By the numbers: Game 62 vs. New Jersey

Jim McIsaac

Scoring chances, zone entries, zone exits and more from the Sharks' 4-2 win over New Jersey on Sunday afternoon.

Scoring Chances

Complete scoring chance summary

Team Period Time Note Home Away State
Home 1 19:27 Jagr wraparound, miss 2 18 26 28 35 68 12 32 39 52 57 61 5v5
Away 1 18:27 Sheppard on 2on1, miss 17 21 22 29 34 35 5 15 32 44 83 88 5v5
Home 1 17:22 Jagr deflection from Zidlicky, miss 2 16 20 28 35 68 10 13 22 27 32 81 5v5
Home 1 16:37 Henrique from Elias, save 14 18 22 26 34 35 12 32 39 52 57 61 5v5
Home 1 16:35 Henrique rebound, save 14 18 22 26 34 35 12 32 39 52 57 61 5v5
Home 1 11:46 Zubrus breakaway, save 8 19 22 34 35 68 9 15 22 27 32 88 5v5
Away 1 10:54 Nieto breakaway from Braun, save 6 7 17 21 29 35 8 32 39 52 61 83 5v5
Away 1 10:32 Thornton from Nieto, save 6 7 17 21 29 35 5 8 19 32 44 83 5v5
Home 1 5:23 Jagr, save 6 7 8 16 35 68 5 8 19 32 44 83 5v5
Home 1 4:15 Bernier breakaway from Elias, save 2 14 18 26 28 35 10 13 22 32 52 81 5v5
Away 1 2:45 Demers from Nieto on 3on1, save 6 7 8 19 35 68 5 8 19 32 44 83 5v5
Away 2 18:42 Irwin from Demers, save (5v4 PP) 6 7 8 19 35 5 9 32 52 57 88 4v5
Away 2 16:38 Marleau deflection from Demers, save 2 6 17 21 29 35 5 12 32 39 44 57 5v5
Away 2 16:35 Couture rebound from Marleau, goal 2 6 17 21 29 35 5 12 32 39 44 57 5v5
Home 2 15:18 Henrique from Bernier, goal 6 14 18 22 26 35 19 32 52 61 81 83 5v5
Home 2 9:23 Greene from Clowe, miss (5v4 PP) 6 17 22 26 29 35 8 27 32 61 83 5v4
Home 2 8:07 Henrique from Bernier, miss 2 8 14 18 28 35 5 13 15 32 44 88 5v5
Away 2 8:00 Burns from Torres on 3on2, save 2 8 14 18 28 35 5 13 15 32 44 88 5v5
Home 2 5:39 Elias deflection from Merrill, goal (5v4 PP) 14 18 22 26 34 35 10 12 22 27 32 57 5v5
Away 2 4:07 Torres from Pavelski on 2on1, goal 6 8 19 34 35 68 8 13 15 22 27 32 5v5
Away 2 1:43 Sheppard from Burns, save 6 7 17 21 29 35 5 15 32 44 83 88 5v5
Home 3 19:19 Jagr one-timer from Zidlicky, miss(5v4 PP) 2 19 26 34 35 68 27 32 39 61 83 5v4
Home 3 18:37 Clowe, save 7 17 21 28 29 35 5 8 19 32 52 83 5v5
Home 3 14:16 Elias from Henrique, save 2 14 18 26 28 35 9 10 22 32 61 81 5v5
Away 3 13:41 Nieto one-timer from Pavelski on 3on2, goal 2 14 18 26 28 35 8 19 22 27 32 83 5v5
Home 3 5:36 Greene breakaway, goalpost 6 7 14 18 21 35 8 12 32 39 52 61 5v5
Away 3 2:26 Marleau off turnover, goal 2 19 22 26 35 68 5 12 32 39 44 57 5v5
Home 3 0:26 Zubrus off turnover, miss 2 6 8 18 19 68 5 12 32 39 44 57 5v5

On-ice scoring chances, for and against

# Player EV PP SH
5 DEMERS, JASON 17:21 8 4 00:55 1 0 02:02 0 0
8 PAVELSKI, JOE 12:34 5 3 01:38 0 0 03:43 0 1
9 HAVLAT, MARTY 11:59 0 2 00:22 1 0 00:20 0 0
10 DESJARDINS, ANDREW 10:23 0 4 00:00 0 0 01:19 0 0
12 MARLEAU, PATRICK 15:30 3 6 01:38 0 0 03:02 0 0
13 TORRES, RAFFI 09:26 2 3 00:00 0 0 00:00 0 0
15 SHEPPARD, JAMES 11:16 4 2 00:00 0 0 00:00 0 0
19 THORNTON, JOE 12:42 3 3 01:38 0 0 00:07 0 0
22 BOYLE, DAN 16:49 2 5 01:05 0 0 01:55 0 0
27 HANNAN, SCOTT 15:14 2 3 00:00 0 0 04:59 0 2
32 STALOCK, ALEX 11 14 1 0 0 2
39 COUTURE, LOGAN 14:44 4 5 00:58 0 0 02:30 0 1
44 VLASIC, MARC-EDOUARD 17:32 8 3 00:06 0 0 03:01 0 0
52 IRWIN, MATT 16:38 1 7 00:49 1 0 00:00 0 0
57 WINGELS, TOMMY 15:08 3 5 00:22 1 0 02:23 0 0
61 BRAUN, JUSTIN 17:00 1 6 00:00 0 0 04:03 0 2
81 KENNEDY, TYLER 09:52 0 4 00:00 0 0 00:00 0 0
83 NIETO, MATT 13:38 6 3 00:07 0 0 02:36 0 2
88 BURNS, BRENT 12:19 3 2 00:22 1 0 00:00 0 0

