By the numbers: Game 68 vs. New York

Paul Bereswill

Scoring chances, zone entries, zone exits and more from the Sharks' 4-3 win over the Islanders on Friday night.

Scoring Chances

Complete scoring chance summary

Team Period Time Note Home Away State
Home 1 18:29 Martin from Strome, save 11 14 18 20 21 27 8 19 22 27 31 88 5v5
Home 1 15:30 Okposo rebound, save 3 20 21 27 44 51 5 8 19 31 44 88 5v5
Away 1 13:30 Couture from Marleau, goalpost 15 20 29 37 43 46 5 12 31 39 44 83 5v5
Away 1 12:46 Couture from Nieto, save 11 12 15 20 29 44 5 12 31 39 44 83 5v5
Home 1 8:52 Nielsen one-timer from Okposo, save 3 20 21 27 37 51 8 19 22 31 52 88 5v5
Away 1 7:04 Nieto from Couture, save 12 15 20 29 37 46 12 27 31 39 61 83 5v5
Away 1 7:01 Marleau deflection from Hannan, save 12 15 20 29 37 46 12 27 31 39 61 83 5v5
Away 1 6:34 Nieto from Couture, goal 12 15 20 29 37 46 12 27 31 39 61 83 5v5
Away 1 5:15 Demers from Havlat, goal 11 13 14 17 18 20 5 9 15 31 44 57 5v5
Home 2 19:29 Lee backhand from Nielsen, goal 3 20 21 27 44 51 8 19 27 31 61 88 5v5
Away 2 13:33 Boyle from Nieto, miss 12 15 20 29 37 46 12 22 31 39 52 83 5v5
Away 2 10:30 Burns off turnover, save 3 13 17 18 20 46 8 19 22 31 52 88 5v5
Away 2 10:29 Thornton rebound from Burns, goal 3 13 17 18 20 46 8 19 22 31 52 88 5v5
Home 2 2:59 Nelson deflection from Donovan, goal 11 12 15 20 29 46 5 9 15 31 44 57 5v5
Away 2 1:46 Havlat from Sheppard, goal 11 13 14 17 18 20 5 9 15 31 44 57 5v5
Away 3 16:03 Pavelski from Thornton, save (5v4 PP) 3 15 20 44 51 8 12 19 22 31 39 4v5
Home 3 13:46 Nielsen backhand, save 11 14 20 21 27 51 8 19 22 31 52 88 5v5
Away 3 5:55 Pavelski, miss 3 15 20 27 29 44 8 19 27 31 61 88 5v5
Home 3 3:17 Halmo from Nelson, save 3 20 28 29 43 44 10 27 31 37 61 81 5v5
Home 3 1:02 Nielsen from Cizikas, save 3 21 27 44 51 53 12 27 31 39 61 83 5v5
Home 3 0:34 Nielsen from Okposo, save 3 21 27 44 51 53 8 12 27 31 39 61 5v5
Home 3 0:22 Nielsen from Okposo, goal 3 11 20 21 27 51 5 8 19 31 44 88 5v5

On-ice scoring chances, for and against

# Player EV PP SH
5 DEMERS, JASON 21:30 4 3 00:56 0 0 00:00 0 0
8 PAVELSKI, JOE 14:37 3 7 01:04 1 0 00:00 0 0
9 HAVLAT, MARTY 14:49 2 1 00:56 0 0 00:00 0 0
10 DESJARDINS, ANDREW 12:46 0 1 00:00 0 0 00:00 0 0
12 MARLEAU, PATRICK 16:39 6 2 01:04 1 0 00:00 0 0
15 SHEPPARD, JAMES 14:52 2 1 00:00 0 0 00:00 0 0
19 THORNTON, JOE 13:54 3 6 01:04 1 0 00:00 0 0
22 BOYLE, DAN 17:44 3 3 01:04 1 0 00:00 0 0
27 HANNAN, SCOTT 19:04 4 5 00:00 0 0 00:00 0 0
31 NIEMI, ANTTI 11 10 1 0 0 0
37 BURISH, ADAM 11:55 0 1 00:00 0 0 00:00 0 0
39 COUTURE, LOGAN 16:51 6 2 01:04 1 0 00:00 0 0
44 VLASIC, MARC-EDOUARD 21:35 4 3 00:00 0 0 00:00 0 0
52 IRWIN, MATT 17:24 3 2 00:56 0 0 00:00 0 0
57 WINGELS, TOMMY 15:25 2 1 00:00 0 0 00:00 0 0
61 BRAUN, JUSTIN 18:43 4 4 00:00 0 0 00:00 0 0
81 KENNEDY, TYLER 12:35 0 1 00:00 0 0 00:00 0 0
83 NIETO, MATT 15:10 6 1 00:56 0 0 00:00 0 0
88 BURNS, BRENT 14:27 3 6 00:56 0 0 00:00 0 0

Team scoring chance totals

Period Totals EV 5v4 PP 5v3 PP 4v5 SH 3v5 SH
1 6 3 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 4 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 2 5 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ovr 12 10 11 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Head-to-head scoring chances

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Despite being outshot by a sizable amount, particularly when protecting a two-goal lead for most of the third period, the Sharks ended up outchancing the Islanders overall, mostly on the strength of a terrific performance by the Logan Couture line. The top line, on the other hand, had a difficult night going up against Frans Nielsen's unit for the Islanders, as the head-to-head chart demonstrates.

