Scoring Chances: Game 61 @ Minnesota

FEB 26, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; San Jose Shaks forward Patrick Marleau (12) catches Minnesota Wild defenseman Kurtis Foster (20) with a high stick in the first period at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-US PRESSWIRE

An extremely low-event game in terms of scoring chances with just 18 total between the teams. The Sharks' failure to record even a single chance in the second period was a significant reason they were outchanced and eventually outscored. While a performance like this against a fundamentally poor hockey club like Minnesota is concerning, the sky still isn't falling just yet. The Sharks continue to benefit from their power play shooting percentage moving towards league-average which is important since, as we've discussed, no team in the NHL generates as many power play shots as the Sharks (although, despite the Burns goal, their power play wasn't generating much of anything last night). Still, this road trip feels like a missed opportunity with the number of games it featured against bad teams, especially seeing as the schedule doesn't get any easier from here on out with six games remaining against division foes Phoenix and Los Angeles as well as contests against quality out-of-division opponents like Detroit, Boston, St. Louis, Philadelphia and Nashville.

Best EV Forward: Torrey Mitchell (+2), Andrew Desjardins (+2)

Worst EV Forward: Logan Couture (-4)

Best EV Defenseman: Jason Demers (+2), Brent Burns (+2)

Worst EV Defenseman: Marc-Edouard Vlasic (-5)

(Apart from Burns' appearance on the best list, it was opposite day.)

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

Team Period Time Note SJS Opponent
SJS 1 18:38 Goal - Wingels 1 5 12 57 61 64 6 14 25 26 32 44 5v5
SJS 1 16:39 Goal - Thornton 1 8 17 19 60 88 5 7 17 22 32 55 5v5
MIN 1 11:08 Palmieri 1 8 17 19 22 44 7 17 20 22 32 44 5v5
MIN 1 7:53 Palmieri 1 5 12 57 61 64 7 17 22 32 44 55 5v5
SJS 1 7:04 Vandermeer 1 2 10 60 69 88 5 14 20 25 26 32 5v5
SJS 1 6:07 Clowe 1 12 22 29 44 78 5 14 20 25 26 32 5v5
MIN 2 18:42 Heatley PP 1 5 17 19 88 7 10 15 20 32 46 4v5
MIN 2 16:38 Cullen 1 22 29 39 44 78 5 7 17 22 32 55 5v5
MIN 2 16:06 Veileux 1 29 39 44 78 88 5 17 19 32 43 55 5v5
MIN 2 16:04 Palmieri 1 29 39 44 78 88 5 17 19 32 43 55 5v5
MIN 2 10:44 Cullen SH 1 19 29 39 60 88 5 7 22 32 55 5v4
MIN 2 7:19 Heatley 1 22 29 39 44 78 5 10 15 21 32 55 5v5
SJS 3 14:34 Ferriero 1 5 17 29 61 78 7 17 22 32 44 46 5v5
SJS 3 12:41 Wingels 1 17 57 60 69 88 19 32 41 43 44 55 5v5
SJS 3 12:18 Clowe PP 1 8 12 19 22 29 6 7 21 32 46 5v4
MIN 3 5:27 Goal - Cullen 1 10 12 29 60 61 6 7 17 22 32 46 5v5
MIN 3 4:13 Goal - Ortmeyer 1 8 22 44 64 78 6 19 32 41 43 46 5v5
SJS 3 2:47 Thornton 1 8 12 19 22 88 6 10 15 21 32 46 5v5

# Player EV PP SH
1 T. GREISS 47:25 7 8 5:11 1 1 6:04 0 1
2 J. VANDERMEER 4:21 1 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
5 C. WHITE 10:05 2 1 0:00 0 0 3:32 0 1
8 J. PAVELSKI 16:46 2 2 3:52 1 0 2:23 0 0
10 B. WINCHESTER 9:30 1 1 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
12 P. MARLEAU 16:47 3 2 3:53 1 0 2:27 0 0
17 T. MITCHELL 13:20 3 1 0:00 0 0 2:19 0 1
19 J. THORNTON 15:42 2 1 4:51 1 1 2:14 0 1
22 D. BOYLE 21:47 2 4 4:28 1 0 2:32 0 0
29 R. CLOWE 15:33 2 5 2:24 1 1 0:04 0 0
39 L. COUTURE 8:18 0 4 3:21 0 1 0:36 0 0
44 M. VLASIC 21:43 1 6 0:09 0 0 1:28 0 0
57 T. WINGELS 13:42 2 1 0:20 0 0 0:20 0 0
60 J. DEMERS 15:11 3 1 0:34 0 1 0:00 0 0
61 J. BRAUN 11:19 2 2 0:00 0 0 1:53 0 0
64 J. MCGINN 14:31 1 2 0:44 0 0 0:00 0 0
69 A. DESJARDINS 8:51 2 0 0:00 0 0 1:45 0 0
78 B. FERRIERO 9:42 2 5 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
88 B. BURNS 17:57 4 2 1:19 0 1 2:43 0 1

Head-to-head scoring chances:

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Vlasic and Boyle got ripped a new one against the Matt Cullen line for Minnesota (the brunt of which was shared by Logan Couture and company prior to Couture's injury) while Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau had more or less split duty versus Dany Heatley and came out on top.

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

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