Flames Scoring Chances – Game 8 versus San Jose

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20113

Team Period Time Note CGY Opponent  
CGY 1 15:49 Bourque goal 5 8 10 13 17 34 3 12 17 22 31   5v4
CGY 1 13:59 Iginla goal 3 5 12 18 34 40 3 8 16 22 29 31 5v5
CGY 1 12:34   6 8 11 20 29 34 17 31 39 40 60 64 5v5
CGY 1 11:25 Conroy goal 3 5 15 24 34 44 3 10 21 22 29 31 5v5
SJS 1 11:08   4 12 18 28 34 40 7 12 15 19 30 44 5v5
CGY 1 8:14 Bourque goal 4 13 17 28 34 40 7 8 12 16 30 44 5v5
CGY 1 7:35   4 10 13 17 28 34 7 12 15 19 30 44 5v5
SJS 1 6:25   3 4 12 18 34 40 7 15 21 30 44   5v4
CGY 1 5:28   5 8 10 13 17 34 21 30 40 60 64   5v4
CGY 1 4:24   3 11 17 20 29 34 3 17 22 30 39 43 5v5
CGY 2 19:13   3 5 8 11 20 34 3 22 29 30 39 64 5v5
CGY 2 17:08   3 4 12 18 34 40 3 12 21 22 30   5v4
CGY 2 15:31   3 8 12 18 34 40 22 30 39 43 44   5v4
CGY 2 15:23   3 8 12 18 34 40 22 30 39 43 44   5v4
CGY 2 14:05   4 6 13 17 20 34 7 15 16 19 30 60 5v5
CGY 2 14:04   4 6 13 17 20 34 7 15 16 19 30 60 5v5
CGY 2 13:18   4 6 8 11 20 34 7 8 10 12 22 30 5v5
SJS 2 11:20   4 10 13 17 28 34 7 15 16 19 30 44 5v5
CGY 2 9:53   3 4 12 18 34 40 7 10 21 30 44   5v4
SJS 2 7:27   4 12 18 28 34 40 8 10 15 30 40 60 5v5
SJS 2 6:16   4 13 17 20 29 34 7 17 29 30 39 44 5v5
SJS 2 5:01   4 11 28 34 40   8 12 15 19 30 60 4v5
SJS 2 4:51   4 11 28 34 40   8 12 15 19 30 60 4v5
SJS 2 4:03   5 6 13 20 34 44 16 29 30 39 44 60 5v5
CGY 2 3:32   3 5 15 24 34 44 3 10 12 22 30 64 5v5
SJS 2 0:37   3 4 12 18 34 40 3 15 16 19 22 30 5v5
SJS 3 19:16   4 24 28 34 40   8 12 15 19 22 30 4v5
SJS 3 18:34   5 6 8 11 34   16 29 30 39 40 44 4v5
CGY 3 16:02   3 5 8 11 20 34 7 15 29 30 39 44 5v5
CGY 3 15:56   3 5 8 11 20 34 7 15 29 30 39 44 5v5
CGY 3 15:11   3 5 8 11 12 20 7 12 15 29 30 44 5v5
CGY 3 13:18   5 8 10 13 17 34 30 39 40 60 64   5v4
CGY 3 9:41   3 5 8 11 20 34 7 10 12 30 44 64 5v5
CGY 3 5:48   6 15 24 29 34 44 12 29 30 40 43 60 5v5
CGY 3 3:33   3 5 12 18 34 40 3 12 16 22 30 64 5v5
CGY 3 2:33   4 10 13 17 28 34 7 8 15 17 30 44 5v5

 

# Player EV PP SH
3 I. WHITE 17:41 10 1 6:39 4 1 0:00 0 0
4 J. BOUWMEESTER 15:23 6 5 5:12 2 1 2:50 0 3
5 M. GIORDANO 18:51 9 1 3:59 3 0 1:10 0 1
6 C. SARICH 12:22 5 1 0:08 0 0 1:10 0 1
8 B. MORRISON 12:11 7 0 5:24 5 0 0:49 0 1
10 N. HAGMAN 12:18 2 1 3:59 3 0 0:00 0 0
11 M. BACKLUND 12:23 8 0 0:08 0 0 1:34 0 3
12 J. IGINLA 11:28 3 3 6:34 4 1 0:00 0 0
13 O. JOKINEN 13:50 5 3 3:59 3 0 0:04 0 0
15 T. JACKMAN 7:18 3 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
17 R. BOURQUE 14:05 6 2 3:42 3 0 0:04 0 0
18 M. STAJAN 10:18 2 3 6:34 4 1 0:00 0 0
20 C. GLENCROSS 14:15 10 2 0:08 0 0 1:15 0 0
24 C. CONROY 8:48 3 0 0:00 0 0 2:01 0 1
28 R. REGEHR 13:38 3 3 0:00 0 0 2:50 0 3
29 B. MIKKELSON 12:25 3 1 0:08 0 0 0:00 0 0
34 M. KIPRUSOFF 44:49 17 6 10:41 7 1 4:00 0 4
40 A. TANGUAY 11:36 3 3 6:51 4 1 1:52 0 3
44 S. MEYER 8:15 3 1 0:00 0 0 0:21 0 0

 

Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 8 2 6 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 9 7 5 5 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
3 8 2 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 25 11 18 6 7 1 0 0 0 4 0 0

Head-to-head ice time.

Total and true domination by the Flames this evening. The Sharks were playing for the second night in a row, but that’s still good work against a quality opponent. Unlike the DET game, the Flames top-end held their own, while Glencross et al continued to knock things out of the park. Niemi playing poorly certainly helped things.

The ironic part of the night? Glencross’ line (+23 cumulative scoring chance differential) was the only one not to score this evening.

