Stanley Cup 2017 – Oilers vs Sharks – Stats for Game 1 and Game 2

Yes, the OilersNerdAlert stats package is back online!

No, there wasn’t a real reason, I just got busy, fell behind, and then it was just so much work to catch up. But no excuses, it’s playoff time, you gotta blog no matter how fatigued or hurt you are!

Stats for Game 1 and Game 2 are below (please note for Game 1, these are for 5 on 5 regulation time only, they don’t include overtime. That’s an oversight that stems from the fact that this is the first time I’ve ever run ONA on an Oilers playoff game!)


Game 1


San Jose Sharks (Head Coach: Peter DeBoer) at Edmonton Oilers (Head Coach: Todd McLellan)

NHL Game #181, Rogers Place, 2017-04-12 08:00:00PM (GMT -0600)

Sharks 3-2 (OT)

Referees: Kelly Sutherland, Tim Peel, Eric Furlatt
Linesmen: Shane Heyer, Ryan Gibbons

Three Stars: Melker Karlsson; Cam Talbot; Brent Burns (Tim Peel was given the Drew Remenda Award for Shark Fornication after the game)

  • This game was straightforward … after a solid start, the Oilers fell apart, aided and abetted by some of the worst refereeing ever witnessed.  The Oilers couldn’t do anything right, and the Shorks came back to win it.
  • As my pal Woodguy noted though, the Oilers played like complete horsesh*t for two periods and it still took OT for the Sharks to come back.
  • Which assuming the Oilers learned their lesson (which in hindsight, they did!), bodes well for game #2.

Game at a Glance


Leaderboard

  • Milan Lucic, Oscar Klefbom each had 1 goal
  • Zack Kassian, Mark Letestu each put 3 shots on goal
  • Darnell Nurse, Zack Kassian, Connor Mcdavid each put 5 shot attempts at goal
  • Leon Draisaitl was the faceoff champ at 66.7% (2-1)
  • Mark Letestu led the team in on-ice 5v5 shot attempts at 50.0% (7-7)
  • Iiro Pakarinen, David Desharnais trailed the team in on-ice shot attempts with 5v5 CF% of 14.3
  • Adam Larsson, Eric Gryba each thumped the other team 8 times

Goal Overview

Team Scorer Period Time Strength ShotType ShotDist Danger
EDM Oscar Klefbom 1 6:44 EV Snap 27.0 1.37
EDM Milan Lucic 1 17:07 PP Snap 20.0 1.94
S.J Joel Ward 2 1:43 PP Wrist 15.0 2.08
S.J Paul Martin 3 5:22 EV Wrist 10.0 2.53
S.J Melker Karlsson 4 3:22 EV OT1 Snap 28.0 1.29

Who Won the 5v5 Shot Battle?

Which Battle Who Won By How Much
Shots S.J 23 to 13 (63.9%)
Average Shot Distance Against (ft) EDM 31 to 30
Corsi S.J 47 to 28 (62.7%)
Score & Venue Adjusted Corsi S.J 47 to 29 (61.7%)
Fenwick S.J 33 to 18 (64.7%)
Dangerous Fenwick S.J 34 to 17 (66.9%)


Detailed Metrics

Shot Metrics
Strength CF CA CF% SACF SACA SACF% FF FA FF% DFF DFA DFF%
EV 28 47 37.3 28.9 46.7 38.3 18 33 35.3 16.7 33.7 33.1
All 40 79 33.6 41.2 77.6 34.7 27 56 32.5 30.2 58.9 33.9
Other Metrics
Team PP PPG PIM FO Hits Giveaways Takeaways
Oilers 3 1 14 43.2 49 23 9
Sharks 6 1 8 56.8 34 16 18

