G18 2016-11-17 PP fail + Ref fail = LA fail

Game Notes L.A vs EDM


Edmonton Oilers (Head Coach: Todd McLellan) at Los Angeles Kings (Head Coach: Darryl Sutter)

NHL Game #254, STAPLES Center, 2016-11-17 08:30:00PM (GMT -0700)

Kings 4-2

Referees: Jean Hebert, Marc Joannette
Linesmen: Shane Heyer, Vaughan Rody

Three Stars: Jeff Carter; Derek Forbort; Tyler Toffoli

  • So. Another game scored on first. At least this time it was (just) after five minutes.
  • Also another game dominating the even strength fancies, but losing because of slow starts, stupid mistakes and putrid special teams.

You know when I’ll believe there’s been a ‘culture change’?

When the Oilers go to Los Angeles and in the first 20 seconds, without saying a word, it’s obvious that they’re telling the Kings: “We’re going to outskate you, outskill you, and outwork you. Dare you to keep up.”

Instead of “We know you’re a better team, help yourself to another two points and please don’t hurt us.” That’s when I’ll believe in a culture change. Sorry Milan, until then, it’s just words.

  • At least this time the comeback started *before* the game was out of reach. TWO goals from the defense? Is that even allowed? Too bad about that power play.
  • Seriously though, people are going to be insanely frustrated with this game because it’s five straight losses BUT! That was actually a decently played game for the most part, with lots of chances for. It’s the part that wasn’t ‘the most part’ that is the problem. Namely:
    • The constant cold starts in the first five minutes of every game have just GOT TO STOP. The NHL is a low scoring league. You cannot spot your opponent a goal every game and win very many.
    • The PP remains an embarrassment. It was a minus on the night. (The GIF at the top represents the powerplay).
    • The only thing more embarrassing than the Oilers PP is the reffing in this league. The league suffers from a shortage of high-end talent, and yet they’re completely OK with letting their talent be neutered or hurt by all manner of hooks, holds, trips, and slashes. Bettman believes parity is better than good hockey. It is madness, truly madness.
  • A fairly called game and the Oilers likely win. Not because of the powerplay, which is terrible, but because eventually it would force the Kings to stop the blatant hooking, holding, and tripping, which was more than half their defense this game.
  • Nurse was on the ice yet again for a goal against, but I didn’t think that was on him at all; I thought he had an absolutely terrific game.
  • Shots wise, the Oilers actually had two lines going this game. But it doesn’t mean sweet frig all if you do the opposing goalies job and can’t pick the spots needed to score on deadly chances.  Said it before, I’ll say it again: the whole damn team has Yakupov disease.

And finally, let me just say this: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Game at a Glance


Leaderboard

  • Darnell Nurse, Oscar Klefbom each had 1 goal
  • Darnell Nurse blasted 7 shots on goal
  • Darnell Nurse was most active on the team with 9 shot attempts
  • Mark Letestu was the faceoff champ at 100.0% (2-0)
  • Milan Lucic led the team in on-ice 5v5 shot attempts at 70.8% (17-7) – yeah, but it’d be nice if you’d scored.
  • Eric Gryba trailed the team in 5v5 on-ice shot attempts at 46.7% (7-8)
  • Adam Larsson was the big hitter with 8

Goal Overview

Team Scorer Period Time Strength ShotType ShotDist Danger
L.A Derek Forbort 1 5:09 EV Wrist 56.0 0.18 <- this doesn’t account for the screen
L.A Tyler Toffoli 1 7:42 EV Tip-In 14.0 1.44
EDM Darnell Nurse 2 3:44 EV Wrist 44.0 0.35
EDM Oscar Klefbom 2 8:32 EV Backhand 24.0 0.43
L.A Jeff Carter 2 9:06 SH Wrist 23.0 1.36
L.A Devin Setoguchi 3 13:15 EV Backhand 10.0 2.06

Who Won the 5v5 Shot Battle?

