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Flyers @ Senators Scoring Chance Summary and Game Grades.


Two dominant games in a row for the Flyers!! Many of us were skeptical about the last performance against Edmonton because the Oilers are the worst defensive team in hockey. Some of that skepticism may be allayed by how the Flyers thoroughly outclassed the Ottawa Senators tonight. The Sens are a solid puck possession club, at 12th in the league in Corsi For percentage, and widely viewed as a playoff contender. They aren't the leagues best defensive club by any means, but I expected a much tighter game than what I saw. It was almost too easy for the Flyers to get quality scoring chances in the slot. Philadelphia outchanced Ottawa 16-12 at even strength but the game wasn't that close. Ottawa's numbers we're a bit inflated by score effects and some meaningless chances near the end of the game. Even still, the Flyers stifled any semblance of a come back attempt and we're uncharacteristically strong in the third period. All good things to build on before they take on an elite Penguins team tomorrow in Pittsburgh. Now, lets see how each Flyers line fared.

Forwards: (Even Strength)

  • 1st Line ( Hartnell + 6, Giroux +6, Voracek +4) A+
    Most Frequent Opposition: Turris Line
    Giroux and company were the Flyers best unit tonight. They rolled over the line centered by Kyle Turris and convincingly won both in possession and chances. This line accounted for two of the five Flyers goals and probably could have had bushels more. Giroux looks dangerous every time he touches the puck. On top of piling up their own chances, they didn't allow many against Mason. Not bad for playing against relatively tough competition. Ginger Jesus has awoken from his slumber!

  • 2nd Line ( B. Schenn +2, Lecavalier +2, Simmonds +4) A
    Most Frequent Opposition: Smith Line
    A solid rebound effort for this line. They've been the weak link in the Flyers Top-9 group recently but not tonight. Lecavalier's big slap shot was directly responsible for 2 Flyers goals, and the line as a whole came out well ahead in scoring chances. They almost broke even in possession and the Senators didn't manage many scoring chances of their own. I'd call that a good sign. One important thing to note, this grouping is regularly getting deployed against the other teams third line. Not exactly stiff competition but still a solid performance overall.
  • 3rd Line ( Downie -3, Couturier -4, Read -3) C+
    Most Frequent Opposition: Spezza Line

    Couturier's shut down line got matched against the Senators biggest threat in Jason Spezza and they got the worst of it. Among the Flyers poorest Corsi performers and big negatives in scoring chances, the numbers look bad for this group. It was a tough outing following their unreal performance against Edmonton. You might be wondering why they got an ok grade. This line was hard matched against Spezza all night which is an exceedingly difficult assignment, and the overall numbers look worse because of score affects. Although ideally you'd like them to perform better, I think they deserve a little leeway in this circumstance.

  • 4th line ( Rosehill 0, Rinaldo -1, Hall -1 ) B
    Most Frequent Opposition: Grant Line
    I tend to get very nervous any time this group gets substantial ice time but given the score it was understandable. Tonight they played some solid low event hockey and managed to essentially break even in possession and chances. No complaints.

Defensive Pairings (Even Strength)

  • 1st Pair ( Coburn +3, Timonen +3) A
    Most Frequent Opposition: Turris Line
    Once again the Flyers best defensive unit. Timonen continues to be one of the strongest Corsi performers on the team. Coburns numbers aren't quite as gaudy but overall this pairing won puck possession convincingly. They came out well ahead in scoring chances and are just rock solid. No complaints.

  • 2nd Pair ( Grossman +1, Streit +2) B+
    Most Frequent Opposition
    : Spezza Line
    Streit's pairing got the tougher of the assignments tonight, playing largely against the Spezza line. Like Couturier's group, they got mugged in the chances against. However, they managed to make up for by being on the ice for even more chances for. In terms of Corsi% and puck possession, they did fairly well. Grossman broke even and Streit came out slightly ahead at 53.5%. All in all it was a competent outing.

  • 3rd Pair ( L. Schenn +1, Gustafsson -2) C+
    Most Frequent Opposition: Smith Line
    A soft match up for the 3rd pair and a ho hum performance. They had the worst CorsiFor% among the six defenseman and lost the possession battle overall. The saving grace here is that they didn't give up a whole lot of dangerous chances. I've said before that Schenn and Gustafsson are the biggest question marks on the defense, and its looking like the firmly belong on the bottom pair at this point. Good thing they have plenty of games left to turn in some stronger performances.

