Game 15 vs. Chicago: Scoring Chances

Travis Hrubeniuk
November 04 2013 01:58AM

For the second time this year I’m able to present the Jets scoring chances following a game that produced results greatly affected by the score. Unlike the game against the Blues early last week, the twitter-despair was completely accurate in explaining how terrible this game really was for the Jets from the second period onwards. Regardless, here are the chances from Saturday’s matchup against the ‘Hawks.

Scoring Chances

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Even Strength

PP/SH

Chance +/-

Player

For

Vs.

For

Vs.

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Pardy

0

3

0

0

-3

Kane

4

7

0

0

-3

Jokinen

4

6

0

0

-2

Peluso

0

0

0

0

0

Halischuk

5

4

0

0

1

Ladd

5

1

1

0

5

Wright

0

0

0

0

0

Little

5

2

1

1

3

Thorburn

0

0

0

0

0

Clitsome

10

6

0

0

4

Wheeler

5

6

1

0

0

Byfuglien

8

5

1

0

4

Enstrom

5

4

0

1

0

Setoguchi

4

2

1

0

3

Bogosian

5

3

0

1

1

Scheifele

5

4

0

0

1

Chiarot

0

3

0

0

-3

Frolik

5

4

0

0

1

-

Even Strength

PP/SH

Chance +/-

Player

For

Vs.

For

Vs.

-

Keith

2

7

0

0

-5

Hjalmarsson

6

5

0

1

0

Seabrook

1

7

0

0

-6

Leddy

5

1

0

0

4

Sharp

3

4

1

0

4

Morin

3

1

0

0

2

Kruger

3

3

0

1

-1

Toews

3

4

1

0

0

Saad

1

4

0

1

-4

Oduya

5

6

0

1

-2

Smith

3

3

0

0

0

Bickell

5

3

0

0

2

Rozsival

5

2

0

0

3

Pirri

1

4

0

0

-3

Bollig

3

3

0

0

0

Shaw

5

3

0

0

2

Hossa

3

6

1

0

-2

Kane

3

4

1

0

0

Team

1st (ES)

2nd (ES)

3rd (ES)

Total (ES)

Winnipeg

7 (6)

2 (2)

6 (6)

15 (14)

Chicago

6 (5)

6 (6)

1 (1)

13 (12)

Observations

Despite the fact that the Jets greatly out-chanced Chicago in the third, I don’t think it was at all representative of how that period went. Chicago spent a lot of time in the third almost playing with the puck in the Jets zone, cycling it quite easily around a team that was standing still far too often. Credit to the line of Frolik-Scheifele-Halischuk though, as they seemed to really keep pushing and generated 4 of the 6 Jet chances that period.

You can say this about any stretch of any game, but I can’t help but wonder how this game would have played out if the last 1:35 of the first period went differently. In that time the Jets generated five chances, and could have taken a lead into the second period. Instead, Corey Crawford and the Blackhawks held strong and came out in the second with a new dominate approach.

I would like to see Claude Noel go back to a Kane-Scheifele-Wheeler line for two reasons. First, I thought that grouping looked pretty good when they were first put together, and would like to see what they could do long term. Second, I think it’s a waste to have Scheifele playing on the third line and in a roll the Jets can’t be hoping to leave him in long term.

Not that it means a lot in this game, but I guess it’s good that both Clitsome and Byfuglien ended up in the positives. Personally, I take more merit in the limiting of chances against than the summed values in these types of games, so I’d put more merit in Bogosian’s game than anyone else’s.

By the same rule, it was actually a decent night for Ladd, Little and Setoguchi. Overall, they did manage to keep the puck out of their own end (as seen by Ladd’s 10 entries on the night), and it resulted in minimal chances against.

That was one productive night by the fourth line eh?

Keith and Seabrook didn’t really have a good night now did they? I’m not sure if this has been a regular thing this year, or if this was just a rough game, but I am pretty surprised to see those two at the rough end of things.

Moving Forward

The Wings are in town Monday night and I’ll actually be at the game. Scoring chances will therefore once again not be live, but I promise it’s coming back soon. In the meantime, let’s all hope for a better effort than we saw on Saturday.

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#1 The Keystone Garter
November 04 2013, 12:22PM
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Clitsome is -9. Clitsome and a 3rd round pick for Helm. It was pathetic the Jays blew all that money instead of signing pitchers one at a time, and instead of signing a 0.250 catcher. All those HRs wasted. Like that the division gives good games on TV. It is pathetic the Jets can't find a 4th line or even a 3rd line. They are push Scheifele off the puck easily. Bogosian has plateaud as a #3 D. Buff is turning it over; not having the co-ordination to flip diagonally passes between the neutral zone dots 10 ft over centre ice, rather he is trying to wire them through...won't wire them through Datsyuk or anyone in the final four. If top 7 FWs go down, this team will lose rapidly. Really, it was Hainsey holding everything together. Some of the Wings kid defence aren't doing well. Helm would be a perfect #3 Centre and in the playoffs would be a #2 maybe. Pavelec looked slow. If Edm would take Pavelec for some FW and D depth...are we near the cap and signing no trade contracts? A limited no trade is okay...we aren't an NBA team.

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#2 The Keystone Garter
November 04 2013, 02:06PM
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Stop playing Pavelec, Clitsome, and Halischuk, and this team is better. Pavelec has gotten worse every yr since he was 23. Halischuk needs to learn how to pass and how to shoot so his two and three on one teammates have access to a rebound or a loose puck. Trade them all to Edmonton for Labarbera and whatever salary cap throw in they want to shed. On paper, the 3rd and 4th liners looked okay. And on paper it looked like we had two #1 D and Bogosian, a #2. But Buff and Boge slipped a bit and we don't seem to want to bench Clitsome to give the 1st rd pick a try. Playing bad players is just as bad as is signing $5-6M/yr good players is, good. These types of teams always get hurt a bit and finish 10th. I count 7 offensive FWs and that is counting Ollie. Domi eventually figured out how to score. Slater and Halishcuk and Jokinen and Thorburn and Pavelec; I'd just buy them out and make a blockbuster trade (Lecavalier can win faceoffs). This team is racist to Russians.

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#3 The Keystone Garter
November 04 2013, 05:30PM
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I got Olesz as being worse than 9 of the above FWs. Better than some pretty good Blackhawks in the AHL last year.

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