Scoring Chances: Game 23 vs. New Jersey

Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Our look at the head-to-head, team totals and on-ice scoring chances from the Sharks' 2-1 win over New Jersey on Saturday night.

Complete scoring chance summary

Team Period Time Note Home Away State
Home 1 19:08 Burns from Hertl, save 19 22 31 44 48 88 7 10 14 16 17 30 5v5
Away 1 16:32 Zajac from Jagr, save 7 12 19 22 31 57 5 8 19 22 30 68 5v5
Home 1 9:19 Hertl from Thornton, save 7 19 31 48 61 88 5 16 17 19 22 30 5v5
Home 1 5:14 Kennedy one-timer from Havlat, goal 5 8 9 27 31 81 5 7 12 18 26 30 5v5
Home 2 17:42 Burns from Hertl, save 5 19 27 31 48 88 2 6 14 16 17 30 5v5
Away 2 16:09 Zubrus deflection from Jagr, save 7 12 19 31 57 61 2 6 8 19 30 68 5v5
Home 2 13:23 Couture one-timer from Wingels, save 12 22 31 39 44 57 2 8 19 22 30 68 5v5
Away 2 12:32 Greene deflection from Jagr, save 12 19 22 31 44 88 6 7 8 19 30 68 5v5
Home 2 6:15 Havlat from Wingels, save (5v4 PP) 9 31 44 48 57 61 6 7 8 16 30 5v4
Home 2 6:03 Wingels rebound from Hertl, save (5v4 PP) 9 31 44 48 57 61 6 7 8 16 30 5v4
Away 2 3:57 Ryder from Carter, save 5 19 27 31 48 81 10 14 17 20 22 30 5v5
Away 2 1:00 Carter off turnover, miss 15 22 31 43 44 88 5 14 18 20 22 30 5v5
Away 3 13:14 Zajac from Ryder, miss (5v4 PP) 7 8 12 31 61 2 14 17 19 30 68 4v5
Home 3 11:24 Wingels from Marleau, save 7 12 31 39 57 61 5 8 10 19 30 68 5v5
Home 3 7:23 Marleau wraparound from Couture, save 7 12 31 39 57 61 5 12 17 22 26 30 5v5
Home 3 6:21 Burns backhand from Hertl, save 19 22 31 44 48 88 10 14 18 20 22 30 5v5
Away 3 2:30 Zajac rebound from Zidlicky, save 7 12 31 39 57 61 2 6 8 19 30 68 5v5
Home 3 2:12 Marleau from Couture on 3on2, save 7 12 22 31 39 57 2 6 8 19 30 68 5v5
Home 3 1:32 Burns from Thornton, save 19 22 31 43 44 88 6 10 14 18 20 30 5v5
Away 3 0:30 Harrold rebound from Ryder, save 7 12 19 31 61 88 10 17 19 22 26 68 5v5

On-ice scoring chances for and against

# Player EV PP SH
5 DEMERS, JASON 15:14 2 1 00:00 0 0 00:00 0 0
7 STUART, BRAD 17:02 4 4 00:00 0 0 01:18 0 1
8 PAVELSKI, JOE 15:03 1 0 03:20 0 0 01:14 0 1
9 HAVLAT, MARTY 13:19 1 0 02:41 2 0 00:00 0 0
12 MARLEAU, PATRICK 17:36 4 5 03:27 0 0 00:52 0 1
15 SHEPPARD, JAMES 08:30 0 1 00:00 0 0 00:00 0 0
18 BROWN, MIKE 06:39 0 0 00:00 0 0 00:00 0 0
19 THORNTON, JOE 14:28 5 5 03:22 0 0 00:00 0 0
22 BOYLE, DAN 18:04 5 3 03:40 0 0 00:00 0 0
27 HANNAN, SCOTT 16:33 2 1 00:00 0 0 00:41 0 0
31 NIEMI, ANTTI 10 7 2 0 0 1
39 COUTURE, LOGAN 15:38 4 1 03:18 0 0 00:30 0 0
43 MCCARTHY, JOHN 09:41 1 1 00:00 0 0 00:37 0 0
44 VLASIC, MARC-EDOUARD 17:52 4 2 02:30 2 0 00:41 0 0
48 HERTL, TOMAS 11:53 4 1 02:32 2 0 00:00 0 0
57 WINGELS, TOMMY 15:57 4 3 02:37 2 0 00:21 0 0
61 BRAUN, JUSTIN 18:47 3 3 02:28 2 0 01:18 0 1
81 KENNEDY, TYLER 14:59 1 1 00:00 0 0 00:24 0 0
88 BURNS, BRENT 13:01 5 3 00:00 0 0 00:00 0 0

Team scoring chance totals

Period Totals EV 5v4 PP 5v3 PP 4v5 SH 3v5 SH
1 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 4 4 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 5 3 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Ovr 12 8 10 7 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Head-to-head scoring chances

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  • New Jersey is a notoriously low-event team so it isn't particularly surprising that the Sharks and Devils combined for just 20 scoring chances last night. To put that into perspective, the Sharks and Lightning combined for 20 chances in the first period alone on Thursday.
  • It didn't end up mattering as far as the final score was concerned but, as Todd McLellan discussed following the game, the power play had an uncharacteristically impotent night. San Jose's usually lethal first unit was on the ice for zero scoring chances, which is a rarity.
  • Speaking of the power play, it looks like Jason Demers has been taken off the second unit in favor of Marc-Edouard Vlasic which doesn't really make sense to me on any level. You want to save Vlasic for the parts of the game he's good at (i.e., everything other than the power play) while Demers is a reliable quarterback, even if the results haven't been there so far this season. It's a curious move, probably fueled by frustration with that unit's ineffectiveness more than anything else, and it will be interesting to monitor going forward.
  • Probably had a lot to do with them going up a pretty terrible Devils fourth line, featuring the likes of Cam Janssen, but Sheppard/McCarthy/Brown weren't anywhere near the disaster they could have been. The Sharks have been searching for a useful fourth line for much of the season and while I'm not sold on McCarthy and Brown being the right ingredients, their results from this game are very much in line with what the team is looking for.
  • Brent Burns returned to the lineup against Tampa but he was back for real last night. He started just two shifts in the offensive zone against the Devils but the Sharks controlled 70.6% of the shot attempts and 62.5% of the scoring chances when he was on the ice. Also he threw at least three butt-checks by my count.
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