Special Teams:

  • Power Play A, 3 opportunities, 4 shots, 3 scoring chances, 2 goals!!! THEY ACTUALLY SCORED. Still struggling a bit with entries and maintaining consistent zone time though. Hockey is a funny game. Despite generating far fewer chances and shots than last game, they score twice. Hopefully this will serve as a confidence booster going forward.
  • Penalty Kill A, 1 opportunity, 2 shots against, 1 scoring chance against. The Flyers we're the more disciplined team and as a result the PK didn't see much action. No complaints.

Goaltending:

  • Stevezina! A+, 24 shots and 24 saves for the shutout! He didn't see a lot of dangerous chances but still came up with some nice saves. The only puck to get past him was disallowed on review. I was skeptic when they brought Mason over from Columbus but he's been a model of consistency in the early going. No complaints.

Overall Team Performance: A+

A huge win tonight and one the Flyers clearly deserved. They generated open looks at Craig Anderson all night long and made the Senators pay dearly for their defensive lapses. Despite opening up a big lead they seemed to keep the game firmly under their control. A dominant performance by the Ginger line was a big reason behind the Flyers opening up a huge lead in the second period. I wouldn't be overly concerned about the poor numbers for Couturier but we'll see how he responds against Evgeni Malkin and friends tomorrow night. Overall a very encouraging win for the Flyers.

The Numbers:

Scoring Chance Summary

Team Period Time Note Home Away State
Away 1 16:49 Set Up: Grossman, Chance: Simmonds, Result: Shot 2 6 7 16 41 65 8 17 19 28 32 35 5v5
Away 1 16:20 Set Up: Lecavalier, Chance: Simmonds, Result: Shot 3 14 15 25 41 74 8 10 17 32 35 40 5v5
Home 1 15:46 Set Up: Spezza, Chance: Conacher, Result: Shot 9 19 41 46 77 89 5 9 14 24 32 35 5v5
Away 1 13:53 Set Up: Grossman, Chance: Giroux, Result: Shot 2 6 7 16 41 65 8 19 28 32 35 93 5v5
Home 1 13:37 Set Up: Turris, Chance: MacArthur, Result: Shot 6 7 16 41 65 74 8 19 28 32 35 93 5v5
Home 1 11:03 Set Up: Turris, Chance: Ryan, Result: Miss 6 7 16 19 41 65 5 18 28 35 44 5v4
Away 1 7:00 Set Up: Couturier, Chance: Read, Result: Miss 9 19 41 46 77 89 8 9 14 24 32 35 5v5
Home 1 4:23 Set Up: Karlsson, Chance: MacArthur, Result: Shot 6 7 16 41 65 74 5 9 19 28 35 44 5v5
Away 1 3:40 Set Up: Couturier, Chance: Downie, Result: Miss 9 19 41 46 77 89 8 9 14 24 32 35 5v5
Away 1 3:37 Chance: Read, Result: Goal 9 19 41 46 77 89 8 9 14 24 32 35 5v5
Home 1 3:20 Set Up: Greening, Chance: Smith, Result: Shot 3 14 15 25 41 74 10 17 22 26 35 40 5v5
Away 1 2:45 Set Up: Hartnell, Chance: Voracek, Result: Shot 2 6 7 16 41 65 5 19 28 35 44 93 5v5
Away 1 0:43 Set Up: B. Schenn, Chance: Simmonds, Result: Shot 2 14 15 25 41 65 5 10 17 32 35 40 5v5
Away 2 19:33 Set Up: Hartnell, Chance: Voracek, Result: Goal 2 6 7 16 41 65 5 19 28 35 44 93 5v5
Home 2 18:32 Set Up: Spezza, Chance: Greening, Result: Miss 14 15 19 41 46 77 8 9 14 24 32 35 5v5
Away 2 10:52 Set Up: Couturier, Chance: Schenn, Result: Shot 2 7 16 41 65 10 14 24 32 35 40 4v5
Away 2 9:44 Set Up: Voracek, Chance: Giroux, Result: Miss 2 3 15 41 57 17 19 28 35 44 93 4v5
Away 2 9:28 Set Up: Simmonds, Chance: Voracek, Result: Goal 2 3 15 41 57 17 19 28 35 44 93 4v5
Away 2 8:36 Set Up: Hartnell, Chance: Giroux, Result: Miss 3 14 15 25 41 77 17 19 22 26 28 35 5v5
Home 2 6:50 Set Up: Corvo, Chance: Spezza, Result: Miss 9 19 41 46 77 89 8 9 14 24 32 35 5v5
Home 2 6:29 Set Up: Wiercioch, Chance: Spezza, Result: Shot 9 19 41 46 77 89 8 9 14 24 32 35 5v5
Home 2 3:50 Set Up: Turris, Chance: Wiercioch, Result: Miss 7 16 41 46 77 89 8 14 18 32 35 36 5v5
Away 2 0:36 Set Up: Downie, Chance: Giroux, Result: Shot 2 6 7 16 41 65 5 9 19 28 35 44 5v5
Away 2 0:03 Set Up: Hartnell, Chance: Giroux, Result: Shot. 2 6 7 16 41 65 5 19 28 35 44 93 5v5
Home 3 17:31 Set Up: Smith, Chance: Grant, Result: Shot 2 3 15 41 57 93 18 22 26 35 36 37 5v5
Away 3 16:26 Set Up: Giroux, Chance: Timonen, Result: Shot 6 7 16 41 65 74 5 19 28 35 44 93 5v5
Away 3 16:06 Set Up: Giroux, Chance: Hartnell, Result: Shot 6 7 16 41 46 65 19 22 28 32 35 93 5v5
Away 3 12:05 Set Up: B. Schenn, Chance: Lecavalier, Result: Goal 3 14 15 25 41 74 10 17 22 32 35 40 5v5
Away 3 6:28 Set Up: Lecavalier, Chance: B. Schenn, Result: Goal 14 15 25 41 46 77 5 18 22 35 36 37 5v5
Home 3 4:56 Set Up: Turris, Chance: Ryan, Result: Shot 2 6 7 16 41 65 5 19 28 35 44 93 5v5
Home 3 2:15 Chance: Ryan, Result: Miss 6 7 16 41 46 77 5 9 14 24 26 35 5v5
Home 3 0:55 Set Up: Spezza, Chance: Cowen, Result: Shot 2 19 41 65 89 93 9 14 22 24 32 35 5v5

Period Summary

Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 8 5 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2 7 4 4 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 4 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Player Summary

# Player EV PP SH
5 COBURN, BRAYDON 22:08 7 4 00:02 0 0 01:15 0 1
8 GROSSMANN, NICKLAS 11:43 6 5 00:00 0 0 00:45 0 0
9 DOWNIE, STEVE 15:24 4 7 01:08 0 0 00:00 0 0
10 SCHENN, BRAYDEN 11:55 3 1 02:41 1 0 00:00 0 0
14 COUTURIER, SEAN 16:40 3 7 01:34 1 0 01:04 0 0
17 SIMMONDS, WAYNE 11:31 5 1 01:58 2 0 00:00 0 0
18 HALL, ADAM 09:37 1 2 00:24 0 0 01:13 0 1
19 HARTNELL, SCOTT 16:25 9 3 01:58 2 0 00:00 0 0
22 SCHENN, LUKE 19:45 4 3 00:00 0 0 00:45 0 0
24 READ, MATT 14:06 3 6 03:03 1 0 00:45 0 0
26 GUSTAFSSON, ERIK 17:03 1 3 00:23 0 0 00:00 0 0
28 GIROUX, CLAUDE 16:52 9 3 01:58 2 0 00:58 0 1
32 STREIT, MARK 18:44 9 7 02:28 1 0 00:00 0 0
35 MASON, STEVE 16 12 3 0 0 1
36 RINALDO, ZAC 10:56 1 2 00:24 0 0 00:00 0 0
37 ROSEHILL, JAY 08:40 1 1 00:00 0 0 00:00 0 0
40 LECAVALIER, VINCENT 11:31 3 1 02:41 1 0 00:00 0 0
44 TIMONEN, KIMMO 16:40 5 2 02:35 2 0 01:15 0 1
93 VORACEK, JAKUB 15:05 6 2 01:58 2 0 00:00 0 0

Shot Attempts Courtesy of Extra Skater

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via i.imgur.com

You can see clearly after the 3rd goal where score effects become pronounced. But give the Flyers credit for hanging onto the shut out.

Link to Full Extra Skater Report

Link To GameCenter Box Score

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