Sharks vs. Coyotes: By the numbers

Thearon W. Henderson

A look at the numbers behind the Sharks' 1-0 shootout loss to Phoenix.

Even-strength statistics

Player TOI Corsi + Corsi - Corsi +/- Chances + Chances - Chances +/-
Jason Demers 17:11 13 9 +4 4 0 +4
Brad Stuart 16:29 19 12 +7 6 0 +6
Joe Pavelski 16:03 22 10 +12 8 3 +5
Martin Havlat 15:52 11 18 -7 6 3 +3
Patrick Marleau 14:26 12 16 -4 5 1 +4
James Sheppard 11:51 16 8 +8 2 3 -1
T.J. Galiardi 6:47 3 7 -4 0 2 -2
Dan Boyle 19:31 28 19 +9 8 7 +1
Joe Thornton 16:59 24 8 +16 9 4 +5
Scott Gomez 9:42 7 8 -1 3 2 +1
Michal Handzus 13:12 15 8 +7 3 1 +2
Ryane Clowe 17:28 27 8 +19 9 2 +7
Adam Burish 7:04 3 5 -2 0 1 -1
Logan Couture 15:35 13 16 -3 5 3 +2
Marc-Edouard Vlasic 19:34 27 15 +12 8 4 +4
Tommy Wingels 12:21 16 7 +9 2 1 +1
Justin Braun 16:38 12 12 +0 3 2 +1
Brent Burns 18:29 22 14 +8 7 1 +6
Team totals 54:07 61 41 +20 18 9 +9
  • Despite being shut out, this might have been the Sharks' most impressive effort of the season so far, at least after they came alive near the end of the first period. Phoenix isn't exactly L.A. or St. Louis but they're no weak sister either, so this was a promising glimpse at what the Sharks could potentially accomplish on a regular basis with their full complement of defensemen.
  • Speaking of defensemen, none of the Sharks' six were underwater in either possession or chances. The pairings finally looked the way they should with Burns back in the lineup and hopefully his comeback sounded the death knell for the Vlasic/Stuart pairing.
  • For his first game in ten months, Burns looked terrific. He's still somewhat of a work in progress with some unsuccessful turns on the breakout and a few less-than-excellent decisions jumping into the play, but overall the Stuart/Burns pairing did a terrific job negating the Coyotes' top two lines at evens.
  • It's a miracle Ryane Clowe didn't score in this game. He had six even-strength scoring chances (and an additional one on the power play) as the Sharks' top line was dominant territorially.
  • Meanwhile, the second line struggled a fair bit despite chance numbers in the black. I'm not at all convinced swapping Clowe and Marleau was a good idea.
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