Game 47 Possession Numbers: Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins

Note: We’re posting the scoring chance and possession data for each of 2012-2013 season’s games as practice for next season, when we’ll be publishing scoring chance, possession, time on ice and zone events in addition prior to breaking down each match.

I’m not sure why the 5v5 “Close” data for this game isn’t available although I suspect it might have something to do with the fact that this match was originally scheduled to be played on February 9 but was rescheduled due to a blizzard. “Close” shot attempt figures always provide a nice initial point of comparison for all 5v5 attempts before adding additional context like scoring chances and even-strength (ideally 5v5) time on ice.

Even so, I feel comfortable with the aggregate 5v5 numbers from what was a 2-0 Bruins victory, which indicate the Lightning did a good job limiting the Bruins offensively, allowing just 40 attempts, but was also limited in the attack end, managing just 41 attempts. The shot (goals + saved attempts + missed attempts) timeline below also speaks to a closely contested match:

A few quick thoughts:

  • As on a number of other nights during this big league stint before rejoining Tampa Bay’s AHL affiliate in Syracuse, Radko Gudas, at +8, finished the night with an impressive shot attempt differential. The Lightning nearly doubled up  attempts against (12) with attempts for (20) while Gudas, who saw balanced even-strength minutes against Boston’s forward lines apart from the additional couple minutes of work against Jagr, Kelly and Soderberg.
  • Again, as often was the case, Gudas was frequently paired with Keith Aulie who, not surprisingly then, had a strong night possession-wise as well. The duo seems likely to spend a lot of time together next season and, especially with Gudas’ efficiency in moving the puck out of the zone and up-ice, could make very effective relief for the big-minute eaters next season, although Gudas, who usually started at least a couple shifts with Matt Carle, has already flirted with a bigger role.
  • While the scoring lines did pretty well overall, Tampa Bay’s lower lines struggled (Labrie and Crombeen, in particular, were much less effective) more than they had in most of the previous handful of games.

Team

5v5 Summary

ATTEMPTS GOALS SAVED MISSED FENWICK BLOCKED CORSI
+ + + + +/- % + +/- %
PERIOD 1        
PERIOD 2        
PERIOD 3        
5v5 41 40 0 2 24 17 5 10 0 50.00% 12 11 1 50.62%
“CLOSE”        

Players


  5v5 Summary

ATTEMPTS GOALS SAVED MISSED FENWICK BLOCKED CORSI
# NAME + + + + +/- % + +/- %
3 AULIE 18 8 0 0 10 2 2 4 6 66.67% 6 2 10 69.23%
2 BREWER 16 17 0 1 8 8 2 3 -2 45.45% 6 5 -1 48.48%
25 CARLE 11 15 0 0 7 9 2 3 -3 42.86% 2 3 -4 42.31%
19 CROMBEEN 5 8 0 0 2 6 1 1 -4 30.00% 2 1 -3 38.46%
75 GUDAS 20 12 0 0 12 6 2 4 4 58.33% 6 2 8 62.50%
77 HEDMAN 12 18 0 2 7 6 1 3 -3 42.11% 4 7 -6 40.00%
17 KILLORN 14 10 0 0 7 5 2 2 2 56.25% 5 3 4 58.33%
76 LABRIE 4 7 0 0 2 4 0 1 -3 28.57% 2 2 -3 36.36%
4 LECAVALIER 16 11 0 0 8 5 2 2 3 58.82% 6 4 5 59.26%
39 LINDBACK 41 40 0 2 24 17 5 10 0 50.00% 12 11 1 50.62%
71 PANIK 12 9 0 0 6 5 1 2 0 50.00% 5 2 3 57.14%
67 POULIOT 9 10 0 1 6 0 2 4 3 61.54% 1 5 -1 47.37%
16 PURCELL 14 11 0 1 9 6 1 3 0 50.00% 4 1 3 56.00%
11 PYATT 7 10 0 1 6 0 1 4 2 58.33% 0 5 -3 41.18%
6 SALO 5 11 0 1 4 3 1 3 -2 41.67% 0 4 -6 31.25%
26 ST. LOUIS 15 14 0 1 10 8 1 3 -1 47.83% 4 2 1 51.72%
91 STAMKOS 15 12 0 1 10 6 1 3 1 52.38% 4 2 3 55.56%
44 THOMPSON 4 7 0 0 1 6 1 1 -5 22.22% 2 0 -3 36.36%
42 TYRELL 8 9 0 1 5 0 2 4 2 58.33% 1 4 -1 47.06%

5v5 “Close” Summary

“Close” data for this game is currently not available.

Credit for this data goes to Time on Ice, where it is accessible via script, and Nice Time on Ice, for providing a link to run the script.

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