Canucks vs. Bruins Scoring Chances - Game 1

Johnny Boychuk went from a bottom-line forward and AHL regular for the 29th-best team in the NHL to a top six defenseman on the Prince of Wales Trophy winners.  There's a reason he was a bottom-line forward in Colorado - he's not a good defenseman.  He was repeatedly exposed by Tampa and he was exposed in a significant way this evening in Vancouver.  Bruins coach Claude Julien split Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg in an attempt to make sure one of them was available to play against the Sedins at all times.  The problem with that, of course, is that it also meant Johnny Boychuk was going to play significant minutes against the Sedins.  Bobby Orr himself would have trouble keeping his head above water with Boychuk riding on his back.

The Canucks brought their best dirty game tonight - not only was Henrik Sedin caught embellishing worse than any Italian soccer player, Alex Burrows bit Patrice Bergeron's finger in a scrum.  There is no place for that in hockey, let alone the Stanley Cup Final.  That's something I'd expect to see in a Central League final, not from the best team in the NHL.  Brendan Shanahan should use this, his first opportunity to discipline a player, to set a standard and show  the players that his behavior will not be tolerated.  Burrows should receive at least a four-game suspension and I'd like to see a ten-game suspension.  Burrows is a repeat offender when it comes to dirty play Shanahan should make him pay for it.

For those of you new to the concept: a scoring chance is defined as a clear play directed toward the opposing net from a dangerous scoring area - loosely defined as the top of the circle in and inside the faceoff dots, though sometimes slightly more generous than that depending on the amount of immediately-preceding puck movement or screens in front of the net. Blocked shots are generally not included but missed shots are. A player is awarded a scoring chance anytime he is on the ice and someone from either team has a chance to score. He is awarded a "chance for" if someone on his team has a chance to score and a "chance against" if the opposing team has a chance to score. Finally, a big thanks to Vic Ferrari for making the whole damn thing possible with his awesome scripts.

Scoring Chances - Boston at Vancouver, 6.1.2011

NHL Game Number 30411

Team Totals, Boston in Gold

Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 5 7 2 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
3 4 7 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 11 16 7 13 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

The Bruins got the goaltending they needed, but they couldn't get the puck out of their own zone and when they did, they couldn't threaten Roberto Luongo.  The Canucks maintained the chances and possession advantage throughout.


Scoring Chances by Player - Boston

# Player EV PP SH
11 Gregory Campbell  3:56 0 0 0:08 0 1 3:34 0 0
12 Tomas Kaberle  10:09 3 2 4:03 2 0 0:00 0 0
17 Milan Lucic  12:43 3 5 3:27 2 0 0:00 0 0
18 Nathan Horton  13:45 3 3 4:15 1 0 0:00 0 0
19 Tyler Seguin  5:01 0 1 1:20 0 0 0:00 0 0
20 Daniel Paille  2:09 0 0 0:08 0 1 2:58 0 0
21 Andrew Ference  14:10 2 5 1:55 1 0 5:07 0 0
23 Chris Kelly  11:33 1 5 0:31 0 0 3:03 0 0
28 Mark Recchi  11:31 3 5 3:34 1 0 0:13 0 0
30 Tim Thomas  41:51 7 13 8:06 3 1 9:31 0 0
33 Zdeno Chara  17:20 2 6 4:32 2 1 6:17 0 0
37 Patrice Bergeron  12:46 2 4 1:48 0 0 3:22 0 0
44 Dennis Seidenberg  17:09 2 4 5:02 1 1 5:02 0 0
46 David Krejci  14:10 4 3 4:17 2 0 0:09 0 0
49 Rich Peverley  12:44 1 4 0:25 0 0 3:23 0 0
54 Adam McQuaid  9:46 3 2 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
55 Johnny Boychuk  16:17 2 7 1:38 1 0 2:36 0 0
63 Brad Marchand  15:35 3 6 0:08 0 0 0:46 0 0
73 Michael Ryder  10:42 1 3 3:25 2 0 0:00 0 0

 

Boston - Best and Worst

Top ES Forward:  David Krejci +1

Bottom ES Forward:  Chris Kelly -4

Top ES Defenseman:  Adam McQuaid, Tomas Kaberle +1

Bottom ES Defenseman:  Johnny Boychuk -5

Zdeno Chara spent 11 of his 17 even strength minutes matched against the Sedin line and did so with Johnny Boychuk.  He held the Sedins scoreless but was outchanced by 4 against them.  He deserves an enormous amount of credit though - holding the Sedins scoreless while paired with Johnny Boychuk is like the Wayne Gretzky winning the Brothers Scoring Title with Brent.

