Canucks Frustrate the Blackhawks Recap and Chance Data

Thomas Drance
November 07 2011 01:52PM


Patrick Kane gets robbed by a quick Luongo poke-check.
Photo Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty

We already knew it, but the chance data confirms that the Canucks beat up on, and significantly outclassed the Blackhawks last night. It was only when the Canucks finally went up by two that the Hawks began to out-chance the Canucks, going on an 11-6 chance run to end the second period. Re-watching the second frame, I noticed that Luongo was way better than I realized watching the game live. His save on Leddy was the stand-out, but he made a couple of tough saves on Brunette, and had a really solid poke-check on Patrick Kane to preserve the Canucks three goal lead heading into the final twenty minutes. 

In the third the Canucks were responsible, and shut things down against a lethargic, accepting Hawks squad. The Blackhawks failed to register a single scoring chance in the frame, thus forfeiting the ability to hold their head's high after the loss. Would the Hawks have showed up in the third period if Luongo had allowed a late goal in the second?

The key to last night's win was the Canucks powerplay, but kudos should be given as well to the jerky style of hockey the Canucks played. They frustrated the Blackhawks and caused the team from Chicago to take a handful of really stupid penalties. Their discipline broke down so massively that on Daniel Sedin's goal, Cory Crawford threw his stick, so even if Daniel hadn't scored on the open net chance, the Canucks would've had either a 5-on-3 or a penalty-shot on the play.

The Canucks beat up on the Hawks physically, out-chanced them handily while the game was tight and caused them to act like babies on the ice. It was Christmas in November. As much fun as it is to see the Canucks beat up on their rivals, lets hope that next time the Chicago Blackhawks have Duncan "the great equalizer" Keith in the lineup and actually show up to play.

Bonus stat: Dave Bolland who the Sedins "can't figure out" apparently, was on the ice for two even-strength chances for and five against. He was also on the ice for another 4 chances against while the Canucks had the man-advantage. To top-off his frustrating night, he was the primary skater responsible for two offside calls while Chicago was on the power-play, and he whiffed on a wide open net in the first period (about forty seconds before Frolik's lucky goal). If that doesn't make you happy, I don't know what will.

Here are the advanced-stat tables from last night's game courtesy timeonice.com.

