Sabres v. Senators - By the Numbers

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

A statistical breakdown of the Sabres 4-3 overtime loss to the Ottawa Senators on Saturday afternoon.

It is becoming more and more difficult to watch the Buffalo Sabres. On Saturday, they score twice in the first period and look like they are on their way to another home victory. Unfortunately, a hockey game consists of three 20 minute periods. As bad as the Sabres have been this season, the second period on Saturday was the worst period they have played all season.

The Sabres allowed three second period goals, and allowed 10 second period scoring chances. They were actually lucky to come out of the period down by only one goal. They did manage to get a third period goal before losing on a power play goal in overtime.

It is hard to find positives in a heartbreaking loss, but not everything was bad in this game. Most of the team played well for most of the game. The Sabres top line struggled most of the game and were thoroughly outplayed at even strength, but the line of Hecht, Stafford and Gerbe played very well.

The return of Leino has given the Sabres four lines that can contribute on any given shift. It would be nice to have a top line that contributed every night, but having four lines contribute is a nice plan B.

Shift Charts I Head-to-Head Ice Time I Fenwick/Corsi Ratings I Zone Starts I NHL.com Event Summary

Scoring Chances

Team Period Time Note P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 P6 Opp1 Opp2 Opp3 Opp4 Opp5 Opp6 Strength
Buf 1 3:43 Pominville 19 29 3 6 30 7 11 73 4 55 30 4v5
Opp 1 5:01 Latendresse 12 65 82 24 44 30 15 11 73 4 62 30 5v5
Buf 1 6:22 Ennis 9 63 23 6 10 30 7 22 28 3 55 30 5v5
Opp 1 7:36 Smith 42 55 21 24 44 30 15 11 73 46 61 30 5v5
Buf 1 8:52 Weber Goal 9 63 23 3 6 30 13 22 28 3 55 30 5v5
Buf 1 15:16 Stafford Goal 42 55 21 3 6 30 15 11 73 3 55 30 5v5
Buf 1 16:02 Flynn 12 65 82 10 57 30 7 14 33 46 61 30 5v5
Buf 1 19:09 Pominville 19 29 10 57 30 7 33 4 55 30 4v4
Opp 1 19:47 Wiercioch 63 26 24 44 30 13 11 46 55 30 4v4
Opp 2 1:11 Alfredsson 19 29 24 44 30 7 11 46 55 30 4v4
Opp 2 1:42 Silfverberg 19 29 24 44 30 13 33 3 61 30 4v4
Opp 2 1:43 Silfverberg 19 29 24 44 30 13 33 3 61 30 4v4
Opp 2 1:44 Regin 19 29 24 44 30 13 33 3 61 30 4v4
Opp 2 1:45 Regin 19 29 24 44 30 13 33 3 61 30 4v4
Buf 2 2:30 Flynn 12 65 10 57 30 13 93 3 62 30 4v4
Opp 2 4:03 Wiercioch Goal 19 29 26 24 44 30 7 11 73 46 55 30 5v5
Opp 2 4:31 Zibanejad 42 55 21 3 6 30 93 22 33 3 61 30 5v5
Opp 2 7:45 Turris 19 29 26 10 57 30 7 11 73 4 62 30 5v5
Opp 2 10:14 Phillips Goal 42 55 21 3 6 30 13 18 28 4 62 30 5v5
Buf 2 10:42 Porter 12 65 82 10 57 30 7 11 73 46 55 30 5v5
Buf 2 13:28 Porter 12 65 82 24 44 30 7 11 73 4 62 30 5v5
Opp 2 18:57 Turris Goal 55 21 82 10 44 30 7 11 73 4 62 30 5v5
Buf 3 2:36 Hodgson 19 63 29 26 10 30 7 18 4 55 30 5v4
Buf 3 2:54 Stafford 9 21 23 3 57 30 13 18 3 61 30 5v4
Buf 3 5:45 Vanek 19 29 26 6 24 30 15 18 22 4 62 30 5v5
Buf 3 11:52 Gerbe 42 55 21 10 57 30 14 15 25 4 62 30 5v5
Buf 3 12:06 Stafford Goal 42 55 21 10 57 30 14 15 25 4 62 30 5v5
Opp 3 12:39 Alfredsson 9 63 23 24 44 30 7 11 73 46 55 30 5v5
Buf 3 17:32 Vanek 19 63 29 26 10 30 11 22 4 55 30 5v4
Buf 4 0:57 Ennis 21 3 6 30 63 15 22 4 62 30 4v4
Buf 4 0:58 Ennis 21 3 6 30 63 15 22 4 62 30 4v4
Opp 4 1:09 Smith 21 3 6 30 63 15 22 4 62 30 4v4
Opp 4 3:54 Turris Goal 24 57 30 9 7 11 73 55 30 3v4

Head-to-Head Chances

Note - The chart below is only for 5-on-5 scoring chances

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