  • JPK

    Bouwmeester on the ice for 9 of 11 Sharks chances. Clearly the worst Flame by this metric tonight. Good night to be the worst, mind you.

    Not surprised by Glencross’ numbers. Shoulda had a couple of goals to his credit tonight.

    Are we allowed to start feeling good about the team yet?

    • He played 10 of his 13 ES minutes against Thornton and Heater (I thought Heatley was the most dangerous Shark on the ice). Once I bother to look at face-offs, I’m guessing he and Reggie started the most in the defensive zone as well.

    • JPK

      Sure, Bouwmeester was on the ice for the most chances, but he also drew more minutes against Heatley and Thornton than any other Flame.

      Odd. It looks like Sutter was matching the Jokinen line against the Thornton line for most of the evening.

  • Robert Cleave

    If my math is right, Joe Thornton played about 2/3 of his EV icetime versus Olli Jokinen, and Joker outchanced him 3-1. You’re more than welcome to file that under “things I never thought I’d live to see.”

    That, and I was pretty happy to see that 4-28 duo. Against teams that don’t have any depth, that should always be an option that Sutter should keep in mind.

    • No kidding. Part of me wants to attribute that to Bourque though. Rene was horrid in the first couple of games, but he has been pretty scary since he returned. And not just because every other shot he takes seems to go in.

  • Rob in Toronto

    RCleave: Thornton looks injured. Looked like a non-factor vs. EDM last night too, and not just in the “oh lookie some of his passes are not quite tapes to tapes” way.

  • Also – at what point do you think the Flames brain trust finally admits to themselves that the Ivanans of the world are a detriment? The 4th line has been functional since he went down and there isn’t a reason in the world to let him back in the line-up once everyone is healthy.

    • Robert Cleave

      If they keep winning, maybe that will be enough, but I’m pretty cynical about the Flames M.O. when it comes to “toughness”.

      That noted, when Moss comes back, one of Jackman or Meyer might have to sit and as you’ve said, both of those gents appear to be functional NHLers of a sort. Nice problem to have, of course, but that renders Raitis Ivanans even more superfluous.

      • Winning is never enough with this org.

        Remember Iggy with Lanks in December 2009? That duo sparked a 6 game winning streak where they were ALSO dominating their opposition.

        Then one game against CBJ where they dominated but McElhinney was ghastly, and suddenly the two are split.

        I fully expect to see Ivanans losing us games at some point this season.

  • Did you? I didn’t much care for his game in DET at all. Lots of perimeter stuff and passes bouncing off his stick.

    I’ll give you that he was fumbling pucks. Still he played a ton against Datsyuk and Zetterberg and Lidstrom by my eye, especially in the first (TimeOnIce confirms) and he was way better at penetrating the scoring area.

    (I thought we flat out deserved to win that game though, which I think you disagree with. We dominated the first and then, for some inexplicable reason, the refs inexplicably let Detroit cluth-grab their way to soemthing resembling competent hockey. And the winning goal was a travesty. It’s so puzzling that things like that happen against the Flames at the Joe Louis.)

    I laid out a blueprint for winning this year – wait for Lanks’ return or hope for old-school Iggy. Well this year’s version of Jarome still isn’t 07/08 but he has been way waaaaay better, blown away my reasonable expectations.

  • Thornton playing a ton of EV minutes against Bourque on home ice, that is probably a product of Sutter and his assistants wanting 4-28 on the ice against Big Joe at all times.

    You usually have to give to get matching players to players, unless you go balls out with the 5-man unit a la Babcock vs. Iggy the other night (and that has ramifications too).

  • Lots of perimeter stuff

    I would disagree with that based on my viewing. Jarome was constantly recovering and pushing pucks from outside the high slot to the corners of the scoring area. He was fighting the puck though, I don’t disagree with that.

    Tonight he was very meh. He had a laser for the goal but otherwise he should’ve done more away from Thornton.

    Though he didn’t give it back the other way at all, so call that a small victory 🙂

    Aside: Tanguay vs. Cammalleri is no match. The former is the superior player by at least a factor of two. For a guy with a “soft” reputation Tanguay is one of the hardest on the puck in this league.

  • I would disagree with that based on my viewing. Jarome was constantly recovering and pushing pucks from outside the high slot to the corners of the scoring area. He was fighting the puck though, I don’t disagree with that.

    Okay, but he never did anything with it. He was pressing for sure, but the Red Wings repelled him almost every time. I remember one sequence in the third where he came off the boards, made a strong push to the center and failed twice to do anything with the puck before be shuttled to the outside again.

    It’s half the battle I suppose, but my expectations are: get the puck to the net.

    Still, I guess if you’re comparing this Iggy to the one we saw last March (when he was just flat out dreadful), then perhaps there’s room to say he’s improved.

  • I thought we flat out deserved to win that game though, which I think you disagree with.

    I’d say we could have won that game. I’ve frankly seen worse reffing in the Joe Louis so it didn’t annoy me as much. Calgary was a periphery team from the second period on though. And Jokinen absolutely sunk the second unit.

  • Okay, but he never did anything with it. He was pressing for sure, but the Red Wings repelled him almost every time. I remember one sequence in the third where he came off the boards, made a strong push to the center and failed twice to do anything with the puck before be shuttled to the outside again.

    Yeah, fair. But over the last two years, what has Iginla most consistently failed to do against good players? Get the puck to a stick in the scoring area.

    We’ll have to take the long view on it but his elite seasons were built on the types of power moves he’s making this season.

  • Regehr was outstanding tonight too, just outmuscling everybody and not getting caught chasing too often.

    That’s all I saw of the D. The night really belonged to the Forwards. Glencross was the catalyst of a couple insane chances off of Sedin-style cycles.