Game Notes EDM vs CHI
Chicago Blackhawks (Head Coach: Joel Quenneville) at Edmonton Oilers (Head Coach: Todd McLellan)
NHL Game #281, Rogers Place, 2016-11-21 07:00:00PM (GMT -0700)
Referees: Jon McIsaac, Mike Leggo
Linesmen: Kiel Murchison, Bryan Pancich
Three Stars: Oscar Klefbom; Cam Talbot; Connor McDavid
- Ha ha ha ha, that was probably the most fun game against Chicago since the Sam Gagner 8 point night.
- The fancies suggest a tough game, but you don’t need that if your PP scores three! Plus the DangerFens actually suggested a breakeven game – if the DFF’s were score adjusted, the Oilers win the fancystats too. As it is, they won the shot distance matchup handily.
- It’s about time fortune turned – I said this after the Anaheim game:
Right now, as painful as this streak of losses is (and losses tend to be more painful than wins), the situation is just the opposite. The Oilers are having unsustainably bad sh% & chances vs shots conversion (that is to say, they are converting excellent shot rates to dangerous chances at an unsustainably low pace) lately. They’re missing wide open nets, multiple times a game.
Just as the good streak inevitably ended, so too will this bad streak, and probably soon. (I’m going on record in saying so).
The Oilers were nowhere near as good as the early winning streak said we were.
The Oiler are nowhere near as bad as this recent losing streak says we are.
- The Dallas game had some luck, this game was not luck!
- Check out the shot distances in the table below. Despite the fancies, the Oilers got a shutout because a. Cam, and b. average CHI shot distance was 45 ft. Not gonna score much from there. (Oilers were 33 ft)
- The rink maps as well as the fancystat tables also suggest a masterful job done by the Oiler D keeping the Hawks at a distance at even strength.
- Seksy/Russell had a terrific game given they were hard matched against BOTH the Kane and the Toews line. Meanwhile, KlefLar were mostly out against the Keith/Seabrook pair, but not really against a specific line. That’s kind of weird!
- Eberle – man, is he snakebit. Great game apart from, you know, not scoring.
- Other than that, the only thing I’ll add is: ref you suck, ref you suck!
Game at a Glance
- Leon Draisaitl led the way with 2 goals
- Jordan Eberle blasted 6 shots on goal – man that guys is snakebit
- Jordan Eberle was most active on the team with 9 shot attempts
- Matt Hendricks was the faceoff champ at 66.7% (2-1)
- Jordan Eberle led the team in on-ice 5v5 shot attempts at 63.2% (12-7)
- Drake Caggiula trailed the team in 5v5 on-ice shot attempts at 12.5% (3-21)
- Adam Larsson was the big hitter with 5
|EDM||Andrej Sekera||2||19:52||PP||Snap||56.0||0.18 <- this is misleading, this is one of the areas where automated shot danger systems fail. This was the Maroon screen.|
Who Won the 5v5 Shot Battle?
|Which Battle||Who Won||By How Much|
|Shots||CHI||24 to 19 (55.8%)|
|Average Shot Distance Against (ft)||EDM||45 to 33 <- this and DangerFen and the PP and Tam Calbot were why we won|
|Corsi||CHI||50 to 33 (60.2%)|
|Score & Venue Adjusted Corsi||CHI||46 to 36 (56.3%)|
|Fenwick||CHI||32 to 28 (53.3%)|
|Dangerous Fenwick||Tied||22 to 22|
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.
|Nurse M. Benning||13:43||21.87||53.2||8||20||28.6||31.9||40||45.2|
|Eberle Maroon Nuge||09:42||12||6||66.7||69.7||69.2||79.4|
|Drai Slappy Kassian||09:29||9||7||56.2||59.8||60||62.6|
|Looch McDavid Pulju||10:14||6||8||42.9||47.1||55.6||34.8|
|Pitlick Hendrix D. Caggiula||10:06||3||13||18.8||22.1||25||26.3|
Defense Pairings – Shots Given Up
Forward Lines – Shots Taken
Head to Head
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