Lightning vs. Bruins Scoring Chances - Game 6

TAMPA, FL - MAY 19: Steve Downie #9 of the Tampa Bay Lightning looks on in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Bruins during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at St Pete Times Forum on May 19, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)

Game five was all about Tim Thomas. He gave the Bruins a series lead by standing on his head and other various body parts. Game six was supposed to be about Dwayne Roloson and his elimination games record. Instead, game six was about terrible goaltending from Roloson and poor goaltending from Thomas. Roloson needed five goals for to continue his streak (what a clutch performance?) and Thomas couldn't come up with any of his Flying Wallendas saves. After watching game two, I said:

To win this series, the Boston Bruins are going to need Tim Thomas to stand on his head, a huge power play opportunity advantage, Tyler Seguin's line to score on 80% of their shots on goal and a nightly Dwayne Roloson collapse. Tampa Bay is a vastly superior team in every area except in goal and at even strength, this series has yet to be close.

In game six, Thomas was weak, despite referee Eric Furlatt's best efforts, the power play opportunities were close and the Bruins saw David Krejci's line scored on 4 of their 10 total scoring chances. Tampa's domination at even strength continued and the power play found some life. Meanwhile, if Tampa wants a shot in game seven with Roloson in goal, they may need to score more than 5 goals in Boston.

Scoring Chances - Boston at Tampa, 5.25.2011

NHL Game Number 30316

Team Totals, Tampa in Blue

Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 3 6 3 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 10 4 6 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 6 3 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 19 13 13 7 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0


Boston came out as strong as I've seen them in any period thus far but turned around and gave it all back in the second and gave more back in the third.

Scoring Chances by Player - Tampa

# Player EV PP SH
2 Eric Brewer  15:38 2 4 4:00 5 3 3:38 0 0
4 Vincent Lecavalier  13:19 1 1 4:06 5 0 0:14 0 0
5 Mattias Ohlund  16:21 2 4 0:00 0 2 4:39 0 0
6 Ryan Malone  11:58 1 6 0:36 1 1 0:55 0 0
7 Brett Clark  13:45 2 3 0:25 1 2 2:08 0 0
9 Steve Downie  12:19 8 0 0:36 1 0 0:00 0 0
12 Simon Gagne  13:43 3 1 4:06 5 0 0:56 0 0
16 Teddy Purcell  12:46 1 3 0:25 1 0 0:06 0 0
18 Adam Hall  8:50 1 0 0:00 0 3 5:50 0 0
19 Dominic Moore  14:02 2 2 0:00 0 3 2:40 0 0
26 Martin St. Louis  14:41 10 4 4:17 5 0 0:00 0 0
35 Dwayne Roloson  46:30 13 7 4:42 6 6 8:48 0 0
39 Mike Lundin  14:16 4 0 0:00 0 2 3:11 0 0
42 Dana Tyrell  5:22 0 0 0:00 0 1 1:24 0 0
44 Nate Thompson  11:12 1 0 0:00 0 3 5:12 0 0
47 Marc-Andre Bergeron  12:11 7 0 0:42 1 0 0:00 0 0
49 Blair Jones  6:40 2 0 0:00 0 1 0:19 0 0
77 Victor Hedman  21:26 9 3 0:00 0 3 4:00 0 0
91 Steven Stamkos  13:15 9 4 4:17 5 0 0:00 0 0



Tampa - Best and Worst

Top ES Forward:  Steve Downie +8

Bottom ES Forward:  Ryan Malone -5

Top ES Defenseman:  Marc-Andre Bergeron +7

Bottom ES Defenseman: Eric Brewer, Mattias Ohlund -2

Our journey through The Twilight Zone continues.  Marc-Andre Bergeron was +7 at even strength and Tampa surrendered no chances against with him on the ice.  That brings his series totals to +25 (30 CF - 5 CA).  Dwayne Roloson is struggling and Bergeron is flourishing.  It makes me think Roloson is going to run over Bergeron and knock him out of game seven.  The other remarkable number on the chances board was posted by Steve Downie, who was +8 with zero chances against at even strength.  

The real story for Tampa was Martin St. Louis.  He was +6 (10 CF - 4 CA) at even strength and was on the ice for 10 of 13 even strength chances. With St. Louis on the bench, Tampa was even (3 CF - 3 CA).

Scoring Chances by Player - Boston

# Player EV PP SH
11 Gregory Campbell  4:21 1 1 0:00 0 1 2:19 0 0
12 Tomas Kaberle  12:40 2 1 7:06 5 0 0:00 0 0
17 Milan Lucic  17:47 5 5 1:21 1 0 0:00 0 0
18 Nathan Horton  15:29 5 5 5:46 5 0 0:00 0 0
19 Tyler Seguin  10:41 0 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
20 Daniel Paille  4:02 1 1 0:00 0 1 2:02 0 0
21 Andrew Ference  16:19 5 5 0:25 1 4 1:42 0 0
23 Chris Kelly  12:19 0 1 0:16 0 1 0:42 0 0
28 Mark Recchi  12:21 2 6 2:46 1 0 0:00 0 0
30 Tim Thomas  45:02 7 13 8:48 6 6 4:42 0 0
33 Zdeno Chara  21:35 0 7 6:08 5 2 3:00 0 0
37 Patrice Bergeron  13:27 2 6 2:46 1 4 1:58 0 0
44 Dennis Seidenberg  20:10 2 6 5:58 4 1 2:09 0 0
46 David Krejci  17:17 4 5 6:27 6 3 0:15 0 0
49 Rich Peverley  8:59 0 2 1:45 0 2 1:36 0 0
54 Adam McQuaid  12:09 0 3 0:00 0 0 1:11 0 0
55 Johnny Boychuk  10:52 5 4 0:14 0 5 1:21 0 0
63 Brad Marchand  11:11 1 6 0:36 0 0 0:32 0 0
73 Michael Ryder  11:33 0 1 2:26 1 0 0:01 0 0