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 09:07 50.0 7 7 50 51.2 55.6 54.7
McDavid 15:27 33.3 13 14 48.1 49.1 35.3 34.8
Drai 15:22 33.3 13 14 48.1 49.1 35.3 34.8
Caggiula 08:40 75.0 6 7 46.2 46.7 50 54.5
Eberle 12:45 66.7 8 16 33.3 34.4 37.5 27.9
Nuge 13:38 50.0 9 21 30 31.1 33.3 27.8
Desharnais 05:59 33.3 1 6 14.3 14 20 34.5
Wingers
Winger EVTOI OZS%2 CF CA CF% SACF% FF% DFF%
Maroon 14:22 33.3 10 15 40 40.8 29.4 30.6
Kassian 08:34 75.0 5 10 33.3 33.9 36.4 29.9
Looch 12:53 50.0 9 20 31 32 31.6 22.8
Poo 05:31 50.0 2 5 28.6 28.5 33.3 60.9
Pakarinen 05:49 33.3 1 6 14.3 14 20 34.5
Defensemen
Defense EVTOI OZS%2 CF CA CF% SACF% FF% DFF% DFA60
Gryba 13:15 50.0 7 10 41.2 42.5 40 43.5 27.17
Klefbom 15:55 33.3 10 16 38.5 39.8 41.2 40.1 43.73
Nurse 15:31 50.0 9 16 36 37.2 29.4 25.6 44.08
Seksy 12:15 50.0 9 14 39.1 39.4 37.5 34.1 47.51
Russell 13:31 66.7 9 16 36 36.3 35 32.5 55.04
Larsson 16:26 40.0 12 22 35.3 36.4 31.8 27.3 59.88
Defense Pairings
Pair EVTOI DFA60 AvgDistA CF CA CF% SACF% FF% DFF%
Nurse Gryba 08:42 20.69 37 5 5 50 51.4 40 36.4
Gryba Klefbom 03:05 21.41 27 2 2 50 51.8 66.7 73
Larsson Klefbom 09:26 27.99 24 7 8 46.7 48 50 47.7
Seksy Russell 08:14 37.17 41.6 7 8 46.7 47.2 45.5 44.9
Seksy Larsson 02:19 69.93 25.5 2 3 40 39.7 33.3 24.2
Russell Klefbom 02:18 80.87 14 1 4 20 20.9 25 20.9
Larsson Nurse 03:29 91.29 27 3 8 27.3 28.7 25 19.2
Forward Lines
Line EVTOI CF CA CF% SACF% FF% DFF%
Caggiula Kassian Letestube 07:06 5 6 45.5 45.8 50 50
Desharnais Pakarinen Poo 04:51 1 5 16.7 16.2 20 34.5
Maroon Drai McDavid 12:47 10 13 43.5 44.2 31.2 32.5
Eberle Looch Nuge 11:19 8 16 33.3 34.4 37.5 27.9

Game Flows



Rink Maps

All pairs and lines with >4:00 EVTOI

Defense Pairings – Shots Given Up



Forward Lines – Shots Taken




Head to Head




NHL Media Highlights

Click the link to play the associated highlight video

Martin sweeps home rebound
Karlsson buries snipe for OT win
Talbot’s point-blank save
Donskoi sets up Ward’s PPG
Kassian’s big hit on Schlemko
Klefbom’s pass finds the twine
Jones’ pad save on McDavid
Talbot’s back-to-back saves
Talbot’s great skate save
Talbot’s pad save on Hertl
Lucic finishes a rebound for PPG
Talbot’s saves through traffic
Gryba’s big body check

Game 2



San Jose Sharks (Head Coach: Peter DeBoer) at Edmonton Oilers (Head Coach: Todd McLellan)

NHL Game #182, Rogers Place, 2017-04-14 08:30:00PM (GMT -0600)

Oilers 2-0

Referees: Kelly Sutherland, Graham Skilliter, Chris Lee
Linesmen: Shane Heyer, Ryan Gibbons

Three Stars: Zack Kassian; Cam Talbot; Connor McDavid

  • Complete and utter domination.  Statistically I think the most one-sided game the Oilers have been in all season.  I WANT MORE!
  • If you haven’t seen my tweets, the rink maps for the defense are just nuts.
  • Once again, the refs did their best to hand this to the Sharks (Chris Lee is perhaps second only to Tim Peel in incompetence and perceived bias), so it was divine justice that both Oiler goals were shorties.
  • My pal Moe wondered if it was coincidence that the two worst refs possible, both with a well earned reputation for both incompetence and distinctly biased calls started the first two games of this series.
    • TIN FOIL HAT WARNING
    • I don’t think it was a coincidence!  Think of what a nightmare it would be for the league’s US ratings if it was, say, OTT or MTL vs EDM or CGY in the Cup Final!  Can you imagine?
    • And let’s be honest – who does the NHL care about more, the 7M fickle US Bay Area fans (who won’t support an NHL team unless it’s a winner), or the 3M diehard and insanely loyal fans in Alberta, who will still sell out arenas for a decade even as they get to watch and endless parade of utter crap teams?
    • So if the calls look suspiciously one-sided when a favoured US market team plays a Canadian team (even a big one like Toronto), especially in the playoffs, I’m not going to be at all surprised. Furious, yes, but not surprised. Expect it.
    • BTW, tinfoil hat aside, you don’t need any conspiracy theory here for this to happen.  Just a call (from Bettman or his proxy head of officiating aka the refs boss) before each game “reminding” the refs that Edmonton has been getting away with murder and that poor old San Jose has really been victimized by bad calls lately, so make sure you call this one “fairly”.
    • And boy, was it ever …

Game at a Glance


Leaderboard

  • Zack Kassian, Connor Mcdavid each had 1 goal
  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins blasted 5 shots on goal
  • Zack Kassian was most active on the team with 11 shot attempts
  • David Desharnais was the faceoff champ at 66.7% (2-1)
  • Matt Benning led the team in on-ice 5v5 shot attempts at 91.7% (22-2)
  • David Desharnais trailed the team in 5v5 on-ice shot attempts at 28.6% (2-5)
  • Adam Larsson, Zack Kassian each thumped the other team 6 times

Goal Overview

Team Scorer Period Time Strength ShotType ShotDist Danger
EDM Zack Kassian 2 0:42 SH Snap 15.0 2.36
EDM Connor Mcdavid 3 10:31 SH Snap 28.0 1.29

Who Won the 5v5 Shot Battle?

