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Scoring Chances for Game 1 vs Buffalo

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As you may have ascertained from some of the comments, I have taken on tracking scoring chances for the New York Rangers. Thanks to the efforts of Vic Ferrari at Irreverant Oiler Fans and timeonice.com, this is not as daunting a task as it could be, merely requiring the time to watch games (having the ability to rewind and watch in slo-mo certainly helps of course).

To answer the question "what is a scoring chance," here's the definition being used

A scoring chance is defined as a clear play directed toward the opposing net from a dangerous scoring area - loosely defined as the top of the circle in and inside the faceoff dots, though sometimes slightly more generous than that depending on the amount of immediately-preceding puck movement or screens in front of the net. Blocked shots are generally not included, but missed shots are. A player is awarded a scoring chance anytime he is on the ice and someone from either team has a chance to score. He is awarded a "chance for" if someone on his team has a chance to score and a "chance against" if the opposing team has a chance to score.

After the jump, you'll find the results of game 1 against the Buffalo Sabres:

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20013

Team Period Time Note NYR Opponent
BUF 1 18:52 Roy 17 18 26 30 31 33 9 21 30 44 52 63 5v5
NYR 1 15:14 Gaborik w/ partial screen 10 18 26 30 31 33 9 21 27 30 57 63 5v5
NYR 1 12:52 Anisimov 17 24 30 38 42 44 9 21 30 44 52 63 5v5
NYR 1 12:51 Callahan 17 24 30 38 42 44 9 21 30 44 52 63 5v5
BUF 1 10:44 Stafford missed net 5 8 18 22 30 3 19 21 30 44 63 4v5
NYR 1 6:39 Avery one-timer 16 19 21 30 38 44 9 25 30 44 52 63 5v5
NYR 1 4:18 Dubinsky Goal 17 24 30 38 42 44 19 26 27 30 36 57 5v5
NYR 1 0:50 Anisimov breakaway 5 18 24 30 42 3 19 21 30 44 63 4v5
NYR 2 19:05 Gaborik one-timer 4 10 21 24 30 31 19 27 30 57 5v3
BUF 2 17:27 Rebound 16 18 19 30 38 42 28 30 36 44 52 55 5v5
BUF 2 13:58 Pominville 4 5 16 19 26 30 3 4 19 26 29 30 5v5
BUF 2 5:16 Vanek 16 18 19 30 33 42 9 21 26 27 30 57 5v5
BUF 2 5:13 Stafford wraparound 16 18 19 30 33 42 9 21 26 27 30 57 5v5
NYR 2 4:52 Stepan Goal 16 18 19 21 30 33 9 21 26 30 44 52 5v5
BUF 2 3:03 Ennis 4 17 19 30 33 3 19 21 30 44 63 4v5
NYR 2 1:40 Stepan Goal 4 5 16 19 21 30 28 30 36 42 44 52 5v5
BUF 2 0:08 Roy 4 5 10 22 30 31 3 4 9 21 26 30 5v5
BUF 3 19:42 wraparound 17 18 24 30 33 42 19 27 29 30 55 57 5v5
NYR 3 18:52 Christensen Goal 4 5 10 26 30 31 4 9 26 30 57 63 5v5
NYR 3 17:56 Stepan breakaway 19 21 30 38 44 94 3 9 26 30 52 63 5v5
NYR 3 14:01 Callahan rebound 4 17 24 30 38 42 3 4 28 30 36 42 5v5
NYR 3 11:07 Callahan 17 18 22 24 30 33 3 4 9 21 30 63 5v5
NYR 3 10:18 Dubinsky 17 24 30 38 42 44 28 30 36 42 44 52 5v5
BUF 3 8:49 Sekera 4 5 16 19 21 30 3 4 20 29 30 55 5v5
NYR 3 8:21 Boyle 8 18 22 30 33 94 3 4 20 25 26 30 5v5
BUF 3 8:11 Vanek 8 18 22 30 33 94 3 4 20 25 26 30 5v5
NYR 3 8:01 Prust 2 on 1 4 5 8 22 30 94 4 20 25 26 30 44 5v5
BUF 3 7:10 Kaleta 4 5 10 26 30 31 28 30 36 42 44 52 5v5
BUF 3 5:37 Roy 17 18 24 30 33 42 3 4 9 21 30 63 5v5
BUF 3 5:09 Pominville 4 5 10 26 30 31 19 27 29 30 55 57 5v5
BUF 3 5:09 Pominville 4 5 10 26 30 31 19 27 29 30 55 57 5v5
BUF 3 2:44 Grier 4 5 17 24 30 42 3 4 20 25 26 30 5v5
# Player EV PP SH
4 M. DEL ZOTTO 19:00 4 7 2:46 0 0 0:56 0 1
5 D. GIRARDI 19:13 3 7 0:57 0 0 3:41 1 1
8 B. PRUST 6:59 2 1 0:00 0 0 1:48 0 1
10 M. GABORIK 14:32 2 4 2:08 0 0 0:00 0 0
16 S. AVERY 14:12 3 5 0:08 0 0 0:00 0 0
17 B. DUBINSKY 15:10 6 4 1:30 0 0 1:15 0 1
18 M. STAAL 19:12 4 7 0:24 0 0 3:55 1 1
19 R. FEDOTENKO 14:38 4 5 0:09 0 0 1:08 0 1
21 D. STEPAN 14:46 4 1 2:18 0 0 0:00 0 0
22 B. BOYLE 7:51 3 2 0:00 0 0 1:48 0 1
24 R. CALLAHAN 14:16 6 3 2:12 0 0 1:55 1 0
26 E. CHRISTENSEN 13:59 2 5 0:47 0 0 0:00 0 0
30 H. LUNDQVIST 51:09 14 14 3:30 0 0 4:51 1 2
31 A. FROLOV 13:27 2 5 1:03 0 0 0:00 0 0
33 M. ROZSIVAL 18:30 4 6 1:03 0 0 1:10 0 1
38 M. SAUER 13:19 7 1 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
42 A. ANISIMOV 15:38 5 6 0:16 0 0 1:48 1 0
44 S. EMINGER 13:10 6 0 0:44 0 0 0:00 0 0
94 D. BOOGAARD 6:03 3 1 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 6 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
2 3 6 2 5 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
3 7 8 7 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 16 16 14 14 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0

Two comments here, you'll note that Buffalo had 7 of the last 9 chances as the Rangers took their foot of the gas with a big lead. The report (and subsequent charts) also ignores Dubinsky's EN goal, which I'm trying to get to the bottom of.

For those additionally curious, here's the breakdown on a player versus player basis for 5v5 only, with the ice time courtesy again of Vic Ferrari's scripts. Special thanks to Derek @ Copper and Blue for the formatting, saving me some tedious work.

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For those curious to take this project on themselves, you can find the scripts here: Scoring Chance Scripts.

Game 2 coming soon.