Game 63 vs. NY Islanders: Scoring Chances & Observations

Travis Hrubeniuk
March 05 2014 11:56PM

Game 63 vs NYI

Chart via Extraskater.com

Despite the result, and various lulls throughout the game, the Jets ended up leading both the possession statistics and the scoring chances in the end.  It was far from the worst game the Jets have played under Paul Maurice, despite the talk that was rampant on Twitter afterwards.

Scoring Chances

-

Even Strength

PP/SH

Chance +/-

Player

For

Vs.

For

Vs.

-

Pardy

0

3

0

0

-3

Stuart

6

1

0

0

5

Ellerby

1

4

0

1

-4

Trouba

7

4

1

0

4

Kane

3

5

1

0

-1

Jokinen

3

3

1

0

1

Halischuk

1

0

0

1

0

Ladd

10

3

1

1

7

Little

9

3

1

1

6

Slater

1

1

0

1

-1

Thorburn

0

1

0

0

-1

Wheeler

9

2

1

1

7

Byfuglien

2

3

1

1

-1

Enstrom

8

2

1

1

6

Setoguchi

2

1

1

0

2

Bogosian

9

6

1

1

3

Scheifele

2

2

0

0

0

Frolik

3

4

0

0

-1

-

Even Strength

PP/SH

Chance +/-

Player

For

Vs.

For

Vs.

-

Hamonic

4

8

1

1

-4

Carkner

1

1

0

0

0

Visnovsky

4

8

0

1

-5

Bailey

2

2

0

1

-1

McDonald

3

4

0

0

-1

Hickey

3

3

1

1

0

Clutterbuck

3

2

1

0

4

Martin

0

2

0

0

-2

Strome

4

5

1

0

0

Okposo

2

7

1

0

-4

Lee

5

4

0

0

1

Nelson

2

3

1

0

0

Boulton

1

1

0

0

0

Strait

2

4

1

0

-1

Grabner

3

6

0

2

-5

De Haan

6

8

1

1

-2

Nielson

2

4

1

1

-2

Cizikas

1

4

0

0

-3

Team

1st (ES)

2nd (ES)

3rd (ES)

OT (ES)

Total (ES)

Winnipeg

4 (4)

8 (6)

4 (4)

2 (2)

18 (16)

NY Islanders

6 (5)

3 (3)

1 (0)

2 (2)

12 (10)

Observations

From the first period on, the Jets were mostly in control of the scoring chances.  To me, the big story (and potentially the reason the Jets lost this game) was how ineffective the Jets power play was.  In five opportunities the Jets only managed two chances and gave one up.  That’s far from a mediocre game.  That’s just brutal.

Mark Stuart had another decent game against the Islanders.  I feel as if his recently improved game has allowed Trouba the ability to loosen up a bit, and jump into rushes much more often.  I’m not convinced Stuart can continue this level of play on the second defensive pairing, but for now we might as well enjoy the ride.

Toby Enstrom continues to be one of, if not the, most underestimated defensemen not only on this team, but possibly in the league.

The Kane – Jokinen – Byfuglien grouping really didn’t work to well throughout the night.  Actually it was when Kane and Setoguchi swapped lines that some real production came out of both groups.  Until Scheifele got hurt that is.  Then everything went nutty, and everyone got a little time with everyone. 

The only grouping that seemed to get a real spark out of the random shuffle was the Ladd – Little – Wheeler line.  That was likely due to their previous time and obvious chemistry from the “only one line ever does anything” days. I wouldn’t be surprised if they are a unit heading into the game against the Kings tomorrow.    

Last Thought

The Jets are taking on the possession dominant Kings on Thursday evening.  Judging from the Kings reputation of not being able to put teams away (or really ever score goals) the Jets have a chance to steal another game despite their lineup troubles right now.  It’ll take good performances from a fair number of players, but it’s possible. 

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#1 Jeremy
March 06 2014, 07:55AM
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Good see your back. Kind of a blah game. It was a complete blender after Scheif went down. Do you think we will we finally see O'dell get some quality linemates? IMHO, he at least deserves a shot.

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