Game Notes VAN vs EDM
Edmonton Oilers (Head Coach: Todd McLellan) at Vancouver Canucks (Head Coach: Willie Desjardins)
NHL Game #1228, Rogers Arena, 2016-04-09 08:00:00PM (GMT -0600)
Canucks 4-3 (SO)
Referees: Mike Leggo, Kendrick Nicholson
Linesmen: Vaughan Rody, Lonnie Cameron
Three Stars: Hansen; Nuge; Bartkowski
- For much of that game, it was like two bad teams playing in a meaningless game, rather than Oilers-Canucks. Oh … wait … never mind.
- WHAT A SAVE BY TALBOT IN OT! Whew.
- After that beauty goading of Dorsett by Maroon, sign that guy to a long-term extension now!
- If you want to understand the trash that is NHL reffing, just look at that horrendous uncalled trip on Hall and the tiny called slash to Hall with 7 seconds left. I get that retaliation is a problem, but that is still just sickening.
- Awesome game from Nurse. Getting hit in the throat pisses him off I guess?
- Sweet games from the Nuge and Yak. So Hall and Nuge work. Yak and Drai work. Hmmm. Unicorns … no?
- Weird that the McDavid line was the only one that got snowed under this game – that’s not going to happen very often. Reinhart Oesterle got killed as well. I think they were a unit a lot. I assumed they were against the Sedins, but they weren’t – that was Seksy Fayne, and they did just fine. Just a bad game I guess.
- I hope both Nail and Nuge are Oilers next year, but likely Yak City is gone for peanuts (and hopefully to a team that will let him play with a skill centre most games)
And with that, another ugly Oiler season comes to an end. Hope you found these post-games useful and interesting. I plan to continue with them next season as well, with some planned improvements.
In the meantime, I’ll be working on a bunch of post mortem articles on the season, published either here or over at Beer League Heroes.
Have a good summer!
Game at a Glance
- Patrick Maroon, Darnell Nurse, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins each had 1 goal
- Andrej Sekera, Darnell Nurse, Leon Draisaitl each put 5 shots on goal
- Darnell Nurse, Leon Draisaitl each put 7 shot attempts at goal
- Matt Hendricks was the faceoff champ at 66.7% (4-2)
- Zack Kassian led the team in on-ice 5v5 shot attempts at 63.6% (7-4)
- Connor Mcdavid trailed the team in 5v5 on-ice shot attempts at 26.9% (7-19)
- Zack Kassian was the big hitter with 4
Shootout: Eberle X, Horvat X, Hendo X, Burrows goal (yuck), Nuge goal, Hansen X, McDavid X, Granlund X, Korpikoski WTF, D. Sedin X, Draisaitl goal, Virtanen goal, Maroon X, Etem wins it for the Canucks.
Some strange choices by TMac for the shoot out. Korpikoski and Maroon before Hall and Yak?
Who Won the 5v5 Shot Battle?
|Which Battle||Who Won||By How Much|
|Shots||EDM||27 to 22 (55.1%)|
|Average Shot Distance Against (ft)||VAN||31 to 33|
|Corsi||VAN||45 to 41 (52.3%)|
|Score & Venue Adjusted Corsi||VAN||45 to 41 (52.4%)|
|Fenwick||VAN||34 to 33 (50.7%)|
|Dangerous Fenwick||EDM||37 to 35 (51.7%)|
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.
|Hendrix Kassian Letestube||08:15||4||4||50||50.6||60||64.2|
|Yak Korpi Drai||11:13||13||10||56.5||56.5||55||61.3|
|Hall Pakarinen Nuge||08:49||10||8||55.6||55.3||50||55.4|
|Eberle Maroon McDavid||14:05||7||19||26.9||26.8||26.3||27.6|
Defense Pairings – Shots Given Up
Forward Lines – Shots Taken
Head to Head
NHL Media Highlights
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