Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Game 9 - TOR 4, BUF 0 - Leafs dominate hapless Sabres



After getting a lot of media heat from Saturday night's loss, the Leafs had the perfect response. They played what was easily the most dominant single performance I've seen from a Leaf team in a long time, as they allowed Buffalo less just ten shots on net, and had over 80% of the chances at even strength. Through most of two periods, they were playing with fire a little, not having turned the domination into any goals, but in the third Buffalo ended up paying for their struggles, and the Leafs were able to win easily.
Status
Overall
ES
ESCL
Team
TOR
BUF
%
TOR
BUF
%
TOR
BUF
%
1
14
1
93.3%
8
1
88.9%
8
1
88.9%
2
11
2
84.6%
5
2
71.4%
5
2
71.4%
3
6
1
85.7%
5
0
100.0%
0
0
-
Total
31
4
88.6%
18
3
85.7%
13
3
81.3%
These numbers are nuts; to call this game one-sided underestimates the gap betweaen the two teams. Buffalo posed almost no offensive threat all game, and never really looked like scoring a goal. Since I started tracking chances at the start of last season, this was the best defensive performance from the Leafs by a wide margin, the only time I have them conceding single digit chances against. The thirty-one chances for are also tied for the most in one game I've tracked.
Details are below.
Club
St
P
Time
TSc
Osc
Note
Toronto
Buffalo
TOR
ES
1
19:49
0
0
Kadri wide from Kessel
43
81
19
3
4
45
63
80
26
4
57
34
TOR
ES
1
17:54
0
0
Lupul drives wide
43
81
19
44
46
45
63
80
26
6
41
34
TOR
ES
1
12:33
0
0
Lupul drives post
43
81
19
3
4
45
8
19
23
41
61
34
TOR
ES
1
12:03
0
0
Rielly from Winnik
24
26
18
44
46
45
8
23
44
55
61
34
BUF
ES
1
09:51
0
0
Hodgson drives
42
71
21
12
51
45
17
19
21
55
61
34
TOR
SH
1
07:36
0
0
Van Riemsdyk drives post
24
21
4
44
45
-
19
12
21
41
57
34
TOR
PP
1
06:00
0
0
Franson from Kessel
42
81
21
4
51
45
28
4
57
34
-
-
TOR
PP
1
05:28
0
0
Franson from Gardiner
42
81
21
4
51
45
28
4
41
57
34
-
TOR
PP
1
05:08
0
0
Clarkson wide from Kadri
43
19
71
3
44
45
8
17
6
61
34
-
TOR
PP
1
05:02
0
0
Kadri from Lupul
43
19
71
3
44
45
8
17
6
61
34
-
TOR
PP
1
04:58
0
0
Kadri from rebound
43
19
71
3
44
45
8
17
6
61
34
-
TOR
ES
1
04:54
0
0
Lupul from loose puck
43
19
71
3
44
45
8
17
21
6
61
34
TOR
ES
1
01:00
0
0
Lupul drives
43
81
19
44
46
45
17
19
21
55
61
34
TOR
ES
1
00:54
0
0
Lupul from rebound
43
81
19
44
46
45
17
19
21
55
61
34
TOR
ES
1
00:44
0
0
Kessel from loose puck
43
81
19
44
46
45
17
19
21
55
61
34
TOR
ES
2
17:28
0
0
Van Riemsdyk drives
42
71
21
12
51
45
17
19
21
4
57
34
TOR
ES
2
15:32
0
0
Kadri wide from loose puck
43
81
19
44
46
45
8
23
44
55
61
34
TOR
ES
2
15:24
0
0
Kadri from rebound of Rielly shot
43
81
19
44
46
45
8
23
44
55
61
34
BUF
ES
2
11:56
0
0
Ennis deflects Stewart shot
24
18
39
4
46
45
63
80
26
4
57
34
TOR
PP
2
09:54
0
0
Bozak wide from Franson
42
81
21
4
51
45
8
82
6
61
34
-
TOR
PP
2
09:42
0
0
Van Riemsdyk drives wide
42
81
21
