Sabres v. Lightning - By the Numbers

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A look at the scoring chances and Corsi Ratings for the Sabres in their 2-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.

This is a game where stats do not tell the entire story. Most of the stats do not paint a very flattering picture of how the Sabres played, but they passed the eye test. The Sabres played, what most would consider, the perfect road game.

Once again they gave up an early goal, but this time they were able to dig themselves out of an early hole. Cody Hodgson tied the score and Tyler Myers gave them a lead in the third period. At that point they relied on the services of Ryan Miller and he was up to the task.

Corsi Ratings

Away # Position Name Corsi For Corsi Against Diff
6 D MIKE WEBER 8 11 -3
9 C STEVE OTT 10 13 -3
10 D CHRISTIAN EHRHOFF 15 9 6
12 C KEVIN PORTER 3 11 -8
19 C CODY HODGSON 15 8 7
21 R DREW STAFFORD (A) 1 10 -9
24 D ROBYN REGEHR 12 19 -7
25 C MIKHAIL GRIGORENKO 5 5 0
26 L THOMAS VANEK (A) 14 7 7
27 D ADAM PARDY 6 11 -5
29 R JASON POMINVILLE (C) 15 9 6
36 R PATRICK KALETA 6 6 0
42 C NATHAN GERBE 12 13 -1
44 D ANDREJ SEKERA 13 15 -2
55 C JOCHEN HECHT 6 6 0
57 D TYLER MYERS 14 13 1
63 C TYLER ENNIS 12 14 -2
82 L MARCUS FOLIGNO 3 10 -7

It was great to see the Hodgson-Vanek-Pominville generate some shots on goal and some scoring chances. This line was clicking early in the season, but they have struggled to find a rhythm of late. Tonight they were the Sabres best line and were on the ice for both Sabres goals.

Home # Position Name Corsi For Corsi Against Diff
2 D ERIC BREWER 13 10 3
3 D KEITH AULIE 14 7 7
4 C VINCENT LECAVALIER (C) 11 12 -1
6 D SAMI SALO 2 6 -4
11 C TOM PYATT 10 12 -2
15 D BRIAN LEE 8 12 -4
16 R TEDDY PURCELL 14 6 8
17 C ALEXANDER KILLORN 11 12 -1
19 R B.J. CROMBEEN 3 6 -3
25 D MATTHEW CARLE 14 9 5
26 R MARTIN ST LOUIS (A) 11 12 -1
44 C NATE THOMPSON 7 11 -4
47 D MARC-ANDRE BERGERON 16 9 7
67 L BENOIT POULIOT 15 8 7
71 R RICHARD PANIK 1 8 -7
77 D VICTOR HEDMAN 9 16 -7
89 C CORY CONACHER 15 7 8
91 C STEVEN STAMKOS (A) 16 7 9

The Stamkos line was as advertised in this game. They generated plenty of opportunities for the Lightning, but they were only able to beat Miller one time in the early part of the game.


