Scoring Chances: Game 28 vs. Pittsburgh

Vincent Pugliese

Our look at the head-to-head, team totals and on-ice scoring chances from the Sharks' 5-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Thursday night.

Complete scoring chance summary

Team Period Time Note Home Away State
Home 1 18:50 Dupuis from Crosby, miss 5 9 14 29 44 87 19 31 44 48 61 88 5v5
Home 1 18:41 Kunitz deflection from Engelland, miss 5 9 14 29 44 87 19 31 44 48 61 88 5v5
Home 1 17:46 Megna from Neal, save 2 18 29 36 47 59 5 8 9 27 31 81 5v5
Home 1 14:57 Megna rebound from Neal, save 2 18 29 36 47 59 7 8 9 22 31 81 5v5
Home 1 13:12 Neal one-timer from Kunitz, save (5v4 PP) 2 14 18 29 58 87 12 19 31 44 61 5v4
Home 1 12:09 Kobasew deflection from Ebbett, save (5v4 PP) 3 12 16 25 29 36 7 10 27 31 81 5v4
Away 1 9:56 Hertl from Thornton, save 3 18 29 36 58 59 19 22 31 44 48 57 5v5
Away 1 3:57 McCarthy deflection from Hannan, miss 5 16 23 25 29 44 5 10 15 27 31 43 5v5
Home 2 19:34 Dupuis deflection from Orpik, goal 5 9 14 29 44 87 19 31 44 48 61 88 5v5
Home 2 17:27 Megna from Despres on 3on1, goal 2 12 29 46 47 59 5 10 27 31 43 81 5v5
Away 2 15:51 Havlat from Hertl, save (5v4 PP) 3 9 27 29 44 5 9 31 44 48 88 4v5
Away 2 14:58 Sheppard from McCarthy, save 5 14 18 29 58 87 10 15 31 43 44 61 5v5
Away 2 14:55 McCarthy rebound from Sheppard, save 5 14 18 29 58 87 10 15 27 31 43 61 5v5
Home 2 14:52 Letang from Crosby on 3on2, save 5 14 18 29 58 87 10 15 27 31 43 61 5v5
Home 2 14:49 Crosby from Neal, save 5 14 18 29 58 87 10 15 27 31 43 61 5v5
Home 2 14:35 Crosby off turnover, save 2 14 18 29 47 87 12 31 39 44 57 61 5v5
Home 2 14:34 Kunitz rebound from Crosby, goal 2 14 18 29 47 87 12 31 39 44 57 61 5v5
Away 2 12:49 McCarthy rebound, save 3 18 29 36 58 59 5 10 15 27 31 43 5v5
Home 2 12:31 Kunitz from Neal, goal (5v4 PP) 2 14 18 29 58 87 12 19 31 44 61 5v4
Away 2 11:38 Couture from Wingels, save 3 12 27 29 58 87 5 12 27 31 39 57 5v5
Away 2 9:16 Boyle one-timer from Thornton, save (5v4 PP) 2 12 25 29 44 8 12 19 22 31 39 4v5
Away 2 9:15 Marleau rebound from Boyle, save (5v4 PP) 2 12 25 29 44 8 12 19 22 31 39 4v5
Away 2 9:14 Pavelski rebound from Marleau, miss (5v4 PP) 2 12 25 29 44 8 12 19 22 31 39 4v5
Away 2 9:04 Marleau deflection from Couture, save (5v4 PP) 2 12 25 29 44 8 12 19 22 31 39 4v5
Away 2 8:12 Hertl rebound from Vlasic, save (5v4 PP) 3 27 29 58 59 5 9 31 44 48 88 4v5
Away 2 7:38 Marleau rebound from Couture, miss 3 14 29 46 58 87 12 31 39 44 57 61 5v5
Home 2 2:49 Maatta backhand from Crosby, save 3 14 29 46 58 87 7 12 22 31 39 57 5v5
Away 3 13:22 Hertl rebound from Havlat, save (5v4 PP) 5 12 25 29 47 8 9 32 44 48 88 4v5
Away 3 11:10 Hertl backhand from Couture, save 18 29 36 47 58 59 5 27 32 39 48 57 5v5
Away 3 11:08 Couture rebound from Hertl, save 18 29 36 47 58 59 5 27 32 39 48 57 5v5
Away 3 9:33 Sheppard from Pavelski, save 2 16 23 25 29 47 8 15 22 32 43 44 5v5
Home 3 8:55 Letang backhand off turnover, save 3 12 27 29 36 58 5 12 27 32 39 57 5v5

