Lightning vs. Bruins Scoring Chances - Game 5

BOSTON, MA - MAY 23: Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins celebrates after their 3 to 1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on May 23, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Tim Thomas is quite the luxury.  This Boston Bruins team isn't like the 1999 Buffalo Sabres who didn't have much offensive talent and chose to pack it in around Dominik Hasek, rather, these Bruins seem to forget about their defensive responsibilities for periods at a time and lean on Thomas to constantly bail them out.  The Tampa Bay Lightning have consistently carried the play throughout this season and the story continued last night.  Tampa owned the shot counts, the chance counts and possession in a huge way, but Thomas (and a post) kept the Bruins from going down 3-1 on the scoreboard and 3-2 in the series.

Scoring Chances - Tampa at Boston, 5.23.2011

NHL Game Number 30315

Team Totals, Tampa in Blue

Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 5 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 7 3 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 4 4 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 16 8 13 7 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

Tampa won each period at even strength and tied the third due to the power play chance from Boston.

Scoring Chances by Player - Tampa

# Player EV PP SH
2 Eric Brewer  18:15 5 4 3:54 1 1 2:59 0 0
4 Vincent Lecavalier  14:57 5 2 4:10 1 0 0:23 0 0
5 Mattias Ohlund  14:11 2 4 0:01 0 1 2:40 0 0
6 Ryan Malone  12:55 3 2 3:18 2 0 0:25 0 0
7 Brett Clark  13:23 5 3 3:12 2 0 2:25 0 0
9 Steve Downie  13:34 5 1 3:22 2 0 0:00 0 0
10 Sean Bergenheim  3:33 0 0 0:00 0 0 0:46 0 0
12 Simon Gagne  9:51 2 1 3:55 1 0 1:04 0 0
16 Teddy Purcell  13:16 7 1 3:25 2 0 0:00 0 0
18 Adam Hall  8:03 0 3 0:00 0 1 2:58 0 0
19 Dominic Moore  11:14 3 3 0:00 0 0 3:45 0 0
26 Martin St. Louis  17:21 7 3 4:07 1 0 0:00 0 0
39 Mike Lundin  11:01 3 0 0:19 0 0 3:02 0 0
41 Mike Smith  44:14 13 7 7:32 3 1 7:32 0 0
44 Nate Thompson  9:25 1 3 0:00 0 1 4:03 0 0
47 Marc-Andre Bergeron  15:44 5 0 3:17 2 0 0:02 0 0
49 Blair Jones  4:48 2 1 0:00 0 0 0:30 0 0
77 Victor Hedman  17:14 5 3 0:21 0 0 3:27 0 0
91 Steven Stamkos  15:46 5 1 4:19 1 0 0:02 0 0

 

Tampa - Best and Worst

Top ES Forward:  Teddy Purcell +6

Bottom ES Forward:  Adam Hall -3

Top ES Defenseman:  Marc-Andre Bergeron +5

Bottom ES Defenseman: Mattias Ohlund -2

I feel like we've slipped into some alternate universe.  Marc-Andre Bergeron leads the series in chance differential at +18 (23 CF - 5 CA).  He looks good to the eye, but the chances are just crazy.  His time has been well-managed by Guy Boucher and Bergeron is responding in a way I didn't think was even possible.  

Scoring Chances by Player - Boston

# Player EV PP SH
11 Gregory Campbell  5:09 0 3 0:05 0 1 1:43 0 0
12 Tomas Kaberle  9:23 2 2 3:43 1 0 0:00 0 0
17 Milan Lucic  12:16 2 2 2:00 0 0 0:04 0 0
18 Nathan Horton  13:50 2 2 3:25 1 0 0:00 0 0
19 Tyler Seguin  6:11 1 1 1:39 0 0 0:00 0 0
20 Daniel Paille  3:20 1 2 0:02 0 1 1:48 0 0
21 Andrew Ference  16:51 3 5 0:51 0 2 2:19 0 0
23 Chris Kelly  13:45 0 4 0:00 0 2 2:54 0 0
28 Mark Recchi  14:42 2 7 3:47 0 0 0:00 0 0
30 Tim Thomas  44:22 6 13 7:32 1 3 7:32 0 0
33 Zdeno Chara  19:06 3 5 3:57 1 0 3:18 0 0
37 Patrice Bergeron  14:27 4 4 3:00 0 0 2:38 0 0
44 Dennis Seidenberg  18:34 2 5 5:28 1 1 5:09 0 0
46 David Krejci  14:41 4 3 4:39 1 0 0:09 0 0
49 Rich Peverley  10:51 2 3 0:02 0 2 3:07 0 0
54 Adam McQuaid  12:04 0 4 0:02 0 3 2:46 0 0
55 Johnny Boychuk  13:59 4 5 0:38 0 0 1:32 0 0
63 Brad Marchand  13:07 3 5 0:17 0 0 2:41 0 0
73 Michael Ryder  12:07 1 3 2:28 0 0 0:00 0 0

