Game 14 @ St. Louis: Pavelec and Entries

Travis Hrubeniuk
November 01 2013 01:11AM

Might be a little later than usual but hey, life gets in the way sometimes. Think of it as a metaphor for all the times a late goal is going to cost the Jets. Too soon?

Regardless, here are the zone entries and my review of Pavelec for Tuesday’s game in St. Louis.

Zone Entries

5 vs 5

Player

# of successful entries

Shots (From Entries)

Shots/Entry

Controlled Entries

Shots (Controlled Entries)

% With Control

% That Fail

2

Pardy

0

0

N/A

0

0

N/A

N/A

5

Stuart

0

0

N/A

0

0

N/A

N/A

9

Kane

8

3

0.38

5

3

63%

0.0%

12

Jokinen

5

5

1.00

3

3

60%

25.0%

15

Halischuk

4

2

0.50

2

1

50%

0.0%

16

Ladd

5

0

0.00

1

0

20%

50.0%

17

Wright

3

2

0.67

1

1

33%

0.0%

18

Little

6

4

0.67

2

2

33%

0.0%

22

Thorburn

0

0

N/A

0

0

N/A

100.0%

24

Clitsome

0

0

N/A

0

0

N/A

N/A

26

Wheeler

0

0

N/A

0

0

N/A

100.0%

27

Tangradi

2

1

0.50

2

1

100%

0.0%

33

Byfuglien

2

0

0.00

0

0

0%

N/A

39

Enstrom

0

0

N/A

0

0

N/A

N/A

40

Setoguchi

2

1

0.50

2

1

100%

0.0%

44

Bogosian

2

0

0.00

0

0

0%

N/A

55

Scheifele

4

0

0.00

2

0

50%

0.0%

67

Frolik

4

4

1.00

3

4

75%

0.0%

 

TEAM

47

22

0.47

23

16

49%

20.7%

 

OPP

61

32

0.52

30

18

49%

33.3%

 

OZF

8

2

0.25

       
 

DZF

15

4

0.27

       

Observations

  • Looking at the numbers here, watching the game, and already knowing how the scoring chances work out have led me to believe that this was a bit of a weird statistical game. The Blues generally controlled the neutral zone (thus the higher quantity of entries), and they directed more pucks at the net, but the Jets as a whole did a pretty good job at keeping the Blues outside (this will make sense when you read my upcoming scoring chances article).
  • Andrew Ladd looked a lot like he did at the start of the year Tuesday night. He got the puck deep a lot, but his line mates weren’t able to create much off of it. What’s different now though, is that Bryan Little didn’t replicate that problem. He was quite effective once he got the puck in the Blues zone, setting up plays that resulted in both Andrew Ladd and Devin Setoguchi having pretty good games overall. It’s never bad when you’re playing in the opponent's end of the ice most of the time.
  • I think it’s pretty easy to see who the weak link was on the Kane – Jokinen – Wheeler line. Overall, as long as this line wasn’t in their own end they played pretty well. Although, Kane struggled to create much despite a large number of entries again.
  • Scheifele may have had a high-quantity, low-quality entry kind of night, but as a whole he, Frolik and Halischuk weren’t too bad. I thought Frolik looked dangerous all night, and you can see why.
  • The fourth line was terrible. Just terrible.
  • Another game and another night without a single controlled entry from the defensemen. Noel really seems to be pushing that they dump the puck, which could be a good thing (low risk), but also takes away the threat that Byfuglien was previously able to provide.

Pavelec Performance

Pav was really fighting the puck early in this game. I don’t think he really needed to be spectacular on the night, but he was okay and only really let in one huge stinker. One thing I didn’t really like at all was Pavelec’s body language after the goals. Every time the camera was on him, he was shaking his head, and I do recall a point in time that it looked like he was yelling at someone. It’s mere speculation at this point, but I don’t like goaltenders who do that kind of stuff.

Goal

Situation

Why It Went In

Where It Went

1

Average Play (Controlled ZE)

Rebound

Open Net

2

Turnover

Beat Clean

Glove Hand

3

Penalty Kill

Beat Clean (Pavelec Fault)

Glove Hand

Quick Explanations

May I introduce you to the stinker. A weak wrister from the boards is handled just terribly, lands on Brenden Morrow’s stick, and is put to the back of the net. Pav has to handle that better. This one is all on him.

This is a weird one. I didn’t like the turnover or coverage following, but a couple guys did run into one another that caused a lot of that mess. I also didn’t like how Pavelec moved across his crease as Pietrangelo approached, but it’s clear that he got caught up with Steen in front. A series of unfortunate events led to this one, so everyone gets a little blame.

First thing to point out, I didn’t like how the Jets got spread out on their PK here. It allowed the space for Steen to get the puck in the first place. That being said. If you watch Pavelec, you will see that as soon as Steen gets the puck, he drops insanely deep into his crease, makes himself smaller, then moves to the wrong side of the net. This exposes the right side of the net, and Steen scores. Therefore, I put the blame on Pavelec and his weird approach to the play for the goal.

Things to Watch For

The Jets have had some time to rest before welcoming the Blackhawks to the MTS Center. Here are some things to watch for moving forward and in the game on Saturday:

  1. How will the Jets start? Usually a huge question mark anyways, after a few days off and fresh from a road trip, this is a dangerous part of the game for the Jets. Chicago will jump all over them if they come out flat, so they have to be ready.
  2. Can the Jets power play get going? It’s unlikely at this point, but it has been over half a month since the Jets last scored a goal 5 on 4. This is a repeated trend over the last couple years. It needs to cost someone a job soon.
  3. How many times will the broadcast team mention that Toews is from Winnipeg? As if someone in the city doesn't already knows this. I’d set the over-under at 10. The real question is if any of you can name the other two players on the Hawks from Winnipeg. Anyone?

Final Thought

Hate to break it to you all, but life is really not being nice to me when it comes to getting these articles out quickly over the next week. Not until November 10th will I be able to watch and record for a game live from start to finish, so these articles may be a little delayed. I’ll get them out to you as soon as I possibly can, but thanks for the understanding!

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#1 Kevin McCartney
November 01 2013, 12:04PM
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You might need a break from watching Pavelec. It's turning you bitter, Travis!

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