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Scoring Chances: SJS @ CBJ 1/14/2012

After a game right out of the Wild, Wild, West, the second half of the back to back vs. San Jose was a much tighter affair, with heavier checking and a surprising tendency by the Sharks to slip into the trap at times.

Unsurprisingly, chances were much more limited, and Columbus' tendency to spend so much time on the PK really cut into their efforts.

Was Columbus playing better? Absolutely. Did they get enough chances to really put pressure on Thomas Greiss? No, I don't think they did, but that's also partly their own fault.

Best E/S Forward: Rick Nash (+5)

Worst E/S Forward: Samuel Pahlsson (-2)

Best E/S D-man: John Moore / Fedor Tyutin (+3)

Worst E/S D-man: Aaron Johnson / David Savard (0)

These numbers are deceiving, though. San Jose didn't threaten the Jackets at even strength nearly as much as they did on the PP....

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20654

Team Period Time Note CBJ Opponent
CBJ 1 19:22 Nash 6 16 22 30 51 61 1 3 8 12 19 88 5v5
SJS 1 15:32 Handzus 6 15 26 30 51
1 26 29 39 60 61 4v5
SJS 1 15:02 Pavelski 3 4 24 30 50
1 8 12 19 22 88 4v5
SJS 1 14:47 Pavelski 6 24 30 50 51
1 8 12 19 22 88 4v5
CBJ 1 7:09 Johansen 3 4 19 30 33 50 1 8 12 22 44 60 5v5
SJS 1 6:38 McGinn 3 4 15 19 26 30 1 8 29 44 64 88 5v5
SJS 1 5:05 Boyle 6 15 26 30 51
1 8 12 19 22 88 4v5
SJS 1 4:14 Clowe 3 4 24 25 30
1 26 29 39 60 61 4v5
CBJ 1 0:53 Brassard 3 4 16 22 30 61 1 3 22 29 39 78 5v5
CBJ 1 0:46 Nash 3 4 16 22 30 61 1 3 22 29 39 78 5v5
CBJ 2 15:32 Johansen 5 19 30 50 58
1 3 29 39 88
4v4
SJS 2 13:31 Clowe 3 4 30 50 61
1 22 26 29 39 61 4v5
SJS 2 12:01 Mitchell 3 4 24 30 50
1 17 22 28 44 64 4v5
CBJ 2 10:03 Boll 3 24 30 40 51 61 1 3 29 39 78 88 5v5
SJS 2 6:03 Marleau 3 15 25 26 30 51 1 8 12 19 22 44 5v5
SJS 2 5:09 Pavelski 3 6 24 25 30
1 8 22 29 39 88 4v5
SJS 2 5:01 Clowe - GOAL 3 6 24 25 30
1 8 22 29 39 88 4v5
CBJ 2 0:09 Tyutin 4 15 16 22 30 51 1 22 26 29 44 64 5v5
CBJ 3 18:17 Dorsett 6 15 25 26 30 51 1 8 12 19 22 44 5v5
CBJ 3 14:54 Pahlsson 6 15 25 26 30 51 1 17 26 44 61 64 5v5
CBJ 3 13:07 Nash - GOAL 6 19 30 50 51 61 1 10 19 22 28 44 5v5
SJS 3 11:43 Clowe 5 16 22 30 33 58 1 22 29 39 44 78 5v5
CBJ 3 5:06 Boll 5 16 22 30 40 58 1 17 26 60 61 64 5v5
SJS 3 3:18 McGinn 5 16 22 30 33 58 1 17 22 26 44 64 5v5
SJS 3 3:00 Pavelski 6 15 25 26 30 51 1 8 12 19 22 60 5v5
SJS 3 2:57 Marleau - GOAL 6 15 25 26 30 51 1 8 12 19 22 60 5v5

If there's an area I'm dissatisfied with Todd Richards in, it's the fact that he let the team fold up with three minutes to go - particularly the decision to wait on pulling Curtis Sanford until well into the final minute. If the Jackets had gone with the extra skater with two minutes, or even 90 seconds left...well, who knows?

# Player EV PP SH
3 M. METHOT 15:39 4 2 0:00 0 0 5:07 0 6
4 J. MOORE 15:45 4 1 0:08 0 0 4:21 0 4
5 A. JOHNSON 14:47 2 2 1:44 0 0 0:00 0 0
6 N. NIKITIN 15:33 4 2 2:01 0 0 5:28 0 5
15 D. DORSETT 14:37 3 4 0:00 0 0 4:17 0 2
16 D. BRASSARD 15:39 5 2 2:45 0 0 0:08 0 0
19 R. JOHANSEN 14:12 3 1 1:15 0 0 0:00 0 0
22 V. PROSPAL 14:42 5 2 2:13 0 0 0:00 0 0
24 D. MACKENZIE 4:59 1 0 0:00 0 0 3:48 0 6
25 R. RUSSELL 10:33 2 3 0:00 0 0 2:50 0 3
26 S. PAHLSSON 12:49 2 4 0:00 0 0 4:53 0 2
30 C. SANFORD 45:44 11 6 4:00 0 0 9:49 0 9
33 T. KUBALIK 9:08 1 2 1:47 0 0 0:00 0 0
34 D. BYERS 2:54 0 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
40 J. BOLL 6:57 2 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
50 A. VERMETTE 14:18 3 0 1:39 0 0 2:51 0 4
51 F. TYUTIN 14:51 6 3 1:57 0 0 4:42 0 3
58 D. SAVARD 15:47 2 2 2:10 0 0 0:00 0 0
61 R. NASH 16:12 5 0 2:21 0 0 0:54 0 1


Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 4 6 4 1 0 5
0 0 0 0 0 0
2 3 5 3 1 0 4
0 0 0 0 0 0
3 4 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 11 15 11 6 0 9
0 0 0 0 0 0

At even strength, Columbus did an excellent job of managing this game. The major problem came with the PK, and a willingness to play for OT in the last 5 minutes instead of playing for a win.

Head To Head:

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