Scoring Chances: Game 53 vs. Los Angeles

Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Our look at the head-to-head, team totals and on-ice scoring chances from the Sharks' 1-0 loss to Los Angeles on Monday night.

Complete scoring chance summary

Team Period Time Note Home Away State
Home 1 18:26 Kearns from Desjardins, miss 10 22 32 38 52 81 13 14 26 28 32 33 5v5
Home 1 18:18 Kearns backhand from Kennedy, save 10 22 32 38 52 81 13 14 26 28 32 33 5v5
Away 1 13:43 Carter from Kopitar, save (5v4 PP) 5 8 10 32 44 8 10 11 26 32 77 4v5
Home 1 11:22 Boyle from Irwin, save 8 19 22 32 43 52 2 11 32 33 74 77 5v5
Away 1 7:37 Williams from Voynov, save (4v4) 8 19 22 32 52 10 14 26 32 33 4v4
Home 1 5:17 Boyle one-timer from Thornton, save 8 19 22 32 52 83 2 10 14 24 32 33 5v5
Away 1 3:18 Brown from Richards, miss 12 22 32 52 57 88 6 8 10 14 23 32 5v5
Away 1 2:30 Kopitar from Carter, save 8 19 22 32 52 83 2 11 32 33 74 77 5v5
Away 1 0:23 Lewis deflection from Mitchell, miss 7 10 32 38 61 81 2 13 22 28 32 33 5v5
Away 1 0:02 Richards one-timer from Williams, goalpost 7 12 32 57 61 88 6 8 10 14 23 32 5v5
Home 2 4:02 Kearns one-timer from Kennedy, save 5 10 32 38 44 81 2 10 13 22 32 33 5v5
Away 2 2:05 Kopitar from Carter, goal 12 22 32 52 83 88 2 6 11 32 74 77 5v5
Home 2 1:55 Nieto backhand from Wingels, miss 5 12 32 44 57 83 2 10 14 23 32 33 5v5
Home 2 1:00 Kearns one-timer from Kennedy, save 7 10 32 38 61 81 2 14 23 28 32 33 5v5
Home 3 10:00 Kennedy from Desjardins, save 7 10 32 38 61 81 6 8 11 13 32 77 5v5
Away 3 9:06 Richards from Williams, save (5v4 PP) 7 10 32 38 61 8 10 14 23 26 32 4v5
Home 3 6:54 Wingels backhand from Marleau, save (4v5 SH) 7 12 32 57 61 14 23 26 28 32 33 4v5
Home 3 3:39 Kearns deflection from Vlasic, save 5 10 32 38 44 81 11 13 26 32 44 77 5v5
Home 3 0:01 Boyle rebound from Thornton, save 8 12 19 22 57 83 8 10 22 28 32 33 5v5

On-ice scoring chances for and against

# Player EV PP SH
5 DEMERS, JASON 14:23 3 0 02:44 0 0 03:39 0 1
7 STUART, BRAD 16:09 2 2 00:00 0 0 03:58 1 1
8 PAVELSKI, JOE 14:09 3 2 03:57 0 0 01:53 0 1
10 DESJARDINS, ANDREW 13:23 6 1 00:00 0 0 02:37 0 2
12 MARLEAU, PATRICK 14:16 2 3 03:57 0 0 03:10 1 0
19 THORNTON, JOE 14:47 3 2 03:57 0 0 00:46 0 0
22 BOYLE, DAN 17:27 5 4 03:09 0 0 00:00 0 0
32 STALOCK, ALEX 9 6 0 0 1 2
38 KEARNS, BRACKEN 12:22 6 1 00:00 0 0 02:02 0 1
43 MCCARTHY, JOHN 07:26 1 0 00:00 0 0 02:22 0 0
44 VLASIC, MARC-EDOUARD 14:29 3 0 01:08 0 0 03:41 0 1
52 IRWIN, MATT 15:03 4 4 01:33 0 0 00:38 0 0
57 WINGELS, TOMMY 14:21 2 2 00:20 0 0 02:48 1 0
61 BRAUN, JUSTIN 17:02 2 2 00:00 0 0 04:38 1 1
81 KENNEDY, TYLER 12:43 6 1 00:00 0 0 00:00 0 0
83 NIETO, MATT 12:25 3 2 00:20 0 0 00:22 0 0
88 BURNS, BRENT 12:14 0 3 00:20 0 0 00:34 0 0

Team scoring chance totals

Period Totals EV 5v4 PP 5v3 PP 4v5 SH 3v5 SH
1 4 6 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Ovr 11 8 10 6 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0

Head-to-head scoring chances

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  • Sure, this was an especially boring game, but its profile wasn't all that dissimilar to the type of game the Sharks have been involved in fairly frequently while wading through all of these forward injuries: defense-first and, as a result, low-event.
  • Despite letting the Kings set up in their zone for lengthy stretches of the first two periods, the Sharks didn't really allow a whole lot in the way of quality scoring chances at any point in this game. But when you're drawn into these tight-checking, one-goal affairs, any bounce that goes against you could potentially cost the game and that's exactly what happened last night as a Brent Burns attempt hitting traffic turned play the other way and resulted in the contest's only goal.
  • Speaking of Burns, this wasn't one of his finer efforts of the season as he was juggled between the top two lines by Todd McLellan but struggled to establish an offensive presence with either of them. The fact that he's been held to just one shot on goal each of the past two games might raise some fair concerns about his effectiveness away from Joe Thornton.
  • He had a couple of defensive lapses in the first period that turned into chances against but Dan Boyle was skating and passing the puck out of trouble like vintage Boyle again. Maybe he's finally starting to emerge from the slump that's spanned the past month and a half for him.
  • Zero scoring chances for the power play in six minutes of ice time. That can't happen against a Kings team that doesn't tend to give up much at even-strength. It's been an uncharacteristically listless run for the Sharks' power play as of late and you can only hope Logan Couture's imminent return changes that.
  • I feel like I'm burying the lede here but five of the Sharks' eleven scoring chances last night came off the stick of Bracken Kearns. What a weird game.
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