 41
5v4
PHX 1 6:37 Vrbata 1 4 5 16 18 61 11 13 17 23 32 41 5v5
PHX 1 5:44 Torres 1 7 9 15 21 43 3 8 33 37 41 50 5v5
CBJ 1 5:13 Mackenzie 1 6 17 24 51
3 8 11 13 17 41 4v5
CBJ 1 3:39 Nash - GOAL 1 4 7 24 61
3 13 19 28 41 50 4v5
CBJ 1 2:25 Brassard 1 7 13 16 18 21 3 19 28 33 41 50 5v5
PHX 1 1:03 Hanzal 1 7 13 17 21 22 3 11 13 17 33 41 5v5
CBJ 2 14:42 Nash - GOAL 1 7 16 18 21 61 8 20 32 37 41 50 5v5
PHX 2 13:43 Vrbata 1 6 9 15 24 51 2 11 13 17 20 41 5v5
PHX 2 11:41 Whitney - GOAL 1 4 7 17 61
2 13 19 23 41 50 4v5
CBJ 2 9:37 Nash 1 6 16 18 21 61 3 15 28 33 41
5v4
CBJ 2 8:11 Dorsett 1 6 15 17 25 51 11 13 17 23 32 41 5v5
PHX 2 6:10 Korpikoski - GOAL 1 7 18 21 43 61 19 23 28 32 41 50 5v5
CBJ 2 4:37 Dorsett 1 4 15 17 22 23 3 14 15 33 41 89 5v5
PHX 2 2:51 Vrbata 1 5 7 16 21 61 11 13 17 23 32 41 5v5
CBJ 3 19:39 Letestu 1 6 13 17 22 51 3 19 28 33 41 50 5v5
PHX 3 16:37 Doan 1 7 9 15 16 21 3 19 28 33 41 50 5v5
CBJ 3 10:48 Nikitin - GOAL 1 6 16 18 51 61 19 23 28 32 41 50 5v5
PHX 3 9:40 Pyatt 1 7 13 17 21 22 14 15 23 32 41 89 5v5
PHX 3 8:40 Whitney 1 6 16 18 51 61 11 13 17 23 32 41 5v5
PHX 3 8:00 Hanzal 1 7 15 17 51
2 11 13 17 23 41 4v5
PHX 3 7:46 Doan 1 4 18 21 24
2 13 19 23 41 50 4v5
PHX 3 7:44 Doan 1 4 18 21 24
2 13 19 23 41 50 4v5
CBJ 3 6:16 Brassard - GOAL 1 4 16 18 23 61 2 3 8 22 37 41 5v5
PHX 3 1:37 Doan 1 7 9 15 21 24 2 3 13 19 28 50 5v5
CBJ 3 1:00 Gillies - GOAL 1 7 9 15 21 24 2 3 13 19 28 50 5v5


# Player EV PP SH
1 S. MASON 44:31 11 12 8:00 2 0 7:22 2 4
4 J. MOORE 12:42 2 2 0:03 0 0 2:58 1 3
5 A. JOHNSON 7:32 0 3 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
6 N. NIKITIN 18:04 3 4 3:48 2 0 2:50 1 0
7 J. JOHNSON 15:10 5 7 3:51 0 0 3:19 1 2
9 C. GILLIES 12:39 1 4 0:00 0 0 2:14 0 0
13 C. ATKINSON 12:53 3 2 3:22 1 0 0:00 0 0
15 D. DORSETT 14:28 3 4 0:20 0 0 2:31 0 1
16 D. BRASSARD 11:51 6 5 4:34 1 0 0:00 0 0
17 M. LETESTU 14:21 4 2 3:31 1 0 2:10 1 2
18 R. UMBERGER 11:21 6 4 4:23 1 0 0:16 0 2
21 J. WISNIEWSKI 15:40 6 7 4:34 1 0 0:34 0 2
22 V. PROSPAL 13:28 3 2 3:34 1 0 0:10 0 0
23 B. LEBDA 8:54 2 0 0:08 0 0 0:00 0 0
24 D. MACKENZIE 11:28 1 2 0:05 0 0 3:01 2 2
25 R. RUSSELL 6:33 1 1 0:03 0 0 1:55 0 0
43 D. BOYCE 6:45 0 3 0:00 0 0 1:02 0 0
51 F. TYUTIN 17:58 4 3 3:36 1 0 5:03 1 1
61 R. NASH 11:30 5 5 4:08 1 0 1:25 1 1


Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 7 5 4 5 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
2 4 4 3 3 1 1
0 0 0 0
0 0
3 4 7 4 4 0 3
0 0 0 0
0 0
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 15 16 11 12 2 4
0 0 2 0
0 0

It's interesting to watch Jack Johnson over his first four games. You can see his offensive production increasing and his comfort with the defensive system increasing almost day by day. With 17 more games, it should be a treat to watch him settle in.

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