Short-Handed Scoring Chances, 2010-11

Slava Duris
June 07 2011 08:42PM

It's time to take a look at how each individual Leaf did at producing and limiting scoring chances while the team was down a man.  The Leafs saw a modest improvement with their penalty kill in the 2010-11 season.

PK Min: Minutes played during 4-on-5 and 3-on-4 situations
CF: Chances For
CA: Chances Against
CF/60: Chances For per 60 minutes of PK time
CA/60: Chances Against per 60 minutes of PK time
DIF: CF/60 subtracted by CA/60

Forward
PK Min
CF
CA
CF/60
CA/60
DIF/60
C. HANSON
2.93
0
0
0
0
0
C. ORR
0.38
0
0
0
0
0
J. COLBORNE
0.07
0
0
0
0
0
J. LUPUL
0.10
0
0
0
0
0
N. KADRI
0.53
0
0
0
0
0
D. BOYCE
16.52
0
6
0
21.80
-21.80
M. GRABOVSKI
80.98
12
38
8.89
28.15
-19.26
M. ZIGOMANIS
16.18
0
8
0
29.66
-29.66
M. BROWN
75.83
3
40
2.37
31.65
-29.27
N. KULEMIN
75.92
12
41
9.48
32.40
-22.92
J. CRABB
39.15
3
23
4.60
35.25
-30.65
F. SJOSTROM
105.78
4
65
2.27
36.87
-34.60
T. BRENT
148.38
10
94
4.04
38.01
-33.97
C. ARMSTRONG
92.30
8
62
5.20
40.30
-35.10
T. BOZAK
146.20
14
100
5.75
41.04
-35.29
K. VERSTEEG*
36.23
1
26
1.66
43.05
-41.40
P. KESSEL
9.58
3
7
18.78
43.83
-25.04
C. MACARTHUR
1.22
0
1
0
49.32
-49.32
J. MITCHELL*
17.30
1
15
3.47
52.05
-48.55
Defense
PK Min CF
CA
CF/60
CA/60
DIF/60
K. HOLZER
1.18
0
0
0
0
0
M. LASHOFF
3.30
0
1
0
18.18
-18.18
B. LEBDA
3.22
0
1
0
18.65
-18.65
T. KABERLE*
13.10
2
7
9.16
32.06
-22.90
D. PHANEUF
128.28
11
72
5.14
33.68
-28.53
F. BEAUCHEMIN*
144.92
13
84
5.38
34.78
-29.40
C. GUNNARSSON
172.92
12
103
4.16
35.74
-31.58
M. KOMISAREK
113.07
10
70
5.31
37.15
-31.84
L. SCHENN
214.27
18
149
5.04
41.72
-36.68
K. AULIE
81.48
7
64
5.15
47.13
-41.97
Goalie
PK Min
CF
CA
CF/60
CA/60
DIF/60
J. GIGUERE
164.53
24
82
8.75
29.90
-21.15
J. REIMER
181.27
10
118
3.31
39.06
-35.75
J. GUSTAVSSON
91.42
2
70
1.31
45.94
-44.63
ALL GOALIES
437.22
36
270
4.94
37.05
-32.11

  - In addition to being the top forwards at Even Strength, Grabovski and Kulemin also led the Leafs in limiting PP chances against.  Mike Brown also performed a mostly admirable job.

 - Brown was used regularly on the PK from the start of the season, but he ran into injury troubles and after a 9 game absence due to shoulder injury (the 2nd time he took an extended absence due to an injury), Brown was kept off the ice during shorthanded situations for 11 consecutive games.  He was placed back into the "rotation" again after Armstrong suffered a broken foot.

 - Dion Phaneuf had the best PPCA/60 average among defencemen who've played significant minutes.  Just like last season.  The Leaf captains' struggles with producing points and his at-times erratic defensive play at even strength have been often talked about, but I think he deserves some credit for his PK work.

- Tim Brent and Fredrik Sjostrom had a rough start to the year, but improved their averages throughout the season.  On the other hand, Tyler Bozak and Colby Armstrong started off very well, but then began to bleed chances against around the last quarter of the season and finished with worse PPCA/60 than Brent and Sjostrom.  See the bottom of this post for a chart that shows Bozak's struggles towards the end.

 - Goalie save percentages during 4v5 time for each regular penalty killer, courtesy of Behind-the-Net:

FORWARDS - Brown (.790); Sjostrom (.804); Brent (.824); Armstrong (.827); Bozak (.864); Kulemin (.880); Grabovski (.917)
DEFENCEMEN - Gunnarsson (.818); Komisarek (.826); Schenn (.826); Beauchemin (.829); Phaneuf (.854); Aulie (.855)

 

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Slava Duris started writing at his blog "Under the Helmet of Slava Duris" in May of 2009. He is currently engaged in a project to count scoring chances for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season. Slava chose his moniker in tribute to Vitezslav "Slava" Duris, a defenceman who defected from Czechoslovakia in the early 1980s to play for the Toronto Maple Leafs and was known for wearing one of the goofiest looking helmets in Leafs history.
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