4
51
45
8
82
6
61
34
-
TOR
PP
2
08:59
0
0
Lupul drives
43
19
71
3
44
45
17
28
4
57
34
-
TOR
ES
2
08:28
0
0
Rielly from Kadri
43
19
71
3
44
45
8
28
21
4
57
34
TOR
ES
2
08:24
0
0
Clarkson wide from Kadri
43
19
71
3
44
45
8
28
21
4
57
34
BUF
ES
2
06:10
0
0
Stewart deflects Ennis shot wide
42
81
21
12
51
45
63
80
26
6
41
34
TOR
PP
2
03:31
0
0
Bozak from Kessel
42
81
21
4
51
45
17
28
4
57
34
-
TOR
EN
2
01:37
0
0
Lupul from Rielly
42
43
19
71
4
44
12
82
4
41
61
34
TOR
PP
2
00:50
0
0
GOAL! Bozak drives
42
81
21
44
51
45
8
21
4
57
34
-
TOR
ES
3
15:42
1
0
GOAL! Kessel from loose puck
25
81
19
3
4
45
28
21
82
55
61
34
TOR
ES
3
14:42
2
0
GOAL! Van Riemsdyk from Rielly
42
71
21
44
46
45
17
19
21
6
41
34
TOR
PP
3
13:23
3
0
Bozak deflects Gardiner shot wide
42
81
21
4
51
45
17
28
4
57
34
-
TOR
ES
3
11:41
3
0
Lupul from loose puck
43
19
71
12
44
45
19
23
21
4
57
34
TOR
ES
3
10:43
3
0
GOAL! Gardiner wraparound
25
26
47
12
51
45
28
12
82
6
41
34
BUF
SH
3
05:09
4
0
Gionta deflects Benoit shot
24
21
44
46
45
-
23
12
44
57
61
34
TOR
ES
3
02:22
4
0
Kessel wide from Kadri
43
81
19
44
51
45
63
80
26
4
57
34

The player-by-player data:
Player
F
A
D
TOI
ESF
ESA
ESD
EVTOI
ESCLF
ESCLA
ESCLD
Phaneuf
10
0
10
16:20
6
0
6
13:20
5
0
5
Franson
11
1
10
22:00
3
1
2
14:49
2
1
1
Robidas
3
2
1
15:56
3
2
1
15:29
1
2
-1
Panik
1
1
0
09:23
1
1
0
09:23
1
1
0
Lupul
19
0
19
17:05
14
0
14
14:02
11
0
11
Van Riemsdyk
10
3
7
19:02
2
2
0
12:41
1
2
-1
Holland
2
2
0
11:06
1
1
0
09:36
1
1
0
Santorelli
2
0
2
12:21
2
0
2
12:21
0
0
0
Winnik
2
0
2
13:07
2
0
2
11:39
1
0
1
Frattin
0
1
-1
08:21
0
1
-1
08:21
0
1
-1
Bozak
10
2
8
18:04
2
2
0
12:40
1
2
-1
Kadri
18
0
18
17:36
13
0
13
14:10
11
0
11
Rielly
20
1
19
22:27
13
0
13
18:04
10
0
10
Polak
8
2
6
20:05
8
1
7
18:19
7
1
6
Komarov
1
0
1
13:27
1
0
1
11:59
0
0
0
Gardiner
10
2
8
23:25
3
2
1
16:30
1
2
-1
Clarkson
11
1
10
18:06
6
1
5
14:29
4
1
3
Kessel
17
1
16
18:44
10
1
9
13:08
8
1
7
Bernier
30
4
26
59:25
18
3
15
47:37
13
3
10
That's right, the new combinations ended up seeing Lupul and Kadri both put up staggering +11s at ES close, and neither was on for a Buffalo chance all night. Those are the highest I've seen in any game since I started tracking Leaf scoring chances. Kessel didn't quite equal those numbers, but was a major driver of chances as well. In fact, that top line drove virtually all of the Leafs' domination, as none of the other lines generated many chances. In particular, JVR and Bozak, who both ended up scoring goals, weren't consistent scoring threats the way the Kessel line was, while the third line was also quiet offensively.
Morgan Rielly had a great game again, up there with Kadri and Lupul in terms of chances. He was on the ice for twenty total chances between ES and PP, the best I've had for any Leaf player while tracking chances. Polak also had great numbers, and Dion Phaneuf, despite an injury scare, was another player not on for a Buffalo chance.
