Sabres v. Habs - Scoring Chances

Rick Stewart

Scoring chances from the Sabres come from behind shootout victory on Thursday night.

Just when you thought Thomas Vanek had shown you everything he does the unthinkable and ties the game with less than two seconds remaining to help the Sabres to a 5-4 shootout victory. Vanek's heroics are what people will remember from the win, but it was almost the game that got away.

The Sabres failed to convert plenty of chances including a 5-on-3 advantage in the second period. Despite out-chancing the Canadiens most of the game the Sabres found themselves down by two goals in the third period. That is when Vanek took over, converting a power play midway through the period and eventually tying the game late. Maybe this will be the win that can turn the Sabres season around.

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 16:05 Bourque 19 29 26 3 10 30 14 17 21 74 79 30 5v5
Opp 1 15:49 Plekanec Goal 19 29 26 6 57 30 14 17 21 74 79 30 5v5
Buf 1 15:34 Ott Goal 9 25 55 6 57 30 61 67 72 55 76 30 5v5
Buf 1 8:58 Ennis 63 21 82 6 57 30 14 17 21 26 61 30 5v5
Buf 1 3:51 Leopold 9 19 21 3 57 30 14 17 55 76 30 5v4
Buf 2 15:27 Vanek 63 21 29 26 10 30 14 26 51 30 5v3
Buf 2 15:22 Vanek 63 21 29 26 10 30 14 26 51 30 5v3
Buf 2 15:05 Stafford 63 21 29 26 10 30 14 20 26 61 30 5v4
Opp 2 13:48 Bourque 9 19 21 33 57 30 14 17 21 26 61 30 5v5
Buf 2 13:16 Leopold 25 42 55 3 6 30 51 17 21 55 76 30 5v5
Buf 2 12:04 Sulzer 19 63 29 26 10 52 51 8 72 74 79 30 5v5
Buf 2 11:52 Vanek 19 63 29 26 10 52 51 8 72 74 79 30 5v5
Opp 2 11:19 Prust 63 29 26 82 10 30 14 8 26 61 30 5v4
Opp 2 7:29 Gallagher Goal 19 29 26 6 57 30 27 73 8 26 61 30 5v5
Opp 2 7:08 Pacioretty 63 21 82 3 10 30 51 67 72 74 79 30 5v5
Buf 2 6:54 Ennis Goal 63 21 82 3 10 30 51 67 72 74 79 30 5v5
Buf 2 6:16 Grigorenko 9 25 55 33 52 30 53 81 20 55 76 30 5v5
Buf 2 5:27 Vanek 19 29 26 6 57 30 14 17 21 26 61 30 5v5
Buf 2 5:03 Vanek 19 29 26 6 57 30 14 21 8 74 79 30 5v5
Buf 2 4:23 Stafford 42 63 21 10 33 30 81 20 74 79 30 5v4
Opp 2 2:58 Plekanec 19 29 26 82 3 30 14 17 21 26 61 30 5v5
Opp 2 1:54 Cole 29 3 6 30 51 67 72 76 79 30 3v5
Opp 2 1:50 Pacioretty 29 3 6 30 51 67 72 76 79 30 3v5
Opp 2 1:28 Subban Goal 29 3 6 30 51 67 72 76 79 30 3v5
Opp 2 0:34 Bourque 55 21 52 57 30 14 17 21 55 61 30 4v5
Opp 3 19:15 Plekanec Goal 63 21 82 6 57 30 14 17 21 74 79 30 5v5
Buf 3 18:18 Grigorenko 9 25 55 33 52 30 27 73 8 55 76 30 5v5
Buf 3 13:51 Vanek 19 29 26 3 10 30 14 17 21 74 79 30 5v5
Buf 3 12:03 Vanek Goal 63 29 26 82 10 30 81 20 26 61 30 5v4
Buf 3 11:38 Vanek 9 63 26 3 33 30 14 8 74 79 30 5v4
Buf 3 2:55 Pominville 19 29 26 3 33 30 81 20 8 61 79 30 5v5
Buf 3 0:04 Ennis 9 63 29 26 82 10 14 81 20 26 79 30 5v5
Buf 3 0:02 Vanek Goal 9 63 29 26 82 10 14 81 20 26 79 30 5v5
Opp 4 4:32 Plekanec 19 26 3 10 30 14 21 61 79 30 4v4

Sabres Stats

# Player EV PP SH
3 J. LEOPOLD 16:54 4 4 3:39 2 0 2:50 0 3
6 M. WEBER 14:42 5 3 0:02 0 0 3:39 0 3
8 C. MCCORMICK 7:14 0 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
9 S. OTT 11:02 5 1 3:56 2 0 1:29 0 0
10 C. EHRHOFF 19:46 6 3 6:08 5 1 1:46 0 0
19 C. HODGSON 14:22 6 6 4:02 1 0 1:38 0 0
21 D. STAFFORD 12:06 2 3 4:37 5 0 1:43 0 1
25 M. GRIGORENKO 10:18 4 0 0:16 0 0 0:00 0 0
26 T. VANEK 15:31 8 5 7:30 5 1 0:55 0 0
29 J. POMINVILLE 13:55 8 4 6:09 4 1 2:26 0 3
30 R. MILLER 10 8 7 1 0 4
32 J. SCOTT 3:16 0 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
33 TJ. BRENNAN 10:56 3 1 3:51 2 0 0:00 0 0
42 N. GERBE 8:11 1 0 0:53 1 0 0:00 0 0
52 A. SULZER 15:25 4 0 0:02 0 0 2:34 0 1
55 J. HECHT 13:50 4 0 0:02 0 0 2:31 0 1
57 T. MYERS 15:52 4 4 2:37 1 0 2:17 0 1
63 T. ENNIS 15:04 6 2 7:10 6 1 0:00 0 0
82 M. FOLIGNO 14:10 4 3 5:16 1 1 1:31 0 0
Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 3 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 11 9 7 4 2 1 2 0 0 1 0 3
3 7 1 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 21 13 14 8 5 1 2 0 0 1 0 3

Head-to-Head 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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