Game Notes CBJ vs EDM
Edmonton Oilers (Head Coach: Todd McLellan) at Columbus Blue Jackets (Head Coach: John Tortorella)
NHL Game #967, Nationwide Arena, 2016-03-04 05:00:00PM (GMT -0700)
Blue Jackets 6-3
Referees: Eric Furlatt, Dave Lewis
Linesmen: Shandor Alphonso, Darren Gibbs
Three Stars: David Savard; Scott Hartnell; Boone Jenner
- The Oilers were not good this game, but neither were the Jackets. The biggest difference was goaltending. Most people will remember it as more one-sided than that because of the score. This is a very real (and very human) issue called ‘outcome bias’. Don’t fall victim!
- The stats actually show it as VERY one-sided for the Oilers, though a lot of that happened after the game was out of reach, so there’s score effects in there too. But other than that pathetic first three minutes, the Oilers were actually the better team. Again, that’s not saying much – the Jackets were sh*t.
- I also don’t want to get too down on Laurent Broissoit. He had incredible (unsustainable) games previously. This is the first game he’s played where he wasn’t the first star! These are the games that bring an inflated sv% back to reality. They happen to all goalies. Don’t look at this game and forget about the previous two. This is a very real (and very human) issue called ‘recency bias’. Don’t fall victim!
- Have you ever before seen a game where the other team scored 10 seconds after an Oiler goal, THREE STRAIGHT TIMES? Me neither. I’m guessing this was a fatigue effect. The Oilers were on a “scheduled loss”, namely the third game in four nights (also seventh game in 11 nights), second game of a back to back, on the road. Fatigue makes cowards (and fools) of us all.
- Seksy Fayne were terrific, Pardy Davidson not good (esp. that bobble from Pardy), and Nurse Nikitin terrible. Nikitin especially. I’m sure this shocks you. Not one EV goal against was scored with Seksy Fayne on ice.
- That reviewed play that was mysteriously called onside was so offside, even Elliotte Friedman was going “WTF?”
- Scumbag hit from a scumbag team to finish. That kind of hit with just a few seconds left in a 6-3 game should be met with a hefty suspension. I suspect if it was earlier in the game, the refs would have found a way to use the scrum to leave the Oilers shorthanded. That is literally the standard I expect out of NHL refs now.
Game at a Glance
The Oilers are the Away team, so in this case, down is good.
Who Won the Shot Battle?
|Which Battle||Who Won||By How Much|
|Shots||EDM||32 to 21 (60.4%)|
|Average Shot Distance Against (ft)||EDM||33 to 32|
|Corsi||EDM||72 to 41 (63.7%)|
|Score & Venue Adjusted Corsi||EDM||65 to 45 (58.9%)|
|Dangerous Fenwick||EDM||63 to 35 (63.8%)|
Detailed Shot Metrics
How the Players Did (On Ice Shot Attempts)
Forwards are sorted by decreasing CF%. Defensemen and pairs sorted by increasing DFA60. Forward lines by decreasing DFF%. Positions are as listed by the NHL roster page, not necessarily where they played.
That’s two strong games from Drai. I wonder if he’s starting to recover from his injury? (I’m convinced his recent struggles were from an injury, a rib cross check from the previous CBJ game).
Huh. Nikitin was not good. I’m shocked.
|Seksy N. Nikitin||02:52||29.3||0.7||34||5||3||62.5||58.2||66.7||77|
|A. Pardy Davidson||16:51||54.84||1.181||27.4||27||14||65.9||61.3||60.6||66.5|
|Nurse N. Nikitin||09:44||72.12||1.298||34.3||8||10||44.4||39.8||40||30.9|
Interesting that Yak-McD-Ebs struggled but Hall-McD-Maroon (100%), Yak-Drai-Ebs (86%) all killed it.
|Hall P. Maroon McDavid||03:51||9||0||100||100||100||100|
|Yak Eberle Drai||03:19||7||2||77.8||73.7||75||86.4|
|Hall P. Maroon Drai||09:19||14||7||66.7||62.5||64.3||79.8|
|Korpi Kassian Letestube||10:28||16||10||61.5||56.5||47.4||43.1|
|Hendrix Pakarinen Lander||08:25||5||7||41.7||36.1||45.5||35.6|
|Yak Eberle McDavid||08:49||7||9||43.8||40.1||30||34.4|
Defense Pairings WOWY
Each pairing (>2:00 EVTOI) is shown, along with how the individuals on that pairing did without each other on the ice. The axes show DangerousFenwick rates for and against. Note the reversed DFA axis. This lets the chart read naturally, where bottom left is bad and top right is good The dotted line shows the breakeven line.
Head to Head
NHL Media Highlights
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