Sabres v. Penguins - Scoring Chances

Rick Stewart

Scoring Chances from the Sabres heart breaking defeat to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Hockey day in America.

The Buffalo Sabres probably deserved better on Sunday afternoon. The Sabres battled back from early two goal deficit, and actually held a one goal third period lead, before dropping a 4-3 decision on home ice to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

In the end it was mistakes in their own end and the inability to convert their chances that did the Sabres in. The stats below will show that Buffalo played really well in the final two periods, but they only converted twice on 17 scoring chances in the final two frames.

I am usually not described as an optimist, but there are definitely positives to take from this game. They could have quit when they were down 2-0 in the first two minutes and they didn't. They created plenty of scoring chances on a decent Penguins team. The third line scored a goal. There other positives to take from this game as well. Post your positive views in the comments below.

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
Opp 1 19:25 Dupuis Goal 19 29 26 10 52 30 87 9 14 7 44 29 5v5
Opp 1 18:33 Crosby Goal 55 36 3 6 30 71 87 14 18 7 29 4v5
Buf 1 13:28 Hodgson Goal 19 29 26 10 52 30 46 9 24 41 44 29 5v5
Opp 1 13:04 Glass 8 36 32 10 52 30 46 27 10 5 7 29 5v5
Opp 1 11:43 Crosby 63 29 10 52 30 87 14 44 58 29 4v4
Opp 1 11:42 Kunitz 63 29 10 52 30 87 14 44 58 29 4v4
Buf 1 10:27 Ennis 63 21 52 57 30 16 18 44 58 29 4v4
Buf 1 9:33 Vanek 19 29 26 24 57 30 87 9 14 7 44 29 5v5
Opp 1 7:15 Neal 63 21 82 3 6 30 16 18 24 2 44 29 5v5
Buf 1 1:37 Kaleta 55 36 82 24 52 30 71 87 18 5 41 29 5v5
Opp 1 1:12 Malkin 19 29 26 3 6 30 48 71 87 2 58 29 5v5
Opp 1 0:11 Vitale 63 21 82 24 57 30 46 9 14 7 44 29 5v5
Opp 2 18:21 Malkin 55 36 3 10 30 48 71 87 2 58 29 4v5
Buf 2 17:08 Myers 63 21 82 10 57 30 16 48 19 2 44 29 5v5
Buf 2 15:36 Hecht 9 42 55 3 6 30 87 10 14 5 41 29 5v5
Buf 2 14:44 Foligno 63 21 82 10 52 30 71 18 24 2 58 29 5v5
Buf 2 11:58 Ennis 63 29 26 3 10 30 27 24 44 29 5v3
Buf 2 10:58 Vanek 63 21 29 26 10 30 27 24 44 29 5v3
Buf 2 10:44 Vanek Goal 63 21 29 26 10 30 27 24 44 29 5v3
Opp 2 8:32 Crosby 19 29 26 10 52 30 87 19 18 5 58 29 5v5
Opp 2 8:10 Kunitz 19 29 26 10 52 30 48 87 18 5 58 29 5v5
Opp 2 7:26 Kunitz 55 36 24 57 30 71 87 14 18 7 29 4v5
Opp 2 6:29 Letang 9 21 3 6 30 16 48 19 2 41 29 4v5
Opp 3 18:17 Kennedy 63 21 82 24 57 30 16 48 19 2 41 29 5v5
Buf 3 15:49 Pominville 19 29 26 10 52 30 16 9 18 2 58 29 5v5
Buf 3 14:59 Ennis 63 21 82 10 52 30 48 87 24 5 41 29 5v5
Buf 3 14:57 Ennis 63 21 82 10 52 30 48 87 24 5 41 29 5v5
Buf 3 14:56 Foligno 63 21 82 10 52 30 48 87 24 5 41 29 5v5
Buf 3 14:43 Ott Goal 9 42 55 10 52 30 71 18 24 7 44 29 5v5
Opp 3 12:54 Dupuis Goal 63 29 26 3 6 30 87 9 14 2 58 29 5v5
Buf 3 12:08 Stafford 63 21 82 24 57 30 46 27 24 2 58 29 5v5
Buf 3 4:41 Ott 9 42 63 10 57 30 27 9 2 7 29 5v4
Buf 3 4:40 Ott 9 42 63 10 57 30 27 9 2 7 29 5v4
Opp 3 4:02 Adams 42 63 82 6 10 30 27 9 14 2 7 29 5v5
Opp 3 3:42 Malkin 55 36 26 6 24 30 71 87 18 5 41 29 5v5
Opp 3 3:09 Neal 55 36 26 3 6 30 71 87 18 2 58 29 5v5
Buf 3 3:01 Hodgson 19 29 26 3 6 30 46 48 19 2 58 29 5v5
Buf 3 2:56 Hodgson 19 29 26 3 6 30 46 48 19 2 58 29 5v5
Buf 3 2:25 Foligno 63 21 82 10 52 30 46 48 87 2 44 29 5v5
Opp 3 2:04 Martin Goal 63 21 82 10 52 30 87 9 14 7 44 29 5v5

Sabres Stats

# Player EV PP SH
3 J. LEOPOLD 15:03 3 4 2:59 1 0 2:32 0 3
6 M. WEBER 16:08 3 6 0:00 0 0 2:20 0 2
8 C. McCORMICK 4:27 0 1 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
9 S. OTT 12:07 2 0 2:09 2 0 1:48 0 1
10 C. EHRHOFF 19:19 9 8 3:21 5 0 1:38 0 1
19 C. HODGSON 14:25 5 4 2:08 0 0 1:17 0 0
21 D. STAFFORD 14:49 8 4 3:29 2 0 1:22 0 1
24 R. REGEHR 14:02 3 3 0:00 0 0 2:21 0 1
26 T. VANEK 14:23 5 7 3:51 3 0 0:15 0 0
29 J. POMINVILLE 15:05 5 7 3:51 3 0 0:51 0 0
30 R. MILLER 16 15 5 0 0 4
32 J. SCOTT 4:47 0 1 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
36 P. KALETA 6:04 1 3 0:00 0 0 3:25 0 3
42 N. GERBE 11:12 2 1 2:09 2 0 0:00 0 0
52 A. SULZER 17:21 10 7 0:00 0 0 0:35 0 0
55 J. HECHT 11:35 3 2 0:23 0 0 3:40 0 3
57 T. MYERS 14:19 4 2 2:11 2 0 3:12 0 1
63 T. ENNIS 17:35 8 8 3:29 5 0 0:00 0 0
82 M. FOLIGNO 14:27 8 5 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 4 8 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2 6 5 3 2 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0
3 11 8 9 6 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 21 21 16 15 2 0 3 0 0 6 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.

* Click image to enlarge

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