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Game Notes EDM vs ANA


Anaheim Ducks (Head Coach: Randy Carlyle) at Edmonton Oilers (Head Coach: Todd McLellan)

NHL Game #370, Rogers Place, 2016-12-03 08:00:00PM (GMT -0700)

Oilers 3-2 (OT)

Referees: Brian Pochmara, Ian Walsh
Linesmen: Shandor Alphonso, Lonnie Cameron

Three Stars: Leon Draisaitl; Ryan Getzlaf; Drake Caggiula

  • Today’s notes are a little different, as for the first time I went to see the game at Rogers Place.  So the notes had to wait til I was home safe and sound! These manual notes will be brief as I have the typical live action vantage point that allows for seeing the entire play develop – but no instant reply!
  • I thought that this was a decently played game by the Oilers, other than a few defensive braincramps. That was a dead even game against a pretty solid team (check the gameflow – could use it as a textbook example for ‘even’), and I thought a 3-2 OT victory was a pretty fair outcome.
  • My new hobby horse though is going to be the g*ddamn ‘off the glass and out’. I started counting them at one point, and not only were they the most common exit method used by the Oil, but I don’t think a single one of them accomplished anything other than letting the Ducks regroup and try again.  Somehow the defensive posture needs to provide at least one short outlet pass opportunity, and even our defensive defense guys need to be able to make those short passes.
    • A single forechecker cannot stymie your entire team’s exit strategy!
  • Suddenly the PP is on fire, and that was the difference.  I started yelling “shoot!” at one point though and immediately choked it back!
  • I’ve already heard the non-stop Russell debate polarization spark up, even before I checked the stats.
    • This game is a showpiece for both the pro-Russell crowd and the anti-Russell crowd.
    • I totally get why “seen ‘ims” are impressed – he made (by my count) at least half a dozen visually spectacular hits or blocks that prevented a really dangerous chance from happening.
    • The crowd around me was abuzz when it happened! So abuzz that they talked about how great Russell was after a couple of terrific plays … made by Larsson! Um…
    • In any case, those plays that Russell made *were* at times spectacular, and impressed the eye. One of them resulted in a breakaway (no goal though) for the Oilers.
    • What was less impressive is his terrible stats this game were IMO also accurate. Because if you credit him for those hits, you should also acknowledge that they often occurred in the context of the Ducks cycling the puck non-stop, with (usually) Russell and Larsson unable to halt it.
    • That’s why the Oil gave up a sh*t ton of dangerous shots (check the rink map) while not getting many themselves when those two were on the ice.
    • That didn’t happen with the other pairings.
    • Seksy & Benning led the team in shot metrics, and I thought they were quietly impressive mostly because they provided good support and a lot of attacking happened with them on the ice. Meanwhile, Fayne and Klefbom were quieter at both ends of the rink.
    • So as far as Russell goes – do the handful of spectacular plays outweigh the sheer volume of ineffective ones? I dunno. Whichever side of the fence you sit, though, it seems wrong to focus on one side of the equation and ignore the other.

Other benefits to the game

  • I brought my family, including my three born-and-raised-in-Calgary sons. The atmosphere, while still pretty quiet, was way better (to me anyway) than what I usually see when I’m at the Sad Dull Dome or previous trips the last few years to Rexall – but then, maybe that’s because I was surrounded by fellow Oiler fans and the team is decent this year.  Either way, all of my kids loved it! (As did I) My 12 yo is being stubborn, but my 8 yo twins now want Oiler jerseys! Wahooooo!

Game at a Glance


Leaderboard

  • Leon Draisaitl, Drake Caggiula, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins each had 1 goal
  • Zack Kassian blasted 6 shots on goal
  • Drake Caggiula was most active on the team with 8 shot attempts
  • Tyler Pitlick was the faceoff champ at 100.0% (1-0)
  • Patrick Maroon led the team in on-ice 5v5 shot attempts at 66.7% (16-8)
  • Adam Larsson trailed the team in 5v5 on-ice shot attempts at 27.5% (11-29)
  • Tyler Pitlick was the big hitter with 5

Goal Overview

Team Scorer Period Time Strength ShotType ShotDist Danger
EDM Drake Caggiula 2 5:17 PP Wrist 22.0 1.45
ANA Ryan Kesler 2 9:28 PP Wrap-around 12.0 1.00
EDM Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 2 13:35 EV Wrist 35.0 0.62
ANA Rickard Rakell 3 9:42 EV Snap 26.0 1.44
EDM Leon Draisaitl 4 3:16 EV Snap 8.0 2.96

Who Won the 5v5 Shot Battle?