 

Boston - Best and Worst

Top ES Forward:  Gregory Campbell, Milan Lucic, Nathan Horton, Tyler Seguin, Daniel Paille EVEN

Bottom ES Forward:  Brad Marchand -5

Top ES Defenseman:  Tomas Kaberle, Johnny Boychuk +1

Bottom ES Defenseman:  Zdeno Chara -7

The story for Boston was Zdeno Chara.  He was absolutely worked by Martin St. Louis and Steven Stamkos and to a lesser extent Downie.  Krejci's line finally scored some goals, but they are still losing the battle at even strength.

 

Head-to-Head Even Strength Scoring Chances

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Tampa actually started with Ryan Malone flanking Stamkos and St. Louis, but in the first period, Guy Boucher flipped Malone and Simon Gagne.  Malone is the one top forward still struggling for the Lightning and in the series totals, I wouldn't be surprised to see Malone in front of only the fourth liners in chance differential.  Note Chara's column - he beat no one.  Note Bergeron's row - he beat everyone.

Scoring Chances by Period, Time and Game State

Team Period Time Note TBL BOS State
TBL 1 19:26 Goal - Purcell 2 5 18 26 35 44 28 30 33 37 44 63 5v5
TBL 1 18:45 Malone 6 26 35 39 47 91 17 18 30 33 44 46 5v5
BOS 1 15:41 Lucic 6 7 26 35 77 91 11 17 18 21 30 55 5v5
TBL 1 14:58 Downie 9 19 35 39 47 49 11 20 21 30 49 55 5v5
BOS 1 12:52 Goal - Lucic 4 7 12 16 35 77 17 18 21 30 46 55 5v5
BOS 1 11:35 Chara 2 18 35 44 77
12 18 30 33 44 46 4v5
BOS 1 5:57 Chara 7 19 35 49 77
12 18 30 33 44 46 4v5
BOS 1 3:31 Goal - Krejci 2 5 6 26 35 91 18 20 21 30 46 55 5v5
BOS 1 3:10 Bergeron 6 7 26 35 77 91 21 28 30 37 55 63 5v5
BOS 2 19:11 Horton 2 5 6 26 35 91 17 21 28 30 37 55 5v5
BOS 2 16:29 Chara 2 7 19 35 42
12 17 18 30 33 46 4v5
TBL 2 15:40 Bergeron 12 26 35 47 77 91 21 28 30 37 44 63 5v5
TBL 2 15:12 Downie 9 26 35 47 77 91 21 23 30 49 54 73 5v5
TBL 2 12:08 Stamkos 2 4 12 26 35 91 21 30 37 46 55
5v4
TBL 2 12:07 Lecavalier 2 4 12 26 35 91 21 30 37 46 55
5v4
TBL 2 12:06 Goal - St. Louis 2 4 12 26 35 91 21 30 37 46 55
5v4
BOS 2 11:46 Horton 5 18 19 35 39
12 18 30 33 44 46 4v5
BOS 2 10:11 Ryder 6 35 39 44 77
21 28 30 37 46 73 4v5
TBL 2 6:26 Goal - Purcell 6 7 9 16 35 47 11 20 21 30 55
5v4
TBL 2 1:36 Jones 5 12 19 35 39 49 17 18 30 33 44 46 5v5
TBL 2 1:20 Stamkos 2 9 26 35 77 91 17 18 30 33 44 46 5v5
TBL 2 1:06 Downie 9 26 35 47 77 91 17 18 30 33 44 46 5v5
TBL 2 0:59 Bergeron 9 26 35 47 77 91 17 18 21 30 46 54 5v5
TBL 3 19:26 Goal - Stamkos 2 4 12 26 35 91 23 30 33 49 55
5v4
TBL 3 18:35 St. Louis 7 9 26 35 77 91 28 30 33 37 55 63 5v5
TBL 3 18:27 Downie 9 26 35 47 77 91 28 30 33 37 55 63 5v5
TBL 3 12:55 Stamkos 2 4 12 26 35 91 30 33 37 44 49
5v4
BOS 3 10:15 Goal - Krejci 2 5 18 35 44
12 18 30 33 44 46 4v5
TBL 3 9:46 Goal - St. Louis 9 26 35 39 77 91 21 28 30 37 55 63 5v5
BOS 3 6:35 Krejci 2 5 6 16 19 35 12 17 18 30 44 46 5v5
BOS 3 6:32 Goal - Krejci 2 5 6 16 19 35 12 17 18 30 44 46 5v5
TBL 3 4:46 Purcell 4 7 12 16 35 77 12 28 30 37 54 63 5v5


 

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