By the numbers: Game 73 vs. Calgary

Scoring chances, zone entries, zone exits and more from the Sharks' 2-1 shootout loss to Calgary on Monday night.

Scoring Chances

Complete scoring chance summary

Team Period Time Note Home Away State
Away 1 13:27 Boyle backhand, save 4 8 23 31 44 51 12 22 32 39 52 83 5v5
Away 1 13:25 Couture rebound from Boyle, save 4 8 23 31 44 51 12 22 32 39 52 83 5v5
Away 1 13:24 Boyle rebound from Couture, save 4 8 23 31 44 51 12 22 32 39 52 83 5v5
Away 1 8:49 Pavelski one-timer from Marleau, save (5v4 PP) 3 7 11 31 32 8 12 19 22 32 39 4v5
Home 1 6:13 Colborne from Hudler, save 5 7 11 13 31 32 12 22 32 39 52 83 5v5
Away 1 4:34 Sheppard rebound from Wingels, save 3 23 31 32 44 51 10 15 22 32 52 57 5v5
Away 1 1:50 Sheppard from Nieto, goal 4 17 18 31 32 44 5 9 15 32 52 83 5v5
Home 2 17:34 Monahan, save 4 8 23 31 44 51 10 22 32 37 52 81 5v5
Away 2 15:42 Havlat backhand from Sheppard, miss 5 7 18 20 24 31 9 15 22 32 37 52 5v5
Home 2 12:58 McGrattan rebound from Westgarth, save 3 15 16 17 31 56 12 32 52 57 61 83 5v5
Home 2 11:53 Glencross rebound, save 3 18 20 24 31 56 5 9 15 32 37 44 5v5
Home 2 9:38 Russell from Agostino, save 4 8 23 31 44 51 12 22 32 52 57 83 5v5
Away 2 9:29 Kennedy from Nieto, miss 4 8 23 31 44 51 12 22 32 44 57 81 5v5
Home 2 2:01 Colborne from Wotherspoon, goal 3 8 18 20 31 56 10 22 32 52 57 83 5v5
Home 3 15:30 Stajan deflection from Hudler, miss 5 7 18 20 24 31 5 15 19 32 44 57 5v5
Home 3 11:28 Glencross from Hudler, save 5 7 18 20 24 31 5 8 9 32 44 57 5v5
Away 3 11:03 Pavelski one-timer from Havlat, save 5 7 18 20 24 31 7 8 9 32 57 61 5v5
Away 3 11:01 Havlat from Pavelski, goalpost 4 11 13 31 32 44 7 8 9 32 57 61 5v5
Away 3 9:15 Kennedy from Marleau, save 3 18 20 24 31 56 5 12 22 32 81 83 5v5
Away 3 7:40 Havlat from Pavelski, save 4 18 20 31 32 44 7 8 9 32 57 61 5v5
Home 4 2:33 Stajan deflection from Brodie, save (4v4) 5 7 18 20 31 7 19 32 61 88 4v4

On-ice scoring chances, for and against

# Player EV PP SH
5 DEMERS, JASON 21:25 2 3 01:20 0 0 02:49 0 0
7 STUART, BRAD 16:53 3 1 00:00 0 0 03:04 0 0
8 PAVELSKI, JOE 15:09 3 1 02:29 1 0 01:48 0 0
9 HAVLAT, MARTY 14:45 5 2 00:35 0 0 00:00 0 0
10 DESJARDINS, ANDREW 05:58 1 2 00:00 0 0 01:14 0 0
12 MARLEAU, PATRICK 17:48 5 3 02:29 1 0 01:58 0 0
15 SHEPPARD, JAMES 16:30 3 2 00:31 0 0 00:07 0 0
19 THORNTON, JOE 16:57 0 2 02:54 1 0 00:00 0 0
22 BOYLE, DAN 17:16 7 4 02:40 1 0 00:07 0 0
32 STALOCK, ALEX 11 9 1 0 0 0
37 BURISH, ADAM 06:42 1 2 00:00 0 0 00:56 0 0
39 COUTURE, LOGAN 04:27 3 1 01:25 1 0 02:01 0 0
44 VLASIC, MARC-EDOUARD 19:57 1 3 00:00 0 0 02:49 0 0
52 IRWIN, MATT 17:33 6 5 01:20 0 0 00:07 0 0
57 WINGELS, TOMMY 18:39 5 5 00:56 0 0 02:59 0 0
61 BRAUN, JUSTIN 17:05 3 2 00:00 0 0 03:04 0 0
81 KENNEDY, TYLER 10:29 2 1 00:00 0 0 00:00 0 0
83 NIETO, MATT 17:29 5 4 01:31 0 0 00:50 0 0
88 BURNS, BRENT 15:05 0 1 01:50 0 0 00:07 0 0

Team scoring chance totals

Period Totals EV 5v4 PP 5v3 PP 4v5 SH 3v5 SH
1 6 1 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 2 5 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 4 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 9 11 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Head-to-head scoring chances