On-ice scoring chances for and against

# Player EV PP SH
5 DEMERS, JASON 16:40 5 3 02:19 2 0 00:00 0 0
7 STUART, BRAD 17:53 0 2 00:01 0 0 00:55 0 1
8 PAVELSKI, JOE 12:47 1 2 03:13 5 0 00:00 0 0
9 HAVLAT, MARTY 13:31 0 2 02:11 3 0 00:00 0 0
10 DESJARDINS, ANDREW 12:27 4 3 00:05 0 0 00:29 0 1
12 MARLEAU, PATRICK 11:29 2 4 03:44 4 0 01:19 0 2
15 SHEPPARD, JAMES 13:12 5 2 00:05 0 0 00:00 0 0
19 THORNTON, JOE 13:06 1 3 03:56 4 0 01:19 0 2
22 BOYLE, DAN 17:30 2 2 04:18 4 0 00:00 0 0
27 HANNAN, SCOTT 17:01 6 5 00:00 0 0 00:55 0 1
31 NIEMI, ANTTI 7 11 6 0 0 3
32 STALOCK, ALEX 3 1 1 0 0 0
39 COUTURE, LOGAN 11:04 4 4 03:44 4 0 00:26 0 0
43 MCCARTHY, JOHN 12:10 5 3 00:05 0 0 00:00 0 0
44 VLASIC, MARC-EDOUARD 17:12 4 5 02:03 3 0 01:19 0 2
48 HERTL, TOMAS 14:54 3 3 02:11 3 0 00:00 0 0
57 WINGELS, TOMMY 14:31 5 4 00:00 0 0 00:26 0 0
61 BRAUN, JUSTIN 17:16 3 7 00:06 0 0 01:19 0 2
81 KENNEDY, TYLER 12:42 0 3 00:01 0 0 00:29 0 1
88 BURNS, BRENT 13:37 0 3 01:58 3 0 00:00 0 0

Team scoring chance totals

Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 2 6 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
2 11 8 5 7 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
3 4 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ovr 17 15 10 12 7 0 0 0 0 3 0 0

Head-to-head scoring chances

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  • While the Sharks edged the Penguins on the final chance count (albeit, it's worth noting, to nowhere near the same extent as they did on the shot clock) nearly all of those chances came after the contest was already out of hand. When this game was tied or within a goal, the Penguins outchanced the Sharks 8-2.
  • When intact, the Hertl/Thornton/Burns and Havlat/Pavelski/Kennedy lines combined for a whopping one even-strength scoring chance in this game. It's tough to beat Buffalo, let alone Pittsburgh, when two of your top three lines just don't show up. That's an especially frustrating result because, with Malkin out of the lineup, the Thornton and Pavelski lines had the opportunity to frequently line up against some pretty weak opposing forwards.
  • I'm still not worried about the Sharks' power play and won't be until they stop generating quality looks on it. Seven scoring chances in six minutes of five-on-four ice time is terrific. It's impossible to predict when exactly those chances will start going in but it has to happen eventually.
  • Tomas Hertl had five scoring chances against both Anaheim and Toronto and followed up those performances with four chances in this one in addition to a goal that came from outside the chance area (one with the Thornton line, one when on the ice with Couture and Wingels and two on the power play). He's pretty good at hockey, and found a way to contribute even when his linemates weren't able to.
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