Team scoring chance totals

Period Totals EV 5v4 PP 5v3 PP 4v5 SH 3v5 SH
1 4 7 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 6 4 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
3 2 5 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Ovr 12 16 11 14 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Head-to-head scoring chances

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The only newly-constructed line that won its matchups across the board was the combination of Matt Nieto, Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski, who also scored the game-winning goal. The Couture line and Irwin/Braun defense pairing had a particularly rough go of it against the Devils' second line, all of which added up to the Sharks being outchanced 16-12 (14-11 at even-strength) by a team that doesn't tend to generate much offense. Despite the win, this probably isn't the way Todd McLellan wants his team to play from a defensive standpoint and I'd expect changes to the lineup, line combinations and defense pairings for tomorrow's game against Carolina.

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
8 PAVELSKI, JOE 3 0.33 2 0.5 66.7
9 HAVLAT, MARTY 4 0 3 0 75
10 DESJARDINS, ANDREW 1 0 1 0 100
12 MARLEAU, PATRICK 10 0.6 5 0.6 50
13 TORRES, RAFFI 3 0.67 3 0.67 100
15 SHEPPARD, JAMES 4 0 2 0 50
19 THORNTON, JOE 4 0.5 2 0.5 50
22 BOYLE, DAN 2 0 1 0 50
27 HANNAN, SCOTT 2 0 0 0 0
39 COUTURE, LOGAN 4 0.75 4 0.75 100
44 VLASIC, MARC-EDOUARD 2 0 0 0 0
52 IRWIN, MATT 1 0 0 0 0
57 WINGELS, TOMMY 5 0 2 0 40
61 BRAUN, JUSTIN 3 0 1 0 33.3
81 KENNEDY, TYLER 5 0.2 3 0.33 60
83 NIETO, MATT 7 0.71 4 1.25 57
88 BURNS, BRENT 3 0.33 1 1 33.3
Sharks Overall 64 0.33 34 0.5 53
Devils Overall 61 0.43 26 0.38 43

Usually, when you force an opponent to dump the puck in on 57% of their attempted entries into your defensive zone, you're going to severely limit their chances to score. That obviously didn't happen in this game, which probably speaks to how sloppy the Sharks were in their own end (and the fact that the Devils, systemically, tend to favor dump-and-chase hockey and have set plays designed to create offense from it).

Still, a 53% controlled entry rate for the Sharks is impressive stuff against an elite defensive team. I never thought I'd be excited to see Raffi Torres get more ice time but it'll be interesting to see how the team uses him as he becomes healthier; he's been brilliant in limited duty so far. Matt Nieto looked like the best Shark forward on the ice all game long and these numbers, specifically the amount of shots the team generated from his entries, certainly back that up.

5-on-5 Zone Exits

# Player Touches In-Zone Passes Carry-Outs Pass-Outs Turnovers Icings Overall Success % Exit Success %
5 DEMERS, JASON 13 5 0 2 6 0 15.4 25.0
8 PAVELSKI, JOE 2 1 0 0 1 0 0.0 0.0
9 HAVLAT, MARTY 2 0 2 0 0 0 100.0 100.0
10 DESJARDINS, ANDREW 7 4 1 1 1 0 28.6 66.7
12 MARLEAU, PATRICK 5 1 1 2 1 0 60.0 75.0
13 TORRES, RAFFI 5 1 1 1 2 0 40.0 50.0
15 SHEPPARD, JAMES 8 1 1 3 2 1 50.0 57.1
19 THORNTON, JOE 7 3 1 2 1 0 42.9 75.0
22 BOYLE, DAN 21 9 2 6 2 2 38.1 66.7
27 HANNAN, SCOTT 14 6 0 3 5 0 21.4 37.5
39 COUTURE, LOGAN 7 2 1 3 1 0 57.1 80.0
44 VLASIC, MARC-EDOUARD 18 9 2 5 2 0 38.9 77.8
52 IRWIN, MATT 16 11 0 0 5 0 0.0 0.0
57 WINGELS, TOMMY 4 0 3 1 0 0 100.0 100.0
61 BRAUN, JUSTIN 22 9 0 9 4 0 40.9 69.2
81 KENNEDY, TYLER 5 0 3 0 2 0 60.0 60.0
83 NIETO, MATT 9 3 3 2 1 0 55.6 83.3
88 BURNS, BRENT 9 3 1 1 4 0 22.2 33.3
Overall 174 68 22 41 40 3 36.2 59.4

By eye, and by basically every statistic in this post, Matt Irwin had a dreadful game. New Jersey outchanced San Jose 7-1 when he was on the ice at even-strength and the zone exit data suggests a lot of that was due to Irwin's struggles in his own end. He wasn't able to successfully advance the puck into the neutral zone on any of his 16 defensive-zone touches and turned it over five times to boot. It's anyone's guess as to when Brad Stuart will be healthy again but it's pretty safe to say Irwin will be the one coming out of the lineup when he is.

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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