Corsi/Fenwick

Zone Starts

Shift Chart

 Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20198
 

Team Period Time Note VAN Opponent  
CHI 1 17:18   1 2 9 25 27 29 6 8 10 50 81 88 5v5
CHI 1 17:09   1 2 7 17 20 29 6 8 10 50 81 88 5v5
VAN 1 15:37   1 2 17 22 23 33 4 8 36 50 67   5v4
VAN 1 15:02   1 2 17 22 23 33 4 19 20 50 81   5v4
VAN 1 14:01   1 3 7 9 20 29 6 8 36 50 67   5v4
VAN 1 14:00 Booth GOAL 1 3 7 9 20 29 6 8 36 50 67   5v4
VAN 1 12:24   1 3 9 25 27 41 4 7 10 50 81 88 5v5
VAN 1 12:04   1 3 22 33 36 41 4 7 29 36 50 67 5v5
VAN 1 11:45   1 2 7 17 20 29 6 8 15 19 25 50 5v5
VAN 1 11:14   1 4 7 23 33 36 4 7 29 36 50 67 5v5
CHI 1 10:54   1 3 32 40 41 54 4 7 29 36 50 81 5v5
VAN 1 10:36   1 3 32 40 41 54 6 10 20 50 81 88 5v5
CHI 1 9:17   1 2 23 27 36   7 10 15 19 50 88 4v5
CHI 1 7:54   1 3 4 27 36   5 8 13 36 50 81 4v5
VAN 1 7:11   1 4 7 22 29 33 4 7 16 29 50 67 5v5
VAN 1 4:25   1 3 4 7 9   8 19 20 50 88   4v4
VAN 1 4:24   1 3 4 7 9   8 19 20 50 88   4v4
VAN 1 3:51   1 4 22 23 33 41 7 19 20 36 50   5v4
CHI 1 3:42   1 4 22 23 33 41 7 20 36 50 67   5v4
VAN 1 1:09   1 4 23 32 40 54 6 15 19 20 25 50 5v5
VAN 2 18:44 Rome GOAL 1 3 7 9 20 29 4 7 19 22 50   5v4
VAN 2 15:21 Sedin GOAL 1 2 17 22 23 33 4 7 19 50 81   5v4
VAN 2 14:18   1 4 7 17 20 29 6 8 13 16 22 50 5v5
CHI 2 12:20   1 3 27 36 41   7 10 15 19 50 88 4v5
CHI 2 10:31   1 7 22 23 33 41 4 8 29 36 50 67 5v5
VAN 2 10:08   1 2 23 27 40   10 15 19 50 81 88 4v5
VAN 2 8:03   1 2 7 22 23 33 5 8 29 36 50 81 5v5
CHI 2 6:21   1 3 20 33 36 41 4 7 15 19 25 50 5v5
CHI 2 6:07   1 3 20 33 36 41 6 7 15 19 25 50 5v5
VAN 2 5:57   1 2 7 17 20 23 6 8 10 50 81 88 5v5
CHI 2 5:26   1 2 9 25 27 29 5 10 20 50 81 88 5v5
CHI 2 5:07   1 4 9 23 25 27 5 10 20 50 81 88 5v5
CHI 2 5:05 Kruger GOAL 1 4 9 23 25 27 5 10 20 50 81 88 5v5
VAN 2 4:11 Hansen GOAL 1 2 22 29 33 36 4 7 29 36 50 67 5v5
VAN 2 2:10 Hamhuis GOAL 1 2 17 22 23 33 4 8 19 50 67   5v4
CHI 2 1:29   1 3 7 9 20 41 5 6 10 50 81 88 5v5
CHI 2 1:28   1 3 7 9 20 41 5 6 10 50 81 88 5v5
CHI 2 1:00   1 4 25 29 32 40 5 16 20 22 25 50 5v5
CHI 2 0:01   1 3 17 20 36 41 7 8 15 19 25 50 5v5
VAN 3 16:03   1 9 29 40 41 54 6 13 16 20 25 50 5v5
VAN 3 10:35   1 2 17 22 23 33 4 7 36 50 67   5v4
VAN 3 9:25   1 9 23 25 27 41 8 16 20 22 29 50 5v5
VAN 3 2:04   1 4 23 25 32 40 4 7 25 36 50 67 5v5

 

# Player EV PP SH
1 R. LUONGO 43:10 16 13 7:25 9 1 9:25 1 3
2 D. HAMHUIS 11:39 4 3 5:11 5 0 5:10 1 1
3 K. BIEKSA 16:13 5 6 1:21 3 0 3:29 0 2
4 K. BALLARD 15:04 7 3 0:28 1 1 2:36 0 1
7 D. BOOTH 15:27 8 4 1:31 3 0 0:12 0 0
9 C. HODGSON 11:45 5 6 1:03 3 0 0:00 0 0
17 R. KESLER 9:21 3 2 5:36 5 0 4:11 0 0
20 C. HIGGINS 11:01 3 6 1:11 3 0 2:37 0 0
22 D. SEDIN 9:31 4 1 6:14 6 1 0:00 0 0
23 A. EDLER 15:23 6 3 6:22 6 1 4:38 1 1
25 A. EBBETT 8:54 3 5 0:00 0 0 1:48 0 0
27 M. MALHOTRA 8:42 2 4 0:00 0 0 4:11 1 3
29 A. ROME 11:37 5 4 1:39 3 0 0:53 0 0
32 D. WEISE 10:02 3 2 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
33 H. SEDIN 10:00 5 3 5:54 6 1 0:00 0 0
36 J. HANSEN 10:10 3 3 0:00 0 0 3:16 0 3
40 M. LAPIERRE 12:40 4 2 0:00 0 0 2:35 1 0
41 A. ALBERTS 16:33 5 7 0:35 1 1 2:04 0 1
54 A. VOLPATTI 11:10 3 1 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0

 

Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 14 6 9 3 5 1 0 0 0 2 0 0
2 8 11 4 10 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
3 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 26 17 16 13 9 1 0 0 1 3 0 0

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Thomas Drance lives in Toronto, eats spicy food and writes about hockey. He is an NHL News Editor at theScore, the ex-managing editor of CanucksArmy.com and an opinionated blowhard to boot. You can follow him on twitter @thomasdrance.
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#1 Patrick Johnston
November 07 2011, 02:09PM
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Corsi/Fenwick is uglier for the Canucks than I expected. Thoughts?

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