QUICK HITS: PLAYOFF EDITION

Jason Gregor
May 13 2011 08:40PM

If Patrice Bergeron is out for more than the first two games, the Bruins will be in tough against the Lightning. Bergeron has been great, and if he is out then the Nathan Horton line will have to carry more of the load. Horton's line was dominant against Philly, and it will be interesting to see if Eric Brewer and Matthias Ohlund can control that line starting Saturday.

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LOOKING BACK ON ROUND 2

Wanye
May 13 2011 06:03PM

Did you honestly think that Tampa Bay was going to beat Washington in the second round of the playoffs this year? You dirty rotten liar. No one thought Tampa Bay was going to win. How dare you sully the good name of this website with all of your falsehoods?

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Scoring Chances at Even Strength, 2010-11 Final

Slava Duris
May 08 2011 07:45PM

How many scoring chances did the Leafs produce per 60 minutes of Even Strength icetime while Mikhail Grabovski was on the ice?  How many did the whole team produce/give up on average?  Which players had the highest rate of Chances Against per 60 minutes?  How did Keith Aulie progress throughout the season (you can find that out right at the very end of this post)?  Which goalie was provided with the best support?  How awesome is Matt Frattin? :D

Those questions will be answered within this post, as I finally present the scoring chances data for individual Toronto Maple Leafs' players during the game's most frequent state: Even Strength.

There will be more posts to come eventually, including stats for special teams and types of scoring chances, but the EV (or ES, whichever abbreviation you prefer) breakdown is the main thing I've been looking forward to since I started my 2nd year of tracking scoring chances in each Leafs game back in October.

This data is through all 82 games of the 2010-11 season.  All but two games were scored by myself.  Game #10 versus the Rangers was recorded exclusively by George Ays, and game #15, with the Panthers as opponents, was recorded by Derek Zona.  Their data is included in the year-end totals.  (Game-By-Game Results can be viewed at Under the Helmet of Slava Duris, complete with links to each game)

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Stan Fischler May Be in Danger

Chemmy
May 04 2011 07:45AM

Mike Forbes of Bitter Leaf Fan passed this along to me on Twitter last night. It's from the September 14th 1985 edition of the Saskatchewan Star Phoenix and begins with this paragraph...

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Leafs at the World Championships

Chemmy
May 03 2011 01:37PM

Things have been pretty quiet for the Leafs; with the playoffs in full swing there's not a ton going on for a squad that's misssed them every year since the lockout. Luckily for Leafs fans the draft is only six weeks away and there are a pile of Leafs currently playing for their country in the 2011 IIHF World Championships.

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