5v5 Zone Entries


# Player Overall Entries Shots Per Overall Entry Controlled Entries Shots Per Controlled Entry % Of Entries With Control
5 DEMERS, JASON 3 0.33 1 1 33.3
8 PAVELSKI, JOE 4 0 3 0 75
9 HAVLAT, MARTY 5 0.4 1 1 20
10 DESJARDINS, ANDREW 6 0.33 2 1 33.3
12 MARLEAU, PATRICK 4 0.5 1 1 25
15 SHEPPARD, JAMES 5 0 1 0 20
19 THORNTON, JOE 9 0.56 5 0.6 55.6
22 BOYLE, DAN 4 0.25 2 0.5 50
27 HANNAN, SCOTT 3 0.33 0 0 0
37 BURISH, ADAM 4 0.25 2 0.5 50
39 COUTURE, LOGAN 4 0.75 3 1 75
44 VLASIC, MARC-EDOUARD 2 0 0 0 0
52 IRWIN, MATT 4 0.5 2 1 50
57 WINGELS, TOMMY 3 0 2 0 66.7
61 BRAUN, JUSTIN 2 1.5 0 0 0
81 KENNEDY, TYLER 7 0.71 4 0.5 57.1
83 NIETO, MATT 7 0.14 3 0.33 42.9
88 BURNS, BRENT 3 0.33 2 0.5 66.7
Sharks Overall 79 0.38 34 0.56 43
Islanders Overall 84 0.46 37 0.76 44

Chalk it up to their six offensive-zone starts that the James Sheppard line was able to produce offense in this game despite a dreadful neutral zone performance. The three of them combined for just two shots on thirteen offensive-zone entries, only four of which came while retaining possession of the puck. San Jose as a whole struggled more on the defensive side of the puck, allowing the Islanders to generate far more shots off their controlled entries than the Sharks did at the other end of the rink. The bright side is that, as we saw above, not many of those Islanders shots were from dangerous locations.

5v5 Zone Exits


# Player Touches In-Zone Passes Carry-Out Pass-Out Turnover Icing Overall Success % Exit Success %
5 DEMERS, JASON 25 12 4 1 8 0 20.0 38.5
8 PAVELSKI, JOE 9 2 3 1 3 0 44.4 57.1
9 HAVLAT, MARTY 8 2 3 0 3 0 37.5 50.0
10 DESJARDINS, ANDREW 3 1 0 1 1 0 33.3 50.0
12 MARLEAU, PATRICK 11 4 1 3 2 1 36.4 57.1
15 SHEPPARD, JAMES 15 5 5 2 3 0 46.7 70.0
19 THORNTON, JOE 10 3 1 2 3 1 30.0 42.9
22 BOYLE, DAN 20 9 8 1 2 0 45.0 81.8
27 HANNAN, SCOTT 17 11 3 1 2 0 23.5 66.7
37 BURISH, ADAM 9 3 1 3 2 0 44.4 66.7
39 COUTURE, LOGAN 9 2 3 0 3 0 33.3 42.9
44 VLASIC, MARC-EDOUARD 21 9 3 2 7 0 23.8 41.7
52 IRWIN, MATT 22 11 4 1 5 1 22.7 45.5
57 WINGELS, TOMMY 3 1 1 1 0 0 66.7 100.0
61 BRAUN, JUSTIN 26 9 9 1 7 0 38.5 58.8
81 KENNEDY, TYLER 11 2 3 5 1 0 72.7 88.9
83 NIETO, MATT 10 4 2 1 3 0 30.0 50.0
88 BURNS, BRENT 8 3 2 1 2 0 37.5 60.0
Overall 237 93 56 27 57 3 40.0 60.0

You can quibble with Tyler Kennedy's decision-making in the offensive zone (his shot selection is, at times, maddening) but he reliably makes the right plays in the other two zones, particularly when it comes to getting the puck moving in the right direction out of his own end. He was the biggest reason that fourth line had a good game last night.

For more on what scoring chances, zone entries and zone exits are, how they're tracked, and why they matter, read this post.

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