Which Battle Who Won By How Much
Shots ANA 30 to 27 (52.6%)
Average Shot Distance Against (ft) ANA 32 to 36
Corsi ANA 55 to 51 (51.9%)
Score & Venue Adjusted Corsi ANA 55 to 51 (52.0%)
Fenwick Tied 36 to 36
Dangerous Fenwick ANA 33 to 32 (50.8%)


Detailed Metrics

Shot Metrics
Strength CF CA CF% SACF SACA SACF% FF FA FF% DFF DFA DFF%
EV 51 55 48.1 50.9 55.2 48 36 36 50 31.7 32.7 49.2
All 60 60 50 59.7 60.3 49.8 43 40 51.8 44.3 35.7 55.4
Other Metrics
Team PP PPG PIM FO Hits Giveaways Takeaways
Oilers 2 1 9 44.4 26 13 13
Ducks 2 1 9 55.6 27 12 13

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%
Letestube 13:33 50.0 18 11 62.1 61.9 57.1 55.8
Drai 17:11 53.3 17 13 56.7 56.6 63.6 57.7
McDavid 18:23 57.1 16 17 48.5 48.5 53.8 51.1
Eberle 13:54 66.7 11 15 42.3 42.3 43.8 45.1
Nuge 13:14 66.7 9 14 39.1 39 42.9 38.7
D. Caggiula 10:57 20.0 9 14 39.1 39.1 38.5 39.6
Pitlick 10:11 20.0 7 13 35 34.6 30.8 36.2
Wingers
Winger EVTOI OZS%2 CF CA CF% SACF% FF% DFF%
Maroon 11:35 71.4 17 8 68 67.6 68.8 64.8
Kassian 14:10 62.5 19 13 59.4 59.4 59.1 55.4
Looch 15:39 61.5 11 13 45.8 45.9 50 44.7
Poo 15:24 66.7 11 18 37.9 37.9 40 39.1
Slappy 11:20 25.0 9 16 36 35.9 37.5 39.5
Defensemen
Defense EVTOI OZS%2 CF CA CF% SACF% FF% DFF% DFA60
Klefbom 15:14 55.6 14 13 51.9 52.1 53.3 42.9 26.39
Fayne 12:44 55.6 11 10 52.4 52.2 50 42.6 26.86
Seksy 20:50 63.6 27 16 62.8 62.3 66.7 68.7 27.36
M. Benning 20:40 63.6 28 16 63.6 63.4 66.7 68.5 28.16
Larsson 21:45 46.2 11 29 27.5 27.6 26.9 25.4 48
Russell 19:06 46.2 10 26 27.8 27.8 25 25.6 51.52
Defense Pairings
Pair EVTOI DFA60 AvgDistA CF CA CF% SACF% FF% DFF%
Seksy M. Benning 18:24 23.48 38 26 13 66.7 66.2 70 74.2
Fayne Klefbom 12:02 28.42 35 11 10 52.4 52.2 50 42.6
Larsson Klefbom 02:08 30.94 27 2 3 40 41.8 50 17.5
Russell Larsson 17:44 47.37 27.6 8 23 25.8 25.6 23.8 28
Forward Lines
Line EVTOI CF CA CF% SACF% FF% DFF%
Maroon Kassian Letestube 09:24 13 7 65 64.5 64.3 59.2
Looch Drai McDavid 14:00 11 11 50 50.2 56.2 49.5
Pitlick D. Caggiula Slappy 09:07 7 11 38.9 38.6 36.4 40.1
Eberle Poo Nuge 11:41 8 14 36.4 36.1 38.5 34.8

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

Draisaitl puts home OT winner
Gibson’s set of stops
Nugent-Hopkins’ quick snipe
Kesler spins, slams home PPG
Gibson stops Kassian’s quick rush
Caggiula’s first career goal
Talbot robs Silfverberg in slot
Rakell scores off lucky bounce
Gibson’s kick save on McDavid
Talbot turns away two-on-one shot
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