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Todd McLellan commented after the game, "We were like a yo-yo, I thought. We were very good in the first, and had a pretty successful formula going. A good game plan, and executing it. In the second, I said to our guys we were like lab rats. We wanted to try and new way and see if it would work, and obviously it didn’t. In the third, we got back to it, but we wasted 20 good minutes turning pucks over and playing in our end." The scoring chances certainly bear that out as the Sharks had a wide edge in first period scoring chances before being outchanced by a similar margin in the second. By eye, it seemed like the team's fortunes changed early in the third period when Joe Thornton exited the penalty box and found himself on the ice with James Sheppard and Brent Burns, who had a strong shift together. That line stayed together for the remainder of regulation while Joe Pavelski, for the first time in months, was shifted into the third-line center slot and had an excellent period alongside Marty Havlat and Tommy Wingels. Hopefully the coaching staff opts to keep him there even when Logan Couture returns from injury because that was a very successful formula late in this game, probably even moreso than the chances alone indicate.

5-on-5 Zone Entries


# Player Overall Entries Shots Per Overall Entry Controlled Entries Shots Per Controlled Entry % Of Entries With Control
5 DEMERS, JASON 1 0 0 0 0
7 STUART, BRAD 4 0.25 3 0.33 75
8 PAVELSKI, JOE 4 1.25 2 1 50
9 HAVLAT, MARTY 4 0.75 2 0.5 50
10 DESJARDINS, ANDREW 0 0 0 0 0
12 MARLEAU, PATRICK 8 0.63 6 0.67 75
15 SHEPPARD, JAMES 3 1.33 3 1.33 100
19 THORNTON, JOE 8 0.38 4 0.75 50
22 BOYLE, DAN 3 0.33 1 0 33.3
37 BURISH, ADAM 2 0 1 0 50
39 COUTURE, LOGAN 0 0 0 0 0
44 VLASIC, MARC-EDOUARD 3 0 2 0 66.7
52 IRWIN, MATT 0 0 0 0 0
57 WINGELS, TOMMY 5 0.6 2 0.5 40
61 BRAUN, JUSTIN 1 0 0 0 0
81 KENNEDY, TYLER 5 0.6 5 0.6 100
83 NIETO, MATT 7 0.57 6 0.67 85.7
88 BURNS, BRENT 4 0.25 4 0.25 100
Sharks Overall 62 0.53 41 0.59 66.1
Flames Overall 58 0.34 33 0.52 56.9

Calgary doesn't have a ton of structure through the neutral zone; as a result, some of the Sharks' best games of the season in terms of carry-in rate have come against the Flames. Last night was no exception - when Brad Stuart gains the blueline with possession of the puck on 3 of his 4 entries, the entire team is probably having a pretty good night. So while San Jose didn't have a wide edge in overall entries, they carried it in quite a bit more often than the Flames with Matt Nieto, Tyler Kennedy and Patrick Marleau in particular using their speed through the neutral zone effectively.

5-on-5 Zone Exits


# Player Touches In-Zone Passes Carry-Out Pass-Out Turnover Icing Overall Success % Exit Success %
5 DEMERS, JASON 15 8 1 2 4 0 20.0 42.9
7 STUART, BRAD 20 10 3 6 1 0 45.0 90.0
8 PAVELSKI, JOE 7 3 0 1 3 0 14.3 25.0
9 HAVLAT, MARTY 5 1 0 1 3 0 20.0 25.0
10 DESJARDINS, ANDREW 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0
12 MARLEAU, PATRICK 6 3 0 2 1 0 33.3 66.7
15 SHEPPARD, JAMES 3 0 1 1 1 0 66.7 66.7
19 THORNTON, JOE 15 6 0 6 1 2 40.0 66.7
22 BOYLE, DAN 13 7 3 0 3 0 23.1 50.0
37 BURISH, ADAM 2 0 1 1 0 0 100.0 100.0
39 COUTURE, LOGAN 4 0 3 0 1 0 75.0 75.0
44 VLASIC, MARC-EDOUARD 19 10 6 1 2 0 36.8 77.8
52 IRWIN, MATT 15 8 4 1 2 0 33.3 71.4
57 WINGELS, TOMMY 9 3 3 0 2 1 33.3 50.0
61 BRAUN, JUSTIN 26 14 5 2 4 1 26.9 58.3
81 KENNEDY, TYLER 5 3 0 1 1 0 20.0 50.0
83 NIETO, MATT 10 2 2 4 1 1 60.0 75.0
88 BURNS, BRENT 13 4 6 0 3 0 46.2 66.7
Overall 188 83 38 29 33 5 40.0 60.0

I've been critical of Brad Stuart's play throughout this season but credit where it's due: he looked really good last night, save for a minor blunder or two, and the numbers back that up; zone exits are usually a point of struggle for him but he got the puck out successfully on 9 of his 10 attempts to and only turned it over from the defensive zone once. He and Justin Braun strung some strong games together prior to the Olympic break; perhaps that's a legitimate second pairing for the Sharks going forward.

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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