Scoring Chances: Game 48 v. Columbus

It's difficult to evaluate the Sharks' performance last night based on scoring chances alone. After Joe Thornton staked the team to a 2-0 lead midway through the first period, score effects predictably took hold as the Sharks were reasonably content to sit back and allow Columbus to control possession for an extended period. That lead to San Jose being outchanced by the Jackets 7-3 in the middle frame although it was of little consequence as the Sharks added two more goals for an overwhelming advantage on the scoreboard.

Columbus really didn't play that poor of a game prior to the third period but Steve Mason was full value for what's now an abysmal .880 SV% on the season. Sadly for Jackets fans, if Mason had even mirrored Curtis Sanford's extremely average .912 SV% this year, Columbus would have allowed 38 fewer goals and likely have the playoffs, rather than Nail Yakupov, in their sights. The Sharks dominated the third although at that point, realistically, neither team had much to play for which is exactly the kind of atmosphere that lends itself to Dan Boyle dropping the gloves with Derick Brassard.

Best EV Forward: Patrick Marleau (+5)

Worst EV Forward: Brad Winchester (-6)

Best EV Defenseman: Dan Boyle (+4)

Worst EV Defenseman: Douglas Murray (-4)

Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 6 5 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 3 7 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 7 3 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 16 15 16 13 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

Team Period Time Note SJS Opponent
CBJ 1 16:48 Johansen 2 3 5 10 31 43 1 14 16 18 19 58 5v5
CBJ 1 15:48 Umberger 3 12 31 39 78 88 1 16 18 19 23 51 5v5
SJS 1 15:33 Couture 12 22 31 39 44 78 1 16 18 19 23 51 5v5
SJS 1 13:06 Pavelski 8 19 22 31 44 69 1 22 23 50 51 61 5v5
SJS 1 12:07 Goal - Marleau 5 12 31 39 61 78 1 4 5 16 18 19 5v5
SJS 1 10:19 Thornton 8 19 22 31 44 69 1 5 22 50 51 61 5v5
SJS 1 10:17 Goal - Thornton 8 19 22 31 44 69 1 5 22 50 51 61 5v5
CBJ 1 8:21 Vermette 3 8 19 31 69 88 1 22 23 50 51 61 5v5
CBJ 1 8:20 Nash 3 8 19 31 69 88 1 22 23 50 51 61 5v5
CBJ 1 7:51 Russell 5 17 26 31 61 64 1 14 15 25 26 58 5v5
SJS 1 0:02 Boyle 8 12 19 22 31 88 1 16 18 19 23 51 5v5
CBJ 2 16:54 Pahlsson 2 3 10 31 43 88 1 14 15 25 26 58 5v5
CBJ 2 14:09 Dorsett 2 10 22 31 43 44 1 14 15 18 26 58 5v5
CBJ 2 14:08 Dorsett 2 10 22 31 43 44 1 14 15 18 26 58 5v5
SJS 2 12:25 Boyle 12 22 31 43 44 78 1 4 9 50 58 61 5v5
CBJ 2 10:17 Dorsett 3 17 26 31 64 88 1 15 23 25 26 51 5v5
CBJ 2 9:11 Nash 12 22 31 39 44 78 1 4 5 22 50 61 5v5
SJS 2 3:44 Pavelski 5 8 19 31 61 69 1 16 18 19 23 51 5v5
SJS 2 3:05 Goal - McGinn 3 17 26 31 64 88 1 14 15 23 25 26 5v5
CBJ 2 2:03 Johansen 2 5 10 31 43 61 1 16 18 19 23 51 5v5
CBJ 2 1:37 Umberger 8 19 22 31 44 69 1 16 18 19 23 51 5v5
SJS 3 18:58 Couture 3 12 31 39 78 88 1 4 5 15 25 26 5v5
SJS 3 18:08 McGinn 5 17 26 31 61 64 1 14 19 22 50 58 5v5
SJS 3 18:07 Handzus 5 17 26 31 61 64 1 14 19 22 50 58 5v5
SJS 3 18:06 Goal - Handzus 5 17 26 31 61 64 1 14 19 22 50 58 5v5
CBJ 3 17:03 Lebda PP 3 12 17 31 88 1 16 18 19 23 51 4v5
CBJ 3 14:57 Gillies 3 10 31 43 78 88 1 9 14 19 24 58 5v5
SJS 3 9:06 Goal - Thornton 3 8 19 31 69 88 1 19 22 23 50 51 5v5
SJS 3 7:17 Ferriero 12 22 31 39 44 78 1 4 5 9 24 40 5v5
SJS 3 4:24 Thornton 8 12 19 22 31 44 1 4 5 16 18 61 5v5
CBJ 3 0:52 MacKenzie SH 2 17 26 31 64 88 1 23 24 58 61 5v4

# Player EV PP SH
2 J. VANDERMEER 11:05 0 5 0:15 0 1 0:00 0 0
3 D. MURRAY 18:48 3 7 1:45 0 0 0:50 0 1
5 C. WHITE 17:15 5 3 0:00 0 0 0:22 0 0
8 J. PAVELSKI 14:13 7 3 2:10 0 0 0:00 0 0
10 B. WINCHESTER 12:12 0 6 1:45 0 0 0:00 0 0
12 P. MARLEAU 13:05 7 2 2:10 0 0 0:50 0 1
17 T. MITCHELL 12:40 4 2 0:18 0 1 0:50 0 1
19 J. THORNTON 13:23 7 3 2:10 0 0 0:22 0 0
22 D. BOYLE 17:41 8 4 2:10 0 0 0:48 0 0
26 M. HANDZUS 14:09 4 2 1:13 0 1 0:28 0 0
31 A. NIEMI 52:52 16 13 5:08 0 1 2:00 0 1
39 L. COUTURE 13:20 4 2 2:10 0 0 0:42 0 0
43 J. MCCARTHY 12:55 1 6 0:31 0 0 0:00 0 0
44 M. VLASIC 17:05 7 4 2:43 0 0 0:48 0 0
61 J. BRAUN 16:30 5 2 0:00 0 0 0:22 0 0
64 J. MCGINN 14:36 4 2 1:13 0 1 0:00 0 0
69 A. DESJARDINS 14:09 5 3 0:00 0 0 0:48 0 0
78 B. FERRIERO 13:23 5 3 2:12 0 0 0:00 0 0
88 B. BURNS 17:33 4 6 1:13 0 1 0:50 0 1

Head-to-head scoring chances:

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Fourth line really struggled tonight. Wouldn't be surprised if this is the last we see of the Jim Vandermeer as a forward experiment. Murray and Brent Burns had some trouble handling the Rick Nash line in their relatively brief time against them while up front the Thornton line won their matchup against that unit.

More stats from the game: Corsi/Fenwick, Shift Charts, H2H Ice Time, Zonestarts, Play-By-Play, Box Score

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