The Sabres:
Player
F
A
D
TOI
ESF
ESA
ESD
EVTOI
ESCLF
ESCLA
ESCLD
Gorges
1
13
-12
20:26
1
6
-5
15:51
1
4
-3
Weber
1
9
-8
18:37
1
4
-3
14:33
1
2
-1
Mccormick
0
13
-13
10:41
0
7
-7
07:24
0
7
-7
Gionta
1
3
-2
15:40
0
1
-1
13:55
0
0
0
Mitchell
1
12
-11
13:36
1
6
-5
10:03
1
5
-4
Hodgson
1
8
-7
14:49
1
7
-6
13:37
1
5
-4
Stafford
1
12
-11
17:00
1
10
-9
15:21
1
7
-6
Reinhart
1
5
-4
12:41
0
5
-5
11:35
0
4
-4
Moulson
2
3
-1
12:58
2
3
-1
10:51
2
2
0
Girgensons
0
9
-9
17:18
0
4
-4
13:20
0
2
-2
Meszaros
1
7
-6
17:15
1
4
-3
15:49
1
2
-1
Deslauriers
1
3
-2
11:22
0
3
-3
10:16
0
3
-3
Ristolainen
1
7
-6
18:32
1
7
-6
17:49
1
6
-5
Myers
2
13
-11
22:55
1
6
-5
15:22
1
4
-3
Benoit
2
15
-13
22:51
1
9
-8
17:28
1
8
-7
Ennis
2
3
-1
14:16
2
3
-1
12:06
2
2
0
Stewart
2
3
-1
11:57
2
3
-1
11:15
2
2
0
Foligno
0
5
-5
16:27
0
2
-2
13:50
0
0
0
Neuvirth
4
31
-27
60:00
3
18
-15
48:12
3
13
-10
McCormick, Stafford and Benoit all had bad nights, while the likes of Gionta and Moulson were among those who broke even..

Cumulative numbers this season:
Overall
Pos
#
ESF
ESA
ESD
ES%
AvESTOI
ESClF
ESClA
ESClD
ESCL%
Winnik
F
9
25
26
-1
49.0%
12:25
16
11
5
59.3%
Lupul
F
9
41
39
2
51.3%
15:25
27
19
8
58.7%
Kadri
F
9
38
39
-1
49.4%
13:48
27
21
6
56.3%
Rielly
D
9
48
42
6
53.3%
15:34
31
25
6
55.4%
Franson
D
7
30
30
0
50.0%
14:20
18
16
2
52.9%
Komarov
F
9
26
20
6
56.5%
11:53
13
12
1
52.0%
Clarkson
F
9
32
27
5
54.2%
12:42
17
16
1
51.5%
Phaneuf
D
9
45
46
-1
49.5%
15:39
26
27
-1
49.1%
Bernier
G
7
73
81
-8
47.4%
40:29
47
53
-6
47.0%
Santorelli
F
9
26
21
5
55.3%
12:16
12
14
-2
46.2%
Kessel
F
9
53
58
-5
47.7%
15:28
29
34
-5
46.0%
Gardiner
D
7
28
24
4
53.8%
16:49
12
15
-3
44.4%
Reimer
G
4
43
54
-11
44.3%
36:35
18
24
-6
42.9%
Van Riemsdyk
F
9
39
52
-13
42.9%
13:47
22
31
-9
41.5%
Bozak
F
9
43
49
-6
46.7%
14:20
21
30
-9
41.2%
Polak
D
9
33
55
-22
37.5%
16:38
22
33
-11
40.0%
Percy
D
7
22
36
-14
37.9%
14:32
10
17
-7
37.0%
Robidas
D
8
26
37
-11
41.3%
14:46
11
21
-10
34.4%
Holland
F
9
9
25
-16
26.5%
07:44
5
12
-7
29.4%
Panik
F
8
5
18
-13
21.7%
07:02
3
8
-5
27.3%
Kozun
F
5
5
18
-13
21.7%
07:25
3
13
-10
18.8%
Frattin
F
3
1
5
-4
16.7%
06:46
0
5
-5
0.0%
After such a dominant game, there are now seven Leafs above the 50% at ES close, headed by Lupul and Kadri, who were the biggest movers.
Game
Opp
Overall
ES
ES Cl
ChF
ChA
Net
%
ChF
ChA
Net
%
ChF
ChA
Net
%
Total
All
188
183
5
50.7%
116
135
-19
46.2%
65
77
-12
45.8%
9
BUF
31
4
27
88.6%
18
3
15
85.7%
13
3
10
81.3%
8
BOS
20
17
3
54.1%
11
11
0
50.0%
5
5
0
50.0%
7
NYI
19
25
-6
43.2%
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%
This one game lifts the Leafs above 50% overall, and above 45% in both ES and ES close chances. The last few games haven't been bad, despite the Boston result, showing the team rebounded well from some poor games against Detroit.