Game 66 @ Colorado: Scoring Chances & Observations

Travis Hrubeniuk
March 11 2014 11:23PM

Game 66 @ Colorado

Despite a solid night from the Jets on the penalty kill, and superior puck possession throughout much of the night the Jets simply did not have the firepower needed to beat the Avalanche on Wednesday night.

Scoring Chances

# Player EV PP SH
1 VARLAMOV, SEMYON   11 9   4 2   0 1
2 HOLDEN, NICK 13:53 3 4 04:58 3 0 00:00 0 0
4 BARRIE, TYSON 15:53 5 4 05:50 1 2 00:00 0 0
5 GUENIN, NATE 13:31 1 2 00:07 0 0 00:23 0 1
6 JOHNSON, ERIK 16:47 5 2 06:09 3 0 00:00 0 0
7 MITCHELL, JOHN 14:52 6 4 04:21 0 1 00:00 0 0
8 HEJDA, JAN 19:14 4 3 00:20 0 0 00:23 0 1
9 DUCHENE, MATT 17:04 4 2 07:32 4 1 00:00 0 0
11 MCGINN, JAMIE 15:06 3 3 06:04 3 0 00:00 0 0
16 SARICH, CORY 07:16 1 3 00:00 0 0 00:00 0 0
24 CLICHE, MARC-ANDRE 12:50 2 3 00:07 0 0 00:23 0 1
25 TALBOT, MAXIME 16:27 4 4 00:07 0 0 00:23 0 1
29 MACKINNON, NATHAN 15:36 4 2 05:49 1 2 00:00 0 0
55 MCLEOD, CODY 12:10 0 2 00:05 0 0 00:00 0 0
58 BORDELEAU, PATRICK 06:28 1 2 00:02 0 0 00:00 0 0
61 BENOIT, ANDRE 13:46 3 0 05:52 0 2 00:00 0 0
90 O'REILLY, RYAN 18:33 4 2 06:29 4 0 00:00 0 0
92 LANDESKOG, GABRIEL 14:46 3 2 05:36 0 2 00:00 0 0
Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 5 5 3 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 5 5 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
3 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

# Player EV PP SH
2 PARDY, ADAM 08:55 1 0 00:00 0 0 03:01 0 1
5 STUART, MARK 17:31 3 4 00:00 0 0 06:00 2 1
7 ELLERBY, KEATON 09:05 1 0 00:00 0 0 00:02 0 0
8 TROUBA, JACOB 18:47 3 3 00:23 1 0 05:57 2 2
9 KANE, EVANDER 15:39 3 5 00:00 0 0 05:06 2 2
12 JOKINEN, OLLI 15:52 4 5 00:00 0 0 02:11 0 0
16 LADD, ANDREW 15:52 2 6 00:23 1 0 03:24 1 1
18 LITTLE, BRYAN 16:44 3 5 00:23 1 0 03:57 0 1
19 SLATER, JIM 13:19 2 1 00:00 0 0 01:35 0 1
26 WHEELER, BLAKE 17:25 3 1 00:23 1 0 03:33 1 2
33 BYFUGLIEN, DUSTIN 17:57 3 2 00:23 1 0 00:11 0 0
35 MONTOYA, AL   9 11   1 0   2 4
39 ENSTROM, TOBIAS 22:39 5 7 00:00 0 0 04:19 0 1
40 SETOGUCHI, DEVIN 13:18 2 4 00:00 0 0 00:05 0 0
44 BOGOSIAN, ZACH 22:21 5 7 00:00 0 0 04:39 0 3
67 FROLIK, MICHAEL 13:59 4 3 00:00 0 0 03:28 0 0

Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 5 5 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
2 5 5 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 1 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Observations

The Jets penalty kill was spectacular against Colorado.  On six opportunities (including a 5 on 3) the Avs were only able to generate four scoring chances, while the Jets mustered together two short-handed chances of their own.  The PK has been a huge bright spot throughout this season, and will hopefully continue its success moving forward.

This game was one of the few that the scoring chance count and possession metrics really don’t match up.  I would honestly attribute this to the Jets just not having enough offensively skilled guys playing together right now.  It’s quite concerning to me that the removal of a rookie center in Mark Scheifele has apparently caused this team to completely fall off.  Chemistry is simply gone, despite the removal of a single player.  Paul Maurice either has to make things easier, or try to get as many lines back together as possible.  In my opinion, calling up Eric O’Dell and giving him time with Kane and Wheeler would be the best way to go about this.  It would bring the lines back to when things where working well, and allow a younger player to play in a role he is used to. 

Regardless, it really shows the lack of depth on this squad if losing one guy can have such a dramatic effect throughout the entire lineup.

John Mitchell quietly had a pretty darn good game for Colorado.  I honestly didn’t notice him on the ice at all, but he was out there for more scoring chances for than any other player, and got points on both Avalanche goals. Who would have guessed that?

There’s really not much to say in regards to scoring chances in this one.  Overall it is impressive that the Jets kept things even despite their penalty problems through the first, but in the end it just wasn’t enough.

Final Thought

The Jets have been dropping off lately, but the Canucks are in a complete tailspin right now.  I think it’s pretty fair to say that Wednesday’s game could end up being very entertaining.  At minimum, Torts has to snap at some point soon… right?

 

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#1 howard stewart
March 12 2014, 08:26AM
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It is one week after the trade deadline...the inactivity of the GM to address a known issue at center is looking pretty savvy now. Signing Stuart long term is saying there won't be a #6 D developed within the organization for the next four years. He plays with heart...I just wish he was better...and could pass the puck.

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#2 The Last Big Bear
March 14 2014, 11:17AM
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"Torts has to snap at some point soon… right?"

You mean like charging down the tunnel and trying to fight Bob Hartley during a game?

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#3 The Last Big Bear
March 14 2014, 11:27AM
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Also, I would just like to once again point out that Jets Nation has excellent content, and I have no idea why the comments are so quiet here.

Maybe you guys should just troll more? The other nations network sites have a straight-up troll-job of a post at least once a week.

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