Leafs Vs. Predators Scoring Chances

JP Nikota
November 21 2011 10:14AM

 

The Leafs probably deserved better than the 4-1 loss to Nashville. They played a relatively quiet road game, and wound up out-chancing their opponents 12-7 overall, and 8-6 at even strength. Such a low tally is remarkable, but then, the Predators are known for their defensive stye of play, and the Leafs definitely played a conservative game, so after re-watching it, the numbers don't come as a surprise.

The only three Leafs to be out-chanced at EV were Jake Gardiner, Nikolai Kulemin, and Joffrey Lupul. The penalty kill had at least 4 good chances, and the Leafs managed to only give up 1 on the PK. Not bad.

One thing I noticed while compiling these numbers is that although the Leafs had a number of shots from close in, the Predators, like the Bruins and many other defensively-oriented teams, clear pucks (often from rebounds) out of the slot quickly and efficiently, preventing the Leafs from creating too much havoc around the net.

Follow me over the jump for the numbers.

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20265
 

Team Period Time Note TOR Opponent  
TOR 1 17:02 Kessel 3 11 30 36 38 81 6 12 20 23 24 35 5v5
NSH 1 14:12 Erat 3 19 30 36 42 81 6 10 12 20 35 74 5v5
TOR 1 11:04 Kulemin 4 19 24 30 42 81 6 10 12 20 35 74 5v5
TOR 2 18:55 Frattin 3 12 30 36 39 41 15 27 33 35 38 51 5v5
TOR 2 17:27 Steckel 4 15 20 24 30 46 5 7 13 25 35 38 5v5
NSH 2 15:21 Smith 4 24 30 39 41 51 7 15 27 33 35 38 5v5
NSH 2 13:27 Tootoo 2 11 20 30 36   6 12 13 20 22 35 4v5
NSH 2 12:21 Fisher 8 12 19 24 30 81 8 10 12 35 51 74 5v5
TOR 2 9:48 Liles 3 19 24 30 42 81 6 13 20 25 35   5v4
TOR 2 9:24 Liles 15 24 30 36 39 81 6 12 20 25 35   5v4
TOR 3 19:47 Liles 4 19 24 30 42 81 6 10 12 20 35 74 5v5
NSH 3 17:55 Erat 2 19 30 42 51 81 6 10 12 20 35 74 5v5
TOR 3 17:24 Kessel 3 19 24 30 42 81 8 13 25 35 51   5v4
TOR 3 17:03 Bozak 3 19 24 30 42 81 8 13 25 35 51   5v4
NSH 3 12:09 Fisher 4 19 24 30 42 81 8 12 27 35 51 74 5v5
TOR 3 4:09 Frattin 24 30 39 42 51 81 6 15 20 27 33 35 5v5
NSH 3 3:22 Stortini 4 24 30 39 41 42 8 12 13 24 35 51 5v5
TOR 3 1:30 Lupul 3 12 19 20 24 81 6 15 20 27 35 74 5v5
TOR 3 0:14 Rosehill 2 30 36 38 42 46 5 7 22 33 35 38 5v5

 

# Player EV PP SH
2 L. SCHENN 13:33 1 1 0:00 0 0 1:37 0 1
3 D. PHANEUF 19:50 3 1 2:10 3 0 2:49 0 0
4 C. FRANSON 16:22 3 3 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
8 M. KOMISAREK 12:13 0 1 0:00 0 0 0:09 0 0
11 P. DUPUIS 7:00 1 0 0:00 0 0 3:48 0 1
12 T. CONNOLLY 16:41 2 1 0:00 0 0 0:02 0 0
15 M. LOMBARDI 6:33 1 0 0:04 1 0 1:13 0 0
19 J. LUPUL 22:28 3 4 2:10 3 0 0:00 0 0
20 D. STECKEL 11:42 2 0 0:00 0 0 3:27 0 1
24 J. LILES 21:06 5 4 2:14 4 0 0:00 0 0
30 B. SCRIVENS 51:20 7 6 2:14 4 0 4:55 0 1
36 C. GUNNARSSON 14:11 3 1 0:04 1 0 3:32 0 1
38 J. ROSEHILL 4:25 2 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
39 M. FRATTIN 14:25 2 2 0:04 1 0 0:00 0 0
41 N. KULEMIN 15:00 1 2 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
42 T. BOZAK 20:27 4 4 2:10 3 0 0:00 0 0
46 J. CRABB 10:08 2 0 0:00 0 0 1:05 0 0
51 J. GARDINER 13:59 1 2 0:00 0 0 1:43 0 0
81 P. KESSEL 24:38 5 4 2:14 4 0 0:15 0 0

 

Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 4 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
3 6 3 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 12 7 8 6 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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