Which Battle Who Won By How Much
Shots EDM 22 to 10 (68.8%)
Average Shot Distance Against (ft) EDM 37 to 28
Corsi EDM 48 to 23 (67.6%)
Score & Venue Adjusted Corsi EDM 49 to 23 (68.5%)
Fenwick EDM 32 to 13 (71.1%)
Dangerous Fenwick EDM 40 to 11 (77.9%)


Detailed Metrics

Shot Metrics
Strength CF CA CF% SACF SACA SACF% FF FA FF% DFF DFA DFF%
EV 48 23 67.6 49.2 22.6 68.5 32 13 71.1 40.2 11.4 77.9
All 77 36 68.1 79.8 35.3 69.3 52 20 72.2 63.3 17.2 78.6
Other Metrics
Team PP PPG PIM FO Hits Giveaways Takeaways
Oilers 4 0 12 44.9 41 18 16
Sharks 6 0 8 55.1 21 11 5

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%
Drai 12:15 25.0 19 3 86.4 87 80 95.2
McDavid 12:53 25.0 20 4 83.3 83.9 75 86.4
Nuge 11:40 71.4 12 6 66.7 67.3 78.6 75.4
Caggiula 10:28 60.0 14 8 63.6 64.6 58.8 76.4
Letestube 09:35 60.0 14 8 63.6 64.6 58.8 74.3
Eberle 11:59 71.4 11 7 61.1 61.7 73.3 71.7
Desharnais 06:29 100.0 2 5 28.6 30.1 100 100
Wingers
Winger EVTOI OZS%2 CF CA CF% SACF% FF% DFF%
Maroon 12:53 25.0 19 4 82.6 83.2 72.7 83.6
Looch 11:19 66.7 12 6 66.7 67.3 78.6 75.4
Kassian 09:50 60.0 15 8 65.2 66 61.1 74.7
Poo 06:05 100.0 3 5 37.5 38.7 100 100
Slappy 05:44 100.0 3 5 37.5 39.2 100 100
Defensemen
Defense EVTOI OZS%2 CF CA CF% SACF% FF% DFF% DFA60
Nurse 13:38 50.0 23 5 82.1 82.8 86.7 97.8 2.2
Benning 11:46 50.0 22 2 91.7 91.9 85.7 97.6 2.55
Klefbom 13:17 50.0 13 5 72.2 72.4 70 83.9 7.23
Larsson 17:02 54.5 15 7 68.2 69.1 71.4 66.2 15.5
Russell 13:07 85.7 12 14 46.2 47.1 61.1 65.3 29.73
Seksy 11:55 66.7 11 13 45.8 47.1 57.9 50.2 46.32
Defense Pairings
Pair EVTOI DFA60 AvgDistA CF CA CF% SACF% FF% DFF%
Nurse Benning 11:15 2.67 53 22 2 91.7 91.9 85.7 97.6
Larsson Klefbom 12:28 7.7 41.5 11 5 68.8 68.8 66.7 81.9
Seksy Russell 09:09 42.62 34.6 8 11 42.1 42.7 53.3 56.7
Seksy Larsson 02:14 75.22 10 3 2 60 63.8 75 23.8
Forward Lines
Line EVTOI CF CA CF% SACF% FF% DFF%
Desharnais Slappy Poo 04:26 2 5 28.6 30.1 100 100
Maroon Drai McDavid 10:02 18 3 85.7 86.4 77.8 93.3
Eberle Looch Nuge 09:35 11 6 64.7 65.4 78.6 75.4
Caggiula Kassian Letestube 08:27 12 8 60 61 53.3 72.1

Game Flows



Rink Maps

All pairs and lines with >4:00 EVTOI

Defense Pairings – Shots Given Up



Forward Lines – Shots Taken




Head to Head




NHL Media Highlights

Click the link to play the associated highlight video

Talbot’s clutch save
Kassian’s shorthanded strike
Talbot denies Pavelski late
Kassian sends Dillon to the ice
McDavid’s shorthanded tally
Jones denies Maroon on the break
Talbot stops play with pad save
Jones corrals Maroon’s shot
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