Buffalo Sabres v. Montreal Canadiens - By the Numbers

It feels good to do a post on scoring chances again. It feels even better, to do it after a Buffalo Sabres victory. Winning has not been easy for the Sabres this season but I believe they are on a two game winning streak at the present moment. Unfortunately the high powered New York Rangers come to town this evening.

I thought this was a good game for the Sabres. It is even more impressive when you realize they played most of the game without their best player. Thomas Vanek was hit with an impressive open ice check that sent him to the trainers room and he did not return.

I was especially impressed with a couple of the Sabres players that have been struggling this season (Ville Leino, Derek Roy and Drew Stafford). Maybe the all-star break allowed these players an opportunity to refill the tank and they will pick up their putrid offensive numbers in the second half of the season.

The Stats

Shift Charts

Head-to-Head Ice Time

Corsi/Fenwick Numbers

Scoring Chances - after the jump

Team Period Time Note BUF Opponent
MTL 1 16:30 Desharnais 9 10 26 29 30 57 26 31 51 67 72 76 5v5
MTL 1 15:53 Paciorettey 9 10 29 30 37 57 26 31 51 67 72 76 5v5
MTL 1 15:51 Paciorettey Goal 9 10 29 30 37 57 26 31 51 67 72 76 5v5
BUF 1 13:27 Pominville Goal Post 3 9 24 26 29 30 26 31 51 67 72 76 5v5
BUF 1 12:58 Stafford 3 21 30 42 44 63 11 14 22 27 31 61 5v5
MTL 1 11:33 Eller 10 22 23 30 36 57 31 45 46 74 75 81 5v5
BUF 1 8:45 Vanek Goal Post 3 9 24 29 30 26 31 51 72 76 4v4
BUF 2 17:31 Gerbe 6 21 24 30 42 63 22 31 51 67 72 74 5v5
MTL 2 17:24 Paciorettey 6 21 24 30 42 63 22 31 51 67 72 74 5v5
BUF 2 15:59 Leino Goal 8 10 23 28 30 57 31 45 46 61 75 81 5v5
BUF 2 15:50 Boyes 3 22 23 24 29 30 11 14 27 31 61 75 5v5
BUF 2 13:08 Stafford 10 21 29 30 57 63 14 27 31 61 74 5v4
MTL 2 11:07 Cole Crossbar 10 21 30 42 57 63 31 51 67 72 74 76 5v5
MTL 2 5:59 Blunden 10 21 30 42 57 63 31 45 46 68 75 81 5v5
BUF 2 5:50 Gerbe 10 21 30 42 57 63 22 31 45 46 74 81 5v5
MTL 2 4:32 Cole 3 9 23 24 29 30 22 31 51 67 72 74 5v5
BUF 2 1:31 Ennis 6 21 30 42 44 63 22 31 51 67 68 72 5v5
BUF 3 13:43 Gaustad Goal 3 22 24 28 30 36 31 45 52 61 63 75 5v5
MTL 3 9:52 Plekanec 3 9 23 24 29 30 14 26 27 31 52 76 5v5
MTL 3 8:37 Paciorettey 6 21 22 30 42 44 22 31 51 67 68 72 5v5
BUF 3 5:24 Stafford 3 21 24 30 42 63 14 22 27 31 52 68 5v5
MTL 3 4:46 Cole 3 21 24 30 42 63 31 51 61 67 72 74 5v5

# Player EV PP SH
3 J. LEOPOLD 18:20 6 3 0:54 0 0 0:56 0 0
6 M. WEBER 16:35 2 2 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
8 C. MCCORMICK 5:40 1 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
9 D. ROY 18:39 2 5 1:21 0 0 1:04 0 0
10 C. EHRHOFF 18:42 2 6 4:05 1 0 0:26 0 0
21 D. STAFFORD 15:23 5 5 3:39 1 0 0:14 0 0
22 B. BOYES 14:51 2 2 1:01 0 0 0:00 0 0
23 V. LEINO 19:48 2 3 1:21 0 0 0:00 0 0
24 R. REGEHR 16:42 6 4 0:00 0 0 0:56 0 0
26 T. VANEK 4:45 1 1 0:34 0 0 0:00 0 0
28 P. GAUSTAD 11:44 2 0 0:00 0 0 0:42 0 0
29 J. POMINVILLE 16:36 3 5 3:53 1 0 1:04 0 0
30 R. MILLER 52:32 10 11 5:14 1 0 2:00 0 0
36 P. KALETA 12:36 1 1 0:00 0 0 0:42 0 0
37 M. ELLIS 6:13 0 2 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
42 N. GERBE 15:29 5 5 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
44 A. SEKERA 17:25 2 1 1:09 0 0 0:38 0 0
57 T. MYERS 17:57 2 6 4:20 1 0 1:04 0 0
63 T. ENNIS 14:39 5 4 3:53 1 0 0:14 0 0

Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 3 4 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 6 4 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 2 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 11 11 10 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Head-to-Head Scoring Chances

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