By the numbers: Game 69 vs. New York

Christopher Pasatieri

Scoring chances, zone entries, zone exits and more from the Sharks' 1-0 victory over the Rangers on Sunday afternoon.

Scoring Chances

Complete scoring chance summary

Team Period Time Note Home Away State
Home 1 15:57 Nash from Staal, save 8 18 20 21 30 61 5 8 19 31 44 88 5v5
Away 1 14:30 Marleau from Nieto, save 8 16 17 26 30 36 12 22 27 31 39 83 5v5
Away 1 13:11 Desjardins backhand, miss 5 16 26 27 30 36 5 10 31 37 44 81 5v5
Home 1 12:29 Brassard rebound from McDonagh, save 6 16 26 27 30 36 5 10 31 37 44 88 5v5
Home 1 10:52 Zuccarello from St. Louis, save 8 16 17 26 30 36 12 31 39 52 61 83 5v5
Away 1 8:50 Marleau rebound from Pavelski, save (4v5 SH) 19 20 21 27 30 61 5 8 12 31 44 5v4
Away 1 8:48 Pavelski rebound from Marleau, save (4v5 SH) 19 20 21 27 30 61 5 8 12 31 44 5v4
Away 1 8:13 Couture breakaway, goal (4v5 SH) 5 16 19 30 36 67 31 39 52 57 61 5v4
Away 1 7:22 Couture deflection from Wingels, save (4v5 SH) 16 20 26 27 30 61 5 31 39 44 57 5v4
Home 1 1:09 Hagelin from Pouliot, save 6 18 19 30 62 67 9 15 22 27 31 57 5v5
Home 1 0:40 Brassard from Zuccarello, save 5 16 26 27 30 36 12 31 39 52 61 83 5v5
Away 2 18:19 Sheppard deflection from Braun, miss 5 19 27 30 62 67 9 15 31 52 57 61 5v5
Home 2 15:01 Boyle deflection from Girardi, miss 5 13 22 27 28 30 9 15 31 52 57 61 5v5
Home 2 3:59 McDonagh from Carcillo, block 5 13 22 27 28 30 12 15 27 31 44 57 5v5
Home 2 3:16 Hagelin wraparound from Girardi, save 5 19 27 30 62 67 12 22 27 31 39 83 5v5
Away 2 2:28 Nieto deflection from Pavelski, save 5 16 26 27 30 36 8 31 39 52 61 83 5v5
Home 3 18:28 Hagelin breakaway, save 8 17 19 30 62 67 9 15 31 52 57 61 5v5
Home 3 15:54 Nash deflection from Richards, miss (5v4 PP) 19 20 21 27 30 61 5 12 31 39 44 5v4
Home 3 15:07 McDonagh one-timer from Zuccarello, save (5v4 PP) 16 26 27 30 36 67 10 22 27 31 37 5v4
Away 3 14:17 Pavelski on 2on1, miss (4v5 SH) 5 16 20 26 30 61 5 8 12 31 44 5v4
Home 3 13:44 Stepan backhand, save 8 17 20 21 30 61 9 19 31 52 61 88 5v5
Home 3 12:42 Pouliot deflection from Richards, save 8 17 19 30 62 67 9 15 22 27 31 57 5v5
Home 3 12:41 Moore rebound from Pouliot, save 8 17 19 30 62 67 9 15 22 27 31 57 5v5
Home 3 10:11 Brassard backhand from St. Louis, save 8 16 17 26 30 36 10 31 37 52 61 81 5v5
Home 3 8:24 Richards off turnover, miss 6 18 19 30 62 67 5 12 31 39 44 83 5v5
Away 3 8:14 Marleau from Nieto on 2on1, save 6 18 19 30 62 67 12 15 31 52 61 83 5v5
Home 3 7:14 Girardi from McDonagh on 3on2, save 5 20 21 27 30 61 8 19 22 27 31 88 5v5
Home 3 4:56 Nash from Stepan, save 5 20 21 27 30 61 12 22 27 31 39 83 5v5
Away 3 1:16 Couture from Nieto, save 5 16 26 27 30 36 12 31 39 52 61 83 5v5

On-ice scoring chances, for and against

# Player EV PP SH
5 DEMERS, JASON 18:04 1 3 00:49 0 0 03:12 4 1
8 PAVELSKI, JOE 15:03 1 2 01:11 0 0 01:59 3 0
9 HAVLAT, MARTY 10:48 1 6 00:49 0 0 00:13 0 0
10 DESJARDINS, ANDREW 10:21 1 2 00:00 0 0 01:16 0 1
12 MARLEAU, PATRICK 15:55 3 6 01:11 0 0 02:08 3 1
15 SHEPPARD, JAMES 12:24 2 6 00:00 0 0 00:13 0 0
19 THORNTON, JOE 15:14 0 3 01:11 0 0 00:14 0 0
22 BOYLE, DAN 15:11 1 6 01:06 0 0 01:54 0 1
27 HANNAN, SCOTT 18:32 1 7 00:05 0 0 01:52 0 1
31 NIEMI, ANTTI 6 16 0 0 5 2
37 BURISH, ADAM 10:13 1 2 00:00 0 0 01:24 0 1
39 COUTURE, LOGAN 14:45 3 5 01:11 0 0 02:02 2 1
44 VLASIC, MARC-EDOUARD 18:28 1 4 00:00 0 0 03:12 4 1
52 IRWIN, MATT 16:18 4 6 00:49 0 0 00:56 1 0
57 WINGELS, TOMMY 10:54 1 6 00:00 0 0 02:01 2 0
61 BRAUN, JUSTIN 17:44 4 6 00:00 0 0 00:54 1 0
81 KENNEDY, TYLER 11:42 1 1 00:00 0 0 00:00 0 0
83 NIETO, MATT 13:56 4 5 00:49 0 0 00:30 0 0
88 BURNS, BRENT 14:44 0 4 00:49 0 0 00:00 0 0

