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Crunching Numbers: Sabres Limit Predators Opportunities

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The Sabres shutout the Nashville Predators 1-0 and they held them to only 25 shots on goal.  The Sabres did a good job of getting in the shooting lanes and blocked some shots.  They also forced the Predators to fire many shots wide of the net.

You would figure the Corsi numbers for the Sabres would be really good in a game when they outshot their opponet by a 42-25 margin.  The numbers don't reflect the shot total accurately because many of the Predators shots were blocked or fired wide.

After watching the game, it is no surprise that Tim Kennedy and Jochen Hecht stand out as the Sabres best players in the game.  There were a couple of players that had good numbers but the Sabres best players need to be better.

Follow the jump to see the full list of stats from the victory on Saturday night.

 

    Game Stats Even Strength Individual Stats Even Strength On-Ice Totals
# Player Pos TOI +/- FO% Hits BS EV TOI G A Shots S A/B S Miss SOGF SOGA SOG Diff Tot SF Tot SA Tot Diff
4 Steve Montador D 16:31 E - 0 2 15:51 0 0 2 0 1 4 9 -5 12 14 -2
9 Derek Roy C 19:20 E 57% 0 1 14:57 0 0 1 0 1 9 6 3 21 15 6
10 Henrik Tallinder D 21:27 E - 3 1 20:28 0 0 1 1 0 18 8 10 26 18 8
13 Tim Kennedy C 13:30 1 10% 1 2 12:55 0 1 5 0 1 16 3 13 22 9 13
19 Tim Connolly C 17:45 E 27% 0 0 13:26 0 0 2 1 0 6 5 1 7 12 -5
21 Drew Stafford RW 16:29 E 100% 1 0 14:24 0 0 2 2 3 8 6 2 18 14 4
25 Mike Grier RW 14:22 1 - 1 1 13:22 1 0 6 1 1 16 5 11 22 13 9
26 Thomas Vanek LW 18:59 E - 1 0 14:48 0 0 3 1 1 8 7 1 17 15 2
28 Paul Gaustad C 12:35 E 60% 2 1 10:13 0 0 1 0 0 7 5 2 9 11 -2
29 Jason Pominville RW 16:42 E - 0 0 11:33 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 -1 6 10 -4
34 Chris Butler D 21:49 1 - 0 3 17:28 0 1 1 0 0 16 7 9 20 15 5
36 Patrick Kaleta RW 9:03 E - 1 0 8:40 0 0 2 0 0 6 3 3 7 6 1
37 Matt Ellis C 8:05 E - 0 0 8:05 0 0 2 0 0 5 3 2 6 7 -1
41 Clarke MacArthur LW 16:36 E 0% 1 0 12:20 1 0 2 2 0 5 4 1 8 8 0
44 Andrej Sekera D 13:30 E - 0 1 12:03 0 0 0 1 0 2 4 -2 10 11 -1
52 Craig Rivet D 18:40 1 - 0 0 13:52 0 0 2 1 1 15 3 12 19 11 8
55 Jochen Hecht LW 15:42 1 20% 0 0 13:18 0 0 4 1 0 16 5 11 23 10 13
57 Tyler Myers D 0:56 E - 2 0 20:18 0 1 0 0 1 17 7 10 25 19 6
TOI = Total Time on Ice FO% = Faceoff percentage SOG Diff = Shot difference
EV TOI = Even Strength time on ice BS = Blocked Shots Tot SF = Total shot attempts on ice
S A/B = shots attempted and blocked SOGF = Shots for while on ice Tot SA = Total shot attempt ag. While on ice
S Miss = Shots missed the net SOGA = Shots against while on ice Tot Diff = difference in total shots

 

We are always quick to point out when Henrik Tallinder has a bad game but the stats show that he had a really good game on Saturday night.  Tallinder led all Sabres in even strength ice time and finished as a plus-10 in shots-on-goal while he was on the ice.  Tyler Myers played a good portion of the night with Tallinder as his defensive partner and he had equally good numbers.

Lindy Ruff juggled his offensive lines and the line of Hecht-Kennedy-Grier responded with an outstanding game.  It was by far the best game Kennedy has had all season and him and Grier connected on the only goal of the game.