Scoring Chances for Playoff Game 2 vs Washington

So that's how you clear a crease. Interesting. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Once again, we'll just jump right in to the data.  For those who missed it, the info from Game 1 can be found here.

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The team gave a much better defensive effort this time around, and it shows up here.  In game 1 showed a lot of matchups where the New York Rangers took the short end of the stick.  This time around, the chances were mostly favorable, with only the 3rd line of Brooks Laich, Marcus Johansson, and Jason Chimera for the Washington Capitals really getting the better of play.  There was some score effects going on with the Caps content to hang on to a 2-0 lead in the 3rd period, but after losing 14-8 with the score tied on Wednesday, the Rangers 5-2 advantage this time when tied is still an improvement.

 

 

Looking at the types of chances again, there's also some positives:

 Chance Type
WSH NYR
Transition 6 3
Zone Pressure 4 (1)
7
Dzone Turnover 1
0
Off. Faceoffs 1 (1)
0

The Rangers did a much better job of limiting the Capitals transition game, which once again accounted for 50% of their total chances.  The one faceoff chance for the came on the PP, with Jason Arnott winning the draw against Chris Drury, and 8 seconds later the puck was in the net.

Here's where the chances came from (if you didn't see the map, click here)

 Area WSH NYR
Zone 1 4 5
Zone 2 1 (1)
1
Zone 3 6 (1)
3
Zone 4 1 1

The Rangers also did a much better job of keeping the Capitals away from Henrik and away from the middle of the ice.  Even the zone 3 chances were further from Henrik Lundqvist, mostly coming from Alex Ovechkin launching from the above the dots. 

Finally, just to add more data, here's the breakdown of where the chances came from:

NYR Chance Assist COG WSH Chance Assist COG
Anisimov 0 1 0 Alzner 0 1 0
Avery 2 1 1 Arnott 1 0 1
Christensen 2 1 2 Backstrom 1 0
1
Dubinsky 1 0 1 Bgordon 1  0 0
Gaborik 3 0 3 Chimera 3  0 3
Girardi 0 1 0 Johansson  0 1  0
McDonagh 1 0 1 Knuble 1  0  0
Prust 0 1 0 Laich 0
3 0
Sauer 1 0 1 Ovechkin 5 0
2
Stepan 0 2 0        

To define, 'COG" is a chance on goal, similar to a shot on goal.  Oveckhin had 5 chances, but because only 2 hit the net, his COG is 2.  The assist column comes from any pass that led directly to a scoring chance.  So while Alzner's pass to Ovechkin for the break away counted, the Green shot that was blocked and caromed to Arnott for the goal was not. 

This table's intent is to shed some more light on who is generating chances.  So whlie Derek Stepan did not get any chances himself, he did set up 2, which for a playmaker like him is just as valuable.

Lastly, the raw data again, for those who want it:

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 30112

Team Period Time Note NYR Opponent
NYR 1 19:11 Dubinsky 5 17 18 19 21 30 10 15 26 27 30 74 5v5
NYR 1 18:31 Gaborik, Girardi 5 10 18 20 26 30 8 19 22 27 30 74 5v5
NYR 1 18:24 Christensen Rbd 5 10 18 20 26 30 8 19 22 27 30 74 5v5
WSH 1 13:55 Chimera, Laich 16 23 27 30 38 42 21 23 25 27 30 90 5v5
NYR 1 5:56 Gaborik, Anisimov 10 16 28 30 42 97 10 15 26 27 30 74 5v5
WSH 1 5:16 Chimera 10 18 20 26 30 97 21 25 27 30 74 90 5v5
NYR 1 4:21 Sauer, Stepan 17 19 21 27 30 38 18 23 28 30 44 55 5v5
WSH 1 1:42 Knuble, Laich MS 10 17 18 20 28 30 21 22 23 30 55 5v4
WSH 2 17:50 Chimera, Johansson Goal 17 19 21 28 30 97 21 23 25 30 55 90 5v5
WSH 2 17:18 BGordon MS 10 20 26 27 30 38 10 15 26 27 30 74 5v5
WSH 2 16:35 Ovechkin, Laich MS 5 17 18 23 30 8 19 21 22 30 90 4v5
WSH 2 15:53 Arnott Goal 19 23 30 38 97 8 18 28 30 44 52 4v5
WSH 2 12:17 Ovechkin MS 5 10 18 20 26 30 8 19 22 27 30 74 5v5
WSH 2 8:12 Ovechkin, Backstrom 8 22 27 30 38 8 19 21 22 30 90 4v5
NYR 3 15:07 Avery Wrap 16 22 23 27 30 38 4 18 28 30 44 52 5v5
NYR 3 12:41 McDonagh, Avery MS 8 16 22 27 30 38 4 18 28 30 44 52 5v5
NYR 3 12:24 Avery, Prust MS 8 16 22 27 30 38 4 10 25 30 44 52 5v5
WSH 3 10:33 Backstrom 17 19 28 30 42 97 10 19 26 27 30 74 5v5
NYR 3 9:01 Gaborik, Christensen 10 20 26 28 30 97 15 21 25 27 30 74 5v5
WSH 3 7:34 Ovechkin, Alzner Breakaway 5 10 18 20 26 30 8 19 22 27 30 74 5v5
WSH 3 5:32 Ovechkin MS
5 10 18 20 21 30 8 19 22 27 30 74 5v5
NYR 3 1:03 Christensen, Stepan 8 19 21 26 28 42 8 18 19 27 30 74 5v5
# Player EV PP SH
5 D. GIRARDI 18:41 3 3 1:28 0 0 3:32 0 1
8 B. PRUST 9:11 3 0 0:00 0 0 1:54 0 1
10 M. GABORIK 21:29 4 5 1:49 0 1 0:00 0 0
16 S. AVERY 10:22 4 1 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
17 B. DUBINSKY 16:53 2 2 2:16 0 1 1:56 0 1
18 M. STAAL 18:57 3 4 0:54 0 1 3:32 0 1
19 R. FEDOTENKO 15:10 3 2 0:00 0 0 0:54 0 1
20 V. PROSPAL 17:58 3 5 1:59 0 1 0:00 0 0
21 D. STEPAN 12:11 3 2 2:01 0 0 1:10 0 0
22 B. BOYLE 12:56 3 0 1:33 0 0 2:11 0 1
23 C. DRURY 5:13 1 1 0:00 0 0 2:13 0 2
26 E. CHRISTENSEN 15:56 4 4 2:22 0 0 0:00 0 0
27 R. MCDONAGH 15:58 4 2 0:00 0 0 0:49 0 1
28 B. MCCABE 16:39 3 2 2:32 0 1 0:00 0 0
30 H. LUNDQVIST 48:37 9 8 4:00 0 1 5:09 0 3
38 M. SAUER 15:21 4 2 0:00 0 0 1:37 0 2
42 A. ANISIMOV 10:58 2 2 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
86 W. WOLSKI 8:38 0 0 1:40 0 0 0:00 0 0
97 M. GILROY 13:58 2 3 1:26 0 0 0:48 0 1
Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 5 3 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 0 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
3 5 3 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 10 12 10 8 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0

 

 

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