Sharks vs. Oilers: By the numbers

Thearon W. Henderson

A look at the numbers behind the Sharks' 6-3 win in Edmonton.

Even-strength statistics

Player TOI Corsi + Corsi - Corsi +/- Chances + Chances - Chances +/-
Douglas Murray 12:41 12 15 -3 5 4 +1
Brad Stuart 15:23 13 16 -3 5 7 -2
Joe Pavelski 14:16 10 10 +0 3 4 -1
Martin Havlat 14:22 17 11 +6 6 4 +2
Andrew Desjardins 8:54 8 7 +1 2 2 +0
Patrick Marleau 13:09 10 9 +1 4 3 +1
James Sheppard 7:54 7 7 +0 2 2 +0
Joe Thornton 13:39 10 10 +0 4 3 +1
T.J. Galiardi 10:18 7 8 -1 3 3 +0
Dan Boyle 15:35 10 7 +3 2 2 +0
Michal Handzus 10:35 4 10 -6 1 5 -4
Ryane Clowe 12:43 11 12 -1 3 4 -1
Adam Burish 7:24 8 4 +4 2 2 +0
Logan Couture 13:35 16 9 +7 5 3 +2
Marc-Edouard Vlasic 16:39 13 10 +3 5 5 +0
Matt Irwin 16:33 11 10 +1 2 3 -1
Tommy Wingels 9:34 3 6 -3 1 2 -1
Justin Braun 15:04 14 12 +2 5 3 +2
Team totals 46:02 40 36 +4 12 12 +0
  • If we accounted for score effects, these totals would look a lot more lopsided in favor of the Sharks. Obviously these teams weren't close at all during that first period.
  • The bad news? Handzus is now minus-18 in Corsi and minus-8 in scoring chances over the first two games of the season after finishing dead last on the team in Corsi and chance differential a year ago. The good news? Scott Gomez is a Shark.
  • I wrote in the game preview that the Couture line would be key to a Sharks victory assuming the team's respective top lines sawed off possession. The power play ended up being a much bigger factor in the final score than any individual line, but those are some terrific numbers from Couture and Martin Havlat.
  • Matt Irwin was second among San Jose defensemen in even-strength ice time and still managed to stay on the positive side of the ledger possession-wise. That's impressive.
  • Solid outing for Adam Burish in limited minutes.
  • Again, I'm not sure if single-game special teams data is all that illuminating but let me know if you'd like to see that included in these things from now on.
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