Team scoring chance totals

Period Totals EV 5v4 PP 5v3 PP 4v5 SH 3v5 SH
1 6 5 2 5 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
2 2 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 3 10 2 8 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
Ovr 11 18 6 16 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 0

Head-to-head scoring chances

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So this is pretty hilarious: the Sharks had six five-on-five scoring chances in this game but an additional five shorthanded chances. They nearly equaled the offense they were able to generate at even-strength on the penalty kill, and of course scored the only goal of the game while four-on-five. It's definitely a testament to how dangerous (and all-around effective) San Jose has been while killing penalties this season but being held to single digits in terms of scoring opportunities at evens isn't good, especially when you're giving up 16. It's always nice when these numbers line up with the eye test; I thought Matt Irwin was the team's best defenseman yesterday and, while still in the red, he and Justin Braun did manage the best chance differentials on the blueline.

5v5 Zone Entries


# Player Overall Entries Shots Per Overall Entry Controlled Entries Shots Per Controlled Entry % Of Entries With Control
5 DEMERS, JASON 0 0 0 0 0
8 PAVELSKI, JOE 4 0.75 3 1 75
9 HAVLAT, MARTY 2 0 1 0 50
10 DESJARDINS, ANDREW 5 0.4 1 1 20
12 MARLEAU, PATRICK 5 0.4 1 20 25
15 SHEPPARD, JAMES 2 0.5 0 0 20
19 THORNTON, JOE 4 0.5 3 0.67 75
22 BOYLE, DAN 4 0.75 1 1 25
27 HANNAN, SCOTT 2 0.5 0 0 0
37 BURISH, ADAM 3 0.67 2 0.5 66.7
39 COUTURE, LOGAN 3 0.67 1 0 33.3
44 VLASIC, MARC-EDOUARD 2 0 1 0 50
52 IRWIN, MATT 0 0 0 0 0
57 WINGELS, TOMMY 3 1 1 2 33.3
61 BRAUN, JUSTIN 1 1 1 1 100
81 KENNEDY, TYLER 2 0.5 0 0 0
83 NIETO, MATT 5 0.6 2 1 40
88 BURNS, BRENT 9 0.22 2 0 22.2
Sharks Overall 56 0.5 20 0.65 35.7
Rangers Overall 69 0.54 35 0.66 50.7

You can trace the Sharks' inability to create offense yesterday to their neutral zone play; San Jose wasn't able to generate speed coming through the middle portion of the ice and ended up gaining the blueline with possession on less than 36% of their entries (and generated thirteen fewer entries, period, than the Rangers overall). Their shots per entry, both controlled and uncontrolled, were almost identical to the Rangers' but the Sharks were flat-out far worse than their opponent at generating entries, particularly of the controlled variety.

The third line combined for just two controlled entries all game which, as we'll see, was a direct byproduct of being unable to exit the defensive zone cleanly. The final two games of this road trip are probably not going to be the blueprint the coaching staff points to when it comes to refining the team's neutral zone performance.

5v5 Zone Exits


# Player Touches In-Zone Passes Carry-Out Pass-Out Turnover Icing Overall Success % Exit Success %
5 DEMERS, JASON 22 11 5 2 4 0 31.8 63.6
8 PAVELSKI, JOE 8 4 1 0 3 0 12.5 25
9 HAVLAT, MARTY 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0
10 DESJARDINS, ANDREW 5 0 0 1 4 0 20 20
12 MARLEAU, PATRICK 14 2 0 4 7 1 28.6 33.3
15 SHEPPARD, JAMES 10 4 0 3 3 0 30 50
19 THORNTON, JOE 14 5 3 0 6 0 21.4 33.3
22 BOYLE, DAN 22 11 3 3 4 1 27.3 54.5
27 HANNAN, SCOTT 19 10 2 1 4 2 15.8 33.3
37 BURISH, ADAM 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0
39 COUTURE, LOGAN 14 6 1 2 4 1 21.4 37.5
44 VLASIC, MARC-EDOUARD 20 10 3 2 4 1 25 50
52 IRWIN, MATT 19 12 4 0 3 0 21.1 57.1
57 WINGELS, TOMMY 7 2 1 0 4 0 14.3 20
61 BRAUN, JUSTIN 23 11 6 0 6 0 26.1 50
81 KENNEDY, TYLER 5 2 1 0 1 1 20 33.3
83 NIETO, MATT 7 2 1 0 4 0 14.3 20
88 BURNS, BRENT 10 2 0 3 5 0 30 37.5
Overall 225 96 31 21 70 7 23.1 40.3

It's not surprising the Sharks spent most of this game in their own zone considering their struggles in getting out of their end cleanly; less than a quarter of the team's defensive-zone puck touches were successfully advanced into the neutral zone. The third line of Marty Havlat, James Sheppard and Tommy Wingels turned the puck over on 9 of their 20 defensive-zone touches and were predictably drilled in the shot attempt department. Despite their two goals against the Islanders, those three had a pretty terrible road trip together; hopefully it's the last we've seen of them as a line, as much as I like what each of them brings to the table individually. For whatever reason, they've never been on the same page.

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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