Game Notes COL vs EDM
Edmonton Oilers (Head Coach: Todd McLellan) at Colorado Avalanche (Head Coach: Jay Pandolfo)
NHL Game #296, Pepsi Center, 2016-11-23 08:00:00PM (GMT -0700)
Referees: Eric Furlatt, Tom Chmielewski
Linesmen: Shandor Alphonso, John Grandt
Three Stars: Connor McDavid; Milan Lucic; Rene Bourque
- The Oilers entered the third period behind by a goal, and by mid period were ahead 9-3 in shots and leading 5-3. This is new!
- Guess what, NHL? These Oilers aren’t a joke anymore. Stop paying attention to McDavid for even a second, and he’ll rip you a new one. Get used to it.
- In the second period I tweeted this:
New coach & team – definitely a noticeable uptick for Lucic last year after 22 or so games.
— Oilers Nerd Alert (@OilersNerdAlert) 24 November 2016
- Looch responded with a four point night. For my next prediction: the sun will rise tomorrow.
- Dr. Drai appeared to have forgotten about himself for a while there too, but now he’s remembered.
- Another game, another ten foot average shot distance advantage. Ho hum! (That’s massive by the way). As far as the stats go, it’ s nice to see the scoreboard dominance match the shots aka process dominance. Sustainability = team is for real. Other than that, take a look at the Nugey line rink map, and also should note that my stats were absolutely head over heels in love with Russell and Sekera this game.
- We should be clear about this: the Avs are not a particularly good team, and the Oilers *should* beat them. The Oil made it tough on themselves early with a handful of really bad brainfarts. But this was also the kind of game they’ve lost in the past, playing down to the level of the opponent and leaving it in the hands of luck (usually bad). That they worked to ensure that didn’t happen today is very commendable. Looking forward: Arizona (who suck this year, and sucked last year but did have some unsustainable percentages bloating their record) beat the Oilers like a government mule last season. That simply cannot happen this season, and the next two games the Oilers need to do some throat stepping. Rip ‘n’ tear, Bruno, rip ‘n’ tear!
Game at a Glance
This was the whipping boy breakthrough game!
- Jordan Eberle led the way with 2 goals
- Milan Lucic, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins each put 6 shots on goal
- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was most active on the team with 11 shot attempts
- Leon Draisaitl, Drake Caggiula were faceoff leaders with 50.0%
- Jordan Eberle led the team in on-ice 5v5 shot attempts at 75.9% (22-7)
- Anton Slepyshev trailed the team in 5v5 on-ice shot attempts at 35.0% (7-13)
- Adam Larsson was the big hitter with 7
|EDM||Connor Mcdavid||3||6:25||EV||Wrist||9.0||n/a – my system has no data on shots from behind the net!|
Who Won the 5v5 Shot Battle?
|Which Battle||Who Won||By How Much|
|Shots||EDM||32 to 21 (60.4%)|
|Average Shot Distance Against (ft)||EDM||42 to 32|
|Corsi||EDM||53 to 40 (57.0%)|
|Score & Venue Adjusted Corsi||EDM||55 to 39 (58.5%)|
|Fenwick||EDM||39 to 30 (56.5%)|
|Dangerous Fenwick||EDM||40 to 24 (62.5%)|
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.
Nuge and Ebs were incredible!
These are incredible numbers from Seksy Russell.
|Nurse M. Benning||11:03||45.61||39.8||20||11||64.5||65.3||58.3||71.2|
|Eberle Maroon Nuge||11:04||21||6||77.8||78.9||75||79.3|
|Looch McDavid Pulju||11:04||14||10||58.3||59.5||73.3||60|
|Pitlick Hendrix D. Caggiula||05:11||4||3||57.1||58.5||50||48.6|
|Drai Slappy Kassian||09:51||7||11||38.9||41.7||21.4||22.5|
Defense Pairings – Shots Given Up
Forward Lines – Shots Taken
Head to Head
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