Which Battle Who Won By How Much
Shots EDM 28 to 21 (57.1%)
Average Shot Distance Against (ft) L.A 30 to 32
Corsi EDM 53 to 31 (63.1%)
Score & Venue Adjusted Corsi EDM 51 to 33 (60.6%)
Fenwick EDM 40 to 27 (59.7%)
Dangerous Fenwick EDM 37 to 27 (57.5%)


Detailed Metrics

Shot Metrics
Strength CF CA CF% SACF SACA SACF% FF FA FF% DFF DFA DFF%
EV 53 31 63.1 50.7 32.9 60.6 40 27 59.7 37 27.4 57.5
All 55 39 58.5 52.6 41.2 56.1 42 32 56.8 37.6 34 52.5
Other Metrics
Team PP PPG PIM FO Hits Giveaways Takeaways
Kings 2 0 7 56.5 29 6 2
Oilers 1 0 9 43.5 34 5 1

How the Players Did (On Ice Shot Attempts)

Comparing raw Corsi with DangerousFenwick: look for big discrepancies one way or the other.


Danger Tables

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.

Centres
Centre EVTOI OZS%2 CF CA CF% SACF% FF% DFF%
McDavid 19:05 27.3 26 10 72.2 69.7 67.7 69.2
Eberle 15:09 22.2 20 9 69 66.6 68 75.8
Drai 16:44 53.3 18 11 62.1 59.4 63.6 56.5
Nuge 13:57 66.7 13 8 61.9 59.7 55.6 51.5
Pitlick 07:23 3 2 60 57.3 50 94.1
Letestube 06:15 2 2 50 47.7 50 94.1
Wingers
Winger EVTOI OZS%2 CF CA CF% SACF% FF% DFF%
Looch 17:36 61.5 22 7 75.9 73.6 70.8 74
Pulju 18:55 38.5 27 11 71.1 69 67.7 60.1
Maroon 11:15 28.6 15 9 62.5 60.2 60 55.1
Poo 15:46 53.8 12 11 52.2 49.8 50 27.6
Slappy 13:01 76.9 7 7 50 46.8 45.5 31.8
Kassian 10:32 0.0 4 4 50 47.6 40 69
Defensemen
Defense EVTOI OZS%2 CF CA CF% SACF% FF% DFF% DFA60
M. Benning 17:46 53.8 19 8 70.4 68.3 61.9 60.1 20.6
Nurse 19:38 62.5 18 13 58.1 55.6 58.3 65.5 21.39
Gryba 14:24 66.7 7 9 43.8 41.4 46.2 46.9 31.25
Seksy 18:23 50.0 19 12 61.3 58.3 57.7 64.5 32.96
Klefbom 16:36 28.6 16 8 66.7 64.6 61.1 34.4 36.51
Larsson 19:38 41.2 22 14 61.1 58.7 55.2 44.1 49.2
Defense Pairings
Pair EVTOI DFA60 AvgDistA CF CA CF% SACF% FF% DFF%
Gryba Klefbom 04:57 0 NaN 2 0 100 100 100 100
Nurse M. Benning 08:00 9.75 36 11 3 78.6 76.9 72.7 84
Seksy M. Benning 05:17 11.36 44 3 2 60 56.6 33.3 19.8
Nurse Gryba 08:10 28.65 36.8 5 7 41.7 39.4 44.4 56.9
Seksy Larsson 10:19 41.87 23 12 7 63.2 60.7 58.8 57.9
Larsson Klefbom 07:27 50.74 23.5 9 5 64.3 61.8 55.6 22.5
Klefbom M. Benning 04:12 54.29 27 5 3 62.5 60.9 57.1 34.4
Forward Lines
Line EVTOI CF CA CF% SACF% FF% DFF%
Pitlick Kassian Letestube 05:55 2 2 50 47.7 50 94.1
Eberle Maroon Nuge 05:21 9 2 81.8 80.9 77.8 85.2
Looch McDavid Pulju 11:20 20 5 80 78.2 76.2 79
Eberle Maroon McDavid 04:34 6 4 60 56.6 55.6 54.5
Drai Slappy Poo 07:40 5 5 50 47.4 50 37.8
Drai Poo Pulju 06:15 7 4 63.6 61.6 62.5 29.4
Eberle Kassian Nuge 03:03 1 2 33.3 31.7 33.3 23
Looch Slappy Nuge 04:14 2 2 50 45.5 33.3 13.1

Game Flows



Rink Maps

Defense Pairings – Shots Given Up



Forward Lines – Shots Taken




Head to Head




NHL Media Highlights

Click the link to play the associated highlight video

Budaj’s save preserves the lead
Toffoli guides home Carter’s feed
Klefbom buries a backhander
Carter’s shorthanded goal
Forbort opens the scoring
Gustavsson’s great kick save
Budaj denies McDavid’s chance
Setoguchi sweeps home rebound
Nurse picks the corner
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