Sabres v. Leafs - Scoring Chances

Tom Szczerbowski

A look at the scoring chances from the Sabres 4-3 overtime loss to the Leafs on Tuesday night.

Tracking scoring chances is a bit of a hobby for me. It helps me understand each game better when tracking how many scoring chances each team has. Last night was a perfect example of a game when scoring chances don't tell the entire story. The Sabres had more chances than the Leafs and yet they fell 4-3 in overtime in a game they probably should have won.

The Sabres seem to be a team that can't play both offense and defense in the same game. When they play a tight defensive style, they lack scoring chances. When they open things up, they allow plenty of chances. They allowed plenty of chances on Tuesday night and yet I believe they should have won the game. A couple of bounces didn't go their way, they lacked finish at times (Ott clear cut breakaway), and they didn't get a very good game from Ryan Miller. Those three important keys were the recipe for the Sabres fourth consecutive loss.

Scoring Chances

This section is a listing of all the scoring chances in the game. I will do my best to explain each column in the chart so you have a better understanding of what you are looking at.

  • Column 1 - The team that had the scoring chance.
  • Column 2 - Which period the chance took place.
  • Column 3 - The time remaining when the chance took place
  • Next six columns - Sabres players on the ice for the scoring chance
  • Next six columns - Opponents players on the ice for the scoring chance
  • Last Column - The strength when the scoring chance happened

Team Period Time Note P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 P6 Opp1 Opp2 Opp3 Opp4 Opp5 Opp6 Strength
BUF 1 16:59 Ellis 36 32 37 10 57 30 20 18 28 45 53 34 5v5
Opp 1 10:35 McClement Goal 25 55 82 3 57 30 11 43 41 4 45 34 5v5
BUF 1 7:53 Foligno 25 55 82 3 57 30 20 18 28 4 45 34 5v5
Opp 1 6:57 Grabovski 29 26 37 10 57 30 81 84 21 24 36 34 5v5
BUF 1 5:36 Vanek 63 29 26 82 10 30 47 21 36 45 34 5v4
BUF 1 5:32 Pominville Goal 63 29 26 82 10 30 47 21 36 45 34 5v4
BUF 2 17:32 Sekera Goal 9 63 21 10 44 30 42 81 21 24 36 34 5v5
Opp 2 16:20 Frattin Goal 25 55 82 33 44 30 43 47 39 4 45 34 5v5
Opp 2 13:39 Franson Goal 25 29 26 10 33 30 42 81 21 4 45 34 5v5
Opp 2 11:59 Kessel 55 32 37 10 44 30 42 81 21 24 36 34 5v5
BUF 2 10:19 Ennis 9 63 21 3 57 30 42 81 21 3 53 34 5v5
BUF 2 8:53 Foligno 55 37 82 10 33 30 20 47 28 4 45 34 5v5
BUF 2 6:39 Vanek 19 29 26 10 44 30 42 81 21 24 36 34 5v5
Opp 2 3:46 Franson 19 55 26 10 33 30 43 47 39 4 45 34 5v5
BUF 2 3:20 Ott 9 19 29 3 44 30 11 84 39 3 53 34 5v5
Opp 2 2:23 Kadri 55 37 82 6 33 30 43 47 39 4 45 34 5v5
Opp 2 1:32 Phanuef 19 29 10 57 30 42 43 81 3 53 34 4v5
BUF 3 16:47 Ennis 63 29 26 3 44 30 84 21 41 3 24 34 5v5
BUF 3 12:50 Grigorenko Goal 25 55 82 6 33 30 43 47 39 24 36 34 5v5
Opp 3 12:06 Grabovski 19 29 26 10 44 30 11 84 41 3 53 34 5v5
Opp 3 11:38 Bozak 9 63 21 3 57 30 42 81 21 36 45 34 5v5
BUF 3 10:06 Ott 9 63 21 10 44 30 11 84 41 3 36 34 5v5
BUF 3 9:51 Ennis 9 63 21 3 57 30 11 84 41 24 36 34 5v5
BUF 3 7:57 Hodgson 19 29 26 6 33 30 43 81 21 3 53 34 5v5
Opp 3 3:36 McClement 9 63 21 3 57 30 11 84 41 3 53 34 5v5
Opp 3 3:31 McClement 9 63 21 3 57 30 11 84 41 24 36 34 5v5
BUF 3 0:45 Ellis 55 37 82 10 44 30 11 84 41 3 36 34 5v5
Opp 4 0:01 Frattin Goal 55 21 3 57 30 43 39 3 24 34 4v4

Sabres Stats

This section breaks down the scoring chances by player and by period.

Player Section - The time on ice for each player as well as the chances that occurred when each player was on the ice. The first column in each section is time on ice, the second is chances for and the third is chances against.

# Player EV PP SH
3 J. LEOPOLD 22:27 5 5 0:00 0 0 2:28 0 0
6 M. WEBER 10:55 2 1 0:00 0 0 2:20 0 0
9 S. OTT 19:10 5 3 0:00 0 0 1:30 0 0
10 C. EHRHOFF 26:21 6 5 1:24 2 0 0:43 0 1
19 C. HODGSON 20:06 3 2 0:00 0 0 1:40 0 0
21 D. STAFFORD 20:02 4 4 0:00 0 0 1:35 0 0
25 M. GRIGORENKO 10:05 2 3 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
26 T. VANEK 20:47 3 4 1:24 2 0 0:50 0 0
29 J. POMINVILLE 20:51 4 3 1:24 2 0 1:40 0 1
30 R. MILLER 13 12 2 0 0 1
32 J. SCOTT 3:04 1 1 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
33 T. BRENNAN 14:27 3 4 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
36 P. KALETA 1:58 1 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
37 M. ELLIS 6:31 3 3 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
44 A. SEKERA 23:29 6 3 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
55 J. HECHT 16:17 4 6 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
57 T. MYERS 21:29 4 6 0:00 0 0 1:40 0 1
63 T. ENNIS 20:14 5 3 1:24 2 0 0:01 0 0
82 M. FOLIGNO 14:39 4 3 1:24 2 0 0:00 0 0
Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 4 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 5 6 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
3 6 4 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 15 13 13 12 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Head-to-Head Scoring Chances

This is my favorite chart of the group. This is a list of how many chances each player had against their opponent in even strength situations. A positive number means the Sabres had more scoring chances when on the ice against the player from the opposing team. A negative number means there were more scoring chances when the opponent was on the ice against each Sabres player.

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