Scoring Chances

Team Period Time Note P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 P6 Opp1 Opp2 Opp3 Opp4 Opp5 Opp6 Strength
Opp 1 18:36 Stamkos Goal 9 42 63 10 57 30 89 91 16 2 25 32 5v5
Opp 1 11:38 Pouliot 12 21 82 10 57 30 4 26 67 2 25 32 5v5
Buf 1 9:58 Hodgson Goal 19 29 26 10 44 30 17 91 16 6 77 32 5v5
Opp 1 9:13 St. Louis 9 21 6 24 30 4 26 67 25 77 32 4v5
Buf 2 15:54 Grigorenko 25 55 36 24 44 30 4 26 67 3 47 32 5v5
Buf 2 15:08 Ennis 9 42 63 10 44 30 16 19 71 2 25 32 5v5
Opp 2 14:25 Stamkos 12 36 6 24 30 89 91 16 6 47 32 4v5
Opp 2 12:00 Conacher 19 29 6 24 30 89 91 16 2 47 32 4v5
Opp 2 9:02 Killorn 19 29 6 24 57 30 17 91 16 25 47 32 5v5
Buf 2 2:04 Kaleta 25 55 36 24 44 30 4 26 71 2 77 32 5v5
Buf 2 1:20 Ott 9 42 63 6 27 30 44 26 67 15 25 32 5v5
Opp 2 1:03 Killorn 9 42 63 6 27 30 11 17 44 15 25 32 5v5
Opp 3 19:33 Stamkos 9 42 63 24 44 30 89 91 16 2 25 32 5v5
Buf 3 19:08 Myers Goal 19 29 26 10 57 30 11 17 44 15 77 32 5v5
Opp 3 17:38 Conacher 12 36 82 24 44 30 89 91 16 15 47 32 5v5
Buf 3 15:29 Hodgson 19 29 26 24 44 30 4 26 67 3 47 32 5v5
Opp 3 12:28 St. Louis 19 29 26 24 44 30 4 26 67 3 15 32 5v5
Opp 3 5:01 Stamkos 19 29 26 24 44 30 89 91 16 25 77 32 5v5
Opp 3 4:52 Stamkos 19 29 26 24 44 30 89 91 16 25 77 32 5v5
Opp 3 4:41 Hedman 19 29 26 24 44 30 89 91 16 25 77 32 5v5
Buf 3 4:21 Hodgson 19 29 26 24 44 30 89 91 16 25 77 32 5v5
Opp 3 3:46 St. Louis 9 42 63 6 27 30 4 26 67 2 47 32 5v5
Buf 3 3:28 Gerbe 42 55 63 10 57 30 4 26 67 2 47 32 5v5
Opp 3 3:19 Pouliot 42 55 63 10 57 30 4 11 67 15 77 32 5v5

Sabres Stats

Home # Position Name EV PP SH
6 D MIKE WEBER 12:36 1 3 0:00 0 0 6:46 0 3
9 C STEVE OTT 14:34 2 4 0:59 0 0 3:58 0 1
10 D CHRISTIAN EHRHOFF 17:09 4 3 0:59 0 0 2:21 0 0
12 C KEVIN PORTER 10:36 0 2 0:00 0 0 4:51 0 1
19 C CODY HODGSON 17:14 4 5 1:01 0 0 1:36 0 1
21 R DREW STAFFORD (A) 9:28 0 1 0:18 0 0 3:55 0 1
24 D ROBYN REGEHR 18:19 4 7 0:00 0 0 5:48 0 3
25 C MIKHAIL GRIGORENKO 5:25 2 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
26 L THOMAS VANEK (A) 17:19 4 4 0:59 0 0 0:00 0 0
27 D ADAM PARDY 11:56 1 2 0:00 0 0 2:21 0 0
29 R JASON POMINVILLE (C) 15:24 4 5 2:00 0 0 2:40 0 1
36 R PATRICK KALETA 5:48 2 1 0:00 0 0 4:39 0 1
42 C NATHAN GERBE 13:06 3 5 1:01 0 0 0:00 0 0
44 D ANDREJ SEKERA 18:22 6 6 1:01 0 0 3:14 0 0
55 C JOCHEN HECHT 5:52 3 1 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
57 D TYLER MYERS 16:07 2 4 0:43 0 0 2:00 0 0
63 C TYLER ENNIS 14:19 3 5 0:59 0 0 0:00 0 0
82 L MARCUS FOLIGNO 10:11 0 2 0:00 0 0 0:06 0 0
1 G JHONAS ENROTH
30 G RYAN MILLER 9 12 0 0 0 3
Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2 4 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
3 4 8 4 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 9 15 9 12 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0

A few noticeable differences between the Lindy Ruff era and the Ron Rolston era. Jochen Hecht earned less than six minutes of time and he did not play on the penalty kill. It appears that Kevin Porter replaced him as a penalty killer in this game. The Lightning were 0-for-6 on the power play. Coincidence?

Another difference was no sign of Marcus Foligno on the power play. This could change if the Sabres are afforded more power play time. The Lightning were only given one penalty in the entire game.

Head-to-Head Chances

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