Leafs beat Habs 3-1 - Scoring Chances

Cam Charron
March 03 2012 07:59PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs played in front of Randy Carlyle for the first time tonight, playing an excellent game defensively and finally breaking down Carey Price in the third period after heavily out-chancing Montreal after they took the 1-0 goal. Mikhail Grabovski came into his own in the second half of the game with three taken chances and scored twice.

The re-tooled second line actually looked excellent. Matt Frattin scored the other Leafs' goal, and Montreal's only response was the Max Pacioretty line. Click past the jump for totals:

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20966

Team Period Time Note TOR Opponent  
MTL 1 16:01   8 19 24 42 50 81 26 27 31 71 76 81 5v5
MTL 1 12:44 MTL G 1-0 Cole 2 16 36 39 50 84 17 31 51 67 72 74 5v5
MTL 1 11:24   2 19 42 50 51 81 14 26 31 53 57 76 5v5
TOR 1 8:36   2 16 39 50 51 84 27 31 68 71 74 81 5v5
TOR 1 7:52   3 19 42 50 51 81 26 31 51 67 72 76 5v5
TOR 1 4:32   3 19 36 42 50 81 26 31 51 67 72 76 5v5
TOR 1 0:58   3 8 19 42 50 81 14 26 31 53 57 76 5v5
TOR 2 19:22   16 36 39 50 51 84 17 22 27 31 71 81 5v5
MTL 2 18:53   3 19 42 50 51 81 26 31 51 67 72 76 5v5
TOR 2 13:30 TOR G 1-1 Frattin 8 16 24 39 50 84 17 22 27 31 71 81 5v5
TOR 2 11:20   3 19 36 42 50 81 31 51 67 68 72 74 5v5
TOR 2 7:42   2 19 42 50 51 81 26 27 31 71 76 81 5v5
MTL 2 4:30   2 12 42 50 51 81 26 31 51 67 72 76 5v5
TOR 3 18:04   2 3 12 20 41 50 31 51 67 68 72 74 5v5
TOR 3 16:34   8 15 24 46 50 81 14 31 53 57 68 74 5v5
TOR 3 16:09   3 12 20 36 41 50 14 31 53 57 68 74 5v5
TOR 3 11:00   3 19 24 42 50 81 14 26 31 53 76   5v4
MTL 3 9:29   2 12 20 41 50 51 17 22 31 51 67 72 5v5
TOR 3 8:15 TOR G 2-1 Grabovski 3 16 36 39 50 84 27 31 68 71 74 81 5v5
TOR 3 0:52 TOR G 3-1 Grabovski 3 16 36 39 50 84 14 26 31 53 76   5v4

# Player EV PP SH
2 L. SCHENN 16:17 3 4 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
3 D. PHANEUF 21:33 7 1 3:06 2 0 1:46 0 0
8 M. KOMISAREK 16:35 3 1 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
12 T. CONNOLLY 12:35 2 2 0:58 0 0 0:34 0 0
15 M. LOMBARDI 7:44 1 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
16 C. MACARTHUR 18:21 4 1 1:31 1 0 0:00 0 0
18 M. BROWN 4:25 0 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
19 J. LUPUL 17:41 5 3 2:25 1 0 0:00 0 0
20 D. STECKEL 13:32 2 1 0:10 0 0 1:26 0 0
24 J. LILES 15:28 2 1 2:26 1 0 0:00 0 0
36 C. GUNNARSSON 19:35 5 1 1:16 1 0 2:00 0 0
39 M. FRATTIN 17:40 4 1 0:43 1 0 0:00 0 0
41 N. KULEMIN 13:59 2 1 0:10 0 0 0:34 0 0
42 T. BOZAK 15:00 5 4 2:09 1 0 0:00 0 0
46 J. CRABB 6:44 1 0 0:00 0 0 1:26 0 0
50 J. GUSTAVSSON 53:54 12 6 4:06 2 0 2:00 0 0
51 J. GARDINER 18:26 4 4 1:24 0 0 0:14 0 0
81 P. KESSEL 16:14 6 4 2:25 1 0 0:00 0 0
84 M. GRABOVSKI 17:41 4 1 1:47 1 0 0:00 0 0

# Player EV PP SH
14 T. PLEKANEC 14:56 1 3 0:32 0 0 2:22 0 2
15 P. NOKELAINEN 4:32 0 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
17 C. CAMPOLI 17:41 2 2 0:32 0 0 0:00 0 0
22 T. KABERLE 18:47 1 2 1:28 0 0 0:00 0 0
25 B. STAUBITZ 4:49 0 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
26 J. GORGES 17:01 4 4 0:00 0 0 3:26 0 2
27 R. BOURQUE 13:16 1 5 0:32 0 0 1:29 0 0
31 C. PRICE 53:29 6 12 2:00 0 0 4:06 0 2
51 D. DESHARNAIS 19:31 4 4 1:28 0 0 0:10 0 0
53 R. WHITE 15:05 1 3 0:00 0 0 2:27 0 2
57 B. GEOFFRION 15:10 1 3 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
63 A. ENGQVIST 4:56 0 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
67 M. PACIORETTY 21:26 4 4 1:28 0 0 0:10 0 0
68 Y. WEBER 16:14 0 6 0:15 0 0 0:30 0 0
71 L. LEBLANC 12:45 1 5 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
72 E. COLE 21:27 4 4 1:28 0 0 0:00 0 0
74 A. EMELIN 18:07 1 6 0:00 0 0 0:40 0 0
76 P. SUBBAN 19:58 4 4 1:45 0 0 3:36 0 2
81 L. ELLER 14:14 1 5 0:32 0 0 1:34 0 0
Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 4 3 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 4 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 6 1 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 14 6 12 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

I also tallied up individual chances taken and created, as well. A scoring chance is defined as a clear shot from a dangerous area on the ice (usually measured between the faceoff dots up to the top of the circle, pictured above) and are tracked using a terrific app from Vic Ferrari found here: http://timeonice.com/xsc30.php

Similar to assists in basketball, we've also developed "chances created" which is a clear pass attempt with the goal of setting up a scoring chance. The reason to do this is to reduce the luck element found in the traditional assist counter, where sometimes all a player does is touch the puck at a certain point:

TORONTO Chances Taken Chances Created Total
Mikhail Grabovski 4 0 4
Matt Frattin 2 2 4
Tyler Bozak 1 2 3
Phil Kessel 2 1 3
Joffrey Lupul 1 1 2
Dion Phaneuf 1 0 1
David Steckel 1 0 1
Nik Kulemin 1 0 1
J-M Liles 1 0 1
Clarke MacArthur 0 1 1

MONTREAL Chances Taken Chances Created Total
Max Pacioretty 3 0 3
David Desharnais 0 2 2
Tomas Plekanec 1 0 1
Lars Eller 1 0 1
Erik Cole 1 0 1

The three stars in the building were given to Mikhail Grabovski, Erik Cole and Carey Price. I have no idea what Erik Cole did out there that was so special, but a few players on both teams played much better games. Pacioretty for the Habs was their best player, and Price wasn't all that solid, stopping just 10 of 13 scoring chance attempts that hit the net.

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Cam Charron is a BC hockey fan that writes about hockey on many different websites including this one.
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