 

Scoring Chances by Player - Vancouver

# Player EV PP SH
1 Roberto Luongo  42:08 13 7 9:31 1 3 8:07 0 0
2 Dan Hamhuis  4:02 2 1 0:00 0 1 4:07 0 0
3 Kevin Bieksa  16:41 9 3 2:29 0 2 3:33 0 0
5 Christian Ehrhoff  19:36 5 1 5:48 1 0 1:02 0 0
6 Sami Salo  9:38 2 3 4:32 0 1 3:15 0 0
10 Jeff Tambellini  2:30 0 1 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
13 Raffi Torres  12:37 6 1 0:11 0 0 0:04 0 0
14 Alexandre Burrows  14:57 5 1 2:37 0 2 2:19 0 0
17 Ryan Kesler  12:21 4 5 7:02 1 2 5:00 0 0
20 Chris Higgins  11:56 2 4 2:03 0 0 1:50 0 0
21 Mason Raymond  12:39 4 4 2:14 0 1 1:50 0 0
22 Daniel Sedin  15:36 5 1 7:17 1 0 0:08 0 0
23 Alexander Edler  17:10 5 1 4:39 1 1 2:38 0 0
29 Aaron Rome  17:50 3 5 0:00 0 1 1:39 0 0
33 Henrik Sedin  14:50 4 0 7:17 1 0 0:15 0 0
36 Jannik Hansen  13:26 6 1 0:00 0 1 2:00 0 0
38 Victor Oreskovich  1:54 0 1 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
40 Maxim Lapierre  11:47 3 1 0:00 0 0 1:16 0 0
49 Alexandre Bolduc  1:39 0 1 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0

 

 

Vancouver - Best and Worst

Top ES Forward:  Jannik Hansen, Raffi Torres +5

Bottom ES Forward:  Chris Higgins -2

Top ES Defenseman:  Kevin Bieksa +6

Bottom ES Defenseman: Aaron Rome -2

The surprise here is the numbers posted by the Hansen, Torres, Lapierre line, but their big wins came against the Kelly line.  Julien won't make that mistake again.

 

Head-to-Head Even Strength Scoring Chances

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Patrice Bergeron got the match against the Sedins, but it didn't matter - the Sedins did a number on him and linemates Marchand and Recchi.  Kelly, Seguin and Ryder were beaten pretty badly by the LaPierre line and my guess is that Seguin will find his way back down to the fouth line and Rich Peverley will be on the third line in game two.

Scoring Chances by Period, Time and Game State

Team Period Time Note BOS VAN State
VAN 1 19:41 Sedin 28 30 33 37 44 63 1 6 14 22 23 33 5v5
VAN 1 19:08 Kesler 17 18 21 30 46 55 1 2 3 17 20 21 5v5
VAN 1 18:55 Raymond 17 18 21 30 46 55 1 2 3 17 20 21 5v5
BOS 1 17:00 Horton 17 18 30 33 44 46 1 2 3 17 20 21 5v5
BOS 1 13:20 Horton 12 17 30 33 46 73 1 3 14 17 29
5v4
BOS 1 12:28 Seidenberg 12 18 30 33 44 46 1 2 3 14 17
5v4
BOS 1 12:04 Lucic 17 21 28 30 55 73 1 6 21 23 36
5v4
VAN 1 11:51 Sedin 17 21 28 30 55 73 1 6 21 22 23 36 5v5
VAN 1 10:46 Sedin 11 20 30 33 44
1 5 17 22 23 33 4v5
VAN 1 9:32 Raymond 21 30 49 55 73
1 2 3 20 21
4v4
VAN 1 4:23 Raymond 23 30 33 44 49 63 1 3 5 13 14 21 5v5
BOS 1 1:40 Marchand 21 28 30 37 55 63 1 6 17 20 21 23 5v5
BOS 2 18:24 Recchi 17 28 30 33 44 46 1 2 17 23

5v3
BOS 2 12:51 Marchand 12 28 30 37 54 63 1 5 13 29 36 40 5v5
VAN 2 10:02 Salo 21 30 33 37

1 6 14 17 22 33 3v5
VAN 2 5:55 Sedin 28 30 33 37 44 63 1 3 14 22 23 33 5v5
VAN 3 19:22 Burrows 28 30 33 37 55 63 1 3 14 22 29 33 5v5
BOS 3 18:44 Lucic 17 18 21 30 46 55 1 3 17 20 21 29 5v5
VAN 3 17:49 Lapierre 12 19 23 30 54 73 1 5 13 23 36 40 5v5
BOS 3 15:57 Ryder 12 23 30 49 54 73 1 3 10 29 38 49 5v5
VAN 3 15:00 Hansen 12 23 30 49 54 63 1 3 5 13 36 40 5v5
BOS 3 13:24 Krejci 12 17 18 30 46 54 1 6 17 20 21 29 5v5
VAN 3 9:26 Edler 28 30 33 37 44 63 1 5 14 22 23 33 5v5
VAN 3 8:28 Lapierre 17 18 21 30 46 55 1 3 13 29 36 40 5v5
BOS 3 6:42 Marchand 28 30 33 44 46 63 1 6 14 17 22 29 5v5
VAN 3 5:36 Edler 21 23 30 49 55 73 1 3 5 13 17 36 5v5
VAN 3 0:19 Goal - Torres 17 23 30 33 49 55 1 3 13 17 29 36 5v5

 

 

 

 

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