Thursday, October 23, 2014

Game 7 - TOR 5, NYI 2 - Strong second period powers Leaf win



The scoreline and result from Tuesday night's game was very similar to the Leafs trip to New York earlier in the season, as they exploded with four goals in the second period, and held on for the win. However, in this game, they were much better in terms of chances, as they dominated that second period at ES, earning their lead. The third period was a little concerning; you'd expect the Islanders to dominate the chances, given the score, but you'd hope the Leafs would be able to do better on the defensive end. Still, this was a great game from Toronto, against a team that had been impressive up to this point in the year.
Status
Overall
ES
ESCL
Team
TOR
NYI
%
TOR
NYI
%
TOR
NYI
%
1
6
9
40.0%
5
5
50.0%
5
5
50.0%
2
10
5
66.7%
6
3
66.7%
5
2
71.4%
3
2
12
14.3%
1
7
12.5%
0
0
-
Total
18
26
40.9%
12
15
44.4%
10
7
58.8%
The ES and overall numbers look worse because of the third period, but at ES close, the Leafs managed to outchance the Isles, especially in that excellent second period.

Details are below.
Club
St
P
Time
TSc
Osc
Note
Toronto
NY Islanders
NYI
ES
1
18:41
0
0
Kulemin from Clutterbuck
42
81
21
46
51
45
29
15
86
3
14
41
NYI
ES
1
17:47
0
0
McDonald wide from faceoff
24
81
18
3
50
45
53
13
17
3
14
41
NYI
ES
1
17:12
0
0
GOAL! Leddy from Strome
25
47
71
46
50
45
12
18
51
2
55
41
TOR
ES
1
11:16
0
1
GOAL! Van Riemsdyk from Kessel
42
81
21
4
44
45
53
17
86
3
14
41
TOR
ES
1
09:46
1
1
Kessel from Van Riemsdyk
42
81
21
44
46
45
89
91
21
2
55
41
TOR
ES
1
09:00
1
1
Lupul from Kadri
26
43
19
12
50
45
53
13
17
37
44
41
TOR
ES
1
08:51
1
1
Winnik wide from rebound of Lupul shot
26
43
19
12
50
45
53
13
17
37
44
41
NYI
ES
1
08:42
1
1
Martin wide from McDonald
26
43
19
12
50
45
53
13
17
37
44
41
NYI
SH
1
04:58
1
1
GOAL! Tavares from rebound of Nielsen Shot
26
47
46
50
45
-
29
51
91
21
55
41
TOR
ES
1
04:19
1
2
Komarov from loose puck
25
47
71
12
44
45
53
13
17
37
44
41
NYI
ES
1
03:23
1
2
Hamonic from Bailey
42
81
21
46
50
45
12
18
51
3
14
41
NYI
SH
1
02:04
1
2
Boychuk wide from Nielsen
24
21
12
46
45
-
29
51
91
21
55
41
NYI
SH
1
01:40
1
2
Strome wide from Okposo
24
21
12
46
45
-
29
51
91
21
55
41
NYI
SH
1
01:32
1
2
Nelson wraparound
24
21
12
46
45
-
29
51
91
21
55
41
TOR
PP
1
00:11
1
2
Kessel from Van Riemsdyk
42
81
21
3
4
45
51
53
14
55
41
-
TOR
ES
2
18:20
1
2
Santorelli wide from loose puck
25
47
71
44
51
45
89
91
21
3
37
41
TOR
SH
2
15:44
1
2
Holland drives
24
21
3
12
45
-
51
91
21
86
55
41
NYI
SH
2
15:27
1
2
Bailey drives
24
21
4
50
45
-
12
18
89
86
2
41
NYI
SH
2
15:09
1
2
Leddy from Strome
24
21
4
50
45
-
12
18
89
86
2
41
NYI
ES
2
12:06
1
2
Clutterbuck drives
43
19
71
44
46
45
29
15
86
2
55
41
NYI
ES
2
11:02
1
2
Tavares drives wide
25
47
81
3
4
45
89
91
21
37
44
41
TOR
ES
2
10:56
1
2
GOAL! Kessel from Komarov
25
47
81
3
4
45
89
91
21
37
44
41
TOR
ES
2
09:09
2
2
Rielly from Winnik
25
26
47
44
46
45
12
18
51
2
55
41
TOR
ES
2
08:49
2
2
GOAL! Polak from Winnik
25
26
19
3
46
45
12
18
51
2
55
41
TOR
ES
2
06:52
3
2
Bozak from Van Riemsdyk
42
81
21
50
51
45
53
13
17
37
55
41
TOR
PP
2
05:03
3
2
Bozak drives
42
81
21
3
4
45
12
29
37
44
41
-
TOR
PP
2
05:00
3
2
Bozak from rebound
42
81
21
3
4
45
12
29
37
44
41
-
TOR
PP
2
04:46
3
2
Van Riemsdyk from Bozak
42
81
21
3
4
45
51
15
3
14
41
-
TOR
ES
2
02:07
4
2
GOAL! Kessel drives
42
81
21
46
50
45
12
29
86
3
14
41
NYI
ES
2
01:34
5
2
Strome from Boychuk
25
47
71
12
44
45
12
18
51
2
55
41
NYI
ES
3
19:33
5
2
Leddy wide from Tavares
25
47
71
3
4
45
91
21
86
2
55
30
NYI
ES
3
18:32
5
2
Hickey from Nelson
42
81
21
44
46
45
29
89
15
3
14
30
NYI
ES
3
17:41
5
2
Cizikas drives
24
18
71
46
50
45
53
13
17
37
44
30
NYI
ES
3
17:06
5
2
Kulemin from loose puck
42
81
21
3
4
45
91
21
86
3
14
30
NYI
SH
3
12:37
5
2
Cizikas from loose puck
26
47
3
46
45
-
12
18
53
89
55
30
NYI
SH
3
11:58
5
2
Tavares from Okposo
26
47
3
46
45
-
29
51
91
21
2
30
TOR
SH
3
11:58
5
2
Winnik drives
26
47
3
46
45
-
29
51
91
21
2
30
NYI
PP
3
09:57
5
2
Clutterbuck wide from Nielsen
43
19
71
3
4
45
51
15
3
55
30
-
NYI
ES
3
09:14
5
2
Nelson from Bailey
24
26
18
46
50
45
12
29
86
37
55
30
NYI
ES
3
09:02
5
2
Kulemin deflects Strait shot wide
24
26
18
46
50
45
12
29
86
37
55
30
TOR
ES
3
08:39
5
2
Panik drives
24
26
18
12
51
45
12
29
86
37
55
30
NYI
PP
3
07:21
5
2
Bozak from Gardiner
42
81
21
3
51
45
53
86
2
55
30
-
NYI
SH
3
03:29
5
2
Nelson wide from loose puck
26
47
3
46
45
-
29
51
91
21
55
30
NYI
ES
3
01:41
5
2
McDonald from Cizikas
26
43
19
12
51
45
53
13
17
37
44
30