 

Boston - Best and Worst

Top ES ForwardDavid Krejci +1

Bottom ES ForwardMark Recchi -5

Top ES DefensemanTomas Kaberle EVEN

Bottom ES DefensemanAdam McQuaid -4

Pierre continues to laud Chara's play against Lecavalier, but in the end, I won't be surprised to see Chara taking the worst of that matchup.  Recchi and Marchand struggled against the top of Tampa's lineup.

 

Head-to-Head Even Strength Scoring Chances

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Krejci's line finally won a matchup, albeit against the bottom of the Tampa roster, but Bergeron's line turned around and lost to the top of Tampa's roster.  Marc-Andre Bergeron's line is something else.

Scoring Chances by Period, Time and Game State

Team Period Time Note TBL BOS State
TBL 1 18:52 Goal - Gagne 6 7 12 41 77 91 17 18 21 30 46 55 5v5
TBL 1 8:15 Purcell 4 7 16 26 41 77 28 30 33 37 44 63 5v5
TBL 1 7:43 Stamkos 7 16 26 41 77 91 21 28 30 46 55 63 5v5
TBL 1 6:11 Clark 6 7 9 16 41 47 23 30 44 49 54
5v4
TBL 1 5:31 Stamkos 2 4 5 26 41 91 11 28 30 33 37 55 5v5
BOS 1 4:33 Horton 6 7 12 41 44 77 12 17 18 21 30 46 5v5
TBL 2 18:44 Downie 4 6 26 41 47 91 18 21 23 30 49 55 5v5
TBL 2 17:03 St. Louis 2 4 12 26 41 91 11 20 21 30 54
5v4
TBL 2 16:42 Clark 6 7 9 16 41 47 21 23 30 49 54
5v4
BOS 2 15:36 Goal - Horton 2 5 18 19 41 44 12 17 18 30 46 55 5v5
TBL 2 14:10 Downie 9 16 39 41 47 49 12 23 28 30 55 73 5v5
TBL 2 13:28 Clark 2 6 7 12 41 91 21 28 30 37 54 63 5v5
BOS 2 8:25 Marchand 2 4 5 16 26 41 28 33 37 44 46 63 5v5
BOS 2 4:05 Goal - Marchand 7 18 19 26 41 77 19 30 33 37 44 63 5v5
TBL 2 1:30 Downie 9 16 19 39 41 47 11 20 30 44 49 54 5v5
TBL 2 0:44 St. Louis 2 4 16 26 41 77 28 30 33 46 54 63 5v5
TBL 3 18:11 Jones 9 19 39 47 49 41 12 19 23 54 73 30 5v5
TBL 3 16:36 Lecavalier 4 7 16 26 77 41 28 33 37 44 63 30 5v5
TBL 3 10:41 Downie 2 5 9 19 26 41 11 20 33 44 49 30 5v5
BOS 3 10:25 Chara 2 5 9 19 26 41 20 33 37 49 55 30 5v5
BOS 3 10:16 Recchi 4 6 7 77 91 41 21 28 37 55 63 30 5v5
BOS 3 9:37 Krejci 2 5 18 44 49 41 21 46 49 55 73 30 5v5
BOS 3 8:38 Horton 2 5 18 44 41
12 18 33 44 46 30 4v5
TBL 3 4:24 Purcell 2 9 16 44 47 41 17 21 23 44 73 30 5v5

 

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