The player-by-player data:
Player
F
A
D
TOI
ESF
ESA
ESD
EVTOI
ESCLF
ESCLA
ESCLD
Phaneuf
8
9
-1
22:10
2
4
-2
12:24
2
2
0
Franson
6
6
0
17:04
2
3
-1
12:09
2
1
1
Robidas
5
6
-1
15:44
4
3
1
11:54
3
1
2
Panik
1
4
-3
07:20
1
4
-3
07:09
0
1
-1
Lupul
3
4
-1
17:18
3
3
0
14:19
3
2
1
Van Riemsdyk
9
10
-1
19:14
4
4
0
11:24
3
2
1
Holland
2
9
-7
11:42
1
4
-3
07:35
0
1
-1
Santorelli
5
4
1
12:53
5
4
1
12:53
5
2
3
Winnik
6
8
-2
19:48
5
4
1
14:27
4
1
3
Bozak
8
5
3
17:44
4
4
0
12:47
3
2
1
Kadri
2
4
-2
13:41
2
3
-1
10:24
2
2
0
Rielly
5
3
2
14:41
5
3
2
12:27
5
1
4
Polak
5
15
-10
22:46
4
8
-4
17:00
3
4
-1
Komarov
5
8
-3
16:40
4
4
0
12:34
4
2
2
Percy
4
10
-6
13:29
4
7
-3
10:02
3
4
-1
Gardiner
3
3
0
14:40
3
2
1
12:04
2
1
1
Clarkson
2
6
-4
16:00
2
5
-3
13:15
2
2
0
Kessel
9
7
2
17:01
5
6
-1
12:54
4
4
0
Bernier
18
26
-8
60:00
12
15
-3
43:43
10
7
3
Another strong game from the third line, with Santorelli and Komarov among the best players in chances. Winnik also had another good game, while Clarkson's numbers aren't quite as good, as he missed out on a couple of the third line's offensive shifts. The top line was deadly offensively, and were able to hold their own in chances.

Seven defencemen made the pairings somewhat more fluid than we've seen in recent games; a big beneficiary was Rielly, who had the best differential on the back end. He saw his ice time scaled back a lot from the games against Detroit,  and had a strong performance. Phaneuf and Franson were again solid, and Robidas had his best game as a Leaf. Given how little Carlyle has used his fourth line this year, the seven defenceman strategy might not be a bad approach. Certainly it seemed to give more benefit than a handful of minutes for Panik or Frattin.

The Islanders:
Player
F
A
D
TOI
ESF
ESA
ESD
EVTOI
ESCLF
ESCLA
ESCLD
Leddy
8
4
4
18:38
4
3
1
13:43
2
3
-1
Hamonic
6
4
2
22:33
5
3
2
18:41
3
2
1
Bailey
8
6
2
15:31
5
4
1
11:01
2
2
0
Mcdonald
4
4
0
10:22
4
4
0
09:55
2
4
-2
Hickey
5
4
1
16:11
5
2
3
13:36
3
1
2
Clutterbuck
4
1
3
10:36
3
0
3
07:57
2
0
2
Martin
4
5
-1
11:31
4
5
-1
10:43
2
5
-3
Strome
6
2
4
11:38
3
2
1
08:51
2
2
0
Okposo
9
5
4
19:51
3
3
0
13:51
1
3
-2
Nelson
11
5
6
17:28
5
2
3
10:40
2
0
2
Strait
6
9
-3
17:58
6
7
-1
14:55
2
6
-4
De haan
4
6
-2
15:38
4
4
0
14:01
2
4
-2
Nielsen
10
6
4
16:02
3
2
1
07:13
2
2
0
Cizikas
6
6
0
13:40
4
5
-1
10:03
2
5
-3
Boychuk
14
7
7
21:14
6
5
1
13:18
2
4
-2
Kulemin
9
4
5
17:36
6
3
3
12:46
2
1
1
Conacher
5
3
2
15:47
2
3
-1
12:41
1
3
-2
Tavares
9
5
4
19:58
3
3
0
13:58
1
3
-2
Halak
14
16
-2
40:00
8
11
-3
29:55
7
10
-3
Johnson
12
2
10
19:48
7
1
6
13:36
0
0
0
Hickey, Nelson and Clutterbuck were the top Isles at ES, while Cizikas, who did a solid job generating some chances, was on for quite a few against. Former Leaf Nikolai Kulemin had a strong game at ES.

Cumulative numbers this season:
Overall
Pos
#
ESF
ESA
ESD
ES%
AvESTOI
ESClF
ESClA
ESClD
ESCL%
Winnik
F
7
20
24
-4
45.5%
12:22
14
11
3
56.0%
Franson
D
5
25
27
-2
48.1%
14:22
15
13
2
53.6%
Komarov
F
7
23
18
5
56.1%
11:44
12
12
0
50.0%
Phaneuf
D
7
37
41
-4
47.4%
16:13
20
23
-3
46.5%
Santorelli
F
7
22
19
3
53.7%
12:30
12
14
-2
46.2%
Clarkson
F
7
24
24
0
50.0%
12:34
12
15
-3
44.4%
Lupul
F
7
24
37
-13
39.3%
15:17
15
19
-4
44.1%
Van Riemsdyk
F
7
33
45
-12
42.3%
13:49
19
25
-6
43.2%
Reimer
G
3
40
49
-9
44.9%
44:41
18
24
-6
42.9%
Bozak
F
7
38
42
-4
47.5%
14:24
18
24
-6
42.9%
Rielly
D
7
28
39
-11
41.8%
15:11
18
24
-6
42.9%
Kadri
F
7
22
38
-16
36.7%
13:29
15
21
-6
41.7%
Gardiner
D
5
20
20
0
50.0%
16:32
9
13
-4
40.9%
Kessel
F
7
39
51
-12
43.3%
15:30
19
28
-9
40.4%
Bernier
G
5
47
72
-25
39.5%
39:40
29
45
-16
39.2%
Percy
D
6
21
35
-14
37.5%
15:20
10
17
-7
37.0%
Robidas
D
6
20
31
-11
39.2%
14:53
9
17
-8
34.6%
Polak
D
7
23
49
-26
31.9%
16:38
13
31
-18
29.5%
Kozun
F
5
5
18
-13
21.7%
07:25
3
13
-10
18.8%
Holland
F
7
5
21
-16
19.2%
07:23
2
10
-8
16.7%
Frattin
F
2
1
4
-3
20.0%
05:59
0
4
-4
0.0%
Panik
F
6
2
14
-12
12.5%
06:25
0
6
-6
0.0%
Winnik moves up to the top spot, while Komarov, has been extremely solid, and now reaches the 50% mark at ES close. Those two, along with Santorelli, have been excellent additions.

Game
Opp
Overall
ES
ES Cl
ChF
ChA
Net
%
ChF
ChA
Net
%
ChF
ChA
Net
%
Total
All
136
163
-27
45.5%
87
121
-34
41.8%
47
69
-22
40.5%
7
NYI
18
26
-8
40.9%
12
15
-3
44.4%
10
7
3
58.8%
6
DET
16
29
-13
35.6%
10
19
-9
34.5%
10
19
-9
34.5%
5
DET
15
21
-6
41.7%
11
16
-5
40.7%
3
5
-2
37.5%
4
COL
22
13
9
62.9%
18
13
5
58.1%
12
8
4
60.0%
3
NYR
25
25
0
50.0%
14
23
-9
37.8%
3
11
-8
21.4%
2
PIT
20
26
-6
43.5%
8
16
-8
33.3%
0
1
-1
0.0%
1
MTL
20
23
-3
46.5%
14
19
-5
42.4%
9
18
-9
33.3%
A nice recovery at ES close, though the Even strength